noun glos·sa·ry \-sə-rē\

: 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

plural glos·sa·ries

Full Definition of GLOSSARY

:  a collection of textual glosses or of specialized terms with their meanings
glos·sar·i·al \glä-ˈser-ē-əl, gl-\ adjective

First Known Use of GLOSSARY

14th century

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow


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