[adj] not clearly understood or expressed; "an indeterminate turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
[adj] not leading to a definite ending or result; "an indeterminate campaign"
[adj] not capable of being determined; "an indeterminate number of plant species in the jungle"
[adj] not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance; "of indeterminate age"; "a zillion is a large indeterminate number"; "an indeterminate point of law"; "the influence of environment is indeterminate"; "an indeterminate future"
[adj] (botany) having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex; "an indeterminate stem"
[adj] of uncertain or ambiguous nature; "the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists"