adverb see indefinite

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  • Indefinitely — In*def i*nite*ly, adv. In an indefinite manner or degree; without any settled limitation; vaguely; not with certainty or exactness; as, to use a word indefinitely. [1913 Webster] If the world be indefinitely extended, that is, so far as no human… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indefinitely — index ad infinitum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • indefinitely — (adv.) early 15c.; see INDEFINITE (Cf. indefinite) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indefinitely — [adv] continually considerably, endlessly, forever, frequently, regularly, sine die, without end; concept 798 Ant. definitely, incontinuously …   New thesaurus

  • indefinitely —     The new structures should, by contrast, last almost indefinitely (Newsweek). Indefinitely in the sense of for a very long time is almost always better avoided in the context of human achievements. It is often exasperatingly vague. Did the… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • indefinitely — [[t]ɪnde̱fɪnɪtli[/t]] ADV: ADV with v If a situation will continue indefinitely, it will continue for ever or until someone decides to change it or end it. The visit has now been postponed indefinitely... I couldn t stay there indefinitely …   English dictionary

  • indefinitely — adv. Indefinitely is used with these verbs: ↑adjourn, ↑defer, ↑delay, ↑detain, ↑imprison, ↑last, ↑maintain, ↑multiply, ↑persist, ↑postpone, ↑prolong, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • indefinitely — in|def|i|nit|ely [ınˈdefənıtli] adv 1.) for a period of time for which no definite end has been arranged ▪ The project has been postponed indefinitely. 2.) without giving clear or exact details …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indefinitely — in|def|i|nite|ly [ ın defənıtli ] adverb for a period of time that has no fixed end: It will keep indefinitely in a sealed container …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indefinitely —  means only without prescribed limits, not lasting forever. To say that a process will last indefinitely doesn’t necessarily mean that it will last for a very long time, but simply that its durability is unknown …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • indefinitely — adverb 1 for a period of time for which no definite end has been arranged: Negotiations have been suspended indefinitely. 2 without giving clear or exact details …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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