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definition

noun
 
 
/ˌdefɪˈnɪʃən/
MEANING [C] B2 an explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase: a dictionary definitionDefining and explaining
IMAGE [U] how clear an image of something is in a photograph or on a screenPhotography
Translations of “definition”
in Korean 정의…
in Arabic تَعْريف…
in Portuguese definição…
in Catalan definició…
in Japanese 定義…
in Italian definizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 定義, 解釋,說明…
in Russian определение, четкость, ясность…
in Turkish tanım, tarif, açıklama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 定义, 解释,说明…
in Polish definicja, ostrość…
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