Here is what Webster has to say:
- Main Entry: defÂ·iÂ·niÂ·tion
- Pronunciation: \,de-fi-‘ni-shin\
- Function: noun
- Etymology: Middle English diffinicioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin definition-, definitio, from definire
- Date: 14th century
2 a: a statement expressing the essential nature of something b: a statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol <dictionary definitions> c: a product of defining
When I write and share stories I often become concerned with how people interpret what I say. There are so many ways to define things, so many different perspectives, that is why I think it is helpful to share my perspective on how I use words. When I share “A Definition” I will usually reference a dictionary source, but follow with a personal view or perspective. For instance with “A Definition” I like to put emphasis on “A” rather than “The”. I feel there are very few true absolutes. Lots of ways to define things. I find my life filled with more questions than answers. So when I give you a definition, it is one of what I believe are many. But it will be the one with my perspective at the time it is presented.