- very numerous or not easily counted, as stamens.
- (of an inflorescence) indeterminate.
SYNONYMS FOR indefinite
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OTHER WORDS FROM indefinitein·def·i·nite·ly, adverbin·def·i·nite·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for indefinite
Meanwhile, those living apart were expected to cut off connection for an indefinite period.Polyamorous Relationships Under Severe Strain During The Pandemic|LGBTQ-Editor|February 13, 2021|No Straight News
That hospital commitment is indefinite, ending only if a person successfully demonstrates to a court that they’ve engaged in treatment and are no longer a danger to the public.Sacramento Report: The School Reopening Battle Is Raging|Sara Libby|January 29, 2021|Voice of San Diego
That March, two months after Spears canceled her Las Vegas Domination residency and announced an “indefinite work hiatus,” Wallet abruptly resigned from his position as co-conservator alongside Spears’ father.What to Know About Britney Spears, Her Conservatorship and the #FreeBritney Movement|Megan McCluskey|January 8, 2021|Time
A constant source of misunderstanding and mistake is indefiniteness of meaning.How We Think|John Dewey
The seeming indefiniteness of the term, bills for raising revenue, may alone furnish apology for the present debate.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Indefiniteness may come from the use of certain words that from their very nature are indefinite in meaning.The Recitation|George Herbert Betts
The rigid outlines of history fade in it to the indefiniteness of fable, and fact becomes as flexible as fancy.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
The very indefiniteness of the descriptions gives them an added charm and affords full scope for romancing.Myth-Land|F. Edward Hulme
British Dictionary definitions for indefinite
- too numerous to countindefinite stamens
- capable of continued growth at the tip of the stem, which does not terminate in a floweran indefinite inflorescence