Providing a clear, brief definition, especially by explaining differences
between associated terms
Substituting a descriptive phrase for a proper name, or substituting
a proper name for a quality associated with it.
Supplying a descriptive phrase in place of a name.
The listing of many qualities or descriptions of someone or something,
without providing an explicit definition.
To amend a term or phrase one has just employed.
- auxesis (2) and meiosis
These terms involve a kind of redefiining—referring to something
in terms disproportionately large or small.
A lexical interruption may include a kind of explanation or definition,
suggested by one Latim synonym provided (by Suarez) for this term, "interpretatio."
Employing multiple terms for the same idea is a kind of explanation
- exergasia (expolitio)
Repetition of the same idea in different words, which can serve the
purpose of explaining or defining that idea.