Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of define.

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

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something

Etymologies

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Examples

  • RE the vocabulary section (translations for those asterisked word) I am asking readers for help in defining the French words.

    façonner - French Word-A-Day

  • "Semi-professional" is the term defining any program submitted by an employee or associate from a games-programming company.

    ChessBase News

  • Deleting a term defining major derivatives users, which calls for higher capital requirements and mandates that they clear their derivatives deals through transparent venues that require parties to post margin.

    Apple, Whirlpool Among Companies Calling For Relaxed Standards For Wall Street

  • Next, what he called the defining fight of his administration, rescuing the economy.

    CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2009

  • According to Professor Cox, "Despite its rationality, there can be little doubt that such thinking is" anti-American, "in that it condemns precisely what it identifies as the defining features of American society."

    Is the United States of America Addicted to War?

  • The U.S. ambassador said Iraq faces what he called a defining moment.

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2007

  • Cronyism is a term defining how the Bush administration hands out important government posts.

    Cronyism Kills

  • Canada's Conservative government announced Tuesday that it plans a permanent memorial in the nation's capital to commemorate next year's bicentennial of the War of 1812, which it calls a defining event in Canada's history.

    The Seattle Times

  • Canada's Conservative government announced Tuesday that it plans a permanent memorial in the nation's capital to commemorate next year's bicentennial of the War of 1812, which it calls a defining event in Canada's history.

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  • He had what he calls a defining moment when the principal confirmed that more than 60\% of the students couldn't read above the third-grade level.

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  • My adjectival use: 'Winning that game was a defining moment.'

    August 22, 2011