Meaning of INDEFINITE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ (ˌ)in-ˈdef-nət, -ˈde-fə- ]


Etymology: Latin indefinitus, from in- + definitus definite

Date: 1530

: not definite: as

a. : typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing

the indefinite articles a and an

indefinite pronouns

b. : not precise : vague

c. : having no exact limits

• indefinite noun

• in·def·i·nite·ly adverb

• in·def·i·nite·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.