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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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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