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

Subject: Re: Defining a word: can the word appear in the definition?
From: Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 21:25:06 -0500

Maggie Secara wrote:
>
> >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
>

It seems to me that she *apparently*
defines it, but doesn't actually, so I
agree with the engineer.

Bonnie Granat

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