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The scans yesterday proved inconclusive because of the bruising. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Replays proved inconclusive, but there were suspicions of an offside as well. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, the physical evidence is inconclusive. Smithsonian Mag (2017)A post mortem proved inconclusive and more tests will be carried out. The Sun (2016)A post-mortem was carried out but the results were inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A post mortem proved inconclusive. The Sun (2017)The family are awaiting the results of toxicology tests after a post mortem proved inconclusive. The Sun (2014)The older technology gave an inconclusive result. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On jobs the evidence is again inconclusive. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)They have been unable to form a government since the inconclusive election. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Animal rights campaigners have argued that evidence as to whether culls work has proved inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But specialists say his first scan results are inconclusive and want him to have a second test. The Sun (2008)An inquest opened and adjourned yesterday heard that initial postmortem examinations on the men had proved inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it had been handled by too many people and the results were inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The results of a post mortem examination were inconclusive and there is yet to be a formal inquest. The Sun (2012)Further data seems to suggest either other increases or at least inconclusive evidence to bear out the doomsday theory. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We had all sorts of tests afterwards to see if there was a problem but the results were inconclusive. The Sun (2011)So the evidence here is inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An initial post mortem proved inconclusive. The Sun (2008)Plus, a fair bit of the scientific research is inconclusive. The Sun (2012)They are awaiting toxicology reports after a post-mortem examination was inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Other countries' elections produce inconclusive outcomes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The cause of death had been unclear and a post-mortem examination yesterday was inconclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A post mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Haiti is in the midst of a political crisis caused by inconclusive elections held at the end of November. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No one saw him pull the trigger and the scientific evidence was inconclusive enough to convince two jurors in his first trial of his innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And, just as in that war, innumerable inconclusive skirmishes were fought. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)FA chiefs decided TV replays were inconclusive and issued only warnings. The Sun (2008)
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British English: inconclusive ADJECTIVE
If research or evidence is inconclusive, it has not proved anything.
Research has so far proved inconclusive.
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