Definition

Pronunciation: /ˌdɛf əˈnɪ ʃən/ ?

A definition assigns properties to a mathematical object.[1] For example, the definition of a square is, "A four-sided polygon where the vertices are right angles and the sides are the same length." The properties assigned to a square are:

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  1. definition. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=definition&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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2010-01-22: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-07-10: added More Information (McAdams, David.)
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