Synonyms for definitionˌdɛf əˈnɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. definition(noun)

    a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

  2. definition(noun)

    clarity of outline

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. definition

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    Synonyms:
    comment, commentary, description, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

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