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A definition is...

a word that assigns a meaning to another word or a group of words.

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The definiendum is...

the word or group of words that is being defined.

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The definiens is...

the word or group of words that does the defining

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Extensional definition specifies...

the meaning of t in terms of its extension. (the set of things t refers to.)

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Intensional definition specifies...

the meaning of t in terms of its intension. (The set of necessary and sufficient conditions or properties that something must have in order to belong to the extension of t.)