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noun uk   us   /ˌdef.ɪˈnɪʃ.ən/

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.
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definition noun (CLEAR QUALITY)

C1 [U] how clear an image or sound is: The photograph lacks definition.
Translations of “definition”
in Korean 정의…
in Arabic تَعْريف…
in Portuguese definição…
in Catalan definició…
in Japanese 定義…
in Italian definizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 定義, 解釋,說明…
in Russian определение, четкость, ясность…
in Turkish tanım, tarif, açıklama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 定义, 解释,说明…
in Polish definicja, ostrość…
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