• A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).
  • A clear instance conforming to the dictionary or textbook definition.
  • A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation
  • The action or process of defining.
  • The act of defining; determination of the limits.
  • A product of defining.
  • The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.
  • Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.
  • Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.
  • Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.
  • The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.
  • A statement which provides a previous declaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function).
  • A statement that establishes the referent of a term or notation.


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  • From Middle English diffinicioun, from Middle French definition, from Latin dēfīnītiō, from dēfīniō. Equivalent to define + -tion.

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