stipulative definition
A definition stipulating how a term is to be used, rather than answering to some previous rule or pattern of usage.

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  • Precising definition — A precising definition is a definition that extends the dictionary definition (lexical definition) of a term for a specific purpose by including additional criteria that narrow down the set of things meeting the definition.For example, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Lexical definition — The lexical definition of a term, also known as the dictionary definition, is the meaning of the term in common usage. As its other name implies, this is the sort of definition one is likely to find in the dictionary. A lexical definition is… …   Wikipedia

  • dictionary definition — noun a definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol • Hypernyms: ↑definition * * * noun : a definition reporting established meanings or uses of words or symbols compare stipulative definition …   Useful english dictionary

  • dictionary definition — noun A descriptive definition specifying one of the commonly used meanings of the defined term. Syn: lexical definition Ant: stipulative definition …   Wiktionary

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