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definite

adjective uk   /ˈdef.ɪ.nət/ us  
B2 fixed, certain, or clear: The date for the meeting is now definite: 5 March . She has very definite opinions. We need a definite answer by tomorrow. "Are you sure I'm invited too?" "Yes, Dan was very definite about it on the phone." There's been a definite improvement in your English since you came here.
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noun [C] uk   /ˈdef.ɪ.nət/ informal us  
something that is certain to happen: Let's make the 9th a definite - we'll have dinner and then go to the movies. She's a definite for the Olympic team.
Translations of “definite”
in Korean 분명한…
in Arabic مُحَدَّد, مُؤَكَّد…
in French déterminé…
in Turkish kesin, sabit, değişmez…
in Italian preciso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 確定的,肯定的, 明確的…
in Russian четкий, ясный, явный…
in Polish zdecydowany, ostateczny, wyraźny…
in Spanish definitivo…
in Portuguese concreto, definitivo…
in German eindeutig, endgültig…
in Catalan definitiu…
in Japanese 確実な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 确定的,肯定的, 明确的…
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