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Writing a "Good" Definition
To learn anything you need to understand the concepts that surround and inform the focus of your learning. Technical writing often disappoints when complex concepts are referred to but never explained leaving the reader alienated from the entire learning experience. Good concept definitions therefore facilitate and speed learning and engage your audience in the learning process.
You can judge the quality of a concept definition by evaluating its impact on the reader. A good definition helps your audience:
When writing a definition consider using some of the following devices: