# Definitional Passage

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A Definitional Passage is a textual definition that is a textual passage.

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**Example(s):**- "
`Minimum Wage:`

" http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/minimum_wage.asp*The minimum amount of compensation an employee must receive for performing labor. Minimum wages are typically established by contract or legislation by the government. As such, it is illegal to pay an employee less than the minimum wage.* - a Linguistic Mathematical Definition, such as: "Associated with each discrete random variable [math]\displaystyle{ Y }[/math] is a
*probability density function*(or*pdf*) [math]\displaystyle{ f(y) }[/math]. By definition, [math]\displaystyle{ f(y) }[/math] is the sum of all the probabilities associated with outcomes in [math]\displaystyle{ S }[/math] that get mapped into [math]\displaystyle{ y }[/math] by the random variable [math]\displaystyle{ Y }[/math]. That is, [math]\displaystyle{ f(y) = P(\{s\in S \vert Y(s)=y\}) }[/math]" (Larsen & Marx, 1986). - …

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**Counter-Example(s):**- a Definitional Sentence, such as: "

"*A textual definition is a declarative linguistic item that is a definition.* - a Tongue Twister.

- a Definitional Sentence, such as: "
**See:**Gloss.

## References

### 2018

- (Zhou et al., 2018) ⇒ Ganbin Zhou, Rongyu Cao, Xiang Ao, Ping Luo, Fen Lin, Leyu Lin, and Qing He. (2018). “Hierarchical Neural Network for Extracting Knowledgeable Snippets and Documents.” In: arXiv preprint arXiv:1808.07228.
- QUOTE: ... knowledgeable snippets refer to the text describing concepts, properties of entities, or relations among entities, while knowledgeable documents are the ones with enough knowledgeable snippets. These knowledgeable snippets and documents could be helpful in multiple applications, such as knowledge base construction and knowledge-oriented service. …