A glossary is a separate collection of terms, subjects and sometimes expressions used in a text. The glossary is used to provide a ready reference to a range of subjects for the reader. Histories, cultural studies, and scientific documents make extensive use of glossaries because of the esoteric terminology involved in these texts, which is likely to be unfamiliar to readers. Internet texts make use of a form of glossary, using hyperlinks to explain particular subjects within an article or other text format. Some theatrical cast lists are basically glossaries, describing characters and relationships.
Examples of Glossary:
Specific appendix in a book: In a military history may be in sections like 'military acronyms' 'military units' or other forms. |