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definition |ˌdefəˈni sh ən|

noun

1 a statement of the exact meaning of a word, esp. in a dictionary.

• an exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something : our definition of what constitutes poetry.

• the action or process of defining something.

2 the degree of distinctness in outline of an object, image, or sound, esp. of an image in a photograph or on a screen.

• the capacity of an instrument or device for making images distinct in outline : [in combination ] high-definition television.