definition

noun
ADJECTIVE
careful, clear, concise, exact, precise, unambiguous

The term ‘partner’ requires careful definition.

The author provides a clear definition of cultural awareness.

comprehensive, exhaustive (BrE), inclusive
adequate, satisfactory
broad, expanded, expansive (esp. AmE), loose, wide
narrow, rigid, rigorous, strict

According to a strict definition, the expenses of a self-employed person can be deducted from tax.

formal, official, statutory

The firm falls within the statutory definition of a ‘small company’.

dictionary
legal, mathematical

The mathematical definition of an even number is one that is exactly divisible by 2.

accepted, conventional, standard, textbook, traditional
alternative
workable, working

We need a good working definition of ‘pollution’.

VERB + DEFINITION
give (sb), offer (sb), propose, provide (sb with)
adopt, use

They have adopted a very narrow definition of success.

fit, meet

This unusual building barely fits the definition of a house.

broaden, change, expand, stretch

He has expanded the definition of sculpture.

accept

She refused to accept the definition of woman as man's subordinate.

DEFINITION + VERB
encompass sth, include sth
PREPOSITION
according to a/the definition

According to a strict definition of ‘assault’, she was not assaulted.

by definition

A clinic for women would, by definition, deal with pregnancy and childbirth.

under a/the definition

Under the broader definition of ‘poverty’, thousands more people would be included.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of the meaning), / (by a statement of characteristic properties) / ,


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