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According to the literal definition or widely-known understanding of something. You know, illegal activities by definition break the law. I always thought that singers were outgoing by definition—until I saw how shy you are off-stage.

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According to prior determination, as a given. For example, This antibiotic is by definition the most effective now on the market. [1970s]
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Despite the fact that they used the same definition and survey techniques, the inventories still required a great deal of subjective judgment and interpretation.
The product definitions affect specific categories:
The following is not a comprehensive list of erroneous, omitted or inadequate definitions, but the terms included here are among the most problematic.
The Supreme Court's restrictive principal place of business definition in Soliman caused many small businesses to lose their home office deductions.
Without clear, universal definitions, the amount of waste a nursing home separates for special handling as either infectious or hazardous can become needlessly high.
Our work on 'Honey, I Blew Up The Kid' demonstrated high definition's capacity to do realistic effects more quickly, more safely and with more creative control," said John Galt, director of production services, Sony High Definition Facilities.
Problems: Various issues have surfaced during the development of a digital goods definition that illustrate the complexity of trying to apply traditional sales/use tax rules to digital goods situations.
In the '90s, we educated physicians to believe that they needed the true own-occ definition, or they might be forced to take a more menial job in the event they became disabled and could no longer practice as a physician.
Usually students realize by the completion of the definition assignment that the Gothic is first of all a powerful mode of inquiring into the deepest recesses of human nature.
c) that the new definition is the "voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others;"
A key issue in combating youth gangs is providing a uniform definition for them, distinguishing them from troublesome youth groups and adult criminal organizations.
Although the SEC's 2000 rule provides a definition of "legal services," the Act does not.
The key question is whether a CPA's investment advice brings him or her under the definition of "investment adviser" in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
This paper presents a detailed discussion of the technical aspects of the calibration process with emphasis on the definition of thc measurand, the conditions under which the calibration results are valid, and the subsequent use of the calibration results in measurement uncertainty statements.
AIDS by definition is not new and is not a disease," the web site of HEAL Toronto declares.