Definition of Dictionary definition

1. Noun. A definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol.

Generic synonyms: Definition



Definition of Dictionary definition

1. Noun. (semantics) A descriptive definition specifying one of the commonly used meanings of the defined term. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dictionary Definition

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diction
dictional
dictionally
dictionalrian
dictionarian
dictionarians
dictionaric
dictionaried
dictionaries
dictionary
dictionary attack
dictionary attacker
dictionary attackers
dictionary attacks
dictionary definition (current term)
dictionary entry
dictionary form
dictionarying
dictionaryless
dictionarylike
dictions
dictostylium
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dicty
dictyate
dictyates
dictynid spider

Literary usage of Dictionary definition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Debaters' Manual by Edith M. Phelps (1922)
"Let it be understood at the outset that a dictionary definition is not satisfactory. A dictionary gives every meaning which can be attached to a given word ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Here is a single exampie from each; the perpetrators have not been named, but we must confess that the dictionary definition formerly appeared in a ..."

3. The Principles of Argumentation by George Pierce Baker, Henry Barrett Huntington (1905)
"This frequent insufficiency of a dictionary definition is of three kinds : too ... As an illustration of the first fault take a dictionary definition of ..."

4. The Ideal Ministry by Herrick Johnson (1908)
"Here is the Webster dictionary definition: "A discourse delivered in public (usually, by a clergyman) for the purpose of religious instruction, and grounded ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"Thus, finding the articles to be within the dictionary definition of both braids and bindings, as the trimmings schedule in which braids were embraced, ..."

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