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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel dih-fahynd]
    • /wɛl dɪˈfaɪnd/
    • /wel dɪˈfaɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel dih-fahynd]
    • /wɛl dɪˈfaɪnd/

Definitions of well-defined word

  • adjective well-defined sharply or clearly stated, outlined, described, etc.: a well-defined character; a well-defined boundary. 1
  • adjective well-defined Something that is well-defined is clear and precise and therefore easy to recognize or understand. 0
  • adjective well-defined clearly delineated, described, or determined 0
  • adjective well-defined clearly defined; sharply delimited, described, differentiated, etc.; distinct in outline, meaning, nature, etc. 0
  • adjective well-defined Having a clean and distinct outline. 0
  • adjective well-defined Accurately and precisely described or specified. 0

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Origin of well-defined

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705

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Parts of speech for Well-defined


well-defined popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for well-defined

adj well-defined

  • clean-cut — Someone, especially a boy or man, who is clean-cut has a neat, tidy appearance.
  • clear-cut — Something that is clear-cut is easy to recognize and quite distinct.
  • definite — If something such as a decision or an arrangement is definite, it is firm and clear, and unlikely to be changed.
  • distinct — distinguished as not being the same; not identical; separate (sometimes followed by from): His private and public lives are distinct.
  • precise — definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.

adjective well-defined

  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • defined — If something is clearly defined or strongly defined, its outline is clear or strong.

Antonyms for well-defined

adj well-defined

  • ill-defined — badly or inadequately defined; vague: He confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts.

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