to determine or fix the boundaries or extent of: to define property with stakes. to make clear the outline or form of: The roof was boldly defined against the sky. verb (used without object), de·fined, de·fin·ing. to set forth the meaning of a word, phrase, etc.; construct a definition.
Definitions definition, the plural of definition. See more.
1. a formal and concise statement of the meaning of a word, phrase, etc. 2. the act of defining a word, phrase, etc. 3. specification of the essential properties of something, or of the criteria which uniquely identify it. 4. the act of making clear or definite.
definition. A good definition explains concisely what something means. Dictionaries include definitions, even for the word definition! A definition precisely explains the fundamental state or meaning of something, often given formally as by lexicographers writing a dictionary or legislators writing laws. It can also refer to a sharply detailed image or concept — like how clear the picture is on a high-definition TV or how cut a Calvin Klein model's abs are.
: a definition reporting established meanings or uses of words or symbols compare stipulative definition Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Definition of definition as in description a vivid representation in words of someone or something he gave us his definition of the perfect romantic evening on the town
A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). Definitions can be classified into two large categories: intensional definitions (which try to give the sense of a term), and extensional definitions (which try to list the objects that a term describes).