RE: Defining a word: can the word appear in the definition?

Subject: RE: Defining a word: can the word appear in the definition?
From: "Maggie Secara" <maggiros -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 14:42:28 -0800




From: "Davis, Michele" <MDavis -at- tricord -dot- com>
Reply-To: "Davis, Michele" <MDavis -at- tricord -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Defining a word: can the word appear in the definition?
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:24:30 -0600

> This is what I have:
>
> Aggregation
> Our Illumina software takes multiple appliances and places them in a
> cluster. This allows it to be managed as a single, shared resource.
> Aggregated appliances manage growth by simplifying the addition and
> management of appliances.
>
> I repeat the word aggregation, and an engineer thinks it shouldn't be
there.

Having defined aggreation, you then give an example, using a variation of the word--applying the word in a way the user is likely to encounter it. Maybe your engineer would be happier if you introduced the second sentence with "for example", but it isn't really necessary.

Maggie Secara
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