from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having definite and distinct lines or features: a well-defined silhouette.
- adj. Accurately and unambiguously stated or described: a well-defined argument.
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- adj. Having a clean and distinct outline
- adj. Accurately and precisely described or specified
- adj. Defined using unambiguous axioms
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
- adj. accurately stated or described
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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.
Her breasts were full, enticing, and her hips flared out from a well-defined waist.
Each collection will be judged by the extent to which it represents a well-defined field of interest or theme.
It also contains a number of well-defined performances: I was especially impressed by Mark Bonnar who lends Trofimov's radical vision of the future real urgency while also capturing the character's absurdity.
His non-naturalistic, vivid colors and the well-defined, bold outlines of his paintings aren't so much to today's taste.
In making contributions, you've urged me and others to suggest specific solutions to well-defined problems.
The next crucial step is to allocate shares of that total limit to fishermen in individual quotas that are theirs and theirs alone (read: well-defined property rights).
So a well-defined geographical property right still leaves some noise/risk in your possible catch.