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If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying.
Howard Gardner

Meaning of "indeterminate" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INDETERMINATE

indeterminate  [ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INDETERMINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Indeterminate is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INDETERMINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of indeterminate in the English dictionary

The first definition of indeterminate in the dictionary is uncertain in extent, amount, or nature. Other definition of indeterminate is not definite; inconclusive. Indeterminate is also unable to be predicted, calculated, or deduced.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INDETERMINATE


acuminate
əˈkjuːmɪnɪt
agminate
ˈæɡmɪnɪt
cabinet
ˈkæbɪnɪt
conterminate
kənˈtɜːmɪnɪt
definite
ˈdɛfɪnɪt
determinate
dɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt
effeminate
ɪˈfɛmɪnɪt
geminate
ˈdʒɛmɪnɪt
homogenate
hɒˈmɒdʒɪnɪt
indefinite
ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt
indiscriminate
ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt
infinite
ˈɪnfɪnɪt
innominate
ɪˈnɒmɪnɪt
minute
ˈmɪnɪt
ordinate
ˈɔːdɪnɪt
predeterminate
ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt
quadrigeminate
ˌkwɒdrɪˈdʒɛmɪnɪt
staminate
ˈstæmɪnɪt
subordinate
səˈbɔːdɪnɪt
up-to-the-minute
ˌʌptəðəˈmɪnɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INDETERMINATE

indestructible
indestructibleness
indestructibly
indetectable
indetectible
indeterminable
indeterminableness
indeterminably
indeterminacy
indeterminacy principle
indeterminate sentence
indeterminately
indeterminateness
indetermination
indetermined
indeterminism
indeterminist
indeterministic
indevout
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WORDS THAT END LIKE INDETERMINATE

aluminate
assassinate
contaminate
coordinate
discriminate
disseminate
dominate
donate
eliminate
fascinate
hallucinate
illuminate
indoctrinate
laminate
marinate
nominate
originate
predominate
ruminate
terminate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of indeterminate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INDETERMINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «indeterminate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of indeterminate

Translation of «indeterminate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INDETERMINATE

Find out the translation of indeterminate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of indeterminate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «indeterminate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不确定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

indeterminado
570 millions of speakers

English

indeterminate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनिश्चित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير محدد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неопределенным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

indeterminado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনির্ণীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

indéterminé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak pasti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unbestimmt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不定の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불확정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Indeterminate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lương lự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விடைகாணா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनिश्चित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

belirsiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

indeterminato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieokreślone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

невизначеним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nedeterminată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απροσδιόριστο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onbepaalde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

obestämt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ubestemmelige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of indeterminate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INDETERMINATE»

The term «indeterminate» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.745 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INDETERMINATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about indeterminate

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QUOTES WITH «INDETERMINATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word indeterminate.
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Howard Gardner
If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INDETERMINATE»

Discover the use of indeterminate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to indeterminate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Geographic Objects with Indeterminate Boundaries
This work, bringing together a range of specialists from fields such as linguistics, computer science, land surveying, cartography and soil science, examines current research into the challenges of dealing with geographical phenomena that ...
Peter A. Burrough, A. Frank, 1996
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Structural Analysis
The design of an indeterminate structure is, therefore, carried out in an iterative manner, whereby the (relative) sizes of the structural members are initially assumed and used to analyze the structure, and the internal forces thus obtained are ...
Aslam Kassimali, 2009
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Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures by the Slope ...
Frames made up of rectangular elements are usually statically indeterminate, i.e. the stresses in them can be found only by taking into account the relative stiffness and deformation of the various members.
Wilbur M. Wilson, Frank Erwin Richart, Camillo Weiss, 1918
4
Mechanics of Materials
Since the reactions of such beams cannot be determined by statics alone, the beams are said to be statically indeterminate. The analysis of statically indeterminate beams is quite different from that of statically determinate beams. When a ...
James Gere, Barry Goodno, 2008
5
Structural and Stress Analysis
Statically indeterminate structures occur more frequently in practice than those that are statically determinate and are generally more economical in that they are stiffer and stronger. For example, a fixed beam carrying a concentrated load at ...
T.H.G. Megson, 2005
6
Gaṅgeśa's Theory of Indeterminate Perception: Containing the ...
Description: In this Part One an attempt has been made to explain Navya-Nyaya concepts and theories which will help in understanding Gangesa's text translated in Part Two.
Gaṅgeśa, Sibajiban Bhattacharyya, 1996
7
Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis, Fifth Edition
Types of Errors There are two principal types of errors: determinate errors and indeterminate errors. Broadly speaking, determinate errors are caused by faults in the analytical procedure or the equipment used in the analysis. A particular ...
James W. Robinson, 1994
8
Advanced Therapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
However, approximately 10 to 15 percent of patients are not readily characterized and are diagnosed as having indeterminate colitis, until the natural course of the disease makes it more clear whether either UC or CD is the actual disease ...
Theodore M. Bayless, Stephen B. Hanauer, 2001
9
Analytical Methods in Structural Engineering
Influence. Lines. for. Indeterminate. Structures. 9.1 MOVING LOADS AND INFLUENCE LINES Structures which carry moving loads, e.g. bridges, gantry girders, etc. constitute a special class by virtue of the fact that functions such as the ...
Sarawar Alam Raz, 2001
10
Strength of Materials: A Unified Theory
An indeterminate truss is obtained by adding extra bars to a determinate truss, by increasing the number of support restraints, or both. The extra bars and restraints are referred to as redundant members and redundant support conditions, ...
Surya N. Patnaik, Dale A. Hopkins, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INDETERMINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term indeterminate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nothing Ever Changes At Reddit - BuzzFeed News
This afternoon, some indeterminate yet undoubtedly enormous number of real human beings gathered around their computers to watch newly ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
2
Let's Be Honest About Gold: It's a Pet Rock - MoneyBeat - WSJ
As a currency, gold has a latent and indeterminate value, Mr. Brodsky says. If the world goes to financial hell in a handbasket, you wouldn't lug ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Teachers Daniel Cochrane and Andrew Green banned for sex acts …
She said she had performed a sex act on him in his car in May 2011. Both men were given an indeterminate ban from teaching for life. «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
China discovers winged, feathered 'dragon' | National News - WVTM
The wings may have also helped the dinosaur glide for indeterminate distances. Artist Chuang Zhao worked with the scientists to paint a vivid depiction of what ... «WVTM13, Jul 15»
5
Apple's Siri: 7 of the iPhone Assistant's Most Surprising Answers …
Asking Siri to solve this mathematical oddity produces not just a real response ("indeterminate") but an illustrative story about cookies with a ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
6
When Siri is spot on with cultural references – who makes it happen …
Ignoring the centuries of wrangling that led to a general agreement among mathematicians that 0/0 is an "indeterminate form", Siri instead ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
7
Better or Worse: Cincinnati Bengals linebackers - Cincy Jungle
Based on Burfict's indeterminate return to everyday activity and varying projections regarding possible production in 2015, the team's primary ... «Cincy Jungle, Jul 15»
8
News Scan for Jul 17, 2015 | CIDRAP
... 8 infected outside KFMC, 13 long-term patients at KFMC, 23 healthcare workers, and 1 patient who had an indeterminate source of infection. «CIDRAP, Jul 15»
9
Should MLB Change Its Schedule? - Bleed Cubbie Blue
... has never been done by a sports league -- is to wait for expansion, which Manfred said could come at some indeterminate point in the future. «Bleed Cubbie Blue, Jul 15»
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Blundering Gardener: Try out these tips for treating tomato troubles …
Indeterminate (vining) tomatoes of all shapes, sizes and colors clambered up a total of 17 6-foot-tall tomato rings. My tomatoes were famous. «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»

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