• (noun): Any process serving to define the shape of something.
    Synonyms: shaping

Some articles on defining:

The Defining Moment
... The Defining Moment FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope is a political history book by Jonathan Alter about the first 100 days of Franklin D ... In The Defining Moment, Alter presents Roosevelt and his presidency as the perfect mold of man and moment ... Barack Obama said he had recently been reading The Defining Moment and hoped to apply some of Roosevelt's strategies that were outlined in the book into his own administration ...
Series (stratigraphy)
... A series is therefore a sequence of rock depositions defining a chronostratigraphic unit ... Series is a term defining a unit of rock layers formed in a certain interval in time it is equivalent to the term geological epoch epoch criteria defining the interval ...
Medical Waste - Europe
... Codes are 6 digits long, with the first two digits defining the overarching category of waste, the next two defining the sub-category, and the last two defining the precise waste stream ...
AIDS Defining Clinical Condition
... AIDS defining clinical conditions is the terminology given to a list of diseases published by the United States government-run Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... risk of death following different AIDS defining clinical conditions ...
Defining Vocabulary
... A defining vocabulary is a list of words used by lexicographers to write dictionary definitions ... terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained', and a defining vocabulary provides the lexicographer with a restricted list of high-frequency words which can be used for producing ... Defining vocabularies are especially common in English monolingual learner's dictionaries ...

Famous quotes containing the word defining:

    The U.S. is becoming an increasingly fatherless society. A generation ago, an American child could reasonably expect to grow up with his or her father. Today an American child can reasonably expect not to. Fatherlessness is now approaching a rough parity with fatherhood as a defining feature of American childhood.
    David Blankenhorn (20th century)

    The industrial world would be a more peaceful place if workers were called in as collaborators in the process of establishing standards and defining shop practices, matters which surely affect their interests and well-being fully as much as they affect those of employers and consumers.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    Art, if one employs this term in the broad sense that includes poetry within its realm, is an art of creation laden with ideals, located at the very core of the life of a people, defining the spiritual and moral shape of that life.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)