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Synonyms for indefinite

lacking precise limits

marked by lack of firm decision or commitment; of questionable outcome

Antonyms for indefinite

vague or not clearly defined or stated

not decided or not known

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Sereno has gone on an indefinite leave since March 1.
After consulting with the most senior justices, Sereno herself announced that she was taking an indefinite leave, with the amendment that she start the leave on Thursday, March 1.
I will take an indefinite leave.' But now it looks like she's just taking a wellness leave.
Thus, both indefinite and personal pronouns may be used vaguely and/or generically to refer to people in general or to specific unidentified individuals.
In general, linguists are more willing to use the term indefinite article when discussing the use of the indefinite determiner jedan 'one' than when discussing the use of the indefinite determiner neki 'some/certain'.
For a TM (transverse-magnetic) wave with its wave vector lying in the r-t plane and H field polarized along y axis, the electromagnetic field in the indefinite medium can be obtained by Maxwell's equation
TJAC has constituted a sub committee to coordinate with all the political parties on the indefinite strike.
This paper exemplifies Natural Syntax with language data containing the indefinite article.
PESHAWAR, October 21, 2009 (Frontier Star): Police Establishment Department (PED) of NWFP province has banned transfers and appointments of Constables and higher officials in all the Police Stations of Provincial Capital for indefinite period owing to security concerns.
1 : not certain in amount or length <We're stuck here for an indefinite period.>
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 21, 2005 - (JCNN) - GlaxoSmithKline has announced the results of its recent Internet survey of 116,796 people in Japan on indefinite complaints.
This project is the third order off the $5 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that CTI holds with the U.S.
If the benefits of the asset will continue indefinitely, it has an indefinite useful life and the company should not amortize it.
The contract will be a labor-hour indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity with a three-year base period and two one-year options.