List in which each item consists of two parts: 1) a word, phrase, term, graphic, chemical structure, or equation, that is paired with 2) one or more descriptions, discussions, explanations, or definitions of it.
The <def-list> element should not be used to tag the formal terms and definitions provided in section 3 of many International Standards, or corresponding terms and definitions clauses in other documents. Such terms and definitions sections should be marked up using <term-sec> and the individual definitions should normally be marked up using <tbx:termEntry>.
The following, in order:
<ack>, <app>, <app-group>, <bio>, <body>, <boxed-text>, <chem-struct>, <def-list>, <disp-quote>, <fig>, <glossary>, <license-p>, <list-item>, <named-content>, <non-normative-example>, <non-normative-note>, <notes>, <p>, <ref-list>, <sec>, <styled-content>, <supplementary-material>, <table-wrap>, <td>, <term-display>, <term-sec>, <th>
In the following example, the <def-list> element is used to tag a list of symbols with their explanations. This material does not appear in the document's “Terms and definitions” clause; that clause would be tagged with <term-sec> and <tbx:termEntry>, not <def-list>.
<standard> <front> <iso-meta>...</iso-meta> </front> <body> ... <sec> <label>4.1</label> <title>Univariate symbols</title> <p>The symbols used when there is only one quality characteristic in the class are as follows.</p> <def-list list-type="symbol-list"> <def-item> <term><italic>f<sub>s</sub></italic></term> <def> <p>factor that relates the maximum sample standard deviation (<abbrev>MSSD</abbrev>) to the difference between <italic>U</italic> and <italic>L</italic> (<xref rid="anx-d">see Annex D</xref>)</p> </def> </def-item> </def-list> ... </sec> </body> ... </standard>