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glos·sa·ry

 (glô′sə-rē, glŏs′ə-)
n. pl. glos·sa·ries
A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.

[Middle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.]

glos·sar′i·al (glô-sâr′ē-əl, glŏ-) adj.
glos′sa·rist n.
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glossary

(ˈɡlɒsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Library Science & Bibliography) an alphabetical list of terms peculiar to a field of knowledge with definitions or explanations. Sometimes called: gloss
[C14: from Late Latin glossārium; see gloss2]
glossarial adj
glosˈsarially adv
ˈglossarist n
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glos•sa•ry

(ˈglɒs ə ri, ˈglɔ sə-)

n., pl. -ries.
a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions.
[1350–1400; Middle English glossarye < Latin glōssarium difficult word requiring explanation < Greek glōssárion, diminutive of glôssa tongue, language]
glos•sar•i•al (glɒˈsɛər i əl, glɔ-) adj.
glos•sar′i•al•ly, adv.
glos′sa•rist, n.
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glossary

An alphabetical list of specialized words and phrases, given their explanations.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossary - an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
wordbook - a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
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glossary

noun
An alphabetical list of words often defined or translated:
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Translations
مَسْرَد بالكَلِمات الصَّعْبَه
glosářslovníčekslovníček pojmůslovník pojmů
ordliste
sanasto
magyarázatos szójegyzékszójegyzék
orîalisti
sözlükçe

glossary

[ˈglɒsərɪ] Nglosario m
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glossary

[ˈglɒsəri] nglossaire m, lexique mgloss finish nbrillant m
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glossary

nGlossar nt
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glossary

[ˈglɒsərɪ] nglossario
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gloss

(glos) noun
brightness or shininess on the surface. Her hair has a lovely gloss; (also adjective) gloss paint.
verb
to make a glossary. The student glossed the difficult terms in order to understand the article.
ˈglossary (-səri) plural ˈglossaries noun
a list of words etc with their meanings. a glossary of technical terms; a Shakespeare glossary.
ˈglossy adjective
smooth and shining. The dog has a glossy coat.
ˈglossiness noun
gloss over
to try to hide (a mistake etc). He glossed over the fact that he had forgotten the previous appointment by talking about his accident.
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