(In the end, or at the start really, it’s all stipulative -ken)

(In the end, or at the start really, it’s all stipulative -ken)
 
Stipulative definitions
 
Where concept information is specific to a unique situation, the definition is described as a stipulative definition. Stipulative definitions do not follow standard terminological principles but serve the specific purposes of individual bodies, such as legislators, law firms, commercial firms, etc. When the concept is limited to a given situation and the need for a stipulative definition is valid, it shall be clearly identified as such. The definition shall begin with the qualifier, such as “For the purposes of <document name>, …”. Stipulative definitions shall be located only within the parent document or set of related documents to which they apply. In some cases, they are identified with special wording, such as, “Definition specific to this standard”.
 
From ISO704:2009
A.2.5 Stipulative definitions
A.2.5.1 Using stipulative definitions
3.8 stipulative definition
 
definition that assigns a particular meaning that is valid only within a specific context or document
 
Note 1 to entry: A stipulative definition can even go so far as to contradict the lexical definition or may change its extension beyond the norms of understanding in its subject field.
 
In ISO 22128:2008(en) Terminology products and services — Overview and guidance
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Stipulative only seems to show up in one other place:
 
ISO 10241-2:2012(en)
Terminological entries in standards — Part 2: Adoption of standardized terminological entries
 
4.4.2 Nature of definitions
…precise type of definition, other types of definition (extensional, ostensive, lexical, precising and stipulative) are also in current usage. If appropriate, it is acceptable to use a…
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 ISO 22128:2008(en)
Terminology products and services — Overview and guidance
stipulative definition
definition that assigns a particular meaning that is valid only within a specific context or document
Note 1 to entry: A stipulative definition can even go so far as to contradict the lexical definition or may change its extension beyond the norms of understanding in its subject field.ISO 704:2009(en)
Terminology work — Principles and methods
stipulative definition
definition which results from adapting a lexical definition to a unique situation for a given purpose and which is not standard usage
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 Wait: in the START of ISO704, it itself considers its own use of stipulative to be stipulative. “For the purposes of this document”. So it’s an axiom/law/arbitrary. It’s starting point. Found it!
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ISO 1087:2019
“This document cancels and replaces ISO 1087-1:2000″
CANCELLED AND REPLACED. So that reference moves to here.

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