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String replacements of code words

Revision as of 22:20, 7 January 2019 by Issa Rice (talk | contribs) (Examples in mathematics)

Occasionally when learning through a book, there are certain "code words" where one should perform a string replacement of the "code word" with some different phrase or list of instructions. For the sake of having a name for this sort of thing, this will be called string replacements of code words.

If one does not understand the meaning of the code word, this can lead to frustration or confusion.

Examples in mathematics

Code word Replacement
Trivial, clearly, obviously [1]
As you should verify
Theorem/proposition [2]
Proof (at the start of a proof)
Definition Follow some of the steps in Understanding mathematical definitions.