ARIA: definition role

The definition ARIA role indicates the element is a definition of a term or concept.

Description

The definition ARIA role can be included an element that is a definition of a term or concept, similar to the native <dfn> element. To associate the defintion with the term being defined, and to provide an accessible name, reference the term being defined with role="term", using aria-labelledby.

<p><span role="term">Mansplaining</span>, <span role="definition">a portmanteau of "man" and "explain", is the patronizing act of explaining without being asked to do so, to someone already learned on the topic, often after someone has already explained it</span>. </p>

Note: Instead of a <span> with the term and definition roles, use the <dfn> element. Always use native element if available

<p><dfn>Mansplaining</dfn>, a portmanteau of "man" and "explain", is the patronizing act of explaining without being asked to do so, to someone already learned on the topic, often after someone has already explained it. </p>

Specifications

Specification Status
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1
The definition of 'ARIA: definition role' in that specification.
Recommendation
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.2
The definition of 'definition role' in that specification.
Working Draft

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