definition

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Definition is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
definition

Plural
definitions

  1. (countable) A definition is an explanation of the meaning of a word.
    The sentence before this one is a definition.
    ESL students often check definitions in their dictionaries.
    Can you give me a definition for "imprisonment"?

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