de·​fin·​i·​en·​dum di-ˌfi-nē-ˈen-dəm How to pronounce definiendum (audio)
plural definienda di-ˌfi-nē-ˈen-də How to pronounce definiendum (audio)
: an expression that is being defined

Word History


borrowed from Latin dēfīniendum "something to be defined," from neuter gerundive of dēfīnīre "to mark the limits of, determine, define"

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of definiendum was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Definiendum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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