• (adj): Clearly characterized or delimited.
    Example: "Lost in a maze of words both defined and undefined"; "each child has clearly defined duties"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defined:

... Originally defined as "the absolute weight of a volume of pure water equal to the cube of the hundredth part of a metre, and at the temperature of melting ice" (later 4 °C), a gram is now defined as one one-t ...
Intermediate Area
... is an archaeological geographical area of the Americas that was defined in its clearest form by Gordon R ... As an archaeological concept, the Intermediate Area has always been somewhat poorly defined ... upon unique characteristics, rather than one defined by the absence of traits ...
Omer (unit)
... The ephah was defined as being 72 logs, and the log was equal to the Sumerian mina, which was itself defined as one sixtieth of a maris the omer was thus equal to about 12⁄100 of a maris ... The maris was defined as being the quantity of water equal in weight to a light royal talent, and was thus equal to about 30.3 litres, making the omer equal to about 3.64 litres ...
Vacuum Permittivity - Value
... The value of ε0 is defined by the formula where c0 is the defined value for the speed of light in classical vacuum in SI units, and μ0 is the ... Since μ0 has the defined value 4π × 10−7 H m−1, and c0 has the defined value 299792458 m·s−1, it follows that ε0 has a defined value given approximately by ε0 ≈ 8.854187817620.. ...
East China
... 華東 pinyin Huádōng) is a geographical and a loosely-defined cultural region that covers the eastern coastal area of China ... Although an intangible and loosely defined concept, for administrative and governmental purposes the region is defined by the Chinese Central Government to include the provinces of (in alphabetical ...

More definitions of "defined":

  • (adj): Showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary.
    Example: "Hills defined against the evening sky"
    Synonyms: outlined

Famous quotes containing the word defined:

    ...I didn’t consider intellectuals intelligent, I never liked them or their thoughts about life. I defined them as people who care nothing for argument, who are interested only in information; or as people who have a preference for learning things rather than experiencing them. They have opinions but no point of view.... Their talk is the gloomiest type of human discourse I know.... This is a red flag to my nature. Intellectuals, to me have no natures ...
    Margaret Anderson (1886–1973)

    Long before Einstein told us that matter is energy, Machiavelli and Hobbes and other modern political philosophers defined man as a lump of matter whose most politically relevant attribute is a form of energy called “self-interestedness.” This was not a portrait of man “warts and all.” It was all wart.
    George F. Will (b. 1941)

    An act of God was defined as “something which no reasonable man could have expected.”
    —A.P. (Sir Alan Patrick)