undefinite


undefinite

adjective

  1. clearly defined or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact: a definite quantity; definite directions.
  2. having fixed limits; bounded with precision: a definite area.
  3. positive; certain; sure: It is definite that he will take the job.
  4. defining; limiting.
  5. Botany. (of an inflorescence) determinate.

adjective

  1. clearly defined; exact; explicit
  2. having precise limits or boundaries
  3. known for certain; sureit is definite that they have won
  4. botany
    1. denoting a type of growth in which the main stem ends in a flower, as in a cymose inflorescence; determinate
    2. (esp of flower parts) limited or fixed in number in a given species

adj.1550s, from Latin definitus “defined, bounded, limited,” past participle of definire (see define). Definite means “defined, clear, precise, unmistakable;” definitive means “having the character of finality.”

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