Making definitions

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Making definitions by Mind Map: Making definitions

1. Containing

1.1. definienda

1.2. definientia

2. Definition requirements

2.1. no negativity

2.2. clarity/distinctness

2.3. not picturesque

2.4. conciseness

2.5. adequacy

3. Structures used in definitions

3.1. Synonyms

3.2. Relative clauses

3.3. Reduced relative clauses

3.4. Present simple

3.5. Infinitives

3.6. Passive

4. Using keywords and scientific terms