Definition of Definitive

1. Adjective. Clearly defined or formulated. "The plain and unequivocal language of the laws"

Exact synonyms: Unequivocal
Similar to: Explicit, Expressed
Derivative terms: Unequivocalness



2. Adjective. Of recognized authority or excellence. "Classical methods of navigation"
Exact synonyms: Authoritative, Classic, Classical
Similar to: Standard

3. Adjective. Supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement. "A determinate answer to the problem"
Exact synonyms: Determinate
Similar to: Conclusive
Derivative terms: Determinateness

Definition of Definitive

1. a. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.

2. n. A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.

Definition of Definitive

1. Adjective. explicitly defined ¹

2. Adjective. conclusive or decisive ¹

3. Adjective. definite, authoritative and complete ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something ¹

5. Noun. (philately) an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Definitive

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Definitive

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

1. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1894)
"ized for that purpose, which definitive articles are in these words following [here insert them] Now know ye that we the United States in Congress assembled ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1834)
"Holland, indeed, had beeu deprived by force '<Г H hat she would have been bound ID surrender, if a definitive treaty liad been ..."

3. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"The Conclusion of a definitive Treaty (1) § 913. In General. It is the function of those charged with the conclusion of a definitive treaty to build a ..."

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