<def-list>

Definition List

Definition

A list in which each item consists of two parts: a word, phrase, term, graphic, chemical structure, or equation paired with one of more descriptions, discussions, explanations, or definitions of it.

Remarks

The definition <def> part of an item in a two-part (definition) list need not be a “definition” in the strict dictionary sense of that word. Such a definition could be a discussion, explanation, expansion, or something that tells the reader about the <term>. When a <def-list> is within a <glossary> element, the definitions are assumed to be real definitions.

Attributes

id Identifier
list-content List Content
list-type Type of List
prefix-word Word Prefix (For a List Item)

Related Elements

A Definition List may have a Title naming the entire list, followed by optional headings for terms and their definitions. <term-head> contains the heading over the first (term) column, and <def-head> contains the heading for the second (definition) column; neither serves as a container element for terms or definitions. Individual <term>s and their <def>s are paired in <def-item>s.

Model Description

The following, in order:

Tagged Example


<article>
...
<back>...
<glossary>
<def-list>
<title>ABBREVIATIONS</title>
<def-head>Abbreviation</def-head>
<term-head>Expansion</term-head>
<def-item><term id="G1">PAP I</term>
<def><p>poly(A)polymerase I</p></def>
</def-item>
<def-item><term id="G2">PNPase</term>
<def><p>polynucleotide phosphorylase</p></def>
</def-item>
</def-list>
</glossary>...
</back>
</article>


Module

list.ent