Definition tags are applied to each sample without exception to describe the way a sample's sonic qualities imply a function in one of five categories ordered from the least dense and organized noise samples up to the most focused and clear melodic samples.
Definition tags are exclusive.
Definition is currently the only tiered tag.
Melodic - sequenced sounds implying or inviting a horizontal interpretation
Harmonic - polyphonic sounds implying or inviting a vertical interpretation
Spectral - sounds containing harmonic or overtone material that does not invite a vertical interpretation
Percussive - sequenced sounds, pitched or unpitched, that do not invite horizontal or vertical interpretation
Noise - unpitched and unsequenced sound