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definition/ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən/noun
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definition
/ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən/
noun
pluraldefinitions
Learner's definition of DEFINITION  
[count] 
: an explanation of the meaning of a word, phrase, etc. : a statement that defines a word, phrase, etc.
   b  : a statement that describes what something is
[singular]  : a clear or perfect example of a person or thing
[noncount]  : the quality that makes it possible to see the shape, outline, and details of something clearly
— see also high-definition

by definition

: because of what something or someone is : according to the definition of a word that is being used to describe someone or something
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