without fixed limits; indefinite in form, extent, or application: undefined authority; undefined feelings of sadness.
not given meaning or significance, as by a definition; not defined or explained: an undefined term.
- un·de·fin·ed·ly [uhn-di-fahy-nid-lee, -fahynd-], /ˌʌn dɪˈfaɪ nɪd li, -ˈfaɪnd-/, adverb
- un·de·fin·ed·ness, noun
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How to use undefined in a sentence
Left undefined is exactly when in the shaping process a piece of metal or plastic makes the transition from legal to illegal.It is Not Clear How San Diego Will Enforce Its New Ghost Gun Ordinance | James Stout | November 19, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Previously when those things had come up, the market was so undefined and so new, we just wanted to see where it went.Fetch Robotics’ CEO on the company’s acquisition and the future of warehouse robots | Brian Heater | July 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
I’m interested in transitional, undefined territory, and I think that is an older person’s game.Liz Phair is back, and she’s setting the record — and the record business — straight | Geoff Edgers | May 27, 2021 | Washington Post
He is a valuable depth arm in that he provides both roster flexibility and plenty of experience in an undefined role.The Nationals’ biggest spring training roster questions are all on the margins | Jesse Dougherty | February 17, 2021 | Washington Post
With the start of each school year, he began dropping a lot of weight, suffering from a general undefined anxiety.
At the federal level, much remains undefined defined: What would be the basis for quarantining individuals?
Now she is preparing to take an as of yet undefined role with Ready for Warren.
They are in pain from hunger, cold, and a host of undefined medical conditions.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All | Dr. Jane Aronson | December 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He said Planned Parenthood is currently studying the bill and that some of the language is “undefined.”Ohio Republicans Move to Cut Funds to Planned Parenthood, Riling Democrats | Abigail Pesta | April 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead he left the door open to an undefined role in public life after a period of rest.
Through all these rapid visions there ran an undefined, uneasy consciousness of pain, which wearied and tormented him incessantly.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Again he hesitated, and for some undefined reason Jacinth's heart began to beat faster.Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
But what encouragement, what support, what consolation can be imparted to the mind from these undefined and undefinable shadows?Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
But it may probably be better to leave the whole time undefined, to be regulated by the honorable secretary of war.The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Volume II (of 3) | Elliott Coues
A hint, a suggestion, an undefined delicacy of expression, teaches more than we gather from volumes of less gifted men.'Hymns, Songs, and Fables, for Young People | Eliza Lee Follen
British Dictionary definitions for undefined
not defined or made clear: the job has remained undefined
- undefinable, adjective
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