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Pronunciation:  `inkun'kloosiv

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  1. [adj]  not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question; "an inconclusive reply"; "inconclusive evidence"; "the inconclusive committee vote"
  2. [adj]  leading to no final results or outcome; "an inconclusive experiment"

INCONCLUSIVE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: equivocal, indeterminate, nisi
 Antonyms: conclusive
 See Also: indecisive, undetermined



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`con*clu"sive\, a.
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.

      Arguments . . . inconclusive and impertinent. --South.
-- {In`con*clu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {In`con*clu"sive*ness}, n.

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