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[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)).


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