Both in everyday life and in allegedly scientific or scholarly papers definitions play an essential role because they are believed to lend clarity and security to each form of analysis or other expression. What utter humbug! From its Latin origin definition means that one should deduce and explain everything from the end – de finis – without, however, knowing the slightest bit about an end. If anything, definitions belong to religion, but certainly not to the intellect. They hover in infinity and deceive themselves.