Meaning of DEFINITION in English
/ ˌdefɪˈnɪʃn; NAmE / noun
[ C , U ] an explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase, especially in a dictionary; the act of stating the meanings of words and phrases :
clear simple definitions
Neighbours by definition live close by (= this is what being a neighbour means) .
[ C ] what an idea, etc. means :
What's your definition of happiness?
[ U ] the quality of being clear and easy to see :
The definition of the digital TV pictures is excellent.
late Middle English : from Latin definitio(n-) , from the verb definire set bounds to, from de- (expressing completion) + finire finish
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005