definition by pointing

definition by pointing
Ostensive definition.

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  • Definition — For other uses, see Definition (disambiguation). A definition is a passage that explains the meaning of a term (a word, phrase or other set of symbols), or a type of thing. The term to be defined is the definiendum. A term may have many different …   Wikipedia

  • definition — definitional, adj. definitionally, adv. /def euh nish euhn/, n. 1. the act of defining or making definite, distinct, or clear. 2. the formal statement of the meaning or significance of a word, phrase, etc. 3. the condition of being definite,… …   Universalium

  • Ostensive definition — An ostensive definition conveys the meaning of a term by pointing out examples. This type of definition is often used where the term is difficult to define verbally, either because the words will not be understood (as with children and new… …   Wikipedia

  • ostensive definition — noun A process of binding the meaning to the defined term by pointing out examples and counterexamples. Syn: definition by pointing …   Wiktionary

  • ostensive definition — noun a definition that points out or exhibits instances of the term defined • Hypernyms: ↑definition * * * noun : a definition accomplished by exhibiting and characterizing the thing to be defined or by pointing out and characterizing the cases… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostensive definition — Philos. the definition of a term by pointing to one or more examples to which the term can be applied. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …   Universalium

  • Magnetic field — This article is about a scientific description of the magnetic influence of an electric current or magnetic material. For the physics of magnetic materials, see magnetism. For information about objects that create magnetic fields, see magnet. For …   Wikipedia

  • Force — For other uses, see Force (disambiguation). See also: Forcing (disambiguation) Forces are also described as a push or pull on an object. They can be due to phenomena such as gravity, magnetism, or anything that might cause a mass to accelerate …   Wikipedia

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