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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|Terminology||Provides an ultra-brief explanation of technical terms (jargon) used in THEE-related inquiry.||● Full list with instant definitions appears in the navigation column.
● Includes some terms that look as if they might be technical (and so cause confusion).
|Click on THEE Terms in the tab at the top of the left-side navigation column to open an alphabetical list of terms.
Click on the term that you are searching. It stays open if desired, and several terms can be opened at once for comparison.
|Provides a list of every topic that contains the term, ranked according to general relevance.
Searches when in The Hub and Satellites do not cover TOP Studio topics. But searches within the Studio Frameworks Room cover The Hub and Satellites.
Searches in other Studio Rooms are self-contained.
|● Default search finds topics with any one of the terms entered.
● Increase search precision via phrases in double quotation marks i.e. "xxxx zzz yyyyyy".
● Current plan is to provide filters to increase specific relevance and reduce the number of found topics.
|Enter search term(s) or phrase in the Search field at the top of the left-side navigation column, and click on the magnifying glass icon.
A list of topics is generated with each showing the page title (hyperlinked) and underneath the opening heading and/or text.
Clicking on page title in the generated list opens that Topic.
|Search - All||Quick search, accessible without logging in, and ranked according to relevance.
Covers all pages on the website including blogs and the TOP Studio.
|● Search for phrases to increase relevance.
● Term is shown highlighted in its context (30 words).
● No filter provided.
● No login required.
|Click on Search in the top Tab (next to the Login/Logout button, at the top of the screen) on the Homepage.
In the public pages, Search is available from the top of the left-hand navigation column.
The title of every result is a hyperlink to that topic. If this is a non-public page, you will be invited to log in to read it (if not logged in already.)
|Browser Search||Varies with the browser, and searches the currently open page only.||Highlights all instances of the selected term in the current page, and usually enables you to click through them sequentially.||Via a browser menu command.|
|Glossary||Provides a list of all formal names used in the Taxonomy with their reference or meaning and formula.
Also allows search within this Glossary. See text below.
|● Intra-list hyperlinks.
● Formula equivalents.
● Direct link to the relevant topic (to be developed).
● Additional topic links.
● Formulae link to an explanatory graphic (to be developed).
|Glossary is not yet complete and is reached via the main horizontal orange navigation bar. Go to: Explore THEE > TOP Studio > Glossary Room.
Click on Glossary Index and then:
- select the first letter of your term in the alphabetic list at the top of the page,
- and scroll down to find your term.
Terms are in strict alphabetical order, ignoring spaces between words.
|Table of Contents||Provides an ordered list of topics within important areas of life (called 'satellites'), as determined by THEE's architecture and ease of use.||● The top level shows the Hub (principles and general issues) and Satellites (taxonomic contents).
● These have triangles indicating whether their subdivisions are open or closed.
● Frameworks are subdivisions of satellites.
|The Content tab at the top of the left-side navigation column opens the Table of Contents. Clicking on items in the list opens the corresponding Topic.|
|Index||An alphabetic list of terms (with sub-terms) hyperlinked directly to topics (without any explanation).||Not currently provided.|
The Glossary has been modified 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.(1995) and is in the process of being supplemented with terms from
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.
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.
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.
Open the Glossary Index and reach the main entry by clicking on "0" and scrolling to 'Organization' or 'An Organization' . If you click, you will see some meanings, a list of synonyms, and a few suggestions of where else to check.
Instead: use the Search function and type 'organization' into the field: you will see at least 25 entries of various sorts, one or more of which may be more relevant for you (or may pique your interest).
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.
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.
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 (context): These items describe the usage of the Glossary term in a specific context e.g.: or :
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