Definiendum vs Definiens - What's the difference?

definiendum | definiens |

Definiens is a related term of definiendum.


In context|semantics|lang=en terms the difference between definiendum and definiens

is that definiendum is (semantics) the term—word or phrase—defined in a definition while definiens is (semantics) the word or phrase that defines the definiendum in a definition.

As nouns the difference between definiendum and definiens

is that definiendum is (semantics) the term—word or phrase—defined in a definition while definiens is (semantics) the word or phrase that defines the definiendum in a definition.

definiendum

English

(Definition)

Noun

(definienda)
  • (semantics) The term—word or phrase—defined in a definition.
  • In the defining statement "A lake is a large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water", "lake" is the definiendum, "stretch of water" is the genus, and "large", "landlocked" and "naturally occurring" are the differentiae.

    definiens

    English

    Noun

    (definientia)
  • (semantics) The word or phrase that defines the definiendum in a definition.
  • In the defining statement “A lake is a large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water”, “large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water” is the definiens .

    See also

    * (Definition)

    References

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