Glossary vs. Lexicon

Glossary vs. Lexicon — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Glossary and Lexicon

Glossarynoun

A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.

Lexiconnoun

A dictionary.

Glossarynoun

A list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with their definitions.

Lexiconnoun

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary

the lexicon of surrealist art.

Glossarynoun

an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field

Lexiconnoun

The vocabulary of an individual person

“A few of the women tittered, whether in response to the fluctuating octaves of my voice or the awkwardness of my lexicon” (Elisabeth Brink).

Lexiconnoun

(Linguistics) The morphemes of a language considered as a group.

Lexiconnoun

The vocabulary of a language.

Lexiconnoun

(linguistics) A dictionary that includes or focuses on lexemes.

Lexiconnoun

A dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic.

Lexiconnoun

(programming) The lexicology of a programming language. (Usually called lexical structure.)

Lexiconnoun

(rare) Any dictionary.

Lexiconnoun

The vocabulary used by or known to an individual. (Also called lexical knowledge)

Lexiconnoun

A vocabulary specific to a certain subject.

a baseball lexicon

Lexiconnoun

a language user's knowledge of words

Lexiconnoun

a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them