definite

[def-uh-nit]
adjective
1.
clearly defined or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact: a definite quantity; definite directions.
2.
having fixed limits; bounded with precision: a definite area.
3.
positive; certain; sure: It is definite that he will take the job.
4.
defining; limiting.
5.
Botany. (of an inflorescence) determinate.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin dēfīnītus limited, precise, past participle of dēfīnīre; see define, -ite2

definiteness, noun
nondefinite, adjective
nondefinitely, adverb
nondefiniteness, noun
quasi-definite, adjective
quasi-definitely, adverb
semidefinite, adjective
semidefinitely, adverb
semidefiniteness, noun
undefinite, adjective
undefinitely, adverb
undefiniteness, noun

definite, definitive.


1. specific, particular. 2. well-defined.
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definite (ˈdɛfɪnɪt)
 
adj
1.  clearly defined; exact; explicit
2.  having precise limits or boundaries
3.  known for certain; sure: it is definite that they have won
4.  botany
 a.  denoting a type of growth in which the main stem ends in a flower, as in a cymose inflorescence; determinate
 b.  (esp of flower parts) limited or fixed in number in a given species
 
[C15: from Latin dēfīnītus limited, distinct; see define]
 
'definiteness
 
n
 
definitude
 
n

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definite
1550s, from L. definitus "defined, bounded, limited," pp. of definire (see define).
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Example sentences
Until recently, severe spinal cord injuries came with a fairly definite
  diagnosis of paralysis, whether partial or complete.
I'm really grateful to you for finding some mistakes with my definite and
  indefinite articles.
Leaves have definite stalks.
In fact, merely polling soon began to elicit a definite aura of politics.
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