# Is there a semantic definition command? [duplicate]

Every time I want to emphasize a definition word in a paragraph I need to explicitly state the formatting with \mathbf{<word(s)>}. But I'd like to use a semantic command like \def{<word(s)>}. Is there a built-in command for this or do I have to define a macro. And if how would I do that?
• Add \newcommand{\defn}{\textbf} to your preamble and then use \defn{<word(s)>}. Definitely not \mathbf and absolutely not \def. – Werner Nov 26 '14 at 7:34
• OK, thanks. Can I use \definition or would it clash with something? – implicit_knowledge Nov 26 '14 at 7:40
• @implicit_knowledge: I am not sure, but \definition might clash with a macro from another package you use in addition. I suggest \newcommand{\SemDef}{\textbf} or something similar, in order to prevent clashes – user31729 Nov 26 '14 at 8:03