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It is the definition of double standards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a shame the dictionary definition's so derogatory. The Sun (2016)The higher your tax bill, by definition, the higher your income. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The very definition of throwing good money after bad. The Sun (2012)The nonsense syllables of the parent have no dictionary definitions. Christianity Today (2000)The extra definition really opens up the eyes. The Sun (2013)An illness with no clear definition can quickly acquire a bad name. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is guaranteed to give you the definition in one or two coats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The lack of definition to his roaming role meant that he was often overlapping with colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The legal definition of a pyramid scheme is one where no real products have been sold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We work with each organisation to ensure that the data reported match the standard definitions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her body is sculpted and her abs so carved they appear to be in high definition. The Sun (2014)The first problem is one of definition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More formal definitions were no use either. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is time to revisit our definition of good behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She is the dictionary definition of pure evil. The Sun (2014)Let me give you the definition of procrastination quickly. Hopkins, Tom The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)On a range of issues they lack definition. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That is the legal definition of insolvency. The Sun (2009)The standard definition broadcast was shown without any interruption. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But importantly it has twice the detail of a high definition telly. The Sun (2014)The biggest disconnect is one of definition. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To meet the definition, something drastic needs to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That makes it interesting, like a work in progress towards a clearer definition of things. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you want waist definition, choose something with a belt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On balance, the volume uses the problems of definition to good and sometimes creative effect. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)A formal definition may be required for some writing situations. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)

Synonyms of 'definition'

sharpness, focus, clarity, contrast
description, settling, fixing, determination

Trends of 'definition'

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Translations for 'definition'

British English: definition /ˌdɛfɪˈnɪʃən/ NOUN
A definition of a word or term is a statement giving its meaning, especially in a dictionary.
There is no agreement on a standard definition of intelligence.
  • American English: definition
  • Arabic: تَعْرِيف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: definição
  • Chinese: 定义
  • Croatian: definicija
  • Czech: definice
  • Danish: definition
  • Dutch: definitie
  • European Spanish: definición
  • Finnish: määritelmä
  • French: définition
  • German: Definition
  • Greek: ορισμός
  • Italian: definizione
  • Japanese: 定義
  • Korean: 정의
  • Norwegian: definisjon
  • Polish: definicja
  • European Portuguese: definição
  • Romanian: definiție
  • Russian: определение
  • Spanish: definición
  • Swedish: definition
  • Thai: คำจำกัดความ
  • Turkish: tanım
  • Ukrainian: визначення
  • Vietnamese: định nghĩa


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