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