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definite

adjective uk   us   /ˈdef.ɪ.nət/
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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noun [C] uk   us   /ˈdef.ɪ.nət/ informal
something that is certain to happen: Let's make the 9th a definite - we'll have dinner and then go to the movies. She's a definite for the Olympic team.
Translations of “definite”
in Arabic مُحَدَّد, مُؤَكَّد…
in Korean 분명한…
in Malaysian pasti…
in French déterminé…
in Turkish kesin, sabit, değişmez…
in Italian preciso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 確定的,肯定的, 明確的…
in Russian четкий, ясный, явный…
in Polish zdecydowany, ostateczny, wyraźny…
in Vietnamese dứt khoát…
in Spanish definitivo…
in Portuguese concreto, definitivo…
in Thai ที่แน่นอน…
in German eindeutig, endgültig…
in Catalan definitiu…
in Japanese 確実な…
in Indonesian pasti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 确定的,肯定的, 明确的…
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