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Guide to Using the Glossary

Glossary in Context

The Glossary is one of the ways that the THEE Online Project (TOP) offers for finding more about a term or word-phrase that interests you. You may also discover more via the THEE Terms tab, the Table of Contents, and several variety of conventional Search.

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Glossary Coverage

The Glossary has been modified from Working with Values (1995) and is in the process of being supplemented with terms from Frameworks posted on the TOP website. As a result, it contains many terms and formulae that are used on the website without formal explanation.

While systems are in place and every effort is made to be complete, new Frameworks will be continually being posted and old ones updated. So the Glossary will never be fully up to date at all times. A volunteer to monitor this area of TOP would be wonderful.

Accessing a Glossary Term

The Glossary Index is a list in strict alphabetical order (ignoring spaces between words) of all items in the Glossary.

To find a term, click on the first letter of your term in the alphabet at the top of the page. Then scroll down to find your term. Clicking on your term will take you to the page for that Glossary entry.

Each Glossary entry is set out as a table, listing in numbered rows each Reference/Meaning of the term and the relevant formula, where one has been identified. (A blank in the formula column may either mean it is irrelevant or that the formula is yet to be found/confirmed.)

A link at the bottom of each Glossary page will take you back to the Glossary Index in a new browser tab without closing your first page. You can browse around the Glossary at will with as many terms open as you wish.

Search within the Glossary

Many terms exist in different combinations or are in the Reference (or Meaning) column of other terms. These can be found by using the Search function accessed at the top of the left-side navigation column.

Type the term or terms into the search field at the top of the column, and then click the search button on the right of the field. If you seek a phrase, enclose it in double quotation marks e.g. "political boundaries".

Note that the search is restricted to the Glossary and will not show explanatory topics.

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Explanation of Terms used in «Reference/Meaning»

Most key terms in the meaning or definition are hyperlinked to the relevant Glossary entry.

However, to avoid clutter, extremely common terms (like person, society, organization) are not hyperlinked every time they are used.

Note: Hyperlinks within the Reference/Meaning column always link to other Glossary entries and never connect to a webpage where the topic is examined.

All references to THEE terminology (jargon) commence with the words THEE Terminology.

Hyperlinks to Topics

Where appears at the beginning of a formulation/definition, it is a hyperlink to a highly relevant page in regard to that term-reference. However, to examine it further, you will need to use the Search functions.


Formulae in bold indicate that the reference is the primary formulation for the term i.e. the term is a formal name.

Formulae in plain text indicate that the reference is either a property or property category related to that THEE-entity.

Formulae are provided wherever they are known.

All formulae hyperlinks go to a relevant graphic representation.

Re / See / See Also / Cf

Re (context): These items describe the usage of the Glossary term in a specific context e.g. Re politics: or Re society:

See: These items are closely related to the Glossary term.

See also: These items are distantly related to the Glossary term.

cf.: This item provides a contrast or example for the Glossary term.

Last Updated: 11-Feb-2013

All material here is in a draft form. There will be errors and omissions. Nothing should be copied or distributed without express permission. Thank you.Copyright © Warren Kinston 2009-2015. All Rights Reserved.

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