[in-di-tur-muh-nuh-buh l]


not determinable; incapable of being ascertained.
incapable of being decided or settled.

Origin of indeterminable

From the Late Latin word indēterminābilis, dating back to 1480–90. See in-3, determinable
Related formsin·de·ter·mi·na·ble·ness, nounin·de·ter·mi·na·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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incapable of being ascertained
incapable of being settled
Derived Formsindeterminableness, nounindeterminably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indeterminable

late 15c., from Late Latin indeterminabilis "that cannot be defined," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + determinabilis, from determinare (see determine).

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