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2. Reason / D. Definition / 10. Stipulative Definition

[definition by simply decreeing what a concept means]

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Frege suggested that mathematics should only accept stipulative definitions [Frege]
Stipulative definition assigns meaning to a term, ignoring prior meanings [Gupta]
A stipulative definition lays down that an expression is to have a certain meaning [Mautner]
Classical definitions attempt to refer, but intuitionist/constructivist definitions actually create objects [Friend]