[glos-uh-ree, glaw-suh-] /ˈglɒs ə ri, ˈglɔ sə-/
noun, plural glossaries.
a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions.
such a list at the back of a book, explaining or defining difficult or unusual words and expressions used in the text.
noun (pl) -ries
an alphabetical list of terms peculiar to a field of knowledge with definitions or explanations Sometimes called gloss
late 14c., from Latin glossarium “collection of glosses,” from Greek glossarion, diminutive of glossa “obsolete or foreign word” (see gloss (n.2)).
[glo-sey-ter, glaw-] /glɒˈseɪ tər, glɔ-/ noun 1. a person who writes glosses; glossarist. 2. one of the medieval interpreters of the Roman and canon laws. /ɡlɒˈseɪtə/ noun 1. Also called glossarist, glossist, glossographer. a writer of glosses and commentaries, esp (in the Middle Ages) an interpreter of Roman and Canon Law 2. a compiler of […]
/ɡlɒˈsɛktəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical removal of all or part of the tongue glossectomy glos·sec·to·my (glô-sěk’tə-mē) n. Excision or amputation of the tongue. Also called lingulectomy.
[glos-uh-mat-iks, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈmæt ɪks, ˌglɔ sə-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics. 1. a school of linguistic analysis developed by Louis Hjelmslev (1899–1965) in Copenhagen in the 1930s based on the study of the distribution of glossemes.
[glos-eem, glaw-seem] /ˈglɒs im, ˈglɔ sim/ noun, Linguistics. 1. (in glossematics) an irreducible, invariant form, as a morpheme or tagmeme, that functions as the smallest meaningful unit of linguistic signaling. /ˈɡlɒsiːm/ noun 1. the smallest meaningful unit of a language, such as stress, form, etc