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definitio

L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelleLove that moves the sun and the other stars
Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, XXXIII, v. 145

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

dēfīnītĭo: ōnis, f. definio. *
I A bounding, a boundary: AREA INTRA HANC DEFINITIONEM CIPPORVM CLAVSA VERVBVS, Inscr. Orell. 736.—
II A limiting, prescribing, defining; a definition, explanation (freq. only in Cicero; cf. definio): ut quodcumque accidisset praedictum videretur hominum et temporum definitione sublata, Cic. Div. 2, 54, 110: judiciorum aequorum, id. Clu. 2: definitio est earum rerum, quae sunt ejus rei propriae, quam definire volumus, brevis et circumscripta quaedam explicatio, id. de Or. 1, 42, 189; cf. id. Or. 33, 116; id. Fin. 2, 2, 5; id. Off. 1, 2 fin. et saep.; Quint. 1, 6, 29: definitio pars sit translationis, id. 3, 6, 42 et saep.—
III Transf., that which is decreed, decided: perpetrata quippe est definitio, Vulg. Dan. 11, 36.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

dēfīnītĭō,¹³ ōnis, f. (definio),
1 action de fixer des limites, délimitation : CIL 6, 8826
2 définition : Cic. de Or. 1, 189 ; Or. 116 ; Fin. 2, 5 || indication précise, détermination : Cic. Div. 2, 110 ; Clu. 5.

Latin > German (Georges)

dēfīnītio, ōnis, f. (definio), I) die Abgrenzung, Corp. inscr. Lat. 6, 826, 2. – II) übtr. = die Bestimmung, bestimmte Angabe, hominum et temporum definitione sublatā (ohne best. A. der usw.), Cic. de div. 2, 110. – Insbes.: a) (als t. t. der Logik u. Rhetor.) die nähere Erörterung od. Erläuterung des Begriffs, die Begriffsbestimmung, Definition, Cornif. rhet., Cic. u.a.: im Plur., verborum omnium definitiones, Cic. de or. 2, 83. – als rhet. Fig. = ὁρισμός, Carm. de fig. 97. p. 67 H. – b) die Bestimmung = Vorschrift, illa definitio iudiciorum aequorum, quae etc., Cic. Cluent. 5.

Latin > English

definitio definitionis N F :: definition, precise description; specification; fixing/marking a boundry
definitio definitio definitionis N F :: classification; pronouncement, ruling; argument based on definition of term
definitio definitio definitionis N F :: ending/boundry/limit (L+S); limiting; explanation; which is decreed/decided