- To determine; to decide. - To fix the bounds of; to bring to a termination; to end.
- To determine or clearly exhibit the boundaries of; to
mark the limits of; as, to define the extent of a kingdom or country.
- To determine with precision; to mark out with
distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly; as, the defining power
of an optical instrument.
- To determine the precise signification of; to fix the
meaning of; to describe accurately; to explain; to expound or
interpret; as, to define a word, a phrase, or a scientific term.