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definite

def·i·nite

definite

 
 
pronunciation:
de f niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: clear or exact.
I have no definite plans for Friday night.I have a definite reason for wanting it this way.
synonyms:
precise
similar words:
clear, distinct, specific
definition 2: having clear and certain limits.
There is a definite number of balls that must go into each box.
similar words:
certain, particular, precise, specific
definition 3: known for certain; sure.
Do you have definite proof that she took your money?
similar words:
positive, sure
derivation: definiteness (n.)
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  • definitely:
    known for sure; certainly.
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The word definite contains the following parts:
fin Latin root that means end, limit
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.