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indefinite
American English: /ˌɪnˈdɛf(ə)nət/
British English: /ɪnˈdɛfɪnət/

Translation of indefinite in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (with no fixed limit) (usually before noun)
    (amount/number/period)
    indefinido
    indeterminado
    he was granted indefinite leave of absence
    se le concedió permiso por tiempo indeterminado
    se le concedió licencia por tiempo indeterminado (Latin America)
    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
    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.
  • 2 (Linguistics)
    (article/pronoun)
    indefinido
    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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