Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Definition"

The meaning of "Definition" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does That’s just one definition. mean?
A: Some words have more than one possible meaning. This phrase might be used in a discussion or argument. If you told me that the word “love” always means romantic love, I might say, “that’s just one definition. I can love my town or my car and it certainly doesn’t mean that I’m ‘in love.’”
Q: What does I’m lost . How can the definition of “Member” also refer to “Penis”. Why? mean?
A: An older definition of "member" was "limb or extremity," and the penis sort of like a limb, so it started to be used in that way. The definition of member has since changed, except in this specific meaning.
Q: What does what is the definition of " chaos " and " chaotic" mean?
A: Chaos is the noun.

Chaotic is the adjective.

"This chaos, this virus is causing, will soon end."
"The virus is causing the city to be chaotic."

"The chaos is bad."
"This day is chaotic."
Q: What does All definitions of "relevant" mean?
A: The definition of "relevant" is definitely "closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand".

But the definition of "important" is "of great significance or value".

Meaning that "important" and "relevant" do have similar meanings but their 'core' meaning is different.

"Relevant" is something that is important and connected to the current situation.

But "important" is a word that can describe something valuable.

For example:

This file is important.
=
The file in general is of great value.

BUT

This file is relevant.
=
Whatever that specific situation is, that file is connected to it somehow.


I don't know why elderly people would use "relevant" as a synonym or substitute for "important" though. It all really depends on the situation and the sentence.

I can't help you with the German, but I hope this was helpful:)
Q: What does It is the very definition of allowing perfect to be the enemy of good. mean?
A: “Perfection is the enemy of the good”.

This saying means that making something completely flawless will prevent us making something good.

“It is the very definition” means this is a precise example.

So, this means the events in the story are a precise example of trying to make something perfect and failing to make it good.

Example sentences using "Definition"

Q: Please show me example sentences with definition.
A: Person A: "please tell me the definition of 'pen'"

Person B: "the definition of 'pen' is something that you write with that uses ink."

"the definition on his jaw line was very sharp."

"the images are so sharp and crisp, is this high definition?"
Q: Please show me example sentences with

I found one of definitions of "apply" [ I ] (esp. of rules or laws) to have to do with someone or something;relate: Could you give some examples based on this meaning?.
A: In that context apply is used as follows:

That law does not apply for those under 18

Mendel's laws of inheritance do not apply for linked genes

"The more the merrier" does not apply when talking about student debt. (lol)
Q: Please show me example sentences with by definition.
A: Micro fractures are by definition small.
미세 골절은 말 그대로 작다는 의미다.
So by definition, I'm supposed to be able to do anything.
그러니까 당연히, 나는 아무 것이나 할 수 있게 되어 있다.
A good writer is by definition a good wordsmith.
좋은 작가란 말 그대로 언어를 잘 다루는 사람이다.

Synonyms of "Definition" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Please, about the definition, what’s the difference between and Destiny and Fate ?
A: Fate often refers to an end result which may have already happened. It's often negative.

"The eventual fate of the king was that of a broken, lonely man."
"That is your fate."
"From the beginning, he was fated to fall at the hands of his brother."

Destiny is usually more positive and generally refers to a future that hasn't happened yet.

"Your destiny awaits."
"Once he pulled the sword from the stone, Arthur was destined to become the king of Britain."

If referring to past events, destiny is almost certainly positive.
"When I met my wife, it felt like destiny."
Q: What is the difference between definition and criteria ?
A: A definition is the meaning of a word. Criteria is a standard for somthing.
Q: What is the difference between definition and resolution ?
A: Definition refers to what the quality of the image that is shown on the television.

ex: Hi definition televisions have more pixels per frame and better image quality.

Q: What is the difference between definition and description ?
A: A definition is the exact meaning of something, usually a word. Definitions are exact and must be correct. They shouldn't vary much from person to person.
A description is usually more detailed and can change from person to person. It is not always exact or correct like a definition is.

Examples:
Question- Can you give me the definition of the word "lamp?"
Answer A- A lamp is a powered fixture to provide a source of light.
Answer B- The definition of lamp is a light source usually powered by oil, electricity or fire.
(Note that while the wording is different the DEFINITION is the same.)

Question- Can you describe a lamp?
Answer A- A lamp is usually a standing furniture piece. Ours is made of wood and we use them in our house to look pretty or brighten an area!
Answer B- Lamps are powered by oil and usually made of metal and glass as they are carried through a dark area.
(Note that the two answers are both lamps but two different kinds as well as their answers being more detailed than a definition.)
Hope this helps.
Q: What is the difference between definition and definiens ?
A: "definiens" is not an English word

Translations of "Definition"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? What's your definition of "object complement"?
A: I think of it as the thing that comes after an object in a ditransitive sentence
OBJECT COMPLEMENT:
I gave him THE APPLE
She threw me A PEN
He poured her SOME WATER
or the thing that happens to the object as a result of the verb
I coloured in the dinosaur PINK
He made me BLUSH

Though intuitively I struggle with object complements, because my brain always thinks of them as part of the verb, not something that belongs to the object.
I sort of rationalised it this way:
Complements are always something that the sentence needs to be complete.
Ditransitive verbs take two objects.
SUBJECT + DITRANSITIVE VERB + OBJECT ONE + OBJECT TWO
I gave him the apple.
or
SUBJECT + DITRANSITIVE VERB + OBJECT TWO + PREPOSITION + OBJECT ONE
I gave the apple to him

You can't just say 'I gave him'. You gave him WHAT??? Unless he really is the thing you are giving (I gave him to my neighbour) (also why???)
But you can kind of say 'I gave the apple'
So it is the meaning of the object as well as the verb that tells you you need a second object.
So the object complement kind of belongs to the object it complements because the sentence wouldn't make sense without it.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I see this definition in my dictionary, but "stride" is not commonly used as "straddle", right?
A: right. i only know it as long measured steps or moving with long measured steps
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? hi. in this definition, what’s the meaning of the word “support”? *found: to build a support in the ground for a large structure such as a building or road
A: "건물위한 지지대" 뜻이예요. It is called a support in this case because it will support the structure/prevent it from falling. (:
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? definition
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? best definition of feminist
A: people who advocate women's rights and want them to be equal to men's.

Other questions about "Definition"

Q: What's the definition of object ?
and what's the best way to learn english grammer as soon as possible ?
A: there are many definitions.

"object" as in nouns that can be seen and touched.
example: a vase. a chair. a plate.
all 3 are objects.

the verb to "object" like "to intervene" or show disapproval of something
example: I object what he said because it was wrong.

"object" similar to "idea" or "goal" or "focus"
example: the object of hospitals is to heal people
Q: What is the definition of 'adultery' under the Indian law? An Indian wife blames an unmarried woman, however the unmarried woman hasn't met her husband after their marriage. Does this sound natural?
A: it would be better if you say that unmarried women never met her husband after their marriage
Q: The definition of "supreme" would tend to reside in the mindset rather than in the reality. Does this sound natural?
A: tends to より tends to be が自然の方と思う。
Q: Same definition will on the test? Does this sound natural?
A: I agree with Irika's answer. Also, you can say " Will the same definition be on the test"? It is very important that when you ask a question sometimes, you must start with a modal verb (i.e. Can I use the same definition?, Should I use the same definition?, etc.) Hope that helps sarisari! :3
Q: I think following definition in free-dictionary is limited usage, which can be available only before adjective, like "true" or "correct".
Is this correct? If possible, I want an evidence to prove it...
This is the definition.

"substantially In the manner of a substance; with reality of existence; truly; really; effectually."
URL: http://www.finedictionary.com/substantially.html

Thanks for reading.
A: You probably wouldn't use it with that particular verb in that meaning. But you could say:
'Everything substantially remains the same.'
That instance would mean 'effectively' and apply to the verb 'remains.'

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