Table of Contents
- 1 What is the main purpose of a glossary?
- 2 What do you need when compiling a glossary?
- 3 What does a glossary usually consist of?
- 4 What makes a good glossary?
- 5 How do I create a glossary?
- 6 How do you create a glossary page?
- 7 What is a data dictionary and glossary?
- 8 How is the glossary organized?
- 9 What do you need to know about a glossary?
- 10 How many glossary terms should I put in my paper?
- 11 Why do you need a Data Glossary for a business?
What is the main purpose of a glossary?
A Glossary is a deliverable that documents terms that are unique to the business or technical domain. A glossary is used to ensure that all stakeholders (business and technical) understand what is meant by the terminology, acronyms, and phrases used inside an organization.
What do you need when compiling a glossary?
The 5 elements of an effective glossary
- Meet your audiences’ needs. The entries in a glossary aren’t for your, they’re for the reader.
- Use plain language.
- Don’t use the word in the definition.
- Include synonyms, antonyms and examples.
- Provide pronunciation tips.
Why do we need a data glossary?
A data glossary serves the same purpose for all the data assets in an organization. It contains business terms, phrases, and concepts that help define the data. A useful business glossary will help prevent confusion and create a common language to communicate about data across the organization.
What does a glossary usually consist of?
A glossary is an alphabetical list of words, phrases, and abbreviations with their definitions. Glossaries are most appropriate when the words, phrases, and abbreviations used within the content relate to a specific discipline or technology area. A glossary can also provide the pronunciation of a word or phrase.
What makes a good glossary?
A glossary is a list of terms that traditionally appears at the end of an academic paper, a thesis, a book, or an article. The glossary should contain definitions for terms in the main text that may be unfamiliar or unclear to the average reader.
How should you use a glossary?
“Use a glossary if your report contains more than five or six technical terms that may not be understood by all audience members. If fewer than five terms need defining, place them in the report introduction as working definitions, or use footnote definitions. If you use a separate glossary, announce its location.”
How do I create a glossary?
Making the perfect glossary
- Avoid duplicate entries.
- Do not turn your glossary into a general-purpose dictionary.
- Indicate the context of your terms.
- A glossary can also include a list of not to be translated terms (NTBTs).
- Add definitions for terms.
How do you create a glossary page?
Create a glossary page
- Go to the parent page under which you want to create the glossary.
- Go to Edit > Create a new page.
- Select Change page template to expand the options, then select Glossary.
- In the glossary template options, choose whether you want to show A-Z links at the top of the page.
How do you make a glossary?
What is a data dictionary and glossary?
What is a business glossary? While data dictionaries are useful to technical users, a business glossary is meant to bring meaning and context to data in all departments of the enterprise. A business glossary is therefore a place where business and/or data terms are defined.
How is the glossary organized?
Glossaries are normally organized in alphabetical order. Your glossary should also be easily understood. The reader should be able to scan the list, find the word they’re looking for, and learn what it means. If the glossary leaves the reader more confused, you have a problem.
How do you create a glossary?
What do you need to know about a glossary?
A glossary is a list of terms that traditionally appears at the end of an academic paper, a thesis, a book, or an article. The glossary should contain definitions for terms in the main text that may be unfamiliar or unclear to the average reader. To write a glossary, you will first need to identify…
How many glossary terms should I put in my paper?
The glossary terms should broad and useful to a reader, but not excessive. For example, you should have one to two pages of terms maximum for a five to six-page paper, unless there are many academic or technical terms that need to be explained further.
When do you need a glossary for your thesis?
“You may need a glossary if your thesis or dissertation (or, in some cases, your class paper) includes many foreign words or technical terms and phrases that may be unfamiliar to your readers.
Why do you need a Data Glossary for a business?
A Data Glossary operates at a level of abstraction. So, while a term will be stable, its implementation may not be. A change of Student Record System – for example – will have a huge impact on how a term such as ‘Surname’ is implemented, but the business definition remains stable.