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From Middle English glosarie, from Latin glossārium, from Ancient Greek γλῶσσα (glôssa, tongue).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlɒsəɹi/
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glossary (plural glossaries)

  1. A list of difficult words or specialized terms used in a particular book or document, or in a particular domain of knowledge, with their definitions; a list of glosses (explanatory annotations).
    Synonyms: clavis, (rare) glossarium, idioticon, lexicon, vocabulary
    Coordinate terms: dictionary, key, legend, wordbook, wordlist
    At the back of the book you can find the glossary.

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