Definition of indefinite adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdefɪnət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdefɪnət//
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  1. 1lasting for a period of time that has no fixed end She will be away for the indefinite future. The workers have been on indefinite strike since July.
  2. 2not clearly defined synonym imprecise an indefinite science
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin indefinitus, from in- ‘not’ + definitus ‘defined, set within limits’ (past participle of definire, from de- (expressing completion) + finire ‘finish’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indefinite