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noun (EXPLANATION)    /ˌdef.ɪˈnɪʃ.ən/
B2 [C] a statement that explains the meaning of a word or phrase: a dictionary definition What is the definition of 'mood'?Reasons and explanations [C] a description of the features and limits of something: The legal definition of what is and what is not pornography is very unsatisfactory.Reasons and explanations by definition because of its own features: Psychology is by definition an inexact science.Defining and explaining
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