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Definition vs. Terminology

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Main Difference

The main difference between Definition and Terminology is that the Definition is a statement that explains the meaning of a term and Terminology is a study of terms and their use.

Wikipedia
  • Definition (noun)

    A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation

  • Definition (noun)

    The action or process of defining.

  • Definition (noun)

    The act of defining; determination of the limits.

  • Definition (noun)

    A product of defining.

  • Definition (noun)

    The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.

    "Her comic genius is beyond definition."

  • Definition (noun)

    Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.

    "The definition of a telescope."

    "Improve the definition of an image."

  • Definition (noun)

    Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.

  • Definition (noun)

    Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.

    "A jacket with distinct waist definition."

  • Definition (noun)

    The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement which provides a previous declaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function).

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement that establishes the referent of a term or notation.

  • Terminology (noun)

    The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms.

  • Terminology (noun)

    The set of terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Definition (noun)

    The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

  • Definition (noun)

    Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

  • Definition (noun)

    Description; sort.

  • Definition (noun)

    An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

  • Definition (noun)

    Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

  • Terminology (noun)

    The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms.

  • Terminology (noun)

    The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.

Webster Dictionary
  • Definition (noun)

    a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

  • Definition (noun)

    clarity of outline;

    "exercise had give his muscles superior definition"

  • Terminology (noun)

    a system of words used in a particular discipline;

    "legal terminology"

    "the language of sociology"

Princeton's WordNet

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