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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 May be multiple meanings for same word Avoid Circular Definitions—defining a term by repeating it or changing its form slightly
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Pieter Bruegel The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (1559)
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