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import Term from '../src/components/Term'

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title: Glossary (Scope: essifLabTerminology)
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## Scope
<!--REQUIRED--Short text (label, abbreviation) used to refer to the %%scope%% within which the %%concept%% is defined. The default is essifLab.-->
essifLabTerminology

## One-line Summary
<!--A single sentence that describe the %%concept%% to a layperson with reasonable accuracy. This line may be used to explain `Concept` in a glossary, or as a popover text when it is referred to in other documentation.-->
A Glossary is a list of %%terms:term%% with (short) explanations, usually aimed to help people understand texts around a certain (set of) topic(s) in some context(s). 

## Short Description
<!--REQUIRED--in 1-3 sentences that describe the %%concept%% to a layperson with reasonable accuracy.-->
A Glossary is a list of %%terms:term%% with (short) explanations, usually aimed to help people understand texts around a certain (set of) topic(s) in some context(s). However, a glossary may also be created for the purpose of being included in other glossaries (as a construction aid to such glossaries), or for still other purposes.

## Purpose
<!--Describe why the %%concept%% is needed. What purposes does it serve? What can you do with it that you cannot do (as well) without it? What objectives does it help realize? Why is this %%concept%% relevant within its %%scope%% of definition?-->
A glossary may serve various purposes, the most important one of which would be to help people understand texts around a certain (set of) topic(s) in some context(s).

## Criteria
<!--REQUIRED--How is this %%concept%% different from related ideas? What are essential characteristics that must be true? This is where you specify the [intensional definition](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensional_and_intensional_definitions) of the %%concept%%, i.e. the necessary and sufficient conditions for when the term should be used. This makes that the %%concept%% becomes crystal clear. In the case of nouns, this is equivalent to specifying the properties that an object needs to have in order to be counted as a referent of the term.-->
an alphabetical list of words with (short) explanations, that exists for the purpose of helping people to get a first understanding of the meaning of these words in at least one specific context.

## Examples
<!--This (optional) section contains examples, both of what satisfies the definition (and hence qualifies as an instance of Glossary), ans what does not. If you can think of examples for which the criterion may not (always) work, then describe them, too, and inform the reader why this hasn't affected the definition (yet) - e.g. because such cases are irrelevant to the scope within which the term is defined.-->
Examples include the [eSSIF-Lab Glossary](essif-lab-glossary), the [Sovrin Glossary](https://sovrin.org/library/glossary/), the [Glossary of Internet Terms](https://www.internetsociety.org/internet/glossary-internet-terms/), the glossary of the [NIST Computer Security Resource Center](https://csrc.nist.gov/glossary), and glossaries for Legal Terms, e.g. of the [US](https://www.uscourts.gov/glossary), [Singapore](https://www.supremecourt.gov.sg/services/self-help-services/glossary-of-terms), the [UK](https://www.copfs.gov.uk/involved-in-a-case/glossary-of-legal-terms).

## Related Concepts
<!--This (optional) section lists words/phrases that are encountered in other contexts that have the same or a sufficiently similar meaning as Glossary. In this section you may point out the (subtle) differences between Glossary and this related terminology. This helps readers better/deeper understand Glossary, and how it may be used to relate to existing texts. Ideally, such references are accompanied with links to (preferredly authoritative) sources.-->
- Dictionary - this is more extensive; it may include e.g. information on pronunciation, etymology, usage, example sentences,synonyms, etc. See [askdifference.com](https://www.askdifference.com/dictionary-vs-glossary/)
- Vocabulary - this is a body of words used in a particular language or field of expertise. A Glossary can (alphabetically) list such words.

## Notes
<!--This (optional) section is the place to put anything for which there is no other good place to put it.-->
The [eSSIF-Lab Glossary](essif-lab-glossary) contains the words that are defined within the scope of the [eSSIF-Lab framework](introduction).

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