Translation of definition in Spanish:

definition

Pronunciation: /ˌdefəˈnɪʃən; ˌdefɪˈnɪʃən/

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  • 1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable 1.1 (statement of meaning) definición (feminine) what's your definition of good music? ¿tú qué entiendes por buena música? by definition por definición
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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.
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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 (categorization) definición (f), delimitación (f)
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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 uncountable/no numerable 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/Cine] [Photography/Fotografía] [Television/Televisión] nitidez (f), definición (f)
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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.
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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.
    2.3 [Audio] nitidez (f), claridad (f) 2.4 [Optics/Óptica] definición (feminine)

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