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01. For homework, please [define] the following expressions in your own words.
02. It can be quite difficult to clearly [define] abstract ideas such as love or friendship.
03. Moderate alcohol consumption is [defined] as no more than 2 drinks a day for men, and no more than 1 drink a day for women.
04. Terrorism is [defined] as the deliberate targeting of civilians in order to create a climate of terror.
05. My ESL instructor emphasizes learning vocabulary in context, rather than simply memorizing [definitions].
06. He knows the [definition] of lots of words, but he can't actually use many of them in a proper sentence.
07. A bicycle route through the valley is clearly [defined] now.
08. Significant moral issues can seldom be sharply [defined].
09. Fever is usually [defined] as an oral temperature above 37.4 degrees.
10. In a traditional Iraqi family, each member's role is clearly [defined].
11. According to anthropologists, there appears to be a universal [definition] of human beauty.
12. The women's liberation movement has resulted in [redefinitions] of the ways men and women relate to each other.
13. Before buying yourself a new dictionary, look up a few words in different ones, so you can see which one has the clearest [definitions].
14. We have to write simple [definitions] for the new vocabulary as homework.
15. Although Nigeria was created because of European ambitions and rivalries in West Africa, its peoples had a rich history before the colonial borders were [defined].
16. In every culture, fashion plays an important role, from [defining] wealth and status to allowing individuals to express their unique style.
17. The United States' space program is [redefining] the boundaries of space travel.
18. The new leader of the NDP will have to [define] his party's position a little more clearly than his predecessor if he hopes to improve their showing in the next election.
19. Thomas Harding once wrote that it is hard for a woman to [define] her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
20. Benjamin Whorf once suggested that language is not simply a reporting device for experience, but a [defining] framework for it.
21. Abraham Maslow [defined] a hierarchy of needs which motivate man's behavior.
22. Rose Elizabeth Bird once said that it's always the minorities, who aren't a part of the mainstream, who [define] what the limits of the majority are going to be.
23. A dictionary gives more [definitions] for the word 'set' than any other word in the English language.
24. Psychologists have proposed a number of criteria with which to [define] abnormality.
25. Quentin Tarentino has [redefined] the kung fu movie genre with his instant classic, "Kill Bill."
26. Language has certain general, [definable] rules which explain the way a language is used.
27. The dictionary [defines] happiness as a feeling of pleasure or contentment.
28. Categorizing their music as punk or rock is meaningless. It is both and it is more. It is [indefinable].
29. The following mathematical formula is [undefined] because it does not permit a sensible output.

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  • Define — De*fine , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defining}.] [OE. definer, usually, to end, to finish, F. d[ e]finir to define, L. definire to limit, define; de + finire to limit, end, finis boundary, limit, end. See {Final}, {Finish}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • define — UK US /dɪˈfaɪn/ verb [T] ► to say what the meaning of something, especially a word, is: »Economists normally define a recession as two successive quarters of negative growth. ► to explain and state the meaning and exact limits of something: »a… …   Financial and business terms

  • define — [dē fīn′, difīn′] vt. defined, defining [ME diffinen < OFr definer & ML diffinire, both < L definire, to limit, define < de , from + finire, to set a limit to, bound: see FINISH] 1. a) to determine or set down the boundaries of b) to… …   English World dictionary

  • define — [v1] give description ascertain, assign, call a spade a spade*, characterize, construe, decide, delineate, denominate, denote, describe, designate, detail, determine, dub, elucidate, entitle, etch, exemplify, explain, expound, formalize,… …   New thesaurus

  • Define — De*fine , v. i. To determine; to decide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • define — I verb characterize, characterize precisely, circumscribere, clarify, construe, definire, delineate, denominate, depict the essential qualities of, describe, describe the properties of, designate, determine the essential qualities of, determine… …   Law dictionary

  • define — (v.) late 14c., to specify; to end, from O.Fr. defenir to end, terminate, determine, and directly from L. definire to limit, determine, explain, from de completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + finire to bound, limit, from finis boundary, end (see FINISH… …   Etymology dictionary

  • define — vb *prescribe, assign Analogous words: *limit, circumscribe: fix, *set, establish Contrasted words: *mix, merge, mingle: *mistake, confuse, confound …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • define — ► VERB 1) state or describe the exact nature or scope of. 2) give the meaning of (a word or phrase). 3) mark out the limits or outline of. DERIVATIVES definable adjective definer noun. ORIGIN Latin definire, from finire finish …   English terms dictionary

  • define — /dI faIn/ verb (T) 1 to describe something correctly and thoroughly: the ability to define clients needs | define sth clearly/precisely: The powers of the President are clearly defined in the Constitution. 2 to explain exactly the meaning of a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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