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What Are Definitions in Technical Writing? Video

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When should a definition be used in technical writing?

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1. While reading a piece of technical writing, you come across a sentence that defines a term. How can you tell whether this is a sentence definition or part of an extended definition?

2. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to include a definition of a technical term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Definitions in technical writing are important for many reasons. The quiz will test your knowledge on the role and types of definitions in technical writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following:

  • Defining definitions in technical writing
  • When to use definitions
  • Types of definitions
  • Placement of definitions
  • Appropriate locations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Making Connections - using and understanding the concept of definitions in technical writing
  • Distinguishing Differences - comparing the various placements of definitions within technical documents
  • Information Recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding definitions in technical writing

Additional Learning

By reviewing the article What Are Definitions in Technical Writing, you will earn about the following concepts:

  • Why definitions are needed
  • When to use definitions in writing
  • Various types of definitions
  • Placement and location
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