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Meaning of definition

def•i•ni•tion

Pronunciation: (def"u-nish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of defining or making definite, distinct, or clear.
  2. the formal statement of the meaning or significance of a word, phrase, etc.
  3. the condition of being definite, distinct, or clearly outlined.
  4. sharpness of the image formed by an optical system.
  5. the accuracy of sound or picture reproduction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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