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3.6. Definition of an expression or of a word

To highlight an expression or word in a definition, it always appears within single inverted commas (double when already within inverted commas):

The Commission notes that according to the Shipbuilding Regulation, ‘shipbuilding’ means building of self-propelled seagoing commercial vessels.

In a list, the expression or word is placed within single inverted commas:

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions apply:
(1)
‘environmentally sustainable investment’ means …;
(2)
‘financial market participant’ means …

The points are numbered with Arabic numerals between brackets. Where it is necessary to have further subdivisions, lower-case letters between brackets are used for the second level and lower-case Roman numerals between brackets are used for the third level.

Last updated: 1.6.2021
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