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indefinite definition


This page has 8 definitions of indefinite in English, Italian, and Latin. Indefinite is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use indefinite in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English indefinite definition


From Late Latin indēfīnītus.

Morphologically in- +‎ definite.


  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧def‧i‧nite


indefinite (comparative more indefinite, superlative most indefinite)

  1. Without limit; forever, or until further notice; not definite.
    Your accout will be suspended for an indefinte period of time.
  2. Vague or unclear.
    She gave an indefinite answer which nobody really understood.
  3. Undecided or uncertain.
    I'm still indefinite about what I'm going to study at college.
  4. (mathematics) Being an integral without specified limits.
    Don't forget to add the +C when calculating indefinite integrals.
  5. (linguistics) Designating an unspecified or unidentified person or thing or group of persons or things
    the indefinite article


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indefinite (plural indefinites)

  1. (grammar) A word or phrase that designates an unspecified or unidentified person or thing or group of persons or things.

Italian indefinite definition


indefinite f pl

  1. feminine plural of indefinito

Latin indefinite definition



  1. vocative masculine singular of indēfīnītus


  • indefinite”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • indefinite in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette