definitive definitive  /dɪ ˈfɪ nɪ tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) clearly defined or formulated
  2. (adj) of recognized authority or excellence
  3. (adj) supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

Usage(s):

  1. Her arguments about the absence of the ions in the solution was definitive; no proof to the contrary has not been found as yet.
  2. Despite a month long painstaking search of the debris, the investigators could not come up with any definitive clues to what caused the aircraft to go down.
  3. There is no definitive evidence to link the city center shooting with the internecine gang wars.

News

  1. Portland Timbers 1, FC Dallas 0 | MLS Match Recap

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers sent notice that they aren’t going anywhere in the race to the top of the Western Conference with a definitive 1-0 victory Saturday afternoon over first-place FC Dallas at a rocking JELD-WEN Field.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  2. SearchGold Resources Inc. enters into definitive agreement with Ubika Corp. and announces results of its annual ...

    SearchGold Resources Inc. enters into definitive agreement with Ubika Corp. and announces results of its annual general and special meeting
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Microsoft insists Xbox One policies are "definitive" (but may evolve)

    Microsoft exec Phil Spencer says Redmond's online and software authorization requirements for the Xbox are "definitive" and will remain in place (for now). read more        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TG Daily

Quotes

  1. "I will make my position clear next week. I will say something definitive then," Blair told Britain's GMTV breakfast programme.
    on May 1, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Turkish Press

  2. "As best as I can gather right now, he's thinking about retiring after this year," Cox said. "But I can't give a definitive answer."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Bobby Cox Source: CBSSports.com

  3. In a statement released by Warner Brothers, Ms. Rowling said she could not "approve of 'companion books' or 'encyclopedias' that seek to pre-empt my definitive Potter reference book for their authors' own personal gain."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: JK Rowling Source: New York Times

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integral integral
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