What is defined?

  • (adj): Showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary.
    Example: "Hills defined against the evening sky"
    Synonyms: outlined
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defined:

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 ...
Intermediate Area
... 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 ... identity based upon unique characteristics, rather than one defined by the absence of traits ...
Gram
... 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 ...
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 parameter that international Standards Organizations ... 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 ≈ 8.85 ...
East China
... Chinese 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 order) Anhui ...

More definitions of "defined":

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

Famous quotes containing the word defined:

    Manners have been somewhat cynically defined to be a contrivance of wise men to keep fools at a distance. Fashion is shrewd to detect those who do not belong to her train, and seldom wastes her attentions.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as luxury, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)

    There is no such thing as a language, not if a language is anything like what many philosophers and linguists have supposed. There is therefore no such thing to be learned, mastered, or born with. We must give up the idea of a clearly defined shared structure which language-users acquire and then apply to cases.
    Donald Davidson (b. 1917)