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Definitions for Definitive
dɪˈfɪn ɪ tɪvde·fin·i·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. definitive, unequivocaladjective

    clearly defined or formulated

    "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney

  2. authoritative, classical, classic, definitiveadjective

    of recognized authority or excellence

    "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

  3. definitive, determinateadjective

    supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

    "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"


  1. definitivenoun

    a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something

  2. definitivenoun

    an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand

  3. definitiveadjective

    explicitly defined

  4. definitiveadjective

    conclusive or decisive

  5. definitiveadjective

    definite, authoritative and complete

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Definitiveadjective

    Determinate; positive; express.

    Etymology: definitivus, Latin.

    Other authors write often dubiously, even in matters wherein is expected a strict and definitive truth. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Err.

    I make haste to the casting and comparting of the whole work, being indeed the very definitive sum of this art, to distribute usefully and gracefully a well chosen plot. Henry Wotton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Definitiveadjective

    determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express

  2. Definitiveadjective

    limiting; determining; as, a definitive word

  3. Definitiveadjective

    determined; resolved

  4. Definitivenoun

    a word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns

  5. Etymology: [L. definitivus: cf. F. dfinitif.]


  1. Definitive

    Definitive is the 2002 compilation album by INXS.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. definitive

    Conclusive; decisive.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Definitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Definitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Definitive in a Sentence

  1. President Biden:

    I have now asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report back to me in 90 days.

  2. Leonardo Trasande:

    However, I'm never going to tell you this is a definitive study, it is a snapshot in time and can only show an association.

  3. Ken Farley:

    Not every sample Perseverance is collecting will be done in the quest for ancient life, and we don't expect this first sample to provide definitive proof one way or the other, while the rocks located in this geologic unit are not great time capsules for organics, we believe they have been around since the formation of Jezero Crater and incredibly valuable to fill gaps in our geologic understanding of this region -- things we'll desperately need to know if we find life once existed on Mars.

  4. Bandy Lee:

    We are not stating that Mr. Trump has a certain condition or that any of these are definitive conclusions, we are stating that we see signs of danger and we need to educate the public.

  5. Wei Zhou:

    We are disappointed that Affymetrix has chosen not to pursue our compelling proposal despite our efforts to work in good faith toward a definitive agreement.

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