INFORMAL DEFINITIONS

INFORMAL DEFINITIONS For specialized or tichnical terms that your readers will not know, you can provide an informal definition. Though they are less thorough than formal definitions, operational definitions and synonyms are quite acceptable if they furnish the necessary information. Operational Definitions An operational definition gives the meaning of an abstract word for one particular time and […]

FORMAL DEFINITIONS

FORMAL DEFINITIONS A formal definition is one sentence that contains three parts: the term that needs defining, the class to which the item belongs, and the differentiation of the item from all other members of its class. Here are’ some examples: Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity with respect to time. Resistance is any force that tends […]

Definition

Definition efinition FORMAL DEFINITIONS INFORMAL DEFINITIONS EXTENDED DEFINITIONS Adefinition gives the precise meaning of a term. In most technical writing situations, you ave to define terms. The need for definition increases when you communicate with those at a distance from you in any bureaucratic hierarchy and when you write to people with limited knowledgeof your topic. Since both situations are […]

Definition

Definition FORMAL DEFINITIONS INFORMAL DEFINITIONS EXTENDED DEFINITIONS Adefinition gives the precise meaning of a term. In most technical writing situations, you ave to define terms. The need for definition increases when you communicate with those at a distance from you in any bureaucratic hierarchy and when you write to people with limited knowledgeof your topic. Since both situations are common, […]

PLANNING THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON IN ACTION

PLANNING THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON IN ACTION Describing a person going through a series of steps is a common writing task. For instance; managers might describe the steps they take as they review a job application or evaluate personnel. Sometimes such a description includes visual aids showing certain forms that are essential to certain .steps. A personnel […]