indeterminacy indeterminacy

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being vague and poorly defined

Usage(s):

  1. Heisenberg's outstanding contribution, for which he won the Nobel Prize at 31, was the formulation of the uncertainty, or indeterminacy principle.
  2. Heisenberg's outstanding contribution, for which he won the Nobel Prize at 31, was the formulation of the uncertainty, or indeterminacy principle.
  3. The indeterminacy is frustrating and painful for him, but not--at least outwardly--for Genelle.

News

  • How I Live Now

    SAOIRSE RONAN'S particularly scary eyes highlight Kevin Macdonald's interesting yet ultimately flat How I Live Now ; it's an inward-looking but uncanny gaze, the crystal eyes that first startled us when Ronan played the eyewitness in Atonement . She's older now, and the eyes are color-corrected to the point of indeterminacy, a hue ranging from amethyst to the color of a glass of cold water.
    on November 21, 2013     Source: Metro Silicon Valley

Quotes

  • "What renders a statute vague . . . is not the possibility that it will sometimes be difficult to determine whether the incriminating fact it establishes has been proved; but rather the indeterminacy of what that fact is," Scalia wrote.
    on May 20, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: CNSNews.com

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