In other words, his childhood question to his mother has by definition no answer — and furthermore, must have none.
Whatever the definition of modesty, the face-covering burqa has no sanction of Quran.
Those people are virtually by definition liberals and reformers and radicals.
My definition of victimhood is the person who sits and waits for a knight in shining armor … it was always that way for me.
Science has not even progressed far enough on this point that it can offer a definition.
No wonder that Confucius found filial piety beyond his powers of definition.
The type is not fixed and the definition is not established.
The infelicity and entire inconclusiveness of the definition he has vouchsafed us can hardly have any other effect.
Slavery is a thing in the mores which is not well covered by our definition.
This definition, which applies strictly to England, applies not at all to Ireland.
late 14c., "decision, setting of boundaries," from Old French definicion, from Latin definitionem (nominative definitio), noun of action from past participle stem of definire (see define).
In logic, meaning "act of stating what something means" is from 1640s; meaning "a statement of the essential nature of something" is from late 14c.; the special focus on words developed after c.1550. Meaning "degree of distinctness of the details in a picture" is from 1889.