This book is for anyone and everyone who has had to read a technical document with a bad glossary in it. With terms in there that have definitions that might seem “iffy” to you.
We’ll teach you what a good definition looks like, and how to tell the good ones from the bad ones.
We’ll teach you the various types of definitions, and how you might want to use those types when creating your own definitions.
We’ll show you how to research definitions, craft definitions, and even add advanced semantic relationships to them.
And most importantly, we’ll give you tools for editing and reviewing definitions!
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Table of Contents
Never use words you or your audience don’t know
What’s happening under the hood when we communicate?
Why do we need to define what we say (part one)?
Why do we need to define what we say (part two)?
What’s the definition of definition?
The various kinds of definitions
Definition type cheat sheet
Testing existing definitions
Writing simple definitions
Step 0 – limit your definitions to a single concept
Step 1 - Research the term
Step 2 – Determine what your term’s concept is
Step 3 – Choosing the definition type that fits and crafting the definition
Writing advanced definitions
Step 4 – formalize the term entry
Step 5 - Add semantic relationships to the definition
Step 6 – Reviewing your definitions before finalizing them
Writing definitions for specific circumstances
Automating glossary creation