# well-defined

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**well defined**— ˌwell deˈfined [well defined] adjective easy to see or understand • well defined rules • These categories are not well defined. Opp: ↑ …2

**well-defined**— well′ defined′ adj. sharply or clearly stated, outlined, described, etc.: a well defined character; a well defined boundary[/ex] • Etymology: 1695–1705 …3

**well-defined**— well de|fined [ ,wel dı faınd ] adjective clearly shown or explained: a well defined area/plan/task: The operation must consist of a set of well defined tasks …4

**well-defined**— [wel′dē fīnd′] adj. clearly defined; sharply delimited, described, differentiated, etc.; distinct in outline, meaning, nature, etc …5

**well-defined**— well de fined adj clear and easy to see or understand ▪ well defined limits on spending …6

**well-defined**— [adj] clear apparent, audible, clear cut, comprehensible, distinct, explicit, graspable, intelligible, legible, lucent, lucid, obvious, plain, precise, sharp, spelled out*, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unblurred, understandable,… …7

**well defined**— index visible (in full view) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …8

**well-defined**— index absolute (conclusive), accurate, certain (specific), clear (apparent), coherent (clear …9

**Well-defined**— In mathematics, the term well defined is used to specify that a certain concept or object (a function, a property, a relation, etc.) is defined in a mathematical or logical way using a set of base axioms in an entirely unambiguous way and… …10

**well-defined**— also well defined ADJ GRADED Something that is well defined is clear and precise and therefore easy to recognize or understand. Can you look back and see a well defined path, or simply an aimless series of job moves with no coherent structure? …