When no one is sure what caused a fire to start, this is an example of when the cause is indeterminate.
When you add a pinch of sugar to a recipe but there's no set amount, this is an example of when the amount is indeterminate.
When a person is on probation until his behavior indicates he has become a law abiding citizen, this is an example of an indeterminate sentence.
An indeterminate inflorescence.
- Inexact in its limits, nature, etc.; indefinite; uncertain; vague.An indeterminate amount.
- Not yet settled, concluded, or known; doubtful or inconclusive.