Something defining is essential to what something is. A defining moment in your life helps makes you what you are.

In the dictionary, definitions tell you what words mean, and the similar word defining has to do with what things are too. The defining characteristic of a chair is that you sit on it. The defining feature of food is you can eat it. People have defining features too: if you went to a summer camp and had an amazing time, it could be a defining time in your life. Defining things helps shape and mold us.

Definitions of defining
  1. noun
    any process serving to define the shape of something
    synonyms: shaping
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    type of:
    physical process, process
    a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
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