# well-defined

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**well defined**— ˌwell deˈfined [well defined] adjective easy to see or understand • well defined rules • These categories are not well defined. Opp: ↑ …2

**well-defined**— well′ defined′ adj. sharply or clearly stated, outlined, described, etc.: a well defined character; a well defined boundary[/ex] • Etymology: 1695–1705 …3

**well-defined**— well de|fined [ ,wel dı faınd ] adjective clearly shown or explained: a well defined area/plan/task: The operation must consist of a set of well defined tasks …4

**well-defined**— [wel′dē fīnd′] adj. clearly defined; sharply delimited, described, differentiated, etc.; distinct in outline, meaning, nature, etc …5

**well-defined**— well de fined adj clear and easy to see or understand ▪ well defined limits on spending …6

**well-defined**— [adj] clear apparent, audible, clear cut, comprehensible, distinct, explicit, graspable, intelligible, legible, lucent, lucid, obvious, plain, precise, sharp, spelled out*, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unblurred, understandable,… …7

**well defined**— index visible (in full view) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …8

**well-defined**— index absolute (conclusive), accurate, certain (specific), clear (apparent), coherent (clear …9

**Well-defined**— In mathematics, the term well defined is used to specify that a certain concept or object (a function, a property, a relation, etc.) is defined in a mathematical or logical way using a set of base axioms in an entirely unambiguous way and… …10

**well-defined**— also well defined ADJ GRADED Something that is well defined is clear and precise and therefore easy to recognize or understand. Can you look back and see a well defined path, or simply an aimless series of job moves with no coherent structure? …11

**well-defined**— adjective 1. having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges (Freq. 1) a finely chiseled nose well defined features • Syn: ↑chiseled • Similar to: ↑distinct 2. accurately stated or described …12

**well-defined**— adjective Date: 1704 1. having clearly distinguishable limits, boundaries, or features < a well defined scar > 2. clearly stated or described < well defined policies > …13

**well-defined**— /wel di fuynd /, adj. sharply or clearly stated, outlined, described, etc.: a well defined character; a well defined boundary. [1695 1705] * * * …14

**well-defined**— UK [ˌwel dɪˈfaɪnd] / US adjective clearly shown or explained a well defined area/plan/task: The operation must consist of a set of well defined tasks …15

**well-defined**— adj. Well defined is used with these nouns: ↑type …16

**well defined**— see well defined …17

**well-defined**— /ˈwɛl dəfaɪnd/ (say wel duhfuynd) adjective clearly expressed or marked. Also, (especially in predicative use), well defined /wɛl dəˈfaɪnd/ (say wel duh fuynd) …18

**well-defined**— Synonyms and related words: clean cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear cut, coherent, connected, consistent, conspicuous, crisp, crystal clear, crystalline, defined, definite, direct, distinct, evident, explicit, express, glaring, in …19

**well-defined**— adj clear, clear cut, unmistakable, conspicuous, salient, obvious, evident; defined, distinct, discernible, recognizable, well marked, vivid, graphic; unhidden, undisguised, unconcealed; perceptible, distinguishable, visible, audible; sharp,… …20

**well-defined**— adjective a) Having a clean and distinct outline b) Accurately and precisely described or specified …