Dictionary definitions: problems and solutions

Arleta Adamska-Sałaciak


The aim of the present article is threefold: to examine certain problems inherent in dictionary defining; to discuss the most important changes that have been implemented as solutions to some of the problems; to evaluate the new problems which have arisen as side effects of the solutions. Finally, the historical precedents of a number of the alternative defining techniques are also considered, in an attempt to put the issue into perspective.

Słowa kluczowe: definition, lexicography, meaning, learners’ dictionaries

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