inconclusive inconclusive  /ɪn kən ˈklu sɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question

Usage(s):

  1. If the vote is inconclusive, a chemical substance is added to the paper to produce black smoke.
  2. As an autopsy report comes back inconclusive, the city he lived in mourns for the actor and asks why and how he died.
  3. But the results were inconclusive.

News

  1. Review Roundup: What the Critics are Saying About 'Man of Steel'

    (From Warner Bros.) The reviews are in for  Man of Steel , and they are maddeningly inconclusive, perfectly reflecting the 57% score the movie currently holds on RottenTomatoes.com. Critics generally agree about one thing: there's so much fighting and destruction that by the end it's not exciting, just tiresome. Here are some highlights from the reviews we've seen around the web. David Edelstein ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  2. A Stylish iPhone Case That Shields You From Harmful Radiation

    Protective case maker Pong teamed up with Ideo to sleekify their latest products. The effects of cell-phone radiation on our bodies are uncertain. Scientific studies have linked heavy mobile use to changes in brain metabolism, sleep disturbance, and even sperm damage in men. And while those concerns remain inconclusive, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent decision to further ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. How to Wait for the Big Supreme Court Decisions Like a Pro

    This morning, like they will for the rest of this month's Monday mornings, Supreme Court watchers waited for decisions in the big Prop. 8, DOMA, voting rights, and affirmative action cases only to get an inconclusive ruling about raisins. But never fear, we're here with a guide on when those bigger decisions are expected and why you should start circling the week of June 24 for those potentially ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The autopsy report was inconclusive on the cause of the death. Having met with the pathologists and other medical personnel, there is sufficient information to continue a full investigation into the circumstances of Woolmer's death which is now...
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Mark Shields Source: Times of India

  2. "I'm really upset that it ended the way it did, having Brandon get hit by a pitch, because that totally , it's changes that game," Leyland said. "I can understand how the ump didn't see the pitch hit him, but to say video was inconclusive...
    on Oct 8, 2009 By: Jim Leyland Source: ESPN

  3. "The debate going on is a very interesting one, but I would say is inconclusive," Greenspan said.
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Alan Greenspan Source: BusinessWeek

Word of the Day
incipient incipient
/ɪn ˈsɪ pi ənt /