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Making definitions by Mind Map: Making definitions
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Making definitions

Containing

definienda

definientia

Definition requirements

no negativity

clarity/distinctness

not picturesque

conciseness

adequacy

Structures used in definitions

Synonyms

Relative clauses

Reduced relative clauses

Present simple

Infinitives

Passive

Using keywords and scientific terms

e.g. of keywords A telephone - a telecommunications device -transmits and receives sound etc. e.g. of scientific terms Energy equals mass multiplied by the square of light speed Every action has reaction equals to it and opposite in direction. Energy does not disappear and obtained from nothing Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_examples_of_scientific_terms#ixzz16dTcrUaM