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Define

Definition
verb
(1) To determine or clearly mark the outlines or limits of.
(2) To express the precise signification of.
(3) To state the meaning of; to describe precisely; to explain or expound; to interpret.
(4) To bring to a termination or bounds of; to end.
Supplement
Word origin: Latin definire (“‘to limit, settle, define’”) < de- + finire (“‘to set a limit, bound, end’”
Related forms: definition (noun).


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