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Etymology[]

From Middle English diffinicioun, from Middle French definition, from Latin dēfīnītiō, from dēfīniō.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃən/, SAMPA: /%defI"nIS@n/
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Noun[]

Singular
Definition

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Definition ({{{1}}})

  1. Template:Semantics A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).
  2. A statement expressing the essential nature of something.
  3. The action or process of defining.
  4. The act of defining; determination of the limits.
  5. A product of defining.
  6. The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.
    Her comic genius is beyond definition.
  7. Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.
    The definition of a telescope.
    Improve the definition of an image.
  8. Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.
  9. Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.
    A jacket with distinct waist definition.
  10. Template:Bodybuilding The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.

Synonyms[]

  • See also Wikisaurus:definition

Related terms[]

Derived terms[]

  • circular definition
  • conceptual definition
  • definition by example
  • definition by pointing
  • dictionary definition
  • enumerative definition
  • extensional definition
  • intensional definition
  • lexical definition
  • operational definition
  • ostensive definition
  • precising definition
  • recursive definition
  • stipulative definition
  • working definition

Translations[]

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Finnish[]

Noun[]

definition

  1. Genitive singular form of definitio.

Middle French[]

Noun[]

definition

  1. Definition. Template:Stub-gloss

Descendants[]

  • French: définition

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