Definition for defined (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
Origin of define
Examples from the Web for defined
In February, Slovakia will have a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.
And no issue should be defined by its outliers because it paints a false picture.
Local life in these places is not defined by their sports team or by their natural beauty—by things only available locally.
Instead, local life is defined by cultural products that are more national or more global—think of the Sunday New York Times.
The problem is that no one has yet defined eating disorder recovery.
"Exactly," said Dr. Brighton-Pomfrey in a tone that defined his own position with remorseless clearness.Soul of a Bishop|H. G. Wells
The word thinking, defined early in this chapter, is broadly used to denote the sum of all the intellectual faculties.Applied Psychology for Nurses|Mary F. Porter
It might easily have defined itself in some sort of pantheistic theory of the universe, but it never did so.Among Famous Books|John Kelman
Hence energy of will may be defined to be the very central power of character in a man—in a word, it is the Man himself.Self-Help|Samuel Smiles
It is an intellectual meteor, the laws of which cannot be defined or reduced to any given theory.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
British Dictionary definitions for defined
Word Origin for define
Word Origin and History for defined
late 14c., "to specify; to end," from Old French defenir "to end, terminate, determine," and directly from Latin definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" (see de-) + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish (n.)). Related: Defined; defining.