definite and definitive - the difference
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Definite means known for certain.
Definitive means conclusive.

Definite

The adjective definite means known for certain or precise.

Examples:

Is it definite that the plane has left?

I can't make sense of your invoices. I need to know the definite amount.

Definitive

The adjective definitive means conclusive or authoritative

Examples:
  • This is the definitive paper on the company's holdings.
  • Was that the judge's definitive verdict?
 



 
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DEFINITELY NOT DEFINATE

There is no such word as definate, which is a very common misspelling of definite.  Definately does not exist either.


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