What does the word definition mean?

Usage examples for definition

  1. On the definition and nature of the Science of Political Economy. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  2. The definition, remarked the professor coldly, is to be found in the dictionary, I have no doubt. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  3. Nares understood that he meant what other men called duty by the obvious thing, but the definition, which he felt was characteristic of the man, pleased him. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss