well-defined

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

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  • 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 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 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 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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,… …

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

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

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  • 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… …

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  • 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? …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 > …

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

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  • 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 …

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

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  • 16 well defined — see well defined …

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  • 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) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 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 …

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  • 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,… …

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

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