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1. definition

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • credit
  • debit
  • unimportance
  • opacity

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Explicit Definition

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

2. definition

noun. ['ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən'] clarity of outline.

Synonyms

  • distinctness

Antonyms

  • softness
  • direct discourse

Etymology

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

3. explicit

adjective. ['ɪkˈsplɪsət'] precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication.

Synonyms

  • denotive
  • definitive
  • unequivocal
  • unambiguous
  • univocal
  • denotative
  • expressed
  • open
  • declared
  • stated
  • express
  • graphic
  • hard-core
  • overt
  • hardcore
  • explicitness

Antonyms

  • implicit
  • equivocal
  • covert
  • connotative
  • indefinite

4. explicit

adjective. ['ɪkˈsplɪsət'] in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term.

Synonyms

  • denotative

Antonyms

  • indistinct
  • undefined
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