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  1. vaguenot clearly understood. For ex. The concept of functionally literate.

          

  2. Pronoun ambiguitylack of clarity that results from an unclear indication about the noun to which a pronoun refers. Ex. The teacher gave the student her notes. (Does the pronoun her refer to the noun teacher or the noun student?)

          

  3. Fallacy of DivisionThe incorrect belief that what is true for the individual, or part, must necessarily be true for the group, or whole.

          

  4. Definition by exampledefining the topic by comparing it to something with which it is synonymous

          

  5. Syntactic ambiguityWhen the structure or grammar of a sentence renders the meaning of a word or phrase uncertain.
    "Mary saw the man with the telescope"; Ambiguity in sentences and phrases.

          

  6. GeneralityIs the type of definition whose purpose is to tell us what a word means.

          

  7. Semantic ambiguityAmbiguity that results from the mutiple meanings of particular words. Ex: On my way to the bank, to cash my paycheck, I passed by the park and saw the most colorful ducks swimming by the bank of the river.

          

  8. StipulativeDefinition that serves to give a special meaning in a give context.
    'desktop' for computer

          

  9. Analytical Definitionassuming that what is true of the whole is automatically true of the part

          

  10. Vaguenessnot clearly understood. For ex. The concept of functionally literate.

          

  11. Ambiguityunclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning

          

  12. RhetoricalAlso known as persuasive. Definitions intended to persuade and manipulate.

          

  13. PrecisingIs the type of definition whose purpose is to tell us what a word means.

          

  14. LexicalAlso known as persuasive. Definitions intended to persuade and manipulate.

          

  15. Fallacy of Compositionassuming that what is true of the whole is automatically true of the part

          

  16. TerrorismAlso known as persuasive. Definitions intended to persuade and manipulate.

          

  17. Grouping ambiguityA kind of semantic ambiguity in which it is unclear whether a claim refers to a group of things taken individually or collectively. Ex. "hundreds of people have stayed in this hotel room" (100 ppl at a time or indiv's over time?)

          

  18. Ambiguosthat can be understood in more than one way.

          

  19. Definition by Synonymdefines something by providing several concrete examples of it