Meaning of “definite” in the English Dictionary

"definite" in British English

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uk /ˈdef.ɪ.nət/ us /ˈdef.ən.ət/

B2 fixed, certain, or clear:

The date for the meeting is now definite: 5 March .
She has very definite opinions.
We need a definite answer by tomorrow.
"Are you sure I'm invited too?" "Yes, Dan was very definite about it on the phone."
There's been a definite improvement in your English since you came here.

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  • There are definite weaknesses in their security arrangements.
  • It's not definite that they'll accept our offer, but there's a sporting chance.
  • There's a definite family likeness around the eyes.
  • Having to travel such a long way to work is a definite minus.
  • We'll have to wait until the new year before we can make any definite plans.

definitenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdef.ɪ.nət/ us /ˈdef.ən.ət/ informal

(Definition of “definite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"definite" in American English

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us /ˈdef·ə·nət/

fixed, certain, or clear:

We haven’t picked a definite date, but it will probably be in June.

(Definition of “definite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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