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Dictionary Definition

glossary n : an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field [syn: gloss]

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there is a Glossary of terms used in Wiktionary.

English

Etymology

From glossarium, from glossa.

Pronunciation

/ˈglɒsəɹi/

Noun

  1. A list of specialized or technical words with their meanings.

Derived terms

Translations

list of words with their meanings

Extensive Definition

seealso List of glossaries A glossary is a list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book which are either newly introduced or at least uncommon.
A bilingual glossary is a list of terms in one language which are defined in a second language or glossed by synonyms (or at least near-synonyms) in another language.
In a more general sense, a glossary contains explanations of concepts relevant to a certain field of study or action. In this sense, the term is contemporaneously related to ontology.

Core glossary

A core glossary is a simple glossary or defining dictionary which enables definition of other concepts, especially for newcomers to a language or field of study. It contains a small working vocabulary and definitions for important or frequently encountered concepts, usually including idioms or metaphors useful in a culture.
In computer science, a core glossary is a prerequisite to a core ontology. An example of this is seen in SUMO.

Searching glossaries on the web

The search engine Google provides a service to only search web pages belonging to a glossary therefore providing access to a kind of compound glossary of glossary entries found on the web.

References

External links

glossary in Catalan: Glossari
glossary in German: Glossar
glossary in French: glossaire
glossary in Hindi: पारिभाषिक शब्दावली
glossary in Hungarian: glosszárium
glossary in Dutch: glossaria
glossary in Polish: Glosariusz
glossary in Russian: Глоссарий
glossary in Thai: ปทานุกรม

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