Meaning of DEFINITIVE
|Pronunciation: || ||di'finitiv|
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- [adj] supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"
- [adj] clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney
- [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|
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\De*fin"i*tive\, a. [L. definitivus: cf. F.
1. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional;
A strict and definitive truth. --Sir T.
Some definitive . . . scheme of reconciliation.
2. Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
3. Determined; resolved. [Obs.] --Shak.
\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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