Definition of definitive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈfɪnətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfɪnətɪv//
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  1. 1final; not able to be changed a definitive agreement/answer/statement The definitive version of the text is ready to be published.
  2. 2[usually before noun] considered to be the best of its kind and almost impossible to improve the definitive biography of Einstein the definitive guide to the golf courses of Europe
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French definitif, -ive, from Latin definitivus, from definit- ‘set within limits’, from the verb definire, from de- (expressing completion) + finire ‘finish’.Extra examples Clearly, this study can not provide a definitive answer. They have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company outright.
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