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Definitions consist of pairs of definition terms and definition descriptions. In HTML they are called definition lists.

Definition terms are usually left-aligned with the body text. Definition descriptions are indented. The amount of indentation depends on the length of the definition terms. Usually an indentation of 1-1.5" (25-38 mm) is used.

Definition lists should be restricted to one level.

The space before and after a definition should be the same as the space recommended for block paragraphs.

Definition descriptions may have additional elements, such as lists and definition continuations.


Figure 1: Definition