- definite description,
- definite integral,
- definite relative clause,
- definite relative pronoun,
- definitive host,
- definitive plumage,
Origin of definition
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Those who are by definition free of the biases that come with living near or working with those entrusted to protect us.
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Under that definition, forced kissing can certainly constitute as a form of sexual assault.
But she still wants to make the point that it is still a romantic comedy, in the way that the definition of that term is evolving.Confessions of a Rom-Com Writer: Liz Tuccillo Talks ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Take Care,’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But IBC is also a fair bit more inclusive in its definition of war casualties.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count|Peter Schwartzstein|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are above our present definition of Nature, and therefore to us supernatural or miraculous.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte
This is the ground of the old method of definition per genus et differentiam.Logic|Carveth Read
We submit further that our definition of science should be based on facts, and not framed to suit a metaphysical theory.Evolution|Frank B. Jevons
She was distinctly seen, and looked formidable in definition against the cloud.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
Not far from its commencement will be found a definition which, if correct, would leave nothing to dispute about.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics|William Thomas Thornton
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.