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Meaning of DEFINITIVE

Pronunciation:  di'finitiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"
  2. [adj]  clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney
  3. [adj]  of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
 

DEFINITIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: authoritative, classical, conclusive, determinate, explicit, expressed, standard, unequivocal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*fin"i*tive\, a. [L. definitivus: cf. F.
    d['e]finitif.]
    1. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional;
       express.
    
             A strict and definitive truth.        --Sir T.
                                                   Browne.
    
             Some definitive . . . scheme of reconciliation.
                                                   --Prescott.
    
    2. Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
    
    3. Determined; resolved. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  2. \De*fin"i*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    A word used to define or limit the extent of the
    signification of a common noun, such as the definite article,
    and some pronouns.
    
    Note: Definitives . . . are commonly called by grammarians
          articles. . . . They are of two kinds, either those
          properly and strictly so called, or else pronominal
          articles, such as this, that, any, other, some, all,
          no, none, etc. --Harris (Hermes).
    
    
 
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