How to Write Simple Definitions

There are three steps to follow for creating simple definitions.

  1. Research the term. If you find an existing definition that you like it, use it (and cite the original author). If not, then follow the rest of these steps.
  2. Determine what the term’s concept is. Is it a noun, verb, pronoun, etc.? Or is it more distinct, some type of named entity? This designation will format your definition’s focus.
  3. Choose the definition type that fits; intensional, extensional, partitive, etc. Then craft the definition to fit designation and subject matter using a standardize format.

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