Definición de definition en inglés:


Saltos de línea: def¦in|ition
Pronunciación: /dɛfɪˈnɪʃ(ə)n


  • 1A statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary: a dictionary definition of the verb
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    • The Judge said she had, in the absence of any statutory definition, consulted several dictionaries for a definition of the word record.
    • No, it's not exactly the dictionary definition of the word.
    • The dictionary definition of the word is to ride on or along a wave on a board.
  • 1.1An exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something: our definition of what constitutes poetry
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    • One widely accepted definition describes poverty as ‘an enforced lack of socially perceived necessities’.
    • Most definitions of the scheme describe it as operating alongside criminal action.
    • I'm struck how in the introductory sections, Publius returns again and again to a definition of ‘human nature.’
  • 1.2 [mass noun] The action or process of defining something: a question of definition issues of methodology and definition
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    • In all these examples we can see that whether a particular act is judged to be a crime or to be deviant is not explained by any quality of the act itself but by other considerations that enter into the process of labelling or definition.
    • It is equally important that our community have safe space in which to engage in that process of definition.
    • In the introduction, Lauret confronts the thorny questions of definition and categorization.
  • 2 [mass noun] The degree of distinctness in outline of an object, image, or sound: the clarity and definition of pictures can be aided by using computer graphics
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    • They have great resolution and incredible colour definition.
    • The anamorphic widescreen transfer is decent enough, with reasonable clarity and picture definition, though graininess can a problem now and again.
    • By looking at the graph and seeing the colors and shapes, these students were able to listen again and hear the shape of the sounds with more definition.
  • 2.1The capacity of a device to make images distinct in outline: we’ve been pleased with the definition of this TV
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    • You and your family will be blown away at the definition of this television.
    • The screen has excellent definition and best of all the unit is less than 9mm thick.
    • This television has excellent definition which makes the image jump right at you.


by definition

By its very nature; intrinsically: the assumption is that travel will, by definition, lead to creative insight
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  • And lest we forget, Saints, by definition, have the means to perform miracles in times of need.
  • A fully biological account of the human has to be deterministic, by definition.
  • Violence, by definition, signals the loss, lapse and negation of a spiritual way of being.



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  • Rates of self-harm and attempted suicide are difficult to compare internationally because of the definitional and reporting problems outlined in the earlier section on this topic.
  • If one accepts this definitional framework, then the moral equivalency argument sounds plausible.
  • However, it serves to indicate the nature of the definitional problem.


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  • On any objective view, ‘crime’ has to be seen as a non-natural category of behaviour, crucially definitionally dependent on the censuring processes of a given society.
  • For example, area would definitionally be related to length and width.
  • Economies of scale or scope are expressed, definitionally, in the context of changes in total cost.


late Middle English: from Latin definitio(n-), from the verb definire 'set bounds to' (see define).

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