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Origin of definitive
OTHER WORDS FROM definitive
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH definitivedefinite, definitive
How to use definitive in a sentence
These were small groups, so the results are far from definitive.
It is intended to paint the beginnings of a picture rather than be definitive.
“Anyone who thinks they have a definitive number, including the state of Florida, are probably fooling themselves,” Smith said.In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote|by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times|October 7, 2020|ProPublica
The fact that Google has no definitive plans to remove the offensive images speaks to how search engines are designed to work.Antisemitic memes in image results highlight vulnerabilities in search|George Nguyen|September 30, 2020|Search Engine Land
If you wait for more definitive efficacy results in adults, it puts you a year behind in kids.China’s Sinovac plans to test COVID vaccine on children before the company is sure the inoculation works in adults|Grady McGregor|September 18, 2020|Fortune
Such contrasts are often obvious; at other times they take definitiveness only when looked at from a particular point of view.Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist|Richard G. Moulton
Why she was in it she could not have told, at least with any degree of definitiveness.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
The whole occurrence, charged with all the definitiveness of fate, was scant ten minutes in transition.The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
British Dictionary definitions for definitive
- (of postage stamps) permanently on sale
- (as noun) a definitive postage stamp