definition - definition and synonyms


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  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.