Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
drmellow

definitions

A coworker just stopped by looking for a word to match a definition he had. I suggested "quintessential" and while suggesting it, he remembered "definitive." Neither of the dictionary.com definitions matched exactly the definition he provided to me to start with, but either possibly would have been appropriate.

So, without telling you the definition my coworker supplied, I throw the question out in general:
  • quintessential vs. definitive

  • Explain.

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