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American English: /ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /dɛfɪˈnɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of definition in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable 1.1 (statement of meaning) what's your definition of good music?
    ¿tú qué entiendes por buena música?
    by definition
    por definición
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 (categorization)
    Example sentences
    • 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 uncountable 2.1 (focus) the plot lacked definition
    la trama argumental no estaba bien definida
    it gave her life definition
    le dio dirección or sentido a su vida
    blusher gives your cheekbones definition
    el colorete realza los pómulos or da realce a los pómulos
    2.2 (Cinema, Photography, Television)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • I own a 60" DLP, and the TV's definition is great.
    • The TV's definition is great, you just have to be 20+ feet away from it, because it has the same number of pixels in it as a 1080p 46".
    • This television has excellent definition which makes the image jump right at you.
    2.3 (Audio) 2.4 (in eyesight)
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