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Definition \Def`i*ni"tion\, n. [L. definitio: cf. F. d['e]finition.]
The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.
Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of ``circle;'' the definition of ``wit;'' an exact definition; a loose definition.
Definition being nothing but making another understand by words what the term defined stands for.
Description; sort. [R.] ``A new creature of another definition.''
(Logic) An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.
(Opt.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.
Syn: Definition, Explanation, Description.
Usage: A definition is designed to settle a thing in its compass and extent; an explanation is intended to remove some obscurity or misunderstanding, and is therefore more extended and minute; a description enters into striking particulars with a view to interest or impress by graphic effect. It is not therefore true, though often said, that description is only an extended definition. ``Logicians distinguish definitions into essential and accidental. An essential definition states what are regarded as the constituent parts of the essence of that which is to be defined; and an accidental definition lays down what are regarded as circumstances belonging to it, viz., properties or accidents, such as causes, effects, etc.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "decision, setting of boundaries," from Old French definicion, from Latin definitionem (nominative definitio), noun of action from past participle stem of definire (see define).\n
\nIn logic, meaning "act of stating what something means" is from 1640s; meaning "a statement of the essential nature of something" is from late 14c.; the special focus on words developed after c.1550. Meaning "degree of distinctness of the details in a picture" is from 1889.
n. 1 (context semantics English) A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions). 2 A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation 3 The action or process of defining. 4 The act of defining; determination of the limits. 5 A product of defining. 6 The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear. 7 Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail. 8 Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction. 9 Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits. 10 (context bodybuilding English) The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body. 11 (context programming English) A statement which provides a previous declaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function). 12 (context mathematics English) A statement that establishes the referent of a term or notation.
n. a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
clarity of outline; "exercise had give his muscles superior definition"
A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). Definitions can be classified into two large categories, intensional definitions (which try to give the essence of a term) and extensional definitions (which proceed by listing the objects that a term describes). Another important category of definitions is the class of ostensive definitions, which convey the meaning of a term by pointing out examples. A term may have many different senses and multiple meanings, and thus require multiple definitions.
In mathematics, a definition is used to give a precise meaning to a new term, instead of describing a pre-existing term. Definitions and axioms are the basis on which all of mathematics is constructed.Richard J. Rossi
(2011) Theorems, Corollaries, Lemmas, and Methods of Proof. John Wiley & Sons p.4
Generally, a definition delimits or describes the meaning of a concept or term.
Definition may also refer one of the following.
Definition is an EP released by Jersey for Fueled by Ramen on May 8, 2001.
Definition is the sixth album by the American crossover thrash band D.R.I., which was released in 1992.
"Definition" is the first single from Black Star's eponymously titled 1998 album (see 1998 in music). It is produced by Hi-Tek, who samples "The P Is Free" by Boogie Down Productions for the track's beat. In addition, the song's chorus interpolates "Stop the Violence" by Boogie Down Productions. The chorus and the song's lyrics in general deal with the necessity to stop violence in hip hop. The song is an underground hit, but it still reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is featured on multiples compilations such as Best of Decade I: 1995-2005, Rawkus Records' greatest hits album. Allmusic writer Jason Kaufman considers it to be a "flawless" track.
A reprise of "Definition" titled "RE: DEFinition" can be found on the Black Star album.
Usage examples of "definition".
Definition Diet, we will sort through the most important ways to use whole food supplements for weight loss, antiaging, and good health, including which supplements to buy and when to take them for the greatest benefit.
However, readers should keep in mind that many of these behavioral symptoms have no consistent definitions or ways of measurement.
Though I find it ironic that any particular House of the Jaezred Chaulssin must, by definition, be considered the blackest sort of traitors to the city unfortunate enough to host them.
As she drew nearer, her outline gained definition and her twin port flame cannons glowed.
Its Cerberean functions might be set briefly in the context of genre itself and looked at through the lens of metaphor as an alternative mode of definition.
If you look at the biological definition, coevolution explains how species change their environment, as well as changing each other, causing the environment to make further changes in the species it contains.
They were sweating, these bodybuilt young men, and the mighty LumeNex lights brought out their traps, lats, delts, pecs, abs, and obliques in glossy high definition, especially when it came to the black players.
Habituation and dishabituation, which thus fulfill the criteria for the definitions of learning given at the beginning of Chapter 6, can be regarded as very basic and simple forms of short-term memory, adaptive mechanisms which economize on unnecessary responses and hence help to avoid fatigue.
Similarly, any identity not occurring in one of these selected elements will have no value in the definition of the character.
It is certain, that, in every religion, however sublime the verbal definition which it gives of its divinity, many of the votaries, perhaps the greatest number, will still seek the divine favour, not by virtue and good morals, which alone can be acceptable to a perfect being, but either by frivolous observances, by intemperate zeal, by rapturous extasies, or by the belief of mysterious and absurd opinions.
By definition, an extrapolative computer was not sentient but, by definition neither were the sprookjes.
The Definition Diet, outlined in TLC 3, combines the right balance of carbs, protein, and good fats to give your body a hormone-friendly environment.
The actress lifted her right leg, marveling at the swell of her own thigh muscles, at the definition between rectus femoris and vastus medialis.
The declining effectiveness of the Bretton Woods mechanisms and the decomposition of the monetary system of Fordism in the dominant countries made it clear that the reconstruction of an international system of capital would have to involve a comprehensive restructuring of economic relations and a paradigm shift in the definition of world command.
And when these were abandoned, and Philosophy resorted to definitions and formulas, its language was but a more complicated symbolism, attempting in the dark to grapple with and picture ideas impossible to be expressed.