definiendum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēfīniendum, gerund of dēfīniō.

Noun[edit]

definiendum (plural definienda)

  1. (semantics) The termword or phrase—defined in a definition.
    In the defining statement "A lake is a large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water", "lake" is the definiendum, "stretch of water" is the genus, and "large", "landlocked" and "naturally occurring" are the differentiae.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēfīniō (I set limits)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēfīniendum (accusative, gerundive dēfīniendus)

  1. limiting
  2. defining
  3. restricting

Declension[edit]

Second declension, defective.

Case Singular
Nominative
Genitive dēfīniendī
Dative dēfīniendō
Accusative dēfīniendum
Ablative dēfīniendō
Vocative

There is no nominative form. The present active infinitive of the parent verb is used in situations that require a nominative form.
The accusative may also be substituted by the infinitive in this way.

Participle[edit]

dēfīniendum

  1. inflection of dēfīniendus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular