• (British) IPA: /dɪˈfɪn.ɪt.ɪv/


  1. explicitly defined
  2. conclusive or decisive
  3. definite, authoritative and complete
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica
      A strict and definitive truth.
    • Some definitive […] scheme of reconciliation.
  4. limiting; determining
    a definitive word
  5. (philately) general, not issued for commemorative purposes
  6. (obsolete) Determined; resolved.
    • 1604, William Shakespeare, Measure, for Measure, V. i. 424:
      Never crave him. We are definitive.
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definitive (plural definitives)

  1. (grammar) a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something
  2. (philately) an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand
    Synonyms: definitive stamp

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