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1. Having definite and distinct lines or features: a well-defined silhouette.
2. Accurately and unambiguously stated or described: a well-defined argument.


adj (well defined when postpositive)
clearly delineated, described, or determined


sharply or clearly stated, outlined, described, etc.: a well-defined character; a well-defined boundary.
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Adj.1.well-defined - having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges; "a finely chiseled nose"; "well-defined features"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
2.well-defined - accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"
ill-defined, unclear - poorly stated or described; "he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts"


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Far away on the extreme verge of the alkali plain there rose up a little spray of dust, very slight at first, and hardly to be distinguished from the mists of the distance, but gradually growing higher and broader until it formed a solid, well-defined cloud.
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The result is said be uniform material distribution, minimal overspray, and a well-defined spray edge.
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Afghanistan and Iraq were conquered very quickly by using a powerful military force with a very clear and well-defined objective.
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054 g--the equivalent of one drop of fuel--in a well-defined 24-hour test cycle.