DEFINITION

India
December 5, 2006 5:31am CST
Can you define a DEFINITION ?
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@usama03 (553)
• India
6 Jan 07
A definition may be a statement of the essential properties of a certain thing, or a statement of equivalence between a term and that term's meaning. The two are not mutually exclusive, nor are they equivalent.
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• India
8 Jan 07
Thats a good definition of a definition. Thanks dear.Join again here for some more comments. Lets see how many different definitions "DEFINITION" can have ?
@GLOBALSHEEN (1005)
• India
5 Dec 06
Definition of any matter may vary from definer to definer.There is posibility of getting a wrong meaning of the matter then.Wont you think it is right?
• India
8 Jan 07
Thanks global.
@tanujarneja (2834)
• India
5 Dec 06
definition may be a statement of the essential properties of a certain thing, or a statement of equivalence between a term and that term's meaning. The two are not mutually exclusive, nor are they equivalent.
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• India
8 Jan 07
Lets see how many definitions can definition have and try to tally them to have a best definition. That might lead us to a question whether definitions could be right always ?
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
28 Jan 07
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). A definition may either give the meaning that a term bears in general use (a descriptive definition), or that which the speaker intends to impose upon it for the purpose of his or her discourse (a stipulative definition). Stipulative definitions differ from descriptive definitions in that they prescribe a new meaning either to a term already in use or to a new term. A descriptive definition can be shown to be right or wrong by comparison to usage, while a stipulative definition cannot. A stipulative definition, however, may be more or less useful. A persuasive definition, named by C.L. Stevenson, is a form of stipulative definition which purports to describe the 'true' or 'commonly accepted' meaning of a term, while in reality stipulating an altered use, perhaps as an argument for some view, for example that some system of government is democratic. Stevenson also notes that some definitions are 'legal' or 'coercive', whose object is to create or alter rights, duties or crimes.
@marco87rc (587)
• Italy
5 Dec 06
Can't you find a dictionary? ^^