A definition essay intends to define a word, an expression, an event, a phenomenon etc. Definition essay writing has certain peculiarities: first of all you need to prepare the reader, introduce him to the term/notion/phenomenon you are about to define. Don’t start your essay right off the bat with the definition itself, give the reader time to think and flow into your piece of writing. The next stage would be definition and explanation. Use clear and precise language, illustrate your words with examples to ensure that the reader understands your message. Finally, make a conclusion and generalize the definition.