Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of define.
  • adj. Having a definition or value.
  • adj. Having extreme muscle separation as a result of low body fat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the extent ascertained; having the precise limit marked, or having a determinate limit; definite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
  • adj. clearly characterized or delimited

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Examples

  • He says those who fear trouble are merely "gloomadon poppers," a term defined by his office as people who habitually put out negative news.

    The Seattle Times

  • FFO is a term defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts "NAREIT".

  • (Amounts in thousands, except per share data) Funds from operations ("FFO") is a term defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT").

  • Funds from operations ("FFO") is a term defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT").

  • But here's a newsflash for Barnett and the organizers of the other SlutWalk protests which have begun to spread throughout the world: you can't "reclaim" a word defined by a predominant group in power unless you are a part of that group.

    Keli Goff: Dear Feminists, Will You Also Be Marching In N***erwalk? Because I Won't.

  • A year later, a pollster reports that eighteen percent of Americans believe the sky is falling (or going to fall soon); fourteen percent think the sky will never fall; and a whopping 58 percent who weren't sure exactly what "the sky" was, and had to have the term defined for them.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [135] -- The Sky Is Falling!

  • For, definition being nothing but making another understand by words what idea the term defined stands for, a definition is best made by enumerating those simple ideas that are combined in the signification of the term defined: and if, instead of such an enumeration, men have accustomed themselves to use the next general term, it has not been out of necessity, or for greater clearness, but for quickness and dispatch sake.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Alike trifling it is to predicate any other part of the definition of the term defined, or to affirm any one of the simple ideas of a complex one of the name of the whole complex idea; as, “All gold is fusible.”

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Alike trifling it is to predicate any other part of the definition of the term defined, or to affirm any one of the simple ideas of a complex one of the name of the whole complex idea; as, "All gold is fusible."

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • This was a variation of gotcha journalism, a phrase defined by the Time magazine columnist Calvin Trillin in 1999 as “campaign coverage dominated by attempts to reveal youthful misbehavior.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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