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The difference between“definitive“y“definitive“

“Defined“y“definitive“they are easy to confuse because the words look and sound very similar.

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Definite.“Defined“means“known for sure“o“need“. For example:

  • This is not fool’s gold. It is definite gold. ✔️
    (The adverb form“definitely“is more common than the adjective form“definite.“)
  • We have definitely found gold. ✔️

Definitive.“Definitive“means“conclusive“o“authoritarian“. For example:

  • This is the definitive diagnosis from the panel of specialists. ✔️

More about“Definite“and“Definitive“

Writers sometimes confuse“definitive“y“definitive“because their meanings are close and they look similar. However, there is a clear distinction between the two words.


The adjective“defined“means“known for sure“o“need“.

Example sentences with“defined“:

  • Is it definite that the plane has left?  ✔️
  • I can’t make sense of your invoices. I need to know the definite amount.  ✔️
  • I had a natural aptitude for wanting to be the centre of attention and a definite skill for annoying people.
    (Illusionist Derren Brown) ✔️


El adjetivo“definitive“means“conclusive“o“authoritarian“.

Example sentences with“definitive“:

  • This is the definitive paper on the company’s holdings. ✔️
  • Was that the judge’s definitive verdict? ✔️
  • A writer’s definitive death is when no one reads his books anymore. That’s the final death. (Writer Jose Saramago) ✔️

Definitely Not“Definate“

There is no word like“defined“(with a“a“), which is a common misspelling of“defined“.“definitely“doesn’t exist either.

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