Meaning of DEFINITE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ defɪnɪt ]


If something such as a decision or an arrangement is definite , it is firm and clear, and unlikely to be changed.

It’s too soon to give a definite answer...

Her Royal Highness has definite views about most things...

She made no definite plans for her future.



Definite evidence or information is true, rather than being someone’s opinion or guess.

We didn’t have any definite proof...

ADJ : usu ADJ n


You use definite to emphasize the strength of your opinion or belief.

There has already been a definite improvement...

That’s a very definite possibility.

= real

ADJ : ADJ n [ emphasis ]


Someone who is definite behaves or talks in a firm, confident way.

Mary is very definite about this.


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