Definition of indeterminable in English:

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indeterminable

Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈtərmənəb(ə)l/

adjective

1Not able to be definitely ascertained, calculated, or identified: a woman of indeterminable age
More example sentences
  • A girl of indeterminable age stood behind her, a grin on her face.
  • Clean shaven and bald, save for a jet black goatee upon his chin, his age was nearly indeterminable.
  • Cal's new doctor was a tall Indian of indeterminable age, anywhere from late twenties to equally late forties.
1.1(Of a dispute or difficulty) not able to be resolved.

Derivatives

indeterminably

Pronunciation: /-blē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • However, in reality nature is indeterminably more powerful than we are, and she will have the last laugh.
  • At some indeterminably distant point, a band of dark cloud hovers, apparently held between twin fingers of ice and sky.
  • This has been an indeterminably long week of waiting.

Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense 'unable to be limited'): from late Latin indeterminabilis, from in- 'not' + determinabilis (see determinable).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: in·de·ter·mi·na·ble

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