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dɪˈfaɪ nɪŋdefin·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaping, definingnoun

    any process serving to define the shape of something

Wikipedia

  1. defining

    A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). Definitions can be classified into two large categories: intensional definitions (which try to give the sense of a term), and extensional definitions (which try to list the objects that a term describes). Another important category of definitions is the class of ostensive definitions, which convey the meaning of a term by pointing out examples. A term may have many different senses and multiple meanings, and thus require multiple definitions.In mathematics, a definition is used to give a precise meaning to a new term, by describing a condition which unambiguously qualifies what a mathematical term is and is not. Definitions and axioms form the basis on which all of modern mathematics is to be constructed.

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  1. defining

    Defining refers to the action of explaining or stating the exact meaning of a word, a concept or an idea. It involves setting and describing the nature, scope or clarifying the boundaries or parameters of something. It can also pertain to establishing the form or structure of an object or item.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defining

    of Define

Editors Contribution

  1. definingverb

    Verb form of the word define.

    The defining moment for them both was the day they agreed to get married.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defining in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of defining in a Sentence

  1. Javier Hidalgo:

    We've seen a drastic, drastic increase in the use of this technology, this is an expansion of how DHS is defining detention.

  2. Terry McAuliffe:

    I think it's probably the most defining issue.

  3. Los Angeles-based director Cowperthwaite:

    This is a defining moment. The fact that SeaWorld is doing away with orca breeding marks truly meaningful change.

  4. Limbaugh Show producer James Golden:

    That CPAC speech has been viewed so many times, because this is something usually that a president of the United States [ would have ] held, this guy on the radio galvanized the country behind his defining of what conservatism was.

  5. Nadezhda Prusenkova:

    It is a defining moment for self-identification.

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