The definition of elusive is being difficult to grasp or retain.(adjective)
An example of elusive is a difficult name to remember.
See elusive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L elusus (see elusion) + -ive
See elusive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin ēlūsus
Origin: , past participle of ēlūdere, to elude; see elude.
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