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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Definitive  \De*fin"i*tive\,  a.  [L.  definitivus:  cf  F. 
  d['e]finitif.] 
  1.  Determinate;  positive;  final;  conclusive;  unconditional; 
  express. 
 
  A  strict  and  definitive  truth.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  Some  definitive  .  .  .  scheme  of  reconciliation. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  Limiting;  determining;  as  a  definitive  word 
 
  3.  Determined;  resolved.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Definitive  \De*fin"i*tive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  A  word  used  to  define  or  limit  the  extent  of  the 
  signification  of  a  common  noun  such  as  the  definite  article, 
  and  some  pronouns. 
 
  Note:  Definitives  .  .  .  are  commonly  called  by  grammarians 
  articles.  .  .  .  They  are  of  two  kinds,  either  those 
  properly  and  strictly  so  called  or  else  pronominal 
  articles,  such  as  this  that  any  other  some  all 
  no  none,  etc  --Harris  (Hermes). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  definitive 
  adj  1:  clearly  defined  or  formulated;  "the  plain  and  unequivocal 
  language  of  the  laws"-  R.B.Taney  [syn:  {unequivocal}] 
  2:  of  recognized  authority  or  excellence;  "the  definitive  work 
  on  Greece";  "classical  methods  of  navigation"  [syn:  {authoritative}, 
  {classical}] 
  3:  supplying  or  being  a  final  or  conclusive  settlement;  "a 
  definitive  verdict";  "a  determinate  answer  to  the  problem" 
  [syn:  {determinate}] 




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