Writing Transformative Definitions
A simple definition can become a transformative, intellectual tool if it reveals the implications of a word you're using. A poorly written definition only serves to obscure.
Consider, for instance, this unhelpful definition:
Two of the problems with this definition are that
When you're writing a definition, asking yourself "what word defines the 'class'?" and then "what are some differentiating terms?" prompts you to focus and organize your thinking on essentials.