definate vs definite :

definate or definite

Any vowel in an unstressed position can sometimes have the sound linguists call a “schwa:” “uh.” The result is that many people tend to guess when they hear this sound, but “definite” is definitely the right spelling. Also common are various misspellings of “definitely,” including the bizarre “defiantly.”

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  • a  precise; explicit and clearly defined
    I want a definite answer
    a definite statement of the terms of the will
    a definite amount
    definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol
    the wedding date is now definite
    a definite drop in attendance
  • s  known for certain
    it is definite that they have won
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    The number of definite Democratic candidates for governor now stands at five. A few more are possible contenders. They're fulfilling predictions that the list would be long because Gov. Tom Corbett's approval ratings remain low in polls.
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    June 14, 2013 - Opposing Views
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    June 13, 2013 - StyleBistro