definitude

definitude

[dih-fin-i-tood, -tyood]
noun
definiteness; exactitude; precision.

Origin:
1830–40; definite + -tude

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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
 
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