Definition of glossary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡlɒsəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɑːsəri//
, NAmE//ˈɡlɔːsəri//
(pl. glossaries)
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a list of technical or special words, especially those in a particular text, explaining their meanings a glossary of financial terms She has compiled a glossary of horse-riding terms. The book includes a useful glossary of the technical terms used. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin glossarium, from glossa ‘explanation of a difficult word’, from Greek glōssa ‘word needing explanation, language, tongue’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glossary