Simpson, John; Edmund Weiner (1989).A definition should not be negative where it can be positive.Is it to blurt out some onomatopoetic non-word (m refers to them quite accurately as interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds).

But the generality of being is not that of a genus; therefore the question of definition, in this sense, simply does not arise.The Judge said she had, in the absence of any statutory definition, consulted several dictionaries for a definition of the word record.

7 An enumerative definition of a concept or term is an extensional definition that gives an explicit and exhaustive listing of all the objects that fall under the concept or term in question.A definition states the meaning of a word using other words.31 He rejected the very idea that every explanation of the meaning of a term needed itself to be explained: "As though an explanation hung in the air unless supported by another one 32 claiming instead that explanation of a term is only needed.