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English definition of “define”

define

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈfaɪn/
to say what the meaning of something, especially a word, is: Economists normally define a recession as two successive quarters of negative growth.
to explain and state the meaning and exact limits of something: a defined goal/objective If you want employees to be more productive, then you must define and measure productivity precisely.
(Definition of define from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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