Search Result for "definite":
1. precise; explicit and clearly defined;
- Example: "I want a definite answer"
- Example: "a definite statement of the terms of the will"
- Example: "a definite amount"
- Example: "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"
- Example: "the wedding date is now definite"
- Example: "a definite drop in attendance"
2. known for certain;
- Example: "it is definite that they have won"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Definite \Def"i*nite\, a. [L. definitis, p. p. of definire: cf. F. d['e]fini. See Define.] 1. Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval. [1913 Webster] Elements combine in definite proportions. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression. [1913 Webster] 3. Determined; resolved. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article. [1913 Webster] Definite article (Gram.), the article the, which is used to designate a particular person or thing, or a particular class of persons or things; -- also called a definitive. See Definitive, n. - Definite inflorescence. (Bot.) See Determinate inflorescence, under Determinate. Law of definite proportions (Chem.), the essential law of chemical combination that every definite compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by weight; and, if two or more elements form more than one compound with each other, the relative proportions of each are fixed. Compare Law of multiple proportions, under Multiple. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Definite \Def"i*nite\, n. A thing defined or determined. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
definite adj 1: precise; explicit and clearly defined; "I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance" [ant: indefinite] 2: known for certain; "it is definite that they have won"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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