La palabra del día: "la definición" | SpanishDict Answers
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la definición ( deh-fee-nee-cee-ohn' )

noun ( definition )

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1. Busca en el diccionario si quieres saber la definición de una palabra.

Look in the dictionary if you want to know the definition of a word.

2. Mi nueva televisión es de alta definición.

My new television is high-definition.

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La definición de la palabra "estúpido" nos rodea.

The definition of the word "stupid" surrounds us.

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Poner todas tus cosas en el armario no es mi definición de limpiar tu habitación.

Putting all of your things in the closet is not my definition of cleaning your room.

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Esta es la definición más acertada que he encontrado hasta ahora.

This is the most accurate definition I have found thus far.

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  • Ya sé la causa. ¡Gracias! - Jubilado Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • My definition is yummy!!!! - Jraider Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Haha, they do indeed! - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Brilliant, at last a good explanation. - annierats Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Perfectly put...finally a real definition! :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 3, 2013 flag
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A veces sabemos lo que la palabra quiere decir sin saber la definición.

Sometimes we know what a word means without knowing the definition.

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  • Words do not always suffice Jubilado:) - Jraider Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • A lot of times, I think. - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • ...sabemos lo que la palabra..." - sylyon1976 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Yes, sometimes words escape us :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 3, 2013 flag
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If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.

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Si tomamos la definición generalmente aceptada de la valentía como una cualidad que no conoce el miedo, nunca he visto a un hombre valiente. Todos los hombres tienen miedo. Cuanto más inteligentes que son, lo más son asustan.

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How to play cricket

A aprender la definición de cricket , tienes que sea cinco años de edad ,

y vivir en el tierra de OZ para los próximos diez años, por lo menos.

To learn the definition of Cricket you have to be five years old ,

and live in the land of OZ for the next ten years, at least.

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  • :) OZ doing very well in the current Test match Ray :) - ian-hill Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • The little girl is the most relaxed slip fielder I have ever seen :) - ian-hill Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • You're correct mate, I don't understand it. - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Do you recognise the wicket keeper , the worlds best. - ray76 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Gilchrist? - ian-hill Aug 3, 2013 flag
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Me gusta esta definición de la diferencia entre la televisión actual y la televisión alta definición.

I like this definition of the difference between our present day television and high-definition television.

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I wish love was as simple as its definition.

Me hubiera gustado que el amor fuera tan fácil como su definición.

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  • Can you define a broken heart kd??? - Jraider Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • That heart is not broken, it's shattered. - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • "Me hubiera gustado que el amor fuera tan fácil como su definición." Or, "Lamento que el amor no es tan fácil como su definición." - sylyon1976 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Thanks, sylyon! - kdfore Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Jraider: a broken heart is when you go to Cheesecake Factory for their pumpkin cheesecake and they're out of that flavor:) - kdfore Aug 3, 2013 flag
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"Me gusta mucho ver televisión en alta definición." "I like to watch TV in high definition."

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  • Hola, amiga. Thank you for helping us here. :) - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Yes Rusy i endorse that , without you we would be rudderless , and lost in a sea of undefined words , you are a "Legend" mate , - ray76 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • "susy" - ray76 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Los Vaqueros!!!! - Jraider Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Me too, especially football. :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 3, 2013 flag
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"Clase,¿ cuál es la definición de traducir?" "Class, what is the definition of translate?"

  • Welcome. Good one! - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Or ...how do you translate definition:) - Jraider Aug 3, 2013 flag
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Estaba pensando en comprarme una computadora nueva, ( ordenador nuevo? ) pero me parece bastante difícil, hay que pensar sobre wi-fi, banda ancha, skype, pixels, puntos, cámaras y teléfonos, tabletas con teclado integrado , pantallas de alta definción y todos estos típos funcionan con diferentes sistemas de navegación. Salí de la tienda sin hacer ninguna compra, más confundida que nunca .

I was thinking of buying a new computer, but it seems rather difficult. One has to consider wi-fi, broadband, Skype, pixels and little dots, cameras and telephones, tablet with integrated keyboards, screens with hig resolution and all these sorts wok on different navigation systems. I came out of the shop without having made a purchase, more confused than ever.

  • Ya tengo dolor de cabeza. - annierats Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • and don't forget operating systems. I can't by a new computer now because my software won't work with the new OS's. - 0095ca4c Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Rather dreary... - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • It is, rac, I can't stand trying to understand it.. - annierats Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • ... comprarme una computadora nueva, pero... cámaras,... tabletas con teclado... pantallas... funcionan con diferentes sistemas de navegación. ... más confundida que nunca." - sylyon1976 Aug 4, 2013 flag
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La definición de locura es hacer la misma cosa muchas veces con la expectación de resultados diferentes.

The definition of insanity is to do the same thing many times with the expectation of different results.

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  • Housework is a great waste of a good mind. - annierats Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • I agree. - 0095ca4c Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • I agree too. - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • "La definición de locura/demencia es hacer la misma cosa muchas veces y esperar obtener diferentes resultados." - sylyon1976 Aug 4, 2013 flag
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She should have clarified the definiton of tourist guide before she showed up for work in high heels.

Ella debería haber clarificado la definición de guía túristica antes de se presentó a trabajar usar tacones altos.

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  • That looks like wolfie following her. - rac1 Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • No, he has longer hair. - annierats Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • Howevr, today a womancame to load up oneof my horses in trailer, wearing flip-flops. She weighed 20 stone, as well.. - annierats Aug 3, 2013 flag
  • ... antes de haberse presentado a trabajar usando tacones altos." - sylyon1976 Aug 4, 2013 flag
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