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English definition of “definition”

definition

noun  /ˌdef·əˈnɪʃ·ən/ us  

definition noun (EXPLANATION)

English [C] a statement that explains the meaning of a word or phrase: What is the definition of “mood”?

definition noun (SEEING CLEARLY)

[U] the degree to which something can be clearly seen or heard: The tape recorded conversation lacked definition – there was too much background noise.
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