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Monday, October 02, 2006

Is definitiveness a tenuous concept in our age of continual updates?

Word for the Week


1.most reliable or complete, as of a text, author, criticism, study, or the like: the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson.

2.serving to define, fix, or specify definitely: to clarify with a definitive statement.

3.having its fixed and final form; providing a solution or final answer; satisfying all criteria: the definitive treatment for an infection; a definitive answer to a dilemma.

4.Biology. fully developed or formed; complete. –noun

5.a defining or limiting word, as an article, a demonstrative, or the like.

6.Philately. a stamp that is a regular issue and is usually on sale for an extended period of time. Compare commemorative (def. 2).


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