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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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Definitiveadjective

    determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express

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

  2. Definitiveadjective

    limiting; determining; as, a definitive word

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

  3. Definitiveadjective

    determined; resolved

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

  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

    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. Van Kerkove said.Read MoreShe:

    So, these are fields of research that are really growing and for which there is some evidence emerging but is not definitive, and therefore, the possibility of airborne transmission in public settings, especially in very specific conditions crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings that have been described can not be ruled out. However, the evidence needs to be gathered and interpreted.

  2. Dianne Feinstein:

    Define collusion, were there meetings to discuss things ? We know there were. Is that collusion ? So, I think the definitive( investigation) is the Mueller probe.

  3. Joe Uziel:

    Given the lack of a clear archaeological parallel to the stepped structure, the purpose of the staircase remains the mystery, it is certainly possible the rabbinical sources provide valuable information about structures, such as this, although for the time being there is no definitive proof.

  4. Tim Richards:

    Semi-circular in shape, it would have resembled a( 13cm radius) half dinner plate on its side, these crests probably played a role in the flight dynamics of these creatures, and hopefully future research will deliver more definitive answers.

  5. Garcia Padilla:

    Puerto Rico needs a complete restructuring and development plan, comprehensive and inclusive, that takes care of the immense problem we face today, not on a short but on a long-term and definitive basis, the alternative would be ... halting of payments with all the negative consequences that this implies.

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