Origin of definite
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH definitedefinite , definitive
How to use definite in a sentence
The wave function representing an electron, say, is spatially spread out, so that the electron has possible locations rather than a definite one.
Conversations with voters, historians and relationship experts point to a consensus that affairs can be damaging, but aren’t that shocking — or a definite dealbreaker.Cal Cunningham lost. Katie Hill resigned. Are we still put off by sex scandals?|Lisa Bonos|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
During the atoms’ flight, the scientists put the atoms in a state called a quantum superposition, in which particles don’t have one definite location.Galileo’s famous gravity experiment holds up, even with individual atoms|Emily Conover|October 28, 2020|Science News
Hence when taking these studies into perspective, it is definite that dark theme works well with online video streaming sites.
There’s no definite proposal that the president’s being asked to consider or reject at this point.The new TikTok-Oracle company named ‘TikTok Global’ plans to go public in a year|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 18, 2020|Fortune
He was a great pioneer of philosophy, since he resorted to inductive methods of proof, and gave general definiteness to ideas.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Take, for the sake of definiteness, the remembering of a past event.
But most actual images do not have this degree of definiteness.
Suppose, for the sake of definiteness, that the content is "an egg for breakfast."
The student does not always bring to his work this definiteness of aim; if he did, much precious time would be saved.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
British Dictionary definitions for definite
- denoting a type of growth in which the main stem ends in a flower, as in a cymose inflorescence; determinate
- (esp of flower parts) limited or fixed in number in a given species