verb (used with object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
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The appointment has yet to be announced, and the scope of the job hasn’t been fully defined yet because it’s a new position.The Pentagon is taking a major step to deal with its diversity problems|Alex Ward|February 12, 2021|Vox
Long-tail keyphrases are defined as those that are different from general keywords.A comprehensive guide on using Google Trends for keyword research|Aayush Gupta|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
Most large stone circles in western England and Wales have clearly defined entrances, but it’s not clear that the proposed entryway at Waun Mawn served that purpose.Stonehenge may have had roots in a Welsh stone circle|Bruce Bower|February 12, 2021|Science News
Ambiguous loss is not only difficult to define, but it’s also difficult to live with.Politics and conspiracy theories are fracturing relationships. Here’s how to grieve those broken bonds.|Jeff Schrum|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Scientists haven’t yet identified an “immune correlate of protection,” which is usually defined to be the level of antibodies in the blood at which they can feel confident that a person is going to be protected from infection.Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September|by Caroline Chen|February 11, 2021|ProPublica
It was something ineffable and harder to define: freedom of speech.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This was later repurposed in Europe as an explanation for racial superiority, and the term “Aryan” came to define a white race.
To define this show of support by major corporations for LGBT equality as a seachange would be no overstatement.
And I would like for this generation to define its own movement.
Modern conservatives rightly (as it were) define themselves against the culture at large; hipsters seek to do so as well.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In general, any personal property that may be sold; many of the statutes define it.
The magnitude, and variety, and demands of the objects embraced by it, define the times necessary for engaging in it.
I suppose the more experience a man has had of life the more he hesitates to define what love really is.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Cruelty is another cause, almost as general, though more difficult to define.
The terms of the covenant must, therefore, define the designed extent of the objects of his death.