Webster 1913 Edition
definitis, p. p. of
definire: cf. F.
Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed;
definiteperiod or interval.
Elements combine in
Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear;
definiteword, term, or expression
Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining;
the article the, which is used to designate a particular person or thing, or a particular class of persons or things; – also called a definitive. See- -
Determinate inflorescence, under
Law of definite proportions
the essential law of chemical combination that every definite compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by weight; and, if two or more elements form more than one compound with each other, the relative proportions of each are fixed. Compare Law of multiple proportions, under
A thing defined or determined.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having certain limits; bounded with precision; determinate; as a definite extent of land; definite dimensions; definite measure.
2.Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; as a definite word, term or expression.
3.Fixed; determinate; exact; precise; as a definite time or period.
4.Defining; limiting; determining the extent; as a definite word.