The defining occurrence

dfn

The dfn element identifies which, of the many occurrences of a word, is the defining instance.

The dfn element wraps the word being defined. Its surrounding context — which may be a paragraph or section — is the prose definition.

Properties

title
The title attribute is optional. When provided, it specifies the term being defined. When omitted, the text of the dfn element specifies the term being defined.

Examples

<<dfn Angioplasty>> is a procedure to restore blood flow
through the artery.

Angioplasty, with or without vascular stenting, is a
minimally invasive procedure.

A balloon-tipped <<dfn *title=angiocatheter catheter>>
(a long, thin plastic tube) is guided into an artery to
the place where it is narrowed or blocked.
The dfn element

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