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An alphabetized list of terms with definitions often created by an organization to reflect its needs. Normally lacks hierarchical arrangement or cross references. Also known as a term list.

A glossary also commonly contains an explanation of words, concepts or terms that are usually listed in alphabetical order (Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Terminology on Statistical Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53, Geneva, 2000, available at: http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/53metadaterminology.pdf).

Examples of statistical glossary databases are Eurostat's CODED Glossary (available at http://forum.europa.eu.int/irc/dsis/coded/info/data/coded/en.htm) and the OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms (available at http://cs3-hq.oecd.org/scripts/stats/glossary/index.htm).

Source Publication:
Dublin Core.

Cross References:
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Term - ISO


Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:

Created on Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2005