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definition

noun uk   /ˌdef.ɪˈnɪʃ.ən/ us  

definition noun (EXPLANATION)

B2 [C] a statement that explains the meaning of a word or phrase: a dictionary definition What is the definition of "mood"? [C] a description of the features and limits of something: The legal definition of what is and what is not pornography is very unsatisfactory. by definition because of its own features: Psychology is by definition an inexact science.

definition noun (CLEAR QUALITY)

C1 [U] how clear an image or sound is: The photograph rather lacks definition.
(Definition of definition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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