Definite and DefinitiveWriters sometimes confuse definite and definitive because their meanings are close and they look similar. However, there is a clear distinction between the two words.
DefiniteThe adjective definite means known for certain or precise.
- Is it definite that the plane has left?
- I can't make sense of your invoices. I need to know the definite amount.
DefinitiveThe adjective definitive means conclusive or authoritative
- This is the definitive paper on the company's holdings.
- Was that the judge's definitive verdict?
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