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Adjective: defined  di'fInd
  1. Clearly characterized or delimited
    "each child has clearly defined duties"; "lost in a maze of words both defined and undefined"
     
  2. Showing clearly the outline, profile or boundary
    "hills defined against the evening sky";
    - outlined
Verb: define  di'fIn
  1. Determine the essential quality of
    - specify, delineate, delimit, delimitate
     
  2. Give a definition for the meaning of a word
    "Define 'sadness'"
     
  3. Determine the nature of
    "What defines a good wine?"
     
  4. Show the form or outline of
    "The camera could define the smallest object"; "The tree was clearly defined by the light";
    - delineate
     
  5. Decide upon definitely; give a value
    "define the parameters";
    - specify, set, determine, fix, limit

See also: definite, distinct

Type of: be, characterise [Brit], characterize, choose, pick out, select, show, take

Antonym: undefined

Encyclopedia: Defined

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