According to the dictionary, a definition is a formal statement of the exact meaning of a word.
And what does meaning mean?
Sense or significance.
Okay, so let's see if we can discover the meaning of one or two words by looking them up in a dictionary.
Elastance: physics the reciprocal of capacitance. It is measured in reciprocal farads (darafs).
Hm, well, that's cleared that up, then (though I note with delight the use of backslang: farad/daraf. Neat).
In case you're thinking, yes, but that's science and no one can understand that stuff anyway, here's a definition of becket:
a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble.
Got that, have you?
No, I thought not. I think it's something to do with the ropes that hold up the sails of a ship.
Finally, here's a definition from the great lexicographer Samuel Johnson.
Network: Any thing reticulated or decussated, at equal distances, with
interstices between the intersections.
But of course Dr Johnson was taking the mickey.
Don't you just love him?
Word To Use Today...good grief...I think we'd better go with network, don't you. The net bit comes from the Old English net, which meant net.