DEFINITION | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of definition in English

Examples of definition

The most hopeful piece in the show at first seems like the definition of futility: a tumbleweed running on a treadmill.
Transparency by definition means the free, unfiltered sharing of information.
Energy and water cost money, and waste by definition reduces long-term profitability.
You can have all the dictionary definitions you want, but this person will never quite get it.
From NPR
What is your definition of a healthy weight?
The problem comes in the definition of moderate.
The claims are each exclusive of the other and therefore by definition both can not be true.
But for a business that's mobile by definition, that's easier said than done.
There's no clear definition or standard given to teachers of what are their rights.
From NPR
It also requires a more expansive definition of preventive medicine.
From Reuters
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Translations of definition

in Chinese (Traditional)
解釋, 定義, 解釋,說明…
in Chinese (Simplified)
解释, 定义, 解释,说明…
in Spanish
definición, definición [feminine]…
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tanım, tarif, açıklama…
définition [feminine], définition…
definisi, pemerian…
sự định nghĩa…
definicja, ostrość…
die Erklärung, die Definition
definisjon [masculine], forklaring [masculine], skarphet [masculine]…
определение, четкость, ясность…
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