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ENGL 1301 PowerPoint 12 Definition

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Definitions ENGL 1301
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Definition—What It Does Identifies features that distinguish a term– puts a fence around it, establishes its boundaries, and separates it from all others Enables both you and reader to use the term appropriately
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How Much Is Enough? Sometimes a word, phrase, or sentence For new terms, more is often necessary Abstract terms often require extended definitions Contentious concrete terms often need extensive definition
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Quick Definition: Synonyms Synonyms = words with very nearly the same meaning Use a less fancy word to replace a fancier one Issue—may not be exactly the same meaning, can be subtle differences
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Essential Definitions Names the item being defined Places it in a broad category Distinguishes it from other items in that category
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Issues with Essential Definitions May have difficulty figuring out what is this thing’s distinguishing characteristics Limit to terms that have settled meanings
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  • Fall '11
  • MartaK.Moore
  • Philosophy of language, Extensional definition, Philosophical logic, Pieter Bruegel, Fallacies of definition

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