indefinite quantity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indefinite quantity an estimated quantity
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In literature:

Bixiou had the power of drinking an indefinite quantity.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
This quantity by culture can be increased indefinitely.
"What I Saw in California" by Edwin Bryant
A quantity prepared in this manner, poured while hot in air-tight jars, will keep indefinitely.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Our language abounds in indefinite syllables to which he may impart whatever quantity he may desire.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
The utter absence of all prescription of quantities in these receipts is delightfully indefinite.
"Mistress Margery" by Emily Sarah Holt
It is a fixed quantity; the appetite is indefinitely expansible.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The Illustrated Copy is an indefinite quantity as to character and importance or estimation, since no two correspond.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
The line marked 0 is the ground level itself, a rather indefinite quantity when the surface is grass.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
This is not a chemical action, for an exceedingly small quantity of an electrolyte is able to precipitate an indefinite quantity of the colloid.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
Is "infinite" anything but the image of the same extent or quantity enlarged indefinitely?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The world is indefinite; it is not infinite; for, whatever may be its quantity, thought can always add to it.
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin

In news:

Recently Colt has been awarded an indefinite-quantity contract from the Corps.
RFD Beaufort, Inc, Sharon City, Ohio, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $27,430,200 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to manufacture 6,000 submarine escape immersion equipment MK 11 suits.
Is being awarded a $28,114,055 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract to provide integrated systems engineering support services to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston.