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Definition of Definitive

Definitive

  1. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.
  2. Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
  3. Determined; resolved.
  4. A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.

Definitive Quotations

The idea of suicide is of a very set narrative, as if killing yourself is a definitive statement. But it can be just as meaningless as throwing a stone in a river.
Denise Mina

I think the first time I really heard poetry was in the schoolyard. Just the little limericks that kids say when they're jumping rope and playing games. I think that's the first time I heard rhyming words - I don't know if I'd call that the definitive poetry, but that's when I heard rhyming words said and not necessarily sung.
Jill Scott

When it comes to grunge or even just Seattle, I think there was one band that made the definitive music of the time. It wasn't us or Nirvana, but Mudhoney. Nirvana delivered it to the world, but Mudhoney were the band of that time and sound.
Eddie Vedder

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
Douglas Adams

When Rumsfeld gets up on television and says we have definitive intelligence that al Qaeda is working with Iraq, how is an ordinary citizen supposed to react? They won't tell you the evidence, and when anyone asks, they say, 'Well, you know: It's secret.'
Noam Chomsky
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Definitive Translations

definitive in Dutch is onherroepelijk, definitief
definitive in Norwegian is endelig, definitiv
definitive in Spanish is definitivo
definitive in Swedish is slutgiltig
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