by definition

Definition of by definition

  1. :  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

  1. :  an act of determining

    :  the formal proclamation of a Roman Catholic dogma

    :  a statement expressing the essential nature of something

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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