Definition List: Term

Word, phrase, graphic, chemical structure, equation, or other noun that is being defined or described.

This element is typically used in conjunction with a definition in a definition list (two-part list). The term occupies the first column of the two-part list and is the subject of the definition or description, which occupies the second column.


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>.

See the separate documentation for a full description of the use of <tbx:termEntry>.


id Identifier
rid Reference to an Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xml:lang Language

Model Description

Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:



      <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">
            <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>