• To determine with precision; to mark out with distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly.
  • To settle, decide
  • To express the essential nature of something.
  • To state the meaning of a word, phrase, sign, or symbol.
  • To describe, explain, or make definite and clear; used to request the listener or other person to elaborate or explain more clearly his or her intended meaning of a word or expression.
  • To demark sharply the outlines or limits of an area or concept.
  • To establish the referent of a term or notation.



  • From Middle English definen, from Old French definer, variant of definir, from Latin dēfīniō, from dē + fīniō

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