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[mass noun] The state of being uncertain or undecided.
- ‘A similar indetermination swamps the last third of the film.’
- ‘If you sense that suspense, do you still want to live here in all disturbance and all indetermination?’
- ‘This indetermination would seem predestined given the historical vagaries in defining personality and addiction.’
- ‘Their phenomenal success can be attributed in large part to their very lack of definition and to their indetermination within our most widely recognized signifying systems.’
- ‘The study of translation is worse off than physics because it suffers from indetermination while physics suffers from underdetermination.’
- ‘Any term can be substituted for any other: utter indetermination.’
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