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definition (n.)

14世纪晚期, diffinicioun, definicion, “决定, 规定界限, 确定和说明一个事物的界限和独特性质”, 也是“限制”, 也是“对一个词或短语的意义的说明”, 来自古法语 definicion, 来自拉丁语 definitionem (名词 definitio) “一个界限, 一个界线. a limiting, prescribing; a definition, explanation”, 最后一种意义在西塞罗中最常见, 行动名词来自过去分词干 definire “限制, 确定, 解释”, 来自 de “完全” (见 de-) + finire “束缚, 限制”, 来自 finis “界限, 结束” (见 finish (v.) ). 在逻辑学中, 意为“说明某事的意思的行为”, 来自1640年代. 意为“画面中细节的鲜明程度”, 来自1889年.

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definition (n.)
a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol;
definition (n.)
clarity of outline;
exercise had given his muscles superior definition
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