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indeterminate vs indeterminant - goldenpuppy

Posted: Dec 07, 2009

I have been trying to find some rule as to when you use which. Any help?Undecided

Indeterminate is preferred in all instances - Most dictionaries redirect

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Most use indeterminate 

Indeterminant is not the preferred word.   

Quick definitions (indeterminate)

ΓΆ–ΒΈ adjective:  not leading to a definite ending or result ("An indeterminate campaign")
ΓΆ–ΒΈ adjective:  not capable of being determined ("The indeterminate number of plant species in the jungle")
ΓΆ–ΒΈ adjective:  not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance ("Of indeterminate age")
ΓΆ–ΒΈ adjective:  having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex ("An indeterminate stem")
ΓΆ–ΒΈ adjective:  of uncertain or ambiguous nature ("The equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists")

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