Definative vs. Definitive: What's the Difference?
"Definative" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "definitive," which means conclusive or final.
Which is correct: Definative or Definitive
How to spell Definitive?
Definative is Incorrect
Definitive is Correct
The correct word "definitive" has 'i's surrounding the 'n,' like the word 'infinite.'
"Definitive" contains the word 'finite,' which is spelled with an 'i.'
It has the same root as "define," so think of "defin-itive."
Remember that definitive has the same 'tive' ending as 'active' and 'positive.'
Pronounce it as "dih-FIN-ih-tiv" to help remember its spelling.
Definative and Definitive Definitions
Definative is an incorrect spelling of definitive.
Most complete and accurate.
The definitive edition of the book.
Serving to end an unsettled matter.
The judge's decision was definitive.
Serving to define or specify precisely.
He gave a definitive diagnosis.
Serving to define or identify as distinct from others
"The Enlightenment pushed this project further trying to make science and its hallmark method definitive of the rational life" (Peter Machamer).
Supplying or being a final settlement or decision; conclusive
"The fall of the city Constantine had founded marked the definitive end of the Christian Eastern Empire" (James Carroll).
Authoritative and complete
A definitive biography. See Usage Note at definite.
Mass produced in indefinite quantities over an indefinite period of time. Used of postage stamps.
(Biology) Fully formed or developed, as an organ or structure.
(Grammar) A word that defines or limits, such as the definite article or a demonstrative pronoun.
A definitive postage stamp.
Conclusive or decisive
She will have the definitive say in the matter, after consulting her board of directors.
Definite, authoritative and complete
A definitive word
(philately) general, not issued for commemorative purposes
(obsolete) Determined; resolved.
(grammar) a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something
(philately) an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand
Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.
A strict and definitive truth.
Some definitive . . . scheme of reconciliation.
Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.
Clearly defined or formulated;
The plain and unequivocal language of the laws
Of recognized authority or excellence;
The definitive work on Greece
Classical methods of navigation
Supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement;
A definitive verdict
A determinate answer to the problem
Conclusive or final in nature.
This is the definitive answer to the question.
Authoritative and reliable.
She provided a definitive guide.
What is the root word of definitive?
The root word is "define."
What is the verb form of definitive?
There's no verb form; it's an adjective.
Which vowel is used before definitive?
The vowel 'a' as in "a definitive."
Why is it called definitive?
Derived from Latin "definitivus," meaning "limiting, defining."
What is the pronunciation of definitive?
/dɪˈfɪnɪtɪv/ in American English.
What is the plural form of definitive?
Which conjunction is used with definitive?
"And," as in "definitive and conclusive."
Is definitive an abstract noun?
Is definitive a noun or adjective?
What is the singular form of definitive?
Is definitive a vowel or consonant?
Starts with a consonant (D).
Is definitive an adverb?
How do we divide definitive into syllables?
What is a stressed syllable in definitive?
The second syllable, "fin."
What is the second form of definitive?
Which preposition is used with definitive?
"On," as in "definitive on the subject."
Is definitive a countable noun?
It's not a noun.
Is the word definitive imperative?
How many syllables are in definitive?
What is the opposite of definitive?
Which article is used with definitive?
"The," as in "the definitive guide."
Is definitive a negative or positive word?
Generally considered neutral; context-dependent.
What part of speech is definitive?
What is the first form of definitive?
Definitive (it's an adjective, so it doesn't have verb forms).
What is the third form of definitive?
Is definitive a collective noun?
Is the term definitive a metaphor?
How is definitive used in a sentence?
"The research paper was definitive in establishing the new theory."
What is another term for definitive?
Which determiner is used with definitive?
"The," as in "the definitive answer."
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