Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.
a sequence of words that gives meaning to a term
A brief explanation of the meaning of a word, as in a dictionary. Also, an extended piece of writing, employing a variety of rhetorical strategies, to explain what something is or means.
A statement which explains what a thing is.
a statement of the meaning of a word.
A statement that gives the meaning of a word or symbol in terms that have been previously defined or are accepted as undefined
Something that is in focus has definition.
A statement specifying the meaning of a name (i.e., the taxon to which it refers).
what something means (duh)
Explanation of a term. eg. "The author uses the term "mental geography" to discuss how the mind maps experience."
a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
a descriptive statement that gives the essential characteristics of a concept as well as characteristics that distinguish the concept from all others
a highly condensed statement of a concept
a linguistic expression which specifies how the knowledge (characteristics) in the defined concept (definiendum) is derived from the knowledge contained in its defining concepts
an explanation or example
an expression showing what a thing is, or what a name means
an expression that sets forth the nature of a thing or the meaning of a term
a part of an entry that describes what the word means
a proposition declaratory of the meaning of a name, and the meaning of a name is its connotation
a sentence or couple of sentences that explains what a word means
a statement about all valid usages of a word or phrase, in terms of a given language and nothing else, so it would depend on which terms are already known, on how complex it has to be
a statement but it is not a proposition
a statement designed to "identify the specific meaning of a concept, isolate the facts of reality to which the concept refers and of which the concept is a mental integration
a statement of fact
a statement of the meaning of a term
a statement of the meaning of the word or idea
a statement specifying the meaning of a word
a statement that assigns a value to a variable
a statement that identifies the nature of a concept's units
a statement which requires only an understanding of the terms being used
a succinct explanation of a term or a concept
a way of placing a concept in a general category and then distinguishing the particular concept from others in that category
That which distinguishes something (object, substance, concept, idea, etc.) from everything else.
Explains a point, concept, or thing by stating what something means. The definition may be taken from a dictionary (literal/denotative meaning), may come from common understanding (connotative meaning), or speakers may create their own meanings.
an explicit eliminable definition of a mathematical operator or concept
A formal statement of the meaning or significance of a thing. May use examples of correct and incorrect meaning to enhance clarity for the reader.
is a process whereby the meaning of a term is explained. Formal definitions require two distinct operations: (1) finding the general class to which the object belongs and (2) isolating the object within that class by describing how it differs from other elements in the same category. Denotation
a statement that identifies the nature of the units subsumed under a concept
the sense of a word or expression
a statement in which a meaning (the definiens) is assigned to a word, symbol, phrase, or expression (the definiendum)
Explains the meaning of a word in the context of your policy. Often words that are defined are printed in bold type.
A word that's not a definition.
"Description of what something means; often sufficient for humans, rarely sufficient for software agents."
A statement that clarifies or explains the meaning of a word or a phrase (Lesson 2.1 ).
A definition is a form of words which states the meaning of a term. The term to be defined is known as the definiendum (Latin: that which is to be defined). The form of words which defines it is known as the definiens (Latin: that which is doing the defining).