Re: dictionary v. glossary

Subject: Re: dictionary v. glossary
From: Daniel P Read <danielread -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 18:21:21 EST

At 12:52 PM 12/3/96 -0500, Mike Dean wrote:

>I have a list of terms that apply either to our applications or to
>Windows terms that our users may have a limited understanding of. These
>are appended to my help files. They started life as a list of
>definitions, but it looks more like a glossary to me now.

Then Wayne Douglass wrote:

>>There's a difference?

My impression was that a "dictionary" is a stand-alone bound book or
document, whereas a "glossary" is n supplement or chapter within a
larger document. Also, to me a "dictionary" suggests more completeness,
whereas I would not expect a "glossary," by its nature, to be complete in
its treatment of a group of words.

Daniel Read
danielread -at- juno -dot- com

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