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definition Explained

definition at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['defə'nıʃən]

definition at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2S3 n
1 [C] a phrase or sentence that says exactly what a word, phrase, or idea means: define// --a dictionary definition// definition of// --There are many definitions of the word 'feminism'.// definition of sth as sth// --the definition of God as infinite//
2 by definition: if something has a particular quality by definition, it must have that quality because all things of that type have it// --People say that students are by definition idealistic and impatient.//
3 [U] the clear edges, shapes, or sound that something has: --technologies such as high definition television// --good muscle definition//

definition at German => English Of Explained:

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définition at French => English Of Explained:

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definition at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In philosophy, the specification of the meaning of an expression relative to a language. Definitions may be classified as lexical, ostensive, and stipulative. Lexical definition specifies the meaning of an expression by stating it in terms of other expressions whose meaning is assumed to be known (e.g., a ewe is a female sheep). Ostensive definition specifies the meaning of an expression by pointing to examples of things to which the expression applies (e.g., green is the color of grass, limes, lily pads, and emeralds). Stipulative definition assigns a new meaning to an expression (or a meaning to a new expression); the expression defined (definiendum) may either be a new expression that is being introduced into the language for the first time, or an expression that is already current.

definition at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "definition":
acutance, appellation, atmospheric visibility, baptism, black spot,
bloom, blooping, bounding, calling, ceiling, ceiling unlimited,
characterization, christening, circling-in, circumscribing,
circumscription, clarification, clarity, clear-cutness, clearness,
coherence, connectedness, consistency, conspicuity,
conspicuousness, construction, crystal-clearness, crystallinity,
definiteness, delimitation, delineation, demarcation, denomination,
description, designation, determination, diagnosis,
differentiation, directness, distinction, distinctness, encincture,
evidence, evidentness, explanation, explication, explicitness,
flare, focus, fringe area, ghost, granulation, grid, hard shadow,
high visibility, identification, image, inclusion-exclusion,
interpretation, limpidity, low visibility, lucidity, manifestness,
meaning, multiple image, naming, nicknaming, noise, obviousness,
outlining, patentness, pellucidity, percipi, perspicuity, picture,
picture noise, picture shifts, plain English, plain speech,
plain style, plainness, precision, prominence, rain, reading,
resolution, rolling, scanning pattern, scintillation, seeing,
sense, shading, sharpness, simplicity, snow, snowstorm,
specification, straightforwardness, structure, styling, terming,
transparency, transpicuity, unadorned style, unambiguousness,
unequivocalness, unmistakableness, visibility unlimited,
visibility zero, way of seeing

Definition at German => English Of Explained:

Definition [deːfiːniːtsiːoːn]nsf
definition

definition at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Interpretation): interpretation, definition, explanation, explication, solution, answer, translation, rendering, exegesis, exposition, hermeneutics, commentary, inference, gloss.

definition at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C, U] an explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase, especially in a dictionary; the act of stating the meanings of words and phrases:
clear simple definitions * Neighbours by definition live close by (= this is what being a neighbour means).
2 [C] what an idea, etc. means:
What's your definition of happiness? * There is no agreed definition of what a comprehensive school should be.
3 [U] the quality of being clear and easy to see:
The definition of the digital TV pictures is excellent.

Definition at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Definition \Def`i*ni"tion\, n. [L. definitio: cf. F.
d['e]finition.]
1. The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a
telescope accurate in definition.

2. Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a
description of a thing by its properties; an explanation
of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of
``circle;'' the definition of ``wit;'' an exact
definition; a loose definition.

Definition being nothing but making another
understand by words what the term defined stands
for. --Locke.

3. Description; sort. [R.] ``A new creature of another
definition.'' --Jer. Taylor.

4. (Logic) An exact enunciation of the constituents which
make up the logical essence.

5. (Opt.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by
an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Syn: {Definition}, {Explanation}, {Description}.

Usage: A definition is designed to settle a thing in its
compass and extent; an explanation is intended to
remove some obscurity or misunderstanding, and is
therefore more extended and minute; a description
enters into striking particulars with a view to
interest or impress by graphic effect. It is not
therefore true, though often said, that description is
only an extended definition. ``Logicians distinguish
definitions into essential and accidental. An
essential definition states what are regarded as the
constituent parts of the essence of that which is to
be defined; and an accidental definition lays down
what are regarded as circumstances belonging to it,
viz., properties or accidents, such as causes,
effects, etc.'' --Whately.

definition at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

definition
n 1: a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or
symbol
2: clarity of outline; "exercise had give his muscles superior
definition"

definition at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » définition

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » diffinicioun|lang=enm|sc=Latn, from Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » definition|lang=frm|sc=Latn, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » definitio|dēfīnītiō|lang=la|sc=Latn, from Inter: term » definio|dēfīniō|lang=la|sc=Latn.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%defI"nIS@n/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-definition.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: semantic » s A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).
    1. A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation
    2. The action or process of defining.
    3. The act of defining; determination of the limits.
    4. A product of defining.
    5. The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.
    6. : Her comic genius is beyond definition.
    7. Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.
    8. : The definition of a telescope.
    9. : Improve the definition of an image.
    10. Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.
    11. Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.
    12. : A jacket with distinct waist definition.
    13. Inter: bodybuildin » g The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.
    14. Inter: programmin » g A statement which provides a previous delcaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function).

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:definition -

      Related terms

      * define

  • definiendum
  • definiens
  • definitional

    Derived terms

    Inter: top » 2
  • circular definition
  • conceptual definition
  • definition by example
  • definition by pointing
  • dictionary definition
  • enumerative definition
  • extensional definition
  • intensional definition

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • lexical definition
    • operational definition
    • ostensive definition
    • precising definition
    • recursive definition
    • stipulative definition
    • working definition


    Inter: botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|تعريف|f|alt=تَعْرِيْف|sc=Arab
  • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|билдәләмә|tr=bildälämä
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|определение|n, Inter: t+ » bg|дефиниция|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|definició|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 定意|定意 (dìngyì); Inter: zh-ts » 釋義|释意 (shìyì)
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|definice|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|definition|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|definitie|f, Inter: t+ » nl|omschrijving|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|difino
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|määritelmä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|définition|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Begriffserklärung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Definition|f
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|definisyon
  • Hebrew: הגדרה (hagdara) {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|परिभाषा
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|定義|tr=ていぎ, teigi, Inter: t- » ja|語義|tr=ごぎ, gogi
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|និយមន័យ|tr=ni’yum ney|sc=Khmr
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|پێناسه‌|tr=paenAsa|sc=ku-Arab
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|تعریف|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|definicja|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definire|f, Inter: t- » ro|definiție|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|определение|n|tr=opr'ed'el'énije
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sònrachadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|comharrachadh|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|definición|f
    • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|kahulugan


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » statement expressing the essential nature of something
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|билдәләмә|tr=bildälämä
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|определение, Inter: t+ » bg|дефиниция|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 定意|定意 (dìngyì)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|definition|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|definitie|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|määritelmä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|définition|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Definierung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Definition|f
  • Hebrew: הגדרה (hagdara) {{f}}
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definiție
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|определение|n|tr=opr'ed'el'énije
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sònrachadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|comharrachadh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » action or process of defining
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|определяне|n
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|definició|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 下定意|下定意 (xiàdìngyì)
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|definice|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|definition|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|definiëring|f, Inter: t+ » nl|omschrijving|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|määrittely
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Begriffserklärung|f, Inter: t- » de|Definierung|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definire|f,
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|определение|n|tr=opr'ed'el'énije
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sònrachadh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » act of defining
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|определяне|n
    • Chinese: See Mandarin
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 下定意|下定意 (xiàdìngyì)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|definition|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|määrittely
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Begriffserklärung|f, Inter: t- » de|Definierung|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: הגדרה (hagdara) {{f}}
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f, il definire
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definire
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|определение|n|tr=opr'ed'el'énije
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sònrachadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|comharrachadh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » product of defining
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|дефиниция|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|definició|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 定意|定意 (dìngyì)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|definition|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|definitie|f, Inter: t+ » nl|omschrijving|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|määritelmä
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Definition|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definiție|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|определение|n|tr=opr'ed'el'énije
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sònrachadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|comharrachadh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 下定意|下定意 (xiàdìngyì)
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|määrittely
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Definition|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: livello di definizione
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definire, grad de definire {{n}}
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|объяснение|n|tr=objasn'énije
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sònrachadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|comharrachadh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|рязкост|f, Inter: t- » bg|разделителна способност|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|definició|f
    • Chinese: See Mandarin
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 清晰|清晰 (qīngxī)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|opløsningsevne|c, Inter: t- » da|opløsning|c
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|difino


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tarkkuus, Inter: t- » fi|erottelukyky
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Scharfzeichnung|f, Inter: t- » de|Konturentreue|f, Inter: t- » de|Trennschärfe|f
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|gléine|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f, Inter: t- » it|definitezza|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|definiție
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|разрешение|n|tr=razr'ešénije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|ясност|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|definició|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 清晰|清晰 (qīngxī)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gengivelse


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|scherpte|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kirkkaus
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Schärfe|f, Inter: t+ » de|Präzision|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|definizione|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sharp demarcation of outlines or limits
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|рязкост|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 清晰|清晰 (qīngxī)
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rajaus


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Scharfzeichnung|f, Inter: t- » de|Konturentreue|f, Inter: t- » de|Trennschärfe|f, Inter: t+ » de|Präzision|f
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|definitezza|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bodybuilding: the degree to which individual muscles are distinct
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|definició|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 清晰度|清晰度 (qīngxīdù)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: erottuvuus
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Definition|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: definicija {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: définition, definition (Middle French)
    • Inter: ttbc » io: defino
    • Inter: ttbc » la: Inter: t- » la|definitio, Inter: t- » la|definitionis
    • Inter: ttbc » no: definisjon
    • Inter: ttbc » nov: definitione


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: Inter: t+ » pt|definição|f
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: Inter: t- » ro|definiție|f
  • Inter: ttbc » sk: definícia {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: definicija {{f}}, opredelitev {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » te: నిర్వచనము (nirvachanamu)
  • Inter: ttbc » cy: diffiniad {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Finnish

    Noun

    definition
  • Inter: fi-form of » type=noun|case=genitive|pl=singular|definitio

  • Middle French

    Noun

    Inter: frm-noun » f
  • definition Inter: stub-gloss » frm

    Descendants

    * English: definition
    • French: définition


    Swedish

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Sv-en definition.ogg|Audio

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • a definition

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

    Related terms

    * definiera
    • definitionsmängd

      See also

      * betydelse
    • Inter: l » sv|definitiv
    • Inter: l » sv|finit
    • ordförklaring


    Translation: ar » definition
    Translation: bg » definition
    Translation: cs » definition
    Translation: cy » definition
    Translation: et » definition
    Translation: el » definition
    Translation: es » definition
    Translation: fr » definition
    Translation: ko » definition
    Translation: io » definition
    Translation: id » definition
    Translation: kn » definition
    Translation: lo » definition
    Translation: lt » definition
    Category: jbo:definition -
    Translation: hu » definition
    Translation: mg » definition
    Translation: ml » definition
    Translation: my » definition
    Translation: nl » definition
    Translation: ja » definition
    Translation: pl » definition
    Translation: pt » definition
    Translation: ru » definition
    Translation: st » definition
    Category: simple:definition -
    Translation: fi » definition
    Translation: sv » definition
    Translation: ta » definition
    Translation: te » definition
    Translation: tr » definition
    Translation: vi » definition
    Translation: zh » definition

  • Definition at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » definition

    German

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » De-at-Definition.ogg|Audio (Austria)

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » f||Definitionen
  • definition

    Synonyms

    * Bestimmung, Festlegung

  • Translation: cy » Definition
    Translation: de » Definition
    Translation: fr » Definition
    Translation: ko » Definition
    Translation: io » Definition
    Translation: id » Definition
    Translation: lo » Definition
    Translation: hu » Definition
    Translation: mg » Definition
    Translation: pl » Definition
    Translation: ru » Definition
    Translation: sv » Definition
    Translation: tr » Definition
    Translation: zh » Definition

    définition at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » definition

    French

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /de.fi.ni.sjɔ̃/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /de.fi.ni.sjO~/

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=definition
  • definition

    Related terms

    * définir

  • Translation: cs » définition
    Translation: cy » définition
    Translation: et » définition
    Translation: el » définition
    Translation: fr » définition
    Translation: ko » définition
    Translation: io » définition
    Translation: id » définition
    Translation: lo » définition
    Translation: mg » définition
    Translation: no » définition
    Translation: pl » définition
    Translation: pt » définition
    Translation: ru » définition
    Translation: fi » définition
    Translation: sv » définition
    Translation: tr » définition
    Translation: vi » définition