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Because it may be that if you can more clearly define specific roles, the answer becomes apparent as to who can take that role. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While reducing costs in today's financial environment is appealing, you must clearly define legal and practical matters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We will now define this concept more formally. Mishkin, Frederic S. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)What is necessary is a clearly defined objective. Chaitow, Leon The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)These features are sufficient and necessary to define the complex concept of a triangle. Pressley, Michael & McCormick, Christine Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)Rather it became a closely defined concept involving corps artillery as well as air support. McInnes, Colin NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)There are many examples in which clearly defined property rights improve the operation of the price system. Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Offences had to be clearly defined by law and be both accessible and foreseeable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministry concepts must clearly define needs and the specific groups of people who have those needs. Christianity Today (2000)Now each has a clearly defined role. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it is one thing to define a concept and another to really get it. Geoffrey A. Moore LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)For a goal to be achievable it must be realistic and it must be clearly defined. Harris, Jean Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Without defined concepts of energy and entropy you cannot measure the difficulty or ease of changing the world. Oliver Morton Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)The question of the competence of the local Church had not been clearly defined. Hebblethwaite, Peter Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)First, can the concept be precisely defined? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now in its ninth edition, it has no clearly defined core. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Don't define the concept too closely. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Better still, his new venture had a clearly defined aesthetic. John Harris THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)In many cases, sociological concepts are defined in such a way that they can be measured as well. Appelbaum, Richard P. Sociology (1995)This requires deeper thought and harder work than when the different roles of husbands and wives were so clearly defined by law and social custom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Unless relationships are clearly defined and behaviours challenged, no amount of structural change will protect the autonomy of frontline services. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Once the sociologist has defined a concept, the next step is to figure out how to observe it in the world. Appelbaum, Richard P. Sociology (1995)The dictionary defines nostalgia as 'a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)

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Translations for 'define'

British English: define /dɪˈfaɪn/ VERB
If you define something, you say exactly what it is or exactly what it means.
The government defines a household as `a group of people who live in the same house'.
  • American English: define
  • Arabic: يُحَدِّدُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: definir
  • Chinese: 解释
  • Croatian: definirati
  • Czech: stanovit
  • Danish: definere
  • Dutch: definiëren
  • European Spanish: definir
  • Finnish: määritellä
  • French: définir
  • German: definieren
  • Greek: καθορίζω
  • Italian: definire
  • Japanese: 定義する
  • Korean: 정의하다
  • Norwegian: definere
  • Polish: zdefiniować
  • European Portuguese: definir
  • Romanian: a defini
  • Russian: определять
  • Latin American Spanish: definir
  • Swedish: definiera
  • Thai: นิยาม
  • Turkish: tanımlamak
  • Ukrainian: визначати
  • Vietnamese: định nghĩa

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