Definition lists (sometimes called description lists) look like this:
- Nova Scotia
- This Canadian province is almost entirely surrounded by water:
Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, Bay of Fundy to the west,
and Northumberland Strait to the North. Halifax is a major shipping
- Canada's largest province is in the middle of the country, but
has excellent shipping. The St Lawrence Seaway gives access to the
Atlantic Ocean, and large bulk carriers travel on as far as Thunder
Bay for shipments of grain and ore.
- A Western province that is landlocked. Wheat is shipped by rail
across Manitoba to the Port of Churchill on Hudson's Bay, and to
grain terminals in Thunder Bay. Potash and other minerals are
shipped by rail to Vancouver, on the Pacific Ocean.
Definition lists are useful for defining terms,
such as terms for a new technical dictionary.
Many authors use them for just plain lists, where they do not
want the bullets that are automatically placed in unordered lists.
Note that this format is quite neat, and the new definition
title creates a nice break in front of it to separate the lists.
- Arrivals: Western
- 10:00 AC222
- 11:00 AC300
- 11:15 TW443
- 11:55 CA199
- 12:10 EA113
- 13:45 AC119
- 14:50 AC221
- 16:40 AC311
- Arrivals: Overseas
- 10:05 AC225
- 11:10 AC320
- 11:15 TW413
- 11:45 CA299
- 12:00 EA413
- 13:35 AC119
- 14:10 CA221
- 16:50 AC311
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