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Definitions of definite

  1.   Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval.
  2.   Settled with precision; exact; clear; precise.
  3.   A thing defined or determined.
  4.   Having distinct limits; fixed; exact.
  5.   Precise; exact; having fixed or distinct limits; certain; pointing out; as, the definite article.
  6.   Fixed, constant; inflorescences with primary axis terminating early in a flower; stamens limited to twenty in number.
  7.   Noting a cymose inflorescence in which the oldest flower is at the apex of the axis in the center of a constant number of stamens.
  8.   Definiteness.
  9.   Determined; resolved.
  10.   Definitely.
  11.   Having fixed limits; determinate; fixed; precise; exact; limiting the application.
  12.   precise; explicit and clearly defined; " I want a definite answer"; " a definite statement of the terms of the will"; " a definite amount"; " definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; " the wedding date is now definite"; " a definite drop in attendance"
  13.   known for certain; " it is definite that they have won"
  14.   Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article.
  15.   Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression.
  16.   Having precise limits; determined; ciear; precise.

Antonyms for definite

cosmopolitan, unrestricted, Issuable, doubtful, arcane, great, fathomless, inscrutable, Inferable, expanded, faint, incorrect, broad, bulky, limitless, plentiful, approximate, oversize, super, dark, elliptical, global, universal, voluminous, formless, catholic, circuitous, delphic, unqualified, escalated, whole, shapeless, indefinite, dim, loose, epic, comprehensive, extensive, copious, occult, cryptic, opaque, incomprehensible, undetermined, fuzzy, unfathomable, inclusive, obscure, innumerable, amorphous, inaccurate, gauzy, unclear, respectable, mysterious, inexact, whacking, boundless, muzzy, metaphysical, moot, derivable, general, unspecialized, considerable, indeterminate, restricted, illimitable, all-purpose, handsome, a priori, pale, deductive, ample, speculative, ambiguous, countless, substantial, blurry, incalculable, inferential, ideational, foggy, expansive, vague, implicit, general-purpose, indistinguishable, dubious, hefty, arguable, ballpark, measureless, immeasurable, vast, infinite, hazy, conceptual, unintelligible, murky, major, inexhaustible, Fuliginous, unshaped, plenitudinous, theoretical, bumper, Dimensionless, blear, goodly, Inferred, misty, bottomless, conjectural, noncommittal, enlarged, imprecise, king-size, enigmatic, deep, sweeping, endless, suppositional, large, unspecific, Controvertible, hypothetical, unreserved, nebulous, reasoned, big, double-edged, deducible, notional, inestimable, Doubtable, unbounded, unlimited, negotiable, indistinct, all-around, approximative, one, uncertain, horizonless, questionable, abstract, jumbo, academic, debatable, ideal, hulking, largish, equivocal, squishy, inexplicit, unfixed, implied, qualified, unformed, grandiose, unstructured, unmeasured, indecisive, shadowy, bleary, sizable, undefined, coy, mystic.

Quotes of definite

  1. Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx. – Hannah Arendt
  2. It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one -quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it. – Francis William Aston
  3. Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles. – Colleen Atwood
  4. I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything. – Brian Eno
  5. Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time. – Edward Forbes
  6. And the American public was able to make up their own mind whether this verdict was a just verdict or not. So I think there's a lot of value in the public being able to see how the system works or doesn't work, so I think there's a definite value there. – Lance Ito
  7. When I was about 17 or 18, I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going to change. I didn't know what the consequences would be, but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career. – Tommy Kirk
  8. The album is a definite departure. I haven't written original material before, except for one song on my first album, but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one. – Diana Krall
  9. But the Committee for Industrial Organizations is here. It is now henceforth a definite instrumentality, destined greatly to influence the lives of our people and the internal and external course of the republic. – John L. Lewis
  10. Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience. – Ernst Mach
  11. With a definite step -by -step plan- ah, what a difference it makes! You cannot fail, because each step carries you along to the next, like a track. – Scott Reed
  12. Have a definite opinion. – William Safire
  13. For a solo work I need a definite idea. For the present I have none. – Alfred Schnittke

Usage examples for definite

  1. Even he had a definite determined purpose. ” – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. It was therefore from 1850 to 1875 that plane geometry took a definite place in the American high school. ” – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  3. “ " Perhaps- just perhaps, you understand, and nothing definite as yet- we may have a little job for you before long. ” – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  4. However, you must be definite one way or the other. ” – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  5. Papa, dear, is this quite definite – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  6. You will have to explain yourself if you expect to get a definite reply." ” – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. He stopped with a short laugh, looking straight at Leland with something that suggested a definite meaning in his pale blue eyes. ” – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  8. My father was perfectly definite about it. ” – The Reverberator by Henry James
  9. March had noticed them, but without any very definite impression except that Beaton seemed to give the whole evening to the girl. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  10. Will you not give me a definite answer now? ” – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  11. In either case the question should be stated clearly and to the point, so that the spirit may give a simple definite answer. ” – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  12. And have you obtained that definite promise? ” – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  13. When public feeling took definite shape in the intention to lynch the prisoner, Ellis felt a sudden sense of responsibility growing upon himself. ” – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  14. “ There's nothing definite of course. ” – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  15. Do you know- anything definite – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. The moon revolves around our earth once in a definite number of seconds. ” – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  17. My teacher has not given me anything definite on this score. ” – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann
  18. Well, that is definite Miss Blake, and of course your wishes must be obeyed. ” – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  19. “ " We don't have definite information on that, I'm afraid," he said. ” – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  20. And her present distress was, that, in view of her promise, she could do nothing definite to help her. ” – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore

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