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. 2013.

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  • 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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