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noun definition pronunciation in American English /ˌdefəˈnɪʃ(ə)n/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a statement of what a word or expression means
    definition of:

    The definition of “family” has changed over the years.

    a clear/precise definition:

    We need a clear definition of the concept of human rights.

    a legal definition:

    Do you know the legal definition of “larceny?”

    broaden/widen a definition:

    Environmentalists are trying to broaden the definition of recycling.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the clear edges or shape that something has that make it easy to see

    Some of the photographs lack definition.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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