L1 Definitions' Purposes + Types.

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L1 Definitions' Purposes + Types. by Mind Map: L1 Definitions' Purposes + Types.

1. Term = Concept expressed precisely in words.

1.1. Words = exact synonyms 2 = same term.

2. Definitions = Statement giving meaning 2 term.

2.1. Used by lawyers, teachers, scientists, philosophers + pros.

3. Purposes

3.1. 5 TYPES of defs

3.1.1. Use lexical dictionary defn

3.1.1.1. 1) Show relationships

3.1.1.2. 2) Remove ambiguity

3.1.1.2.1. Must define terms @ beg debate.

3.1.1.2.2. Ambiguous = words with 1+ poss meaning.

3.1.2. Uses precising defn for that sit

3.1.2.1. 3) Reduce vauge

3.1.3. Use stipulative definition.

3.1.3.1. 4) Increas vocab

3.1.3.2. because of new words continually adopted.

3.1.4. Use Theoretical defn.

3.1.4.1. 5) Like accepting theory about term being defined.

3.1.5. Use Persuasive defn.

3.1.5.1. 6) Influence attitudes.