A true definition must have three basic requirements. These requirements are that it should not contain examples and be to broad or narrow, which helps to specify the words essence. A term must also be defined using terms more familiar than themselves. The failure to meet these requirements when defining the words game, yellow, and murder will be used to better explain the requirements.
If the definition of “yellow” were to be, “a color
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allows a term to be properly explained. The lack of examples lets the inexperienced understand a definition. Being accurate and precise, (not too broad or narrow) allows the essence of a term to be captured. Using familiar words in the definition allows for the laymen to grasp definition as well as contains circularity. Not all terms even have the capability of meeting these requirements but it still serves as a good guide to true definitions.