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define

verb

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1 to draw or make apparent the outline of
  • The glass skyscraper's sleek silhouette was strikingly defined by the setting sun to its west.
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2 to mark the limits of
  • The river defines the town on the south.
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3 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group
  • a woman who is defined by her unswerving loyalty to her friends
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4 to give the rules about (something) clearly and exactly
  • Let me define the task so that there is no doubt in your minds about what needs to be done.
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