[texhax] Definitions as Figures

Johan Glimming glimming at kth.se
Wed Feb 23 13:05:12 CET 2005

I would like to throw you another question, namely I would like to have 
mathematical definitions in frames with a caption below them. So I have 
started to use \fbox, minipage and the figure environment.

However, this soon gets very clumsy. I would prefer to have a special 
maths definition environment called boxdfn or similar which is numbered 
like my theorem environments, and which has a box like this

   | a=b                         |
   | c=d                         |
   Definition 1.2: Riemann's hypothesis

Of course it would be even nicer if one, when preferred had:

   | a=b        |     c=d        |
   Definition 1.3: Cantor's hypothesis

I.e. the chance of having multiple columns.

It seems that some books uses this or similar approach for chunky 
definitions, so either it is available as some LaTeX macro already or 
it would be a useful addition to the LaTeX community.

Johan Glimming.

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