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Webster 1913 Edition


Inconclusive

Inˊcon-clu′sive

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Adj.
Not conclusive; leading to no conclusion; not closing or settling a point in debate, or a doubtful question;
as, evidence is
inconclusive
when it does not exhibit the truth of a disputed case in such a manner as to satisfy the mind, and put an end to debate or doubt
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Inˊcon-clu′sive-ly
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adv.
Inˊcon-clu′sive-ness
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Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Inconclusive

INCONCLU'SIVE

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Adj.
[in and conclusive.] Not producing a conclusion; not closing, concluding or settling a point in debate or a doubtful question. An argument or evidence is inconclusive, when it does not exhibit the truth of a disputed case in such a manner as to satisfy the mind, and put an end to debate or doubt.

Definition 2022


inconclusive

inconclusive

English

Adjective

inconclusive (comparative more inconclusive, superlative most inconclusive)

  1. Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport:
      He met Luis Suarez's cross at the far post, only for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech to show brilliant reflexes to deflect his header on to the bar. Carroll turned away to lead Liverpool's insistent protests that the ball had crossed the line but referee Phil Dowd and assistant referee Andrew Garratt waved play on, with even a succession of replays proving inconclusive.