[ US /dɪˈfɪnɪtɪv/ ]
[ UK /dɪfˈɪnɪtˌɪv/ ]
  1. of recognized authority or excellence
    the definitive work on Greece
  2. supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
    a determinate answer to the problem
    a definitive verdict
  3. clearly defined or formulated
    the plain and unequivocal language of the laws
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How To Use definitive In A Sentence

  • I'm sure there will be a generous amount of worthies stepping forward to parse every sentence, on the eternal quest for the definitive admission that it's over.
  • People are always spouting off with definitive answers about what design is… except that everyone has a different take on it.
  • Though some may decry the lack of uncut versions of each film, the fact is this will most likely be the definitive version of this series.
  • In summary, the research to date provides few definitive guidelines for the clinician.
  • He did in these extremities, as I conceive, most humbly recommend the direction of his judicial proceedings to the upright judge of judges, God Almighty; did submit himself to the conduct and guideship of the blessed Spirit in the hazard and perplexity of the definitive sentence, and, by this aleatory lot, did as it were implore and explore the divine decree of his goodwill and pleasure, instead of that which we call the final judgment of a court. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • In 1974 he published the definitive book on the history of carriage clocks. Times, Sunday Times
  • The flock receives virtually no historical background from its shepherd - who is believed to be the definitive authority on such matters.
  • Louis Jordan, a historian with a strong interest in numismatic issues, has written what is undoubtedly the definitive history of Massachusetts' seventeenth-century mint.
  • That would be Robert Downey Jr., whose antisentimental charisma is the most dramatically definitive feature of Colorado Springs Independent
  • Comparative genetic analysis of the viral DNA from each isolate would be required to definitively ascertain the conspecificity of these viruses.
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