Definitions for definite
ˈdɛf ə nɪtdef·i·nite
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precise; explicit and clearly defined
"I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance"
known for certain
"it is definite that they have won"
Anything that is defined or determined.
Having distinct limits.
Free from any doubt.
Designating an identified or immediately identifiable person or thing.
the definite article
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from definitus, Latin.
Hither to your arbour divers times he repaired, and here, by your means, had the sight of the goddess, who in a definite compass can set forth infinite beauty. Philip Sidney, b. i.
Ideots, in this case of favour, would
Be wisely definite. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
In a charge of adultery, the accuser ought to set forth, in the accusatory libel or inquisition, which succeeds in the place of accusation, some certain and definite time. John Ayliffe, Parerg.
Thing explained or defined.
Etymology: from the adjective.
If these things are well considered, special bastardy is nothing else but the definition of the general; and the general, again, is nothing else but a definite of the special. John Ayliffe.
In linguistics, definiteness is a semantic feature of noun phrases, distinguishing between referents or senses that are identifiable in a given context (definite noun phrases) and those which are not (indefinite noun phrases). The prototypical definite noun phrase picks out a unique, familiar, specific referent such as the sun or Australia, as opposed to indefinite examples like an idea or some fish. There is considerable variation in the expression of definiteness across languages, and some languages such as Japanese do not generally mark it so that the same expression could be definite in some contexts and indefinite in others. In other languages, such as English, it is usually marked by the selection of determiner (e.g., the vs a). In still other languages, such as Danish, definiteness is marked morphologically.
Definite refers to something that is clearly stated or decided, not vague or doubtful, or something that is clearly true or real. It can also refer to a specific, fixed or exact amount, value or thing.
having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval
having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression
serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article
a thing defined or determined
Etymology: [L. definitis, p. p. of definire: cf. F. dfini. See Define.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'definite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3604
Rank popularity for the word 'definite' in Adjectives Frequency: #735
The numerical value of definite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of definite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
Three definite hits: biometrics, large screen home displays, video telephone calls, skype and FaceTime are part of everyday usage; by the end of the decade I think it will be totally natural for younger users to transition from text to audio to video in a single call, depending on the content at the moment.
Those of us who are old enough to remember the first half of the 'UFO era' have the definite perception that the public discussion of the topic has devolved, as a society, we are collectively stupider on this subject than we were a generation ago.
The euro zone economy is showing definite signs of life.
They tried to influence me and, what's more, made me a definite proposition, that I should change my rhetoric and relationship to the occupation of Crimea, but I gave a clear 'no.'.
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