We know how important definitions are, yet we also know that definitions are often missing or of poor quality in data deliverables. Over the years, I have used a number of techniques to ensure adequate definitions exist. For example, one technique is to write the attribute definition before naming the attribute. This not only guarantees you'll have a definition, but you will also often come up with a better attribute name. What techniques do you use to produce adequate entity and attribute definitions?

Four main techniques for producing adequate entity and attribute definitions are:

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