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-What is a definition? Well, that is one of the terms that will never get a unambiguously definition. ​There are still some criteria ​that can be used as guides in this context.+What is a definition? Well, that is one of the terms that will never get a unambiguously definition. ​The most severe problem related to reflexology is that //​[[https://​en.wiktionary.org/​wiki/​definition|definition]]//​ is interchanged with //​[[https://​en.wiktionary.org/​wiki/​description|description]]//​.
  
-Here are some guidelines.+[[https://​wikidiff.com/​definition/​description|Wikidiff.com]] explains the difference in an abstract way as follows: 
 +As nouns the difference between definition and description is that definition is (semantics) a statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions) while description is a sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
  
-The focus should ​be on the properties that is unique for the term being definedAs for reflexologyusing any kind pressue of pressure ​to stimulate any part of the body is quite generic for all kinds of massage.+This can be exemplified as follows (Borrowed from [[https://​hinative.com/​en-US/​questions/​131275|hinative.com]]). 
 +Definition: A lamp is a powered fixture to provide a source of light. 
 +Description:​ A lamp is usually a standing furniture piece. Ours is made of wood and we use them in our house to look pretty or brighten an area. 
 +A lamp on a car confirms to the definition, but not to the descriptionDespite that the description is more impreciseit makes it easier for people ​to understand ​the what it is all about
  
-Try to avoid [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Operational_definition|operationally ​definition]]To describe how something is done does not make it exclusive.+definition ​in many cases cannot stand aloneIt needs the help of a description to understand better.
  
-Try to avoid referring to other terms that is not use outside the professionExample.+An important property of definitions ​is that they are quite constantThey should not be influenced by opinions (medical, political, economical).
  
-Clarify borders to related ​or similar terms+One recurrent question ​related ​to reflexology is: what is the difference between reflexology and massage? It is impossible to give an answer to this as long as there are no obvious definition of reflexology. But still it is possible to describe the difference in an informative way
- +  * Massage has primarily a goal to release tension locally where the treatment is given. 
-(Make references ​to historical use of the term.+  * Reflexology has primarily a goal to release tension distal to where the treatment is given.
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