definitive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French définitif

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

definitive (comparative more definitive, superlative most definitive)

  1. explicitly defined
  2. conclusive or decisive
  3. definite, authoritative and complete
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      A strict and definitive truth.
    • Prescott
      Some definitive [] scheme of reconciliation.
  4. Limiting; determining.
    a definitive word
  5. (philately) general, not issued for commemorative purposes
  6. (obsolete) Determined; resolved.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

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definitive (plural definitives)

  1. (grammar) a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something
  2. (philately) an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand

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Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

definitive

  1. definitively

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

definitive

  1. inflected form of definitiv

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

definitive

  1. Feminine plural of definitivo

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dēfīnītīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēfīnītīvus