• (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:

East China
... 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 (i ...
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
... Area is an archaeological geographical area of the Americas that was defined in its clearest form by Gordon R ... an archaeological concept, the Intermediate Area has always been somewhat poorly defined ... the intention of creating a positive identity based upon unique characteristics, rather than one defined by the absence of traits ...
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 ... 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 ≈ 8.854187817620.. ...
... 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" (lat ...

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:

    We have defined a story as a narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence. A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality. “The king died and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. The time sequence is preserved, but the sense of causality overshadows it.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

    As long as the “woman’s work” that some men do is socially devalued, as long as it is defined as woman’s work, as long as it’s tacked onto a “regular” work day, men who share it are likely to develop the same jagged mouth and frazzled hair as the coffee-mug mom. The image of the new man is like the image of the supermom: it obscures the strain.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)