indefinite indefinite  /ɪn ˈdɛ fə nət/


  1. (adj) vague or not clearly defined or stated
  2. (adj) not decided or not known

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  1. It has also clamped an indefinite curfew on the city.
  2. Under the mobilization order, 20,000 reserves are now liable to call-up for indefinite periods of active duty.
  3. He is now in indefinite Malaysian police custody.


  1. CACI Awarded Prime Position on $899 Million Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Decision Superiority Support Services ...

    CACI International Inc announced today that it has been selected as one of 15 prime contractors to support Decision Superiority services for the U.S. Navy. With an anticipated ceiling value of $899 million, this five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is one of multiple “Pillar” contracts that will support the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Cubs suspend Triple-A INF Stewart after tweets

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs suspended Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart on Tuesday without pay for an indefinite period following his critical comments about the organization.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Grace King teacher accused of child pornography is placed on 'indefinite leave'

    The Grace King High School teacher accused of child pornography has been placed on indefinite leave from his job. The Jefferson Parish public school system disclosed the employment status of Walter Sologaistoa, 43, of Kenner, but did not say whether...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune


  1. "There is a misperception that this department can continue funding our troops in the field for an indefinite period of time through accounting maneuvers, that we can shuffle money around the department. This is a serious misconception," Gates...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

  2. "Simply put, our troops have been doing a great job, but the Iraqi government has not," Dole, RN.C., said. "Our commitment in Iraq is not indefinite, nor should the Iraqi government perceive it to be. It is my firm hope and belief that we can...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Elizabeth Dole Source: Washington Post

  3. -- In Federalist 45, James Madison said: "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: James Madison Source: Washington Post

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