Definiendum meaning

dĭ-fĭn'ē-ĕn'dəm
A word or expression that is being defined.
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(semantics) The term"”word or phrase"”defined in a definition.

In the defining statement "A lake is a large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water", "lake" is the definiendum, "stretch of water" is the genus, and "large", "landlocked" and "naturally occurring" are the differentiae.

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Origin of definiendum

Latin dēfīniendum neuter gerundive of dēfīnīre to define define