Originally Posted by Rarechild
Perhaps a good way to do this would be to take them one at a time, collect what's out there in terms of existing definitions, and put them up as their own threads to be discussed by all who have an opinion or input, and find a way to distill them into an understandable and clear working phrase.
I am willing to do some reasearch and discussion myself- although because I am new to this I don't feel I have the perspective to interpret all of it correctly.
Fun project, and I think meaningful and educational for us and anyone searching for poly info.
That's why I've not done it yet. Haven't had the time to round up all the sources and arrive at a definition or good discussion of differing definitions from them all.
I'll suggest using the major books and major web sites to gather the requisite variety of definitions. I can look up terms in the books I have available as sources, and list those.