Definition of Definiteness

1. Noun. The quality of being predictable with great confidence.

Exact synonyms: Determinateness
Specialized synonyms: Conclusiveness, Decisiveness, Finality
Generic synonyms: Predictability
Derivative terms: Definite, Determinate, Determinate

Definition of Definiteness

1. n. The state of being definite; determinateness; precision; certainty.

Definition of Definiteness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being definite. ¹

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Definition of Definiteness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Definiteness

defining characteristic
defining characteristics
defining vocabulary
definite article
definite articles
definite clause
definite integral
definite integrals
definite quantity
definiteness (current term)
definition by pointing
definition list
definition lists
definitions by pointing

Literary usage of Definiteness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Government Purchasing by Arthur G. Thomas (1919)
"A wide disparity exists between private and governmental practice with respect to the definiteness of the terms—as regards the article to be supplied and ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"A supplemental pleading must allege the facts with the same definiteness and certainty as are required ... See further article definiteness AND CERTAINTY IN ..."

3. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Rhythm and definiteness. Now, if this element of definiteness is essential for ... The element of definiteness is then introduced gradually by modifying the ..."

4. Practical Business English by Oscar Charles Gallagher, Leonard Bowdoin Moulton (1918)
"definiteness. definiteness makes a clear impression on the mind of the reader. ... It contains two examples of definiteness. Lesson would be a general term. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"Our earliest authority, Gildas, speaks of him with enthusiasm, but with little definiteness, as the leader who checked the victorious advance of the Saxon ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"These descriptions will compare very favorably as to definiteness with the following descriptions of grants which have been approved by this court: Ü. 8. v. ..."

7. Montgomery's Manual of Federal Procedure, Practice and Forms by Charles Carroll Montgomery (1918)
"definiteness and Certainty—Rule 20. 921. Bill of Particulars. 922. Is a Matter of Discretion. 923. Cannot be Used to Obtain Information of Facts Which are ..."

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