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define

de·fine

define

 
 
pronunciation:
dih faIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: defined, defines, defining
definition: to explain the meaning of a word or phrase.
This dictionary defines hundreds of words.
similar words:
explain, interpret
derivations: definable (adj.), definably (adv.), definability (n.), definer (n.)
Word Parts
The word define contains the following part:
fin Latin root that means end, limit