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"definition" in British English

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definitionnoun

uk   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 ​inexactscience.

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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 ​clearlyseen or ​heard: The ​taperecordedconversationlacked definition – there was too much ​backgroundnoise.
(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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