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clear–cut

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adjective \ˈklir-ˈkət\

Simple Definition of clear–cut

  • : very obvious and sharp : free from doubt or uncertainty : very definite

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clear–cut

  1. 1 :  sharply outlined :  distinct

  2. 2 :  free from ambiguity or uncertainty :  unambiguous <a clear–cut decision>

1849

First Known Use of clear–cut

1849


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clear–cut

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noun \-ˌkət\

Simple Definition of clear–cut

  • : an area of land in which all the trees have been cut down

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clear–cut

  1. :  an area of forest which has been clear-cut; also :  clear-cutting

Circa 1958

First Known Use of clear–cut

circa 1958


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