- definite description,
- definite integral,
- definite relative clause,
- definite relative pronoun,
- definitive host,
- definitive plumage,
Origin of definition
Examples from the Web for definitions
As I went spelunking through the research literature, I found a huge variation in definitions.
In Hollywood, a friendship with a movie star, especially a close friendship, requires its own terms and definitions.
Clusters of prefatory tags (“the ancient Greek philosopher Plato”) alternate with definitions of standard tropes and devices.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Still, some of the definitions below may still surprise you, or maybe gross you out.Six Words That Mean Something VERY Different to Porn Stars|Aurora Snow|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Part of the confusion that Levine introduces may may also rest on his definitions.
Again, our definitions of and are derived from late grammarians and lexicographers.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Five|Abraham Lincoln
Definitions of νόμος are here given by the Companion, who undergoes a cross-examination upon them.
It is a correction and supplement to the inevitable imperfections in the definitions of legal 537justice.Aristotle|George Grote
These definitions reveal clearly the aim which inspires them.The Settlement of Wage Disputes|Herbert Feis
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.