ADV. accurately, carefully, correctly, exactly, explicitly, precisely, specifically It is important to define these terms accurately. | clearly, fully, strongly, well | adequately There may be problems if responsibilities are not adequately defined. | ill, poorly | broadly We have chosen to define the scope of our study quite broadly. | loosely, vaguely | closely, narrowly, rigidly, strictly, tightly | simply, solely | easily | formally, officially | traditionally | culturally, geographically, socially the culturally defined role of women | legally
VERB + DEFINE be difficult to, be impossible to | be easy to Social values are not easy to define.
PREP. in terms of The difficulty of a problem was defined in terms of how long it took to complete.