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Definition of Definition

Def`i`ni´tion
n.1.The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.
2.Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.
Definition being nothing but making another understand by words what the term defined stands for.
- Locke.
3.Description; sort.
4.(Logic) An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.
5.(Opt.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

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