音标: [dɪˈfɪnɪtɪv]

A definitive answer is a final one. A definitive decision by a court of law is one that will not be changed. A definitive translation is one everyone turns to as correct. Definitive means authoritative, conclusive, final.

Be careful not to confuse definitive with definite. Definite means clearly defined. You can have a definite opinion that JFK could not have been assassinated by a lone gunman, but the definitive interpretation remains that of the Warren Commission Report, which held there was only one.

You’re reading the definitive edition.

We must take definitive action.

I’m not saying anything definitive.

Our investigation never did come to anything definitive.

I got pretty definitive evidence… From who? From the main guy, Uli.