defining moment


a point at which the essential nature or character of a person, group, etc., is revealed or identified.

Nearby words

  1. defined,
  2. defined-benefit,
  3. definiendum,
  4. definiens,
  5. defining,
  6. definite,
  7. definite article,
  8. definite description,
  9. definite integral,
  10. definite relative clause

Origin of defining moment

First recorded in 1980–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019