Discussion: Definitions

Evaluate the definitions presented below. If you find a definition to be inadequate or flawed, try to provide a better definition. Share your thoughts on the discussion forum by clicking on the link above and creating a free account, if you have not already done so. Review comments and alternative definitions that other students have posted, and respond to at least one or two other students’ posts. 

1. Discuss Mark Twain’s definition of love: Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. 

2. Discuss this definition of cloud: A cloud is a large, semi-transparent mass with fleecy texture suspended in the atmosphere whose shape is subject to continual change.