rules contribute to loftiness of style. Use of the description instead of the
name of a thing; for instance, do not say “circle,” but
“a plane figure, all the points of which are equidistant from the
center.” But for the purpose of conciseness the reverse—use
the name instead of the description.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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