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dɪˈfɪn ɪ tɪvdefini·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. definitive, unequivocal(adj)

    clearly defined or formulated

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

  2. authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)

    of recognized authority or excellence

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

  3. definitive, determinate(adj)

    supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

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


  1. definitive(Noun)

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

  2. definitive(Noun)

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

  3. definitive(Adjective)

    explicitly defined

  4. definitive(Adjective)

    conclusive or decisive

  5. definitive(Adjective)

    definite, authoritative and complete

Webster Dictionary

  1. Definitive(adj)

    determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express

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

  2. Definitive(adj)

    limiting; determining; as, a definitive word

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

  3. Definitive(adj)

    determined; resolved

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

  4. Definitive(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce definitive?

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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. Paul Nappi:

    I think anytime the pope says something, of course it'll have an affect on Catholic voters, me personally, I like to weigh all the issues before I make a definitive opinion one way or another.

  2. 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.

  3. John Kerry:

    The United States urges all parties to reach without delay a definitive agreement.

  4. Oscar Munoz:

    We put our folks in bad places when we give such definitive, specific, concrete, rigid rules that they’re not allowed to show a little caring and compassion.

  5. Donald Trump:

    -- which happens all the time in a court of law. So the idea that Trump can't talk to Mueller because it's possible he had a differing understanding of what he told Comey is a red herring.Like what youre reading?Check out the latest analysis from The Point with Chris Cillizza:Rudy Giuliani's Sunday show appearance was a total disasterTrump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mountsMichael Avenatti is no Donald Trump. Not even close.The definitive ranking of 2020 DemocratsThis week in politics, GIF'dSecond, not all.

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