Mable: Please spell definiendum.
Hope: I think it starts with a “D”,
Mabel: You are correct,
Hope: “e”, “f”, “i”, “n”, “i” “e”. Oh my! Can I have a sip of water?
Mabel: Really, Hope. Okay here’s your sip of water.
Hope: Ready! “n”, “d”, “u”, “m”. Whew!!!!
Mabel: Now that you spelled the word, please pronounce and define the word.
Hope: Really? I spelled it correctly, why do I have to say it, plus give a definition?
Definiendum – in my own words; all of a sudden you decide to create a word. Your next step would be to define your fabulous new word.
I hope I got it straight!!!!