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Word Example of - definition

    Example Sentences for definition

    No wonder that Confucius found filial piety beyond his powers of definition.

    The type is not fixed and the definition is not established.

    The infelicity and entire inconclusiveness of the definition he has vouchsafed us can hardly have any other effect.

    Slavery is a thing in the mores which is not well covered by our definition.

    This definition, which applies strictly to England, applies not at all to Ireland.

    Of course, they had both returned, depending upon what your definition of return was.

    The location and definition of Locality are substantially correct.

    Moreover, the definition of the differentia may be predicated of that of which the differentia itself is predicated.

    Certainly it was not as a "sceptic" that you could define him, whatever his definition might be.

    Similarly, the definition of the differentiae will be applicable to the species and to the individuals.

Word Origin & History of - definition

    Word Origin & History

    definition late 14c., "setting of boundaries," from O.Fr. definicion, from L. definitionem, noun of action from definire (see define). In logic, meaning "act of stating what something means" is from 1640s; meaning "a statement of the essential nature of something" is from late 14c.; special focus on words developed after c.1550. Meaning "degree of distinctness of the details in a picture" is from 1889.