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Definition of Definition


  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.
  3. Description; sort.
  4. An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.
  5. Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Definition Quotations

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Marilyn Monroe

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
Abraham Lincoln

Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
Kay Granger

I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.
Pope Francis
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Definition Translations

definition in Afrikaans is definisie
definition in Dutch is bepaling, definitie, omschrijving
definition in German is Definition, Begriffsbestimmung
definition in Norwegian is definisjon
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