Enter the definition from the Authority Document.
Searching Authoritative Sources
If the Authority Document does not have a definition use the following sources to find a definition.
|Oxford English Dictionary||https://en.oxforddictionaries.com|
|Free Online Dictionary of Computing||http://foldoc.org/|
|The Law Dictionary||http://thelawdictionary.org/|
Searching the Internet
If none of the above sources has a definition for your term perform a Google search for your term with the following formats:
- define "[term name] is"
- define "[term names] are"
|Base Term||Single Form||Plural Form|
|session lock||define “session lock is”||define “session locks are”|
|period of inactivity||define “period of inactivity is”||define “periods of inactivity are”|
|security-relevant information||define “security-relevant information is”|
|define “security relevant information are”|
Building a Definition
If Google fails to find a definition you must build a definition using using ISO 704:2009:
- Identify the context of the term
- Identity the attributes of the term
- Identify the characteristics of the term
- Combine the characteristics to form the definition
- Adding the designation type to the definition
The Authority Document, Section, and Citation the term is found in.
The individual terms that comprise the term.
The definitions for each attribute that fits the context of the term
Combine the characteristics together into a cohesive concept, your term’s definition, that fits the context in which it was found.
Every dictionary lists the designation type for each definition. This will be covered more in the next step.