by definition

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of by definition

:because of what something or someone is :according to the definition of a word that is being used to describe someone or something
  • A volunteer by definition is not paid.
  • A glider is by definition an aircraft with no engine.

Word by Word Definitions

definition play
  1. : a statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol

  2. : a statement expressing the essential nature of something

  3. : a product of defining


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