Definition of definate
1. definite [ a ] precise; explicit and clearly defined
Examples: "I want a definite answer" "a definite statement of the terms of the will" "a definite amount" "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol" "the wedding date is now definite" "a definite drop in attendance"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
In a certain perfectly definite way , the method and the theme of his stories are one_and_the_same .
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Most species seem to prefer a ready-made hollow such_as a deserted mouse_nest , a bird_house , or the hole made by a woodpecker ; some show a definite liking for making their nest in moss .
(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
Definite information on the growth of senile individuals is lacking .
However , as so many of the records are not certainly based on newborn snakes , these data must be taken tentatively ; final conclusions will have_to await the measurements of broods from definite localities .
(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)
In the following paper it is shown that in a certain definite sense , exactly an odd number of squares can be inscribed in every such curve which does not contain an infinite number of inscribed squares .Synonyms definite Related Terms indefinite certain defined decisive distinct clear distinct explicit defined
2. definite [ a ] known for certain
Examples: "it is definite that they have won"
(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
`` Moriarty '' , my driver suddenly exclaimed with something so definite , so final in his tone I once_more repeated the absurdity , mustering all my latent powers of hypocrisy to sound convinced .Synonyms definite Related Terms certain
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