dictionary definition

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Noun1.dictionary definition - a definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symboldictionary definition - a definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol
definition - a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
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In following out the many ramifications of the dictionary definition of GOD he had come upon the word CREATE--"to cause to come into existence; to form out of nothing."
THE Oxford University Press has apologised for not mentioning a band of Jamaican freedom fighters in a dictionary definition for "maroon" - an entry one island official describes as a national insult.
Penance is associated with doing difficult or painful things - the dictionary definition is "self punishment as reparation for guilt".
The dictionary definition of parasite is an organism that lives in or on another living organism and derives subsistence from it without rendering it any service in return - a perfect analogy to the role of the EU.
IT SHOULD be the dictionary definition of swift justice.
Not holding an agm is, of course, contrary to law, the SLA rules and the dictionary definition of `annual' - let alone `general' and `meeting'.
THINKING of politics, the dictionary definition of Hoon is, A Lout.
To this image he adds another "P.V." excerpt and the oft-cited passage "There are thus two interpretations of interpretation, of structure, of sign, of play." This snippet is attributed to "J.D." (Guess who-the very thinker who problematized such attributional "signatures" in the first place.) In the most disappointing "Essay," Kosuth has repictured his groundbreaking 1965 work, One and Three Photographs, two grainy black-and-white photographs of a tree alongside a photograph of a dictionary definition of the word "photograph." This original refraining is refrained with a quotation from "T.T." on immanence and one by "G.P." on interpretations of beginnings and endings.
The colourful word was met by rows of bemused faces belonging to those who clearly didn't know its dictionary definition - "to censure severely".
The dictionary definition of repent: "To feel such sorrow for sin as produces newness of life."
The dictionary definition of "crachach" is "petty gentry, conceited upstarts, snobs".
And the former executives admitted they failed to live up to the dictionary definition of a bank.