• (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:

Intermediate Area
... geographical area of the Americas that was defined in its clearest form by Gordon R ... concept, the Intermediate Area has always been somewhat poorly defined ... intention of creating a positive identity based upon unique characteristics, rather than one defined by the absence of traits ...
... 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" (later 4 °C), a gram is now defined ...
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 ...
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 international ... 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 ≈ 8.8541878176 ...
East China
... Chinese 華東 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 ...

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:

    Why is it so difficult to see the lesbian—even when she is there, quite plainly, in front of us? In part because she has been “ghosted”Mor made to seem invisible—by culture itself.... Once the lesbian has been defined as ghostly—the better to drain her of any sensual or moral authority—she can then be exorcised.
    Terry Castle, U.S. lesbian author. The Apparitional Lesbian, ch. 1 (1993)

    The cliché that women, more consistently than men, turn inward for sustenance seems to mean, in practice, that women have richly defined the ways in which imagination creates possibility; possibility that society denies.
    Patricia Meyer Spacks (b. 1929)

    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)