One of the features of a smart person is the ability to explain anything, even if it is extremely difficult, to anyone, even to a child. A skill of analyzing, classifying and explanation is important to everyone, no matter what his/her specialty is. In order to master this art, most students earlier or later are asked to write a definition essay. This kind of academic writing needs to contain an all-round explanation of one notion. It may seem easy: what is it possible to write, for instance, about a tree?
But even this name of the material object has several figurative meanings, a history of origin, and one’s personal view on it. A fortiori, how to describe, for instance, any deeper and more complex abstract word, as friendship, fear, inspiration, goal, passion etc.? For such cases a definition essay exists. You will have enough space to express all your thoughts and experience concerning that word’s meaning.