Example sentences for: definitions

How can you use “definitions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The main observation is that the three quantities: the log-ratio (LR), the standard error (SE), and the Wilcoxon rank sign test p -value show little correlation with each other, and therefore represent relatively 'independent' indicators (see Materials and methods for the precise definitions).

  • One of the most difficult areas to assess in a dictionary is the quality of its definitions.

  • Both Longman and W9 estimate their macrostructure ( headwords/entries ) and their microstructure ( definitions ). But what of Cobuild and CED ? What do they mean by references ? In CED the relevant definition of reference seems to be “a book or passage referred to,” or perhaps “a mention or allusion”; in Cobuild , “something such as a number or name that tells you where you can obtain the information that you want, for example from a book, list, or map.

  • A piece says peace in Northern Ireland depends on new definitions of old words: "terrorist," "United Kingdom," "culture" and, most of all, "nation."

  • Two of Merriam-Webster III's weirdest definitions are the famously convoluted wordings at the main senses of door and hotel .


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