Week 3 Knowledge CheckResults Concepts Mastery Questions Purposes and Types of Definitions 100% 1 2 3 4 5 Hints for Planning and Writing an Argumentative Essay 100% 6 7 8 9 Vagueness in Writing 100% 10 11 12 Ambiguity in Writing 100% 13 14 15 16 17 18 Concept: Purposes and Types of Definitions Concepts Mastery Questions Purposes and Types of Definitions 100% 1 2 3 4 5 1.What type of definition is used to introduce an unusual or unfamiliar word, to coin new words, or to introduce a new meaning to a familiar word? A. Stipulative definition B. Precising definition C. Explanatory definition D. Persuasive definition Score: 18/18
2.What technique of defining terms is used to reduce vagueness and eliminate ambiguity? A. Definition by synonym B. Explanatory definition C. Persuasive definition D. Precising definition 3.What type of definition points to, names, or identifies one or more instances of something to which the defined term applies? A. Explanatory definition B. Definition by synonym C. Definition by example D. Analytical definition 4.What type of definition gives another word or phrase that means the same thing as the term being defined? A. Explanatory definition Correct! Definitions used for the purpose of explicitly spelling out the meaning of a previously unknown word are stipulative, by definition. In other words, “When we use the word X, what we mean is Y.” Correct! In this case, it is merely a matter of "tightening up" a definition to relieve confusion, using more exact words or phrasing to make it more precise. Correct! Sometimes the quickest way to give a definition of a group of things is to show what one looks like.
B. Precising definition C. Definition by example D. Definition by synonym 5.What type of definition first specifies the type of thing the term applies to, and then gives the differences between the thing the term applies to and other things of the same type? A.
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