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define

US [dɪˈfaɪn]
UK [dɪ'faɪn]
  • v.界定;明确;阐明;解释(词语的含义)
  • Web定义;下定义;给…下定义
Simple Present:defines  Present Participle:defining  Past Tense:defined  
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1.
解释(词语的含义);给…下定义to say or explain what the meaning of a word or phrase is
The term ‘mental illness’ is difficult to define.
“精神病”这个词很难下定义。
Life imprisonment is defined as 60 years under state law.
按照州法律终身监禁定义为 60 年。
2.
阐明;明确;界定to describe or show sth accurately
We need to define the task ahead very clearly.
我们需要明确今后的任务。
The difficulty of a problem was defined in terms of how long it took to complete.
问题的难易度是以解决这个问题所花时间的长短而定的。
It is difficult to define what makes him so popular.
很难解释清楚什么原因使他如此走红。
3.
~ sth
画出…的线条;描出…的外形;确定…的界线;界定to show clearly a line, shape or edge
The mountain was sharply defined against the sky.
那座山在天空的衬托下显得轮廓分明。

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Category:AllAll,OralOral,WrittenWritten,TitleTitle,TechnicalTechnical
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