RE: Definitions

Subject: RE: Definitions
From: "Carlene Gardner" <orion2 -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 22:14:14 -0500

Michele Davis wonders <<When you define a word, can you use the word in the
definition, or not?>>

The straight answer to your question is <no>. If you are writing a glossary,
lexicon or dictionary <by the book>, you are not allowed to use the word you
are defining, or any of its derivatives, in your definition. Unfortunately,
the only references I can think of now are the ones from my
translation/terminology classes, in French.
There were some good suggestions from list members to improve your
definition. Have fun!

Carlene Gardner
orion2 -at- videotron -dot- ca
that's in Canada, eh?

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