1 clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney [syn: unequivocal]
2 of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation" [syn: authoritative, classical]
3 supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem" [syn: determinate]
- Italian: definitivo
conclusive or decisive
definite, authoritative and complete
- Italian: definitivo
- Feminine plural of definitivo
Definitive is used to describe several things:
As an adjective, definitive describes something which is considered an authoritative, final or conclusive example or version of its type.
In philately, a definitive is a common issue postage stamp that is part of a complete series, covering all available denominations.
In published works, and especially in literature, a definitive version of a work or a part of that work or an interpretation thereof is the one that is accepted as the "correct" one.
- Definitive Jux, a record label.
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