Indistinction

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Indistinction ĭn`dĭs*tĭṉk"shŭn Lack of distinction or distinguishableness; confusion; uncertainty; indiscrimination. "The indistinction of many of the same name . . . hath made some doubt.""An indistinction of all persons, or equality of all orders, is far from being agreeable to the will of God."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n indistinction Lack of distinction in kind or character; confusion; indiscrimination.
    • n indistinction Absence of distinction in condition or rank; equality; sameness.
    • n indistinction Indistinctness; obscurity; dimness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Indistinction confusion: absence of distinction, sameness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. indistinction,

Usage

In literature:

Some parts of his narrative were clear enough, but others were singularly confused and indistinct.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
We, on our part, must have been disclosed, dark, indistinct, utterly inexplicable; completely unexpected; an apparition of stealthy shades.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Muffled sounds too indistinct to recognize came to her.
"Lucia Rudini" by Martha Trent
Her necromantic pretensions gave an indistinctness and poignancy to their horror.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
But the faces grew indistinct; the steady movement back and forth of the writer's hand no longer interested me, for I was asleep.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
The mouth leads into a short, indistinct oesophagus.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
In the fog the old man's face was indistinct.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
But they are very indistinct.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
The lady's sight was dim and indistinct.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
It was grass-grown and quite indistinct.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
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In poetry:

The city like a shadowed castle stands,
Its turrets indistinctly touching night;
Like earth-born stars far fetched from faerie lands,
Its lamps are bright.
""This Is My Hour"" by Zoe Akins
Saul. David, the son of Jesse! sure that name
Has been familiar to me. Nay, thy voice,
Thy form, and features, I remember too,
Though faint and indistinctly.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Did come, — but indistinct from every realm
Of earth and air and water, growing more
And louder, shriller, heavier, a roar
Up the dun atmosphere did overwhelm
"And, the Last Day Being Come" by Trumbull Stickney
A fragment moon hangs from the bare tung tree
The water clock runs out, all is still
Who sees the dim figure come and go alone
Misty, indistinct, the shadow of a lone wild goose?
"Pu suan tzu" by Su Tung-po
Her words grew indistinct and slow,
Her voice more tremulous and low,
When suddenly the song was o'er,
A whisper even heard no more--
She had discern'd my nearer tread;
Appear'd to feel alarm, and fled.
"Fragment 3" by Matilda Betham
their spirits still remember you.
When an August morning breaks upon you
a vigour from their lives stabs through your air;
and sometimes an ethereal and youthful form
in swiftest passage, indistinct,
passes up above your hills.
"Ionian Song" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

There is a certain sense of closure, if that's the correct word, when I discover the baseline of an otherwise inexplicable, indistinct ghost story.
The Starlite Lounge is hidden in an indistinct Pompano strip mall, behind a bank and a Super 8, parked between a laundromat and an antiques store.
How A Few Indistinct Words Burped Up By A Drunk Tennessee Williams Changed One Man's Life.
Most vodkas are indistinct , so their ads are anything but.
A slight person of indistinct gender in a fuzzy red jumpsuit with a white circle on the chest around the words "Thing 1".
The line between religious belief and political action is often indistinct.
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In science:

If a digraph D is the digraph of a matrix M then we say that D , or indistinctly M (D), supports M .
The underlying digraph of a coined quantum random walk
In this paper, we will use both terms indistinctly.
The Action by Natural Transformations of a Group on a Diagram of Spaces
Note that the Lebesgue measure on ¯D or ∂D is indistinctly denoted by dx since the domain of integration avoids confusion.
Stochastic Homogenization of Reflected Diffusion Processes
This f lexibility allowed us to investigate both commutative and NC theories indistinctly which brings great generality to the methodology.
Noncommutativity and Duality through the Symplectic Embedding Formalism
The lost token situation is solved by a decentralized timeout procedure: each processor indistinctly has the possibility of producing a new token.
Universal adaptive self-stabilizing traversal scheme: random walk and reloading wave
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