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 for definitive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Definitive \De*fin"i*tive\, n. (Gram.)
     A word used to define or limit the extent of the
     signification of a common noun, such as the definite article,
     and some pronouns.
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     Note: Definitives . . . are commonly called by grammarians
           articles. . . . They are of two kinds, either those
           properly and strictly so called, or else pronominal
           articles, such as this, that, any, other, some, all,
           no, none, etc. --Harris (Hermes).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Definitive \De*fin"i*tive\, a. [L. definitivus: cf. F.
     d['e]finitif.]
     1. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional;
        express.
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              A strict and definitive truth.        --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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              Some definitive . . . scheme of reconciliation.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     2. Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
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     3. Determined; resolved. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  definitive
      adj 1: clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal
             language of the laws"- R.B.Taney [syn: definitive,
             unequivocal]
      2: of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work
         on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation" [syn:
         authoritative, classical, classic, definitive]
      3: supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a
         definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"
         [syn: definitive, determinate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "definitive":
     absolute, accurate, actual, admitting no exception, all-out,
     arrant, authoritative, boundary, categorical, caudal, clarifying,
     classical, clean-cut, clear, clear-cut, closing, complete,
     completing, concluding, conclusive, confining, consummate, crass,
     decided, decisive, defining, definite, determinate, determinative,
     determining, downright, egregious, ending, endmost, entire,
     eventual, exact, exclusive, exhaustive, explicit, express, extreme,
     farthest, final, finishing, fixed, flagrant, flat, flat-out,
     glaring, global, gross, implicit, inappealable, indisputable,
     intolerable, last, limitary, limitative, limiting, out-and-out,
     outright, peremptory, perfect, polar, positive, precious, precise,
     profound, pronounced, proper, rank, real, regular, reliable,
     restricting, restrictive, round, settling, shattering, shocking,
     specific, stark, stark-staring, straight, straight-out,
     superlative, surpassing, tail, terminal, terminating, terminative,
     the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, through and through, total,
     ultimate, unambiguous, unbearable, uncircumscribed, unconditional,
     unconditioned, unconscionable, undeniable, undoubting, unequivocal,
     unhampered, unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated,
     unqualified, unquestioning, unrelieved, unreserved, unrestricted,
     unspoiled, unwaivable, utter, whole, without exception,
     without reserve
  
  

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