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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -indefinite article-, *indefinite article*
English-Thai: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
indefinite article[N] คำนำหน้านามเอกพจน์ที่ไม่ได้กล่าวถึงมาก่อน, See also: เช่น a, an

English-Thai: HOPE Dictionary [with local updates]
indefinite articleคำนำหน้านามที่ไม่กำหนดแน่ชัด ได้แก่ a, an

Japanese-English: EDICT Dictionary
不定冠詞[ふていかんし, futeikanshi] (n) {ling} indefinite article [Add to Longdo]

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Indefinite \In*def"i*nite\, a. [L. indefinitus. See {In-} not,
     and {Definite}.]
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     1. Not definite; not limited, defined, or specified; not
        explicit; not determined or fixed upon; not precise;
        uncertain; vague; confused; obscure; as, an indefinite
        time, plan, etc.
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              It were to be wished that . . . men would leave off
              that indefinite way of vouching, "the chymists say
              this," or "the chymists affirm that." --Boyle.
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              The time of this last is left indefinite. --Dryden.
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     2. Having no determined or certain limits; large and
        unmeasured, though not infinite; unlimited; as, indefinite
        space; the indefinite extension of a straight line.
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              Though it is not infinite, it may be indefinite;
              though it is not boundless in itself, it may be so
              to human comprehension.               --Spectator.
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     3. Boundless; infinite. [R.]
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              Indefinite and omnipresent God,
              Inhabiting eternity.                  --W. Thompson
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     4. (Bot.) Too numerous or variable to make a particular
        enumeration important; -- said of the parts of a flower,
        and the like. Also, indeterminate.
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     {Indefinite article} (Gram.), the word a or an, used with
        nouns to denote any one of a common or general class.
     {Indefinite inflorescence}. (Bot.) See {Indeterminate
        inflorescence}, under {Indeterminate}.
     {Indefinite proposition} (Logic), a statement whose subject
        is a common term, with nothing to indicate distribution or
        nondistribution; as, Man is mortal.
     {Indefinite term} (Logic), a negative term; as, the not-good.
     Syn: Inexplicit; vague; uncertain; unsettled; indeterminate;
          loose; equivocal; inexact; approximate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  indefinite article
      n 1: a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates
           nonspecific reference

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