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Reportive definitions may be subdivided into lexical, disciplinary, and historical, while stipulative definitions may be subdivided into arbitrary and precising.  Use these categories to classify the following definitions. Complete each of the ten items. 
  1. "The word antibiosis was first used by Vuillemini in 1889 to describe the phenomenon where one organism is in opposition to the life of another." -- P.R. Burkholder, Antibiotics
May 6th, 2015

Hi please re frame your question again because am not getting it well so that i can be able to help you out if you dont mind thanks

May 6th, 2015

Reportive definitions may be subdivided into lexical, disciplinary, and historical, while stipulative definitions may be subdivided into arbitrary and precising. Use these categories to classify the following definitions. Complete each of the ten items.

Here are two examples for you to review before you get started:

Example 1: Cardiac stents to which drugs are attached are called drug-eluting stents. Answer: Reportive, disciplinary (medicine)

Example 2: What the ancient Romans called a "sestertium" was a monetary unit comparable to the dollar. Answer: Reportive, historical

Meanings of Lexical, Disciplinary, Historical, arbitrary, and précising.

Reportive: Explains how a word is actually used

  • a. Lexical: How a word is used in ordinary life
  • b. Disciplinary: How a word is used in some special area (technical use)
  • c. Historical: How a word was used in a past time
  • 2. Stipulative: Explains how a word is going to be used
  • a. Arbitrary: How the writer or speaker has decided to use a word
  • b. Precising: How the writer or speaker is going to restrict the meaning of an ordinary word to make it more exact (turn it into a technical term)

  • May 6th, 2015

    Questions:

    1. "The word antibiosis was first used by Vuillemini in 1889 to describe the phenomenon where one organism is in opposition to the life of another." -- P.R. Burkholder, Antibiotics
    2. "Orthopedics" is the medical specialty that treats disorders of the skeletal system.
    3. According to the alchemists, "calx" was the ash or fixed part of a substance remaining after it was burned.
    4. An element is a substance, a sample of matter consisting solely of atoms with the same atomic number. W. A. Kieffer, Chemistry: A Cultural Approach
    5. To "barbadoes" a person meant the same in the seventeenth century as to "shanghai" him meant in the nineteenth. Sidney W. Mintz, Columbia Forum (Spring, 1970)
    6. Military authorities define a juvenile as someone younger than 16 years of age. Human rights groups, however, set the age at below 18.
    7. Style is used here to refer to those features of writing that are concerned with clear and effective exposition. Elements of Reasoning, Chapter 12
    8. "Gorram!" is an exclamation that is now commonly used instead of a curse word.
    9. In 1996 Precision Marketing magazine coined the word adultescent to refer to people whose interests are adolescent but whose incomes are adult.
    10. To warble, in Navy terminology, is to vary the frequency of an electronic signal to ensure that the frequency to which a mine will respond is included within the range.

    May 6th, 2015

    I think the question you gave the answer should be Displinary, Historical

    May 6th, 2015

    yes I think so to.  what about number two

    May 6th, 2015

    2. Lexical

    May 6th, 2015

    3. arbitrary,precising

    May 6th, 2015

    I was also thinking that for 2 and 3.  Im really stuck on 4-10


    May 6th, 2015

    4.lexical,arbitrary

    what about this for no 4

    May 6th, 2015

    5. stipulative, precising,

    May 6th, 2015

    6. disciplinary, lexical

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