In a definition essay what are the different kinds of definitions and what are the elements of a formal definition?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 3:42 pm ad1c9bdddf
A definition essay is one in which a phrase, word, or term is defined. Some definitions (such as pencil and tree) have concrete meanings, while some terms (such as love or patriotism) have abstract meanings. Sometimes the definition will prove to be a small part of the essay, while sometimes the definition will be central to the entire essay. Therefore, the approach of the essay may rely on the subject or type of word chosen to define.
<br>It is important to understand the word being defined in the essay (so that you can explain the term in your own words), present clear and basic information, and use examples or anecdotes ...
The expert examines elements formal definition for definition essays.