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  1. define

    • IPA[dəˈfīn]

    美式

    • v.
      state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of;give the meaning of (a word or phrase), especially in a dictionary
    • verb: define, 3rd person present: defines, gerund or present participle: defining, past tense: defined, past participle: defined

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of:

      the contract will seek to define the client's obligations

    • 2. give the meaning of (a word or phrase), especially in a dictionary:

      the dictionary defines it as “a type of pasture”

    • 3. make up or establish the character of:

      for some, the football team defines their identity

    • 4. mark out the boundary or limits of:

      the river defines the park's boundary

    • 5. make clear the outline of; delineate:

      she defined her eyes by applying eyeshadow

    • adj. having a definite outline or specification; precisely marked or stated:

    • defined boundaries

      a number of clearly defined aims

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    • adj. having a definite outline or specification; precisely marked or stated:

    • defined boundaries

      a number of clearly defined aims

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    • adj. clearly defined or described:

    • without well-defined goals it is likely that efforts will be misdirected

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    • adj. not having a clear description or limits; vague:

    • ill-defined concepts

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    • adj. not having a clear description or limits; vague:

    • ill-defined concepts

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    • n. an event which typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences:

    • this is a defining moment for him—there could be a backlash, but there could be great benefits

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    • n. an event which typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences:

    • this is a defining moment for him—there could be a backlash, but there could be great benefits

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    • n. a company pension plan in which an employee's pension payments are calculated according to length of service and the salary they earned at the time of retirement.

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    • IPA[dɪˈfʌɪn]

    英式

    • v.
      state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of:
    • the contract will seek to define the client's obligations

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