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  • Apiculture Glossary
    From the Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium.
     
  • Biometrics Dictionaries and Glossaries
    By glossarist.com. Not one dictionary but a link page to 6 dictionaries and glossaries of biometrics.
     
  • Computer Dictionary
    The Computer Dictionary at hyperdictionary.com is based on the FOLDOC dictionary by Denis Howe. It consists of almost 14 thousand computer-related terms.

  • Cricket Glossary
    A fairly comprehensive glossary, together with a very clear explanation of how cricket differs from baseball, something I have never seen explained before (probably because there are not many people who know both games well enough).

  • Dentistry Dictionaries and Glossaries
    By glossarist.com. Not one dictionary but a link page to 9 dictionaries and glossaries of dentistry.

  • Economics A-Z
    A glossary of the dismal science from economist.com, the website of UK newsmagazine and textbook publisher The Economist.

  • Falconry Glossary
    There is a saying that if there is a word in Shakespeare that you don't understand, it probably has to do with cuckoldry, falconry or heraldry. I'm still looking for a glossary of cuckoldry. This is a very brief glossary from the Modern Apprentice.

  • Golf Glossary
    Glossary from golf.about.com.

  • Heraldic Dictionary
    This University of Notre Dame site presents an online dictionary (well, really an encyclopædia) of heraldry: see comment under Falconry, above. "A dictionary created with the goal of aiding people new to the field of heraldry in understanding written descriptions of armorials." 

  • Ichthyology Dictionary
    By Brian W. Coad and Don E. McAllister. This dictionary "defines terms used in the study of fishes (= ichthyology in its widest sense). It includes terms not specific to that discipline but commonly used by it."

  • Kitchen, Bath and Plumbing Terms
     
  • Legal Dictionaries and Glossaries
    By glossarist.com. Not one dictionary but a link page to 75 legal dictionaries and glossaries, not all in English.

  • Massage Glossary
    From massagetherapy.com. "These definitions have been compiled from a wide variety of sources. While some were supplied by the developer of the technique, others were supplied by associations and educational institutions involved with the individual technique."

  • Medical Dictionary
    The Medical Dictionary from hyperdictionary.com provides explanations of various medical terms and diseases.

  • Nautical Dictionaries and Glossaries
    By glossarist.com. Not one dictionary but a link page to 65 dictionaries and glossaries, not all in English. 

  • Printing Glossary
    From printusa.com. "This glossary of printing terms was created by people working in today's printing industry. It has been revised and edited to help the desktop publisher understand the printing trade by TentMaker Publishing. We have rewritten some technical descriptions in every day language to help the non technical person."

  • Religion Glossaries
    "One day, ReligionFacts.com will contain profiles of every major religion on the planet. For now, we offer the following:" Buddhism, Christianity, Greek philosophy and religion in classical times, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Judaism, Scientology, Sikhism, Taoism. For each, there is a glossary: some are very brief and some are very comprehensive.

  • Rhetorical Terms
    Glossary of rhetorical terms from the University of Kentucky Division of Classics (Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures).

  • Sociology Dictionaries and Glossaries
    By glossarist.com. Not one dictionary but a link page to 12 dictionaries and glossaries.

  • UN Peacekeeping Glossary
    "Over the years the UN has developed a distinctive way of describing aspects of peacekeeping. Although there is no official document defining terms used in the mission, these terms are the most frequently used."

  • Volcanology Glossary
    Glossary of terms related to volcanic and geothermal activity, from the Molossian Institute of Volcanology.

  • Xenotransplantation Glossary
    Compiled as background for the Canadian Public Consultation on Xenotransplantation.

  • Zoology Dictionaries and Glossaries
    By glossarist.com. Not one dictionary but a link page to 65 dictionaries and glossaries of zoology and animals, not all in English.  

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