definitive : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s clearly defined or formulated
- s of recognized authority or excellence
the definitive work on Greece
- s supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
a definitive verdict
- Her arguments about the absence of the ions in the solution was definitive; no proof to the contrary has not been found as yet.
- 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.
- There is no definitive evidence to link the city center shooting with the internecine gang wars.
- Tony Blair in Turkish Press
I will make my position clear next week. I will say something definitive then,Blair told Britain's GMTV breakfast programme.
- Bobby Cox in CBSSports.com
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."
- JK Rowling in New York Times
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."