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A glossary is a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions.

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How should I "stress" words present in the glossary?

I am building the glossary of my master's thesis. To redirect readers to it when they come across a technical word, I stress them with a * at the end, like : preemption* How should I deal with words ...
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Acronyms and glossary

I have to add both an acronym list and a glossary to a document. Where should I write the acronyms that I have to define? Let's say I used attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in my ...
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Is it conventional to provide topic related word definitions in a glossary?

I'm currently writing my dissertation/thesis and am quite new to using glossaries. I'm unsure if I'm going a bit overboard regarding the number of terms I'm including in my glossary. E.g. I talk about ...
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Is it conventional to provide a list of GUI element descriptions in a thesis?

I'm currently writing my dissertation/thesis regarding my Rubik's Cube Solver program (sounds more exciting than it actually is haha). Anyway, I have created a GUI to visualize and animate the cube ...
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Does a glossary make sense in a computer science masters' thesis

This question was first asked on writing, a user pointed me at this site. I am currently writing my master thesis in computer science, more specifically on voice activity detection, a sub-area of ...
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Should glossary links be used as much as possible?

There are two terms in my thesis that I'm using throughout the entire work. They have been added to the glossary for that reason. However, by the time I got to chapter 4 or so I've stopped writing ...
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Should I cite the source of a definition in a thesis glossary?

I'm writing my thesis and I added a glossary at the start with the more complex terms and their definitions. The definitions usually come from scientific papers. My question is: should I cite those ...
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Adding references for glossaries

I am writing my thesis and I have decided to add a list of glossaries to explain certain terms. I decided to copy most definitions for these terms from here because I believe they are best explained ...
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Should I mark every glossary term, or only the first one?

There are some terms in my Bachelor's thesis which I would rather add to a glossary list. Say that the term appears on page 23, 25 and 31. Should I only mark the first occurrence, or should I mark ...
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Is it a good idea to combine the glossary and the list of notations in a mathematical PhD thesis?

I am considering including a glossary and a list of notations in my PhD thesis on mathematics. Is it a good idea to write them separately or combine them? For example, a typical entry of the list of ...
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Definitions in Glossary?

While writing my thesis, I was putting down some definitions of terms as they are used in the scope of the work. Does it make sense to move them to the glossary and write their definition as well? ...
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How to decide where (in a thesis) a glossary should be positioned?

I want to include a glossary in my master’s thesis explaining some technical terms. My university doesn't make any specifications about the usage or position of glossaries. So I'm asking myself: Is ...
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