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Understanding mathematical definitions

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'''Understanding mathematical definitions''' refers to the process of understanding the meaning of definitions in mathematics.
 
==List of steps==
Understanding a definition in mathematics is a complicated and laborious process. The following table summarizes some of the things one might do when trying to understand a new definition.
| Chunking/processing level by level || This is for definitions that involve multiple layers of quantifiers. || || || See Tao's definitions for <math>\varepsilon</math>-close, eventually <math>\varepsilon</math>-close, <math>\varepsilon</math>-adherent, etc.
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==When reading textbooks==
 
Most textbooks will assume the audience is a competent mathematician, so won't bother to explain what you should be doing at each definition.
==See also==
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