[def-uh-nit] /ˈdɛf ə nɪt/

clearly or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact:
a definite quantity; definite directions.
having fixed limits; bounded with precision:
a definite area.
positive; certain; sure:
It is definite that he will take the job.
; limiting.
Botany. (of an inflorescence) determinate.
clearly defined; exact; explicit
having precise limits or boundaries
known for certain; sure: it is definite that they have won


1550s, from Latin definitus “defined, bounded, limited,” past participle of definire (see define). Definite means “defined, clear, precise, unmistakable;” definitive means “having the character of finality.”


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