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Help! Where to put definitions?

Hi! For context, I'm a y12 doing my EPQ on catecholamines & when they become dangerous, but I'm sure anybody who's done the EPQ would be able to help me out here...
I have a lot of scientific & chemical terminology to be included in my dissertation, and I want to define it - however, is it best to have a list of definitions, or just to define them throughout my abstract? Or another way completely? Thanks in advance!
You have two options, maybe could use both? Define them the first time you use the term and, maybe, include them in glossary which you put in at the end as an appendix. Appendices are not usually included in word counts, so you'd have to double-check this with your supervisor.
Original post by cheadle
You have two options, maybe could use both? Define them the first time you use the term and, maybe, include them in glossary which you put in at the end as an appendix. Appendices are not usually included in word counts, so you'd have to double-check this with your supervisor.

Okay, that makes sense - my supervisor kind of doesn't reply to any emails so I didn't know if an appendix was allowed etc etc. but I can research further. Thank you!
If in doubt, I would drop the glossary and make sure to briefly define each specialist term the first time you use it.
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