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Definition Paragraphs






When writing a definition paragraph, you take a thing or an idea and explain what it is.

Example: Write a paragraph giving the definition of a pest.


The following words can help you to write a good definition paragraph:

1.    "is defined as"

Example: A pest is defined as any animal or plant that damages crops, forests, or property.

2.     "is a kind of"

Example: A pest is a kind of animal or plant that damages crops, forests, or property.




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