de·fine / diˈfīn/ • v. [tr.] 1. state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of. ∎ give the meaning of (a word or phrase), esp. in a dictionary. ∎ make up or establish the character of: the football team defines their identity. 2. mark out the boundary or limits of. ∎ make clear the outline of; delineate. DERIVATIVES: de·fin·a·ble adj. de·fin·er n.
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