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working definition


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  • noun A definition that is chosen for an occasion and may not fully conform with established or authoritative definitions. Not knowing of established definitions would be grounds for selecting or devising a working definition.
  • noun A definition being developed; a tentative definition that can be tailored to create an authoritative definition.


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