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Definition of "definite" []

  • Having distinct limits: definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol. (adjective)
  • Indisputable; certain: a definite victory. (adjective)
  • Clearly defined; explicitly precise: a definite statement of the terms of the will. See Synonyms at explicit. (adjective)
  • Grammar Limiting or particularizing. (adjective)
  • Botany Of a specified number not exceeding 20, as certain floral organs, especially stamens. (adjective)
  • Clearly defined; exact; explicit (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having precise limits or boundaries (adjective)
  • Known for certain; sure (adjective)
  • Denoting a type of growth in which the main stem ends in a flower, as in a cymose inflorescence; determinate (adjective)
  • (esp of flower parts) limited or fixed in number in a given species (adjective)

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Use "definite" in a sentence
  • "On March 12th Mr. Lippert communicated to us what he termed the definite proposals of the Government of the S.A.R., which were duly cabled to our friends in Europe (a copy of this cable has already been sent to you)."
  • "Mr Cameron, however, openly acknowledged that he been helped out by family connections with what he called a "definite leg-up internship" at his father's stockbrokers."
  • "But he said he too had been helped out by family connections with what he called a "definite leg-up internship" at his father's stockbrokers."