1. definition

noun. ['ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən'] a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol.


  • ostensive definition
  • stipulative definition
  • recursive definition
  • contextual definition
  • explanation
  • dictionary definition
  • redefinition
  • explicit definition


  • credit
  • debit
  • unimportance
  • opacity


  • diffinicioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definition (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Definition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
  • juxtaposition
  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
  • inquisition
  • exposition
  • expedition
  • electrician
  • disposition

How do you pronounce definition?

Pronounce definition as ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən.

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How do you spell definition? Is it defintion ?

A common misspelling of definition is defintion

Sentences with definition

1. Noun, singular or mass
Uniformly, master artists have expanded the definition of art and changed the way people interpret art.

Quotes about definition

1. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

3. If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.
- Stephen Covey

2. definition

noun. ['ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən'] clarity of outline.


  • distinctness


  • softness
  • direct discourse


  • diffinicioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definition (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))