The definition of terms is essential to any successful scholarly study.
An example of definition is what comes up when looking up a word in YourDictionary.com.
An example of definition is the outline of people against a background in a photo.
- as consistent with its very meaning, nature, or purposeA teacher by definition faces the everyday challenges of the classroom.
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Origin of definition
- Middle English diffinicioun from Old French definition from Latin dēfīnītiō dēfīnītiōn- from dēfīnītus past participle of dēfīnīre to define define
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition