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English > 2 senses of the word definition:
NOUNcommunicationdefinitiona concise explanation of the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
attributedefinitionclarity of outline
definition > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > definition: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA concise explanation of the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase or symbol.
Narrowercontextual definitionA definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger / larger expression containing its explanation
dictionary definitionA definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol
explicit definitionA definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined
ostensive definitionA definition that points out or exhibits instances of the term defined
recursive definition(mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps
redefinitionThe act of giving a new definition
stipulative definitionA definition that is stipulated by someone and that is not a standard usage
Broaderexplanation, accountA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Verbsdefinegive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word
English > definition: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningClarity of outline.
Example"exercise had given his muscles superior definition"
Broaderdistinctness, sharpnessThe quality of being sharp and clear
Verbsdefineshow the form or outline of

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