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glossary

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noun glos·sa·ry \-sə-rē\

Simple Definition of glossary

  • : a list that gives definitions of the hard or unusual words found in a book

  • : a dictionary of the special terms in a particular field or job

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glossary

plural glossaries

  1. :  a collection of textual glosses or of specialized terms with their meanings

glossarial play \glä-ˈser-ē-əl, glȯ-\ adjective

14th Century

First Known Use of glossary

14th century


GLOSSARY Defined for Kids

glossary

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noun glos·sa·ry \ˈglä-sə-rē, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossary for Students

plural glossaries

  1. :  a list that provides definitions for the difficult or unusual words used in a book





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