Creating ontological definitions for use in science

@article{Michie2019CreatingOD,
  title={Creating ontological definitions for use in science},
  author={Susan Michie and Robert West and Janna Hastings},
  journal={Qeios},
  year={2019}
}
Ontological definitions provide clarity and facilitate communication which accelerate the development of understanding and the accumulation of evidence about the world. It is hard to write good definitions. Too often they are partial, vague, or fail adequately to characterise the entity to which they refer. Ontological definitions are descriptions of entity classes or relationships that represent their essential properties in such a way that the defined entities are uniquely and fully specified… 
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