The term “define” originates from the Latin word “definire,” which means “to set bounds to,” “to limit,” or “to determine.” This word is composed of the prefix “de-” meaning “down to” or “completely,” and “finire,” meaning “to finish” or “to limit,” which comes from “finis,” meaning “end” or “boundary.” To define something is to clearly state its meaning, nature, or boundaries, often by explaining its characteristics, limits, and distinctions.