De*fin"i*tive (?), a. [L.
definitivus: cf. F. définitif.]
1. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive;
A strict and definitive truth.
Sir T. Browne.
Some definitive . . . scheme of
2. Limiting; determining; as, a
3. Determined; resolved. [Obs.]
De*fin"i*tive, n. (Gram.) A
word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a
common noun, such as the definite article, and some
&fist; Definitives . . . are commonly called by grammarians
articles. . . . They are of two kinds, either those properly
and strictly so called, or else pronominal articles, such as
this, that, any, other, some,
all, no, none, etc. Harris (Hermes).