Glossary functionality is provided to allow you to maintain a database of terms and definitions for procedural content that is checked into the Server. The glossary allows you to insert customized, business-specific definitions into your documents.
There is one glossary database for the entire application instance. However, the definition for a term may vary between the projects within the instance.
Maintaining terms and definitions in one repository allows for documents to be updated quickly and accurately. New terms can be added, and changes can be made to definitions for existing terms within the glossary.
Once you have standardized the valid terms and definitions, the globalization process is used to update definitions (descriptions) of terms (fields) within the documents prior to making them available to your users.
You can create and manage multiple definitions for a single term based on the folder location of the document. Glossary will then insert the appropriate definition into your document based on this location and the document language.
Only one language can be assigned to a definition.
Your administrator can enable or disable the use of a centralized glossary. If the centralized glossary is disabled, authors can enter definitions directly into a document.