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Definition of "well-defined" []

  • Having definite and distinct lines or features: a well-defined silhouette. (adjective)
  • Accurately and unambiguously stated or described: a well-defined argument. (adjective)
  • Clearly delineated, described, or determined (adjective)

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Use "well-defined" in a sentence
  • "We need to have a well-defined political language, similar to Europe."
  • "Talking about Down Syndrome as a way of talking about Special Education is highly misleading – Down Syndrome is a well-defined, easily diagnosed biological condition."
  • "German Chancellor Angela Merkel, The self-declared ‘chancellor of all Germans’ has been described as Frau Europe, the European dominatrix of international back-room deal-making, but now the chancellor wanes with poll ratings dropping daily, reputation in tatters, brushing off valid criticism for being foolhardily unpredictable in her stubbornness and offering hollow excuses, while demonstrating a lack of a well-defined image or clear identity, seen as aloof, apathetic, strangely indolent and removed."