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    Section 1: Drafting Definitions > Purpose of Definitions

L1: Introduction
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.


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