LIS 504 - Definition

A definition is an expression that shows what a word or phrase means. There are different kinds of definitions.

Type of definition Sample definition of "frosting"
By synonym "Icing"
By naming properties "A mixture of sugar, butter, etc., for covering a cake."
By denotation "This is frosting."
Operational "Combine 2 cups of sifted confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons of non-hydrogenated margarine, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk in a small bowl. Beat until smooth."


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