Fall 2001_161

Instructor: Buthaina Al Othman

  • Parts of a Definition:

1.     Term.

    E.g. Rabbits or vegetables.

    E.g. Spiders or invertebrates.

2.     Class. (The group or class to which a term belongs.)

    E.g. Rabbits are vertebrates.

    E.g. Spiders are invertebrates.

3.     Characteristics. (Detailed information about the term.)

  • Types of Characteristics:

    a.      Use or Function.

    b.     Composition

    c.     Origin.

    d.     Physical characteristics.

    e.      Properties.

  • Two Types of Definition

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2001 Buthaina Al Othman