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de·fin·i·tive

 (dĭ-fĭn′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to define or identify as distinct from others: "The Enlightenment pushed this project further trying to make science and its hallmark method definitive of the rational life" (Peter Machamer).
2. Supplying or being a final settlement or decision; conclusive: "The fall of the city Constantine had founded marked the definitive end of the Christian Eastern Empire" (James Carroll). See Synonyms at decisive.
3. Authoritative and complete: a definitive biography. See Usage Note at definite.
4. Mass produced in indefinite quantities over an indefinite period of time. Used of postage stamps.
5. Biology Fully formed or developed, as an organ or structure.
n.
1. Grammar A word that defines or limits, such as the definite article or a demonstrative pronoun.
2. A definitive postage stamp.

de·fin′i·tive·ly adv.
de·fin′i·tive·ness n.
Translations

definitively

[dɪˈfɪnɪtɪvlɪ] ADVde manera definitiva, definitivamente

definitively

[dɪˈfɪnɪtɪvli] adv (= definitely) → de façon absolue

definitively

advdefinitiv
References in classic literature ?
And he proceeded to inform us that his departure from England was now definitively fixed for the ensuing year.
The dissolution of allegiance to the British crown, the severance of the colonies from the British Empire, and their actual existence as independent States, were definitively established in fact, by war and peace.
With the greatest impatience I should fly to your house, but that I foresee it to be possible, under the circumstances, that you will not yet have quite definitively arranged the little proposition I have had the honour to submit to you.
For the first time, organic matter has definitively been detected on Mars.
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They did not see a shot from the camera angle that definitively showed the wrong call was made on the field until it was too late.