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Definition. What is it? . Definition. Tells what a term means and how it differs from other terms Creates a common “language” for the speaker and audience to understand one another . Types. Informal Definitions Personal explanations of what something is Formal Definitions

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Definition

Definition

What is it?


Definition1

Definition

  • Tells what a term means and how it differs from other terms

  • Creates a common “language” for the speaker and audience to understand one another


Types

Types

  • Informal Definitions

    • Personal explanations of what something is

  • Formal Definitions

    • Dictionary explanations of what something is

  • Explicit vs. Implicit

  • Extended Definitions

    • Longer, complex definitions that require a paragraph, essay, or even a whole book


Patterns of development

Patterns of Development

  • Definitions utilize a variety of patterns

    • Exemplification- explaining/defining by giving examples

    • Description- explaining/defining by describing its nature

    • Compare/Contrast- explaining/defining by comparing/contrasting it with something else

    • Process Analysis- explaining/defining by outlining the process through which it is created, works, etc.

    • Classification /Division- explaining/defining by identifying/classifying the class to which something belongs


Rhetorical devices

Rhetorical Devices

  • Connotation- a non-literal, associative meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning

  • Denotation- the literal, strict definition of a word

  • Synonyms- words with similar meanings

  • Negation- telling what it is not

  • Enumeration- listing its characteristics

  • Analogies – comparisons identifying similarities between the term and something dissimilar


Definition

What is an Adventurer?

An adventurer is someone who is willing to leave the comfort and security of the status quo to seek new experiences. An adventurer is always open to new possibilities, new opportunities. He may be young or old, rich or poor, fit or ailing; whatever his description, he lives his life– deeply and now. Adventurers sail tall ships and climb mountains, write novels and solve impossible equations. They take leaves of absence from regular jobs to trek across country, live in grass huts, run hundred-mile races. They start new businesses, adopt hard-to-place children, discover cures, embrace hopeless causes. The adventurer is a risk taker. She is the person you read about who inspires you to tackle something difficult. She is the Bengali mother of six who grows food for a hundred, the Chilean boy who sells sandals made from rubber tires, your ninety-year-old tango-dancing grandmother.


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