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def·i·ni·tion

 (dĕf′ə-nĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. A statement of the meaning of a word, phrase, or term, as in a dictionary entry.
b. A statement or description of the fundamental character or scope of something: "[The panel] calls for a clearer definition of the status of people captured in American military operations" (Economist).
2. The act or process of stating a precise meaning or significance; formulation of a meaning: The definition of terms is essential to any successful scholarly study.
3. The state of being clearly outlined: "With the drizzle, the trees in the little clearing had lost definition" (Anthony Hyde).
4. The level of detail in a recording, production, or digital encoding of an image or sound.

[Middle English diffinicioun, from Old French definition, from Latin dēfīnītiō, dēfīnītiōn-, from dēfīnītus, past participle of dēfīnīre, to define; see define.]

def′i·ni′tion·al adj.

definition

(ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃən)
n
1. a formal and concise statement of the meaning of a word, phrase, etc
2. the act of defining a word, phrase, etc
3. specification of the essential properties of something, or of the criteria which uniquely identify it
4. the act of making clear or definite
5. (Logic) the state or condition of being clearly defined or definite
6. (Photography) a measure of the clarity of an optical, photographic, or television image as characterized by its sharpness and contrast
ˌdefiˈnitional adj

def•i•ni•tion

(ˌdɛf əˈnɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of making definite, distinct, or clear.
2. the formal statement of the meaning or significance of a word, phrase, etc.
3. the condition of being definite, distinct, or clear.
4. sharpness of the image formed by an optical system.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Latin]
def`i•ni′tion•al, adj.
def`i•ni′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.definition - a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symboldefinition - a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
explanation, account - a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"
contextual definition - a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation; "a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"
dictionary definition - a definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol
explicit definition - a definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined
ostensive definition - a definition that points out or exhibits instances of the term defined
recursive definition - (mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps
redefinition - the act of giving a new definition; "words like `conservative' require periodic redefinition"; "she provided a redefinition of his duties"
stipulative definition - a definition that is stipulated by someone and that is not a standard usage
2.definition - clarity of outline; "exercise had given his muscles superior definition"
distinctness, sharpness - the quality of being sharp and clear

definition

noun
1. description, interpretation, explanation, clarification, exposition, explication, elucidation, statement of meaning There is no general agreement on a standard definition of sanity.
2. sharpness, focus, clarity, contrast, precision, distinctness This printer has excellent definition.
Translations
تَعْريفتَعْرِيف
definice
definitiongengivelseopløsningopløsningsevne
määritelmämäärittelyrajauskirkkaus
definicija
definíció
skilgreining
定義
정의
definícia
opredelitevrazlaga
definition
คำจำกัดความ
định nghĩa

definition

[ˌdefɪˈnɪʃən] N
1. [of word, concept] → definición f; [of powers, boundaries, duties] → delimitación f
by definitionpor definición
2. (Phot) → nitidez f, definición f

definition

[ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃən] n
[word] → définition f
by definition → par définition
(= distinctness) → précision f
to lack definition [idea, image] → manquer de précision

definition

n
(of word, concept)Definition f; by definitionper definitionem, definitionsgemäß
(of powers, duties, boundaries)Festlegung f, → Bestimmung f
(Phot, TV) → Bildschärfe f; (Rad) → Tonschärfe f; (Opt, of lens) → Schärfe f

definition

[ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃn] n (Ling, Phot, TV) → definizione f

define

(diˈfain) verb
to fix or state the exact meaning of. Words are defined in a dictionary.
deˈfinable adjective
definition (defiˈniʃən) noun
an explanation of the exact meaning of a word or phrase. Is that definition accurate?

definition

تَعْرِيف definice definition Definition ορισμός definición määritelmä définition definicija definizione 定義 정의 definitie definisjon definicja definição определение definition คำจำกัดความ tanım định nghĩa 定义

def·i·ni·tion

n. definición.
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