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definition 1: to explain or state the meaning of (a word or phrase).
example: Dictionaries attempt to define words clearly and precisely.
example: You should define unfamiliar terms at the beginning of your paper.
definition 2: to establish or determine the limits or extent of.
example: The boundaries of the farm are clearly defined.
definition 3: to clearly specify.
example: The property owner and the electrical contractor defined the terms of their agreement before any work on the house was begun.
1. a shallow area within a body of water.
2. an elevated ridge or area in the bottom of a body of water, esp. one that is uncovered at low tide; sandbar.
shallow, esp. when constituting a hazard for boats.
example: A fleet of fifteen warships lay moored in shoal water.
a clearing in a forest.
definition 1: happening in or belonging to the present time.
example: This must be his old phone number; do you know his current one?
example: Do you follow the current trends in fashion?
example: Here are the reports for the current fiscal year.
definition 2: known widely; in general use.
example: He uses slang words that are no longer current.
a protrusion of rock above the surface of the soil.
example: Outcrops are the most important sources of information for geological mapping.
to erupt or protrude, as a rock from the soil.
example: Coal-mining spread to other districts where coal outcropped or could be got from shallow pits.