(redirected from definitionally)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.


a statement of the meaning of a word or phrase.
conceptual definition an identification of the personal knowledge or connotative meaning of a word. These meanings are often difficult to express; the meaning is “known” but not easily put into words.
operational definition a definition, method, or procedure used to measure or represent a concept or variable in a specific situation.
target definition the definition of a specific target that is identified on the intervention scheme of the omaha system.


In optics, the power of a lens to give a distinct image.
See also: resolving power.
[L. de-finio, pp. -finitus, to bound, fr. finis, limit]


Imaging The clearly delineated limit of a thing visible by the eye. Cf Resolution.


In optics, the power of a lens to give a distinct image.
See also: resolving power
[L. de-finio, pp. -finitus, to bound, fr. finis, limit]

definition (image),

n the property of projected images relating to their sharpness, distinctness, or clarity of outline. Penumbra width is a measure of definition. See also resolution.


establishment of a clear boundary, a clear line of demarcation.

clinical definition
an accurate description of the disease in terms of clinical signs and clinicopathological findings.
epidemiological definition
an accurate description of the disease in terms of its epidemiological parameters of when, where, why and how it has occurred.
genetic definition
an accurate description of a disease in terms of the familial relationships between affected animals.
radiographic definition
a sharp line of demarcation between radiographic densities. A gradual merging of densities creates blurring of the image.

Patient discussion about definition

Q. What is the Definition of Anemia? My doctor told me I have anemia, based on my latest blood tests. What is anemia?

A. In laymans terms it is low iron. Most women get it sometime in their lives due to menstration and other factors. You need to increase your iron intake. Lots of beets, beans, spinich, and lots of other foods can help.

Q. what is the definition of Autism? how would i know if one is autistic and the other one is not , or has only minor disorder ?

A. Autism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old. This set of signs distinguishes autism from milder autism spectrum disorders (ASD) such as pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Diagnosis should be made if suspected, by a specialits in child psychiatry or child developement.

Q. What is the definition of Autism?

A. Autism is defined by symptoms from each of the following three categories: qualitative impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior or interests.

By definition, the onset of autistic disorder is before the age of 3 years, although in some cases, it is not recognized until a child is much older.

You may read more here:

More discussions about definition
References in periodicals archive ?
Justice Kennedy argues that individualized risk assessment is not necessary because notification and registration are not as severe as confinement, and because, as discussed, sex offenders are definitionally high recidivists.
Death" refers not to her death alone, but also the deaths and associated miseries of those who are, definitionally or otherwise, suffering from a lack of development: the reality that "should not be denied.
However, the harmfulness of rape takes various forms and is not distinctively, let alone conceptually or definitionally, characteristic of rape.
If queer definitionally invokes diversity, as suggested by historians Robin Brontsema and Don Kulick, then it perhaps follows that those in queer communities acknowledge the diversity of queer experience.
Should licensure examinations begin to be used for purposes other than pass/fail entry into medical practice, a possibility the authors mention, then the assumptions would become definitionally true.
which reads: (some term) is definitionally equivalent to (some other term[s]) (see Robinson, 1954).
Thus, the group one has consciousness towards which is definitionally the ethnic group is also the nation.
Definitionally, a strategy is a procedure employed to attempt a solution to indubitable baffling problems with which translation is replete.
The point here is that eliminating displacement as a definitionally required component of gentrification should not lessen scholarly investigation of the harm caused to original residents by gentrification, nor does it deny the occurrence of displacement; to the contrary, eliminating it as a litmus test allows for a broader examination of the variety and extent of harm, including but not limited to displacement, that befalls residents of gentrifying neighborhoods.
Speers raises the important ethical and effectiveness questions that arise from the definitionally obvious, but under-examined, observation that the "bottom line for management consultants is profit--not accountability, not getting elected, and not ensuring services to citizens are equitable and fair" (p.
Where quixotic implies a dreamy or foolish impracticality (though I'm sure it can suggest much more than this if one has recently, like Karen, read Don Quixote), absurd, definitionally, mostly incites negation: to be meaningless, illogical, incoherent.
Monopolistic advantages are in line with Penrose's claim that while the process of expansion is definitionally efficient, the resulting state need not be--as/when MNEs try to capture value through monopolistic practices.