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A noun phrase introduced by the definite article or its equivalent, and purporting to denote a particular entity or phenomenon.
- ‘Russell's theory of descriptions concerns the meaning of definite descriptions such as ‘The Queen of England’ as they occur in a sentence such as ‘The Queen of England is wise’.’
- ‘Communities with no last names such as the Amish one seem to make more use of definite descriptions instead.’
- ‘Logicians usually call them definite descriptions, or sometimes just descriptions - though be warned that this is a technical term.’
- ‘For example, the point guard and the Vice-President are definite descriptions or proper names.’
- ‘In other words, Satan wasn't a definite description which referred to the one and only, but signified a role which any angel could occupy.’
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