Section 1: Drafting Definitions > Purpose of Definitions
Definitions generally help readers understand what you mean by a word or phrase. The business world depends on clear definitions because definitions
- play a major role in communicating company policies and standards;
- clarify a description of a new development or a new technology in a technical field;
- help specialists communicate with less knowledgeable readers.
For your definitions, you will assume that your audience is a general readership who are not experts in any field. The purpose of the definitions will be determined by you.