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indefinite

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdefənət; ɪnˈdefɪnət/

Translation of indefinite in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (with no fixed limit) (usually before noun/generalmente delante del nombre) [amount/number/period] indefinido, indeterminado he was granted indefinite leave of absence se le concedió permiso or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) licencia por tiempo indeterminado
    Example sentences
    • Until recently, though, they failed to do so, and Chapters capitalized on this reluctance by deferring payments - to everyone - for an almost indefinite length.
    • In most cases, such detail is stored for indefinite lengths of time.
    • Readers of the Star Tribune will remain in their cloud of unknowing for the indefinite future.
    1.2 (vague) [outline] indefinido
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [article/pronoun] indefinido
    Example sentences
    • Most mainstream politics have capitulated to the normalization of a state of indefinite, vague and continuous low-level war.
    • But should so vague and indefinite a threat to peace be sufficient reason for military intervention?
    • The water is deep here and such a dark blue that the lines of the tiles at the bottom are obscured, indefinite.
    Example sentences
    • A sentence stating that something exists, usually consisting of there, the verb be, and an indefinite noun phrase: There's a tavern in the town.
    • On this account, it is the polysemy of the indefinite article that gives rise to the ambiguity of the indefinite noun phrase.
    • While bare plurals are ambiguous between the two readings, indefinite singulars can only refer to a rule or a regulation.

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