Define

Definition of Define

De`fine´
v. t.1.To fix the bounds of; to bring to a termination; to end.
[imp. & p. p. Defined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Defining.]
2.To determine or clearly exhibit the boundaries of; to mark the limits of; as, to define the extent of a kingdom or country.
3.To determine with precision; to mark out with distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly; as, the defining power of an optical instrument.
Rings . . . very distinct and well defined.
- Sir I. Newton.
4.To determine the precise signification of; to fix the meaning of; to describe accurately; to explain; to expound or interpret; as, to define a word, a phrase, or a scientific term.
They define virtue to be life ordered according to nature.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
v. i.1.To determine; to decide.

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