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definite

def·i·nite

definite

 
 
pronunciation:
de f niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: clearly defined or fixed, as opposed to being undecided, undetermined, or general; precise; exact.
We need to have a definite answer by next week.There was a definite reason why he had to leave, but he couldn't tell us.Don't make any definite decisions until we all can discuss it.
synonyms:
definitive, explicit, precise, unequivocal
antonyms:
equivocal, indefinite, undecided, undetermined, vague
similar words:
clear, decisive, distinct, flat, particular, specific
definition 2: having precisely fixed limits.
a definite region
synonyms:
circumscribed, delimited, determinate, fixed
antonyms:
indefinite
similar words:
certain, clear-cut, limited, particular, precise, set, specific
definition 3: unquestionable; certain; sure.
The police have no definite proof that he committed the crime.It is definite that the storm is coming.
synonyms:
certain, clear
antonyms:
doubtful, tentative, uncertain
similar words:
clear-cut, conclusive, decisive, indisputable, manifest, positive, pronounced, sure, tangible, unequivocal, unmistakable, unquestionable
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derivation: definiteness (n.)
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  • definitely:
    known for sure; certainly.
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