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Stipulative definition

Introduces a new term or symbol and gives it a new meaning for some specific purpose.


Lexical definition

Reports the meaning that the definiendum already has in a given linguistic community.


Precising definition

Eliminates ambiguity or vagueness by precisifying an extant term.


Theoretical definition

Encapsulates an understanding of some theory T in which defined term t is a key element.


Persuasive definition

Gives a word a new descriptive meaning while retaining its emotive meaning to affect the publics attitude by praising or denigrating the referent of the defined term.


Essence definition

Makes a claim about the essence or nature of some x that it is P