A complete definition consists of three necessary parts:
1) The term to be defined
2) A verb or punctuation mark acting to show the explanation following it to be a clarification or revealing of the significance of the term to be defined
3) An explanation of the meaning of the term to be defined
Example 1 :
God is love.
Are you content to understand the gospel to be “good news,”or would you like to know more of its meaning?