US: /ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən/
UK: /dˌɛfɪnˈɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

definition /,defi'niʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự định nghĩa, lời định nghĩa
    • sự định, sự định rõ, sự xác định (quyền lợi, ranh giới...)
    • (vật lý) sự rõ nét (hình ảnh); độ rõ (âm thanh)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [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).
2 [C] what an idea, etc. means: What's your definition of happiness? + There is no agreed definition of what a comprehensive school should be.
3 [U] the quality of being clear and easy to see: The definition of the digital TV pictures is excellent.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 delineation, delimitation, demarcation, outlining; acutance, resolution, distinctness, clarity, sharpness, focus, precision:
The definition at the edge of the photograph is fuzzy.
2 description, explanation, explication, clarification, statement (of meaning), sense, meaning:
How many definitions are there for the word 'good'?

Collocation dictionary


careful, clear, concise, exact, precise, unambiguous
The term ‘partner’ requires careful definition. The author provides a clear definition of cultural awareness.
| comprehensive, exhaustive | adequate, satisfactory | broad, loose, wide | narrow, rigid, strict
According to a strict definition, the expenses of a self-employed person can be deducted from tax.
| official, statutory
The firm falls within the statutory definition of a ‘small company’.
| conventional, standard | alternative | working
We need a good working definition of ‘pollution’.
| dictionary


give (sb), provide (sb with), offer (sb) | need, require | fit
This unusual building barely fits the definition of a house.


encompass sth, include sth


according to a/the ~
According to a strict definition of ‘assault’, she was not assaulted.
| by ~
A clinic for women would, by definition, deal with pregnancy and childbirth.
| under a/the ~
Under the broader definition of ‘poverty’, thousands more people would be included.

Concise English dictionary

+a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
+clarity of outline