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Definition 1: clarity of outline - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where definition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • exercise had given his muscles superior definition

(definition is a kind of ...) the quality of being sharp and clear

Definition 2: a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol - [noun denoting communication]

(definition is a kind of ...) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

"the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"

(... is a kind of definition ) a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation

"a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"

(... is a kind of definition ) a definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol

(... is a kind of definition ) a definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined

(... is a kind of definition ) a definition that points out or exhibits instances of the term defined

(... is a kind of definition ) (mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps

(... is a kind of definition ) the act of giving a new definition

"words like `conservative' require periodic redefinition" "she provided a redefinition of his duties"

(... is a kind of definition ) a definition that is stipulated by someone and that is not a standard usage

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