What is a Glossary? - Definition & Examples

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A glossary can be most closely compared to what other reference work?

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1. In what way is a glossary different from a dictionary?

2. The term 'glossary' is derived from the Greek glossa, which meant…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A glossary is a collection of words and definitions that pertain to a particular subject; and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characteristics of a glossary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Types of subjects that a glossary is useful for
  • The meaning of the Greek term glossa
  • Similarities between glossary and other reference works

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a term used for specific subjects or activities
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as glossary and dictionary

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Glossary? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of glossary
  • Understand the purpose of a glossary
  • Know famous examples of glossaries
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