What is definition?

  • (noun): A concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Definition

A definition is a statement that explains the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). The term to be defined is the definiendum. A term may have many different senses or meanings. For each such specific sense, a definiens is a cluster of words that defines that term with reference to the speaker's immediate intended meaning.

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Some articles on definition:

Definition of Dietary Fiber
... was defined to be the components of plants that resist human digestive enzymes, a definition that includes lignin and polysaccharides ... The definition was later changed to also include resistant starches, along with inulin and other oligosaccharides ... Official definition of dietary fiber differs a little among different institutions Organization (reference) Definition Institute of Medicine Dietary fiber consists of nondigestible ...
Definition - In Medicine
... In medical dictionaries, definitions should to the greatest extent possible be simple and easy to understand, preferably even by the general public useful clinically or in related areas ...
Pashtun People - Pashtuns Defined
... These three definitions may be described as the ethno-linguistic definition, the religious-cultural definition, and the patrilineal definition, respectively ...
Sustainable Development - Definition
... which included what is now one of the most widely recognised definitions "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet ... It offers an integrated vision and definition of strong sustainability ... It generates a more nuanced definition of sustainable development “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of ...
ESPN - High Definition
... ESPN launched its 720p high-definition simulcast, originally branded as ESPNHD, on March 20, 2001 ... Live studio shows, along with most live events on ESPN, use high definition ... Footage from non-HD sources is presented in a standard definition, 43 format with stylized pillarboxes ...

More definitions of "definition":

  • (noun): Clarity of outline.
    Example: "Exercise had give his muscles superior definition"

Famous quotes containing the word definition:

    According to our social pyramid, all men who feel displaced racially, culturally, and/or because of economic hardships will turn on those whom they feel they can order and humiliate, usually women, children, and animals—just as they have been ordered and humiliated by those privileged few who are in power. However, this definition does not explain why there are privileged men who behave this way toward women.
    Ana Castillo (b. 1953)

    Was man made stupid to see his own stupidity?
    Is God by definition indifferent, beyond us all?
    Is the eternal truth man’s fighting soul
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    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904)

    The physicians say, they are not materialists; but they are:MSpirit is matter reduced to an extreme thinness: O so thin!—But the definition of spiritual should be, that which is its own evidence. What notions do they attach to love! what to religion! One would not willingly pronounce these words in their hearing, and give them the occasion to profane them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)