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"definition" in British English

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definitionnoun

uk   /ˌdef.ɪˈnɪʃ.ən/  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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definitionnoun

 us   /ˌdef·əˈnɪʃ·ən/
  • definition noun (EXPLANATION)

English [C] a statement that explains the meaning of a word or phrase: What is the definition of “mood”?
  • definition noun (SEEING CLEARLY)

[U] the degree to which something can be clearly seen or heard: The tape recorded conversation lacked definition – there was too much background noise.
(Definition of definition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “definition”
in Arabic تَعْريف…
in Korean 정의…
in Portuguese definição…
in Catalan definició…
in Japanese 定義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 定义, 解释,说明…
in Turkish tanım, tarif, açıklama…
in Russian определение, четкость, ясность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 定義, 解釋,說明…
in Italian definizione…
in Polish definicja, ostrość…
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“definition” in British English

“definition” in American English

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A bunch of stuff about plurals
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