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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 ?
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.
And he proceeded to inform us that his departure from England was now definitively fixed for the ensuing year.
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.
I don't think any of us were split definitively (on any issue),'' said Teasley, a longtime local real estate agent who predicted that candidates cannot win in Moorpark without aggressive door-to-door campaigning.
Dockery of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston cautions that the statistical links in Thurston's study are not strong enough to prove definitively that such pollutants trigger asthma attacks or cause other respiratory conditions.
Litigation is inherently uncertain and we cannot definitively predict the outcome of this case.
Clinton administration officials refused to say definitively that the action would prohibit mining.
The findings definitively identify the six candidates as brown dwarfs with masses about 70 times that of Jupiter and luminosities as low as one four-thousandth that of the sun, Bryja reported last January at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Atlanta.
The test would determine if a drug actually changes the production of the target molecule, called EAAT2, in individual patients and thus evaluate new drug candidates more definitively.
But it also says that the committee could not resolve the issue definitively because its investigators were unable to obtain all the information needed to make such a determination.
A larger study is needed to definitively answer the question about when to treat spinal cord injuries, Levine says.
AD can only be definitively diagnosed through post-mortem studies.