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defined

adjective

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defined

verb
past tense of define

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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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“Defined.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defined. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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