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Definitions for Definitive
dɪˈfɪn ɪ tɪvde·fin·i·tive
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clearly defined or formulated
"the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney
authoritative, classical, classic, definitiveadjective
of recognized authority or excellence
"the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
"a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"
a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something
an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand
conclusive or decisive
definite, authoritative and complete
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express
limiting; determining; as, a definitive word
a word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns
Etymology: [L. definitivus: cf. F. dfinitif.]
Definitive is the 2002 compilation album by INXS.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The numerical value of Definitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Definitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Definitive in a Sentence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Translations for Definitive
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- експлицитен, окончателен, решителенBulgarian
- definitiuCatalan, Valencian
- autorizado, decisivo, definitivoSpanish
- lopullinen, definitiivinen, yleispostimerkki, määrätty, ratkaisevaFinnish
- définitif, définitiveFrench
- deimhinnteScottish Gaelic
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