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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 shall apply:
‘programming’ means the process of organisation, decision-taking and financing in several stages intended to implement … the joint action … to achieve the priority goals of the EAFRD;
‘region’ means territorial unit …
Last updated: 28.2.2011
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