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SBS Food Glossary

SBS Food Glossary

Language: English

No. of terms: approximately 600

Description: A food glossary from down-under! Comprehensive inventory of cooking terms with clear and easy definitions found on SBS. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is Australia’s multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster.

Example Term:Nokedli Maker (Spatzle Press)
An appliance used in Hungarian cooking to make nokedli (dumplings). Similar in appearance to a grater, a sliding container sits above. Dough is placed in the container and the nokedli maker is suspended over boiling water. The container slides back and forth and the dough is shaved into small pieces. Nokedli is commonly served with gulyas.

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Keywords: Food glossary, cookery terms, cooking glossary, cooking terminology

Quote as: SBS Food Glossary © Copyright (2002-2008 SBS)

BBC Food Glossary

BBC Food Glossary

Language: English

No. of terms: approximately 500

Description: BBC Food’s glossary is “an A to Z guide to cookery terms. Whether it’s herbs and spices, names of dishes or cooking techniques, you’ll find them here, along with suggested recipes and links to more information.”
Very helpful glossary, indeed!

Example Term: Carpaccio

A classic Italian dish, served as a starter, of very thin shavings of raw beef fillet, served cold with olive oil and lemon juice or with a mayonnaise or mustard sauce.

The dish is often topped with capers and sometimes onions. Although true carpaccio is made with beef, ‘carpaccios’ of other thinly sliced raw meats, fish or even fruits are becoming more frequently sighted on restaurant menus.

You can read more about Italian cooking here.

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Keywords: Food glossary, cookery terms, cooking glossary, cooking terminology

Quote as: BBC Food Glossary © BBC, 2009

The New Georgia Encyclopedia

The New Georgia Encyclopedia

Language: English

No. of terms: nearly 2000

Description: The NGE, (The New Georgia Encyclopedia) is an authoritative source on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia. This exquisite encyclopedia covers topics relating to the arts, business and industry, cities and counties, education, folklife, government and politics, history and archaeology, land and resources, literature, media, religion, science and medicine, sports and recreation, and transportation.
The NGE contains nearly 2,000 articles and more than 5,000 images and audio and video as well as convenient links to a multitude of other Web sites related to the history, culture, and life of the state.
Because of the generous support of our sponsors and partners in the public and private sectors, NGE is available to anyone, anywhere, with Internet access.

Example Term: None this time, the articles are simply too long to be shown in Dictionary Net.

Keywords: Georgia Encyclopedia, Georgia, Encyclopedia, NGE, arts, business and industry, cities and counties, education, government and politics, history and archaeology, land and resources, literature, media, religion, science and medicine, sports and recreation, transportation

Quote as:The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Copyright 2004-2008 by the Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. All rights reserved.

SNIA Storage Networking Dictionary

SNIA Storage Networking Dictionary
: English

No. of terms
: 1000

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Description: The SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Dictionary is a one of its kind when it comes to professional dictionaries. It “contains terms and definitions related to storage, and is the storage networking industry’s most comprehensive attempt to date to arrive at a common body of terminology for the technologies it represents. The terms go through a rigorous technical review and approval process by the SNIA Technical Council to assure their accuracy.” The dictionary covers all aspects of storage and the context od each term is shown in the definition.
As a dictionary devoted to rapidly evolving technical field, new terminology is constantly being introduced to this fascinating reference source.

Example term: Solid State Disk (SSD)
[Storage System] A disk whose storage capability is provided by solid-state random access or flash memory rather than magnetic or optical media.

A solid state disk generally offers very high access performance compared to that of rotating magnetic disks, because it eliminates mechanical seek and rotation time. It may also offer very high data transfer capacity. Cost per byte of storage, however, is typically higher, however.

Keywords: SNIA, Storage Networking Dictionary, Storage Networking, data management, information management, Storage Terminology, Storage Definition, Glossary of Technical Terms, Technology, Technology Dictionary, Computer Dictionary, Technical Dictionary, Storage System, Data Recovery, Storage Networking Industry Association

Quote as: SNIA Dictionary. Copyright © 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Storage Networking Industry Association, All Rights Reserved. Last updated on 29 Aug, 2008.

IBM Chess Glossary

Glossary Description

IBM chess glossary? Does that make any sense? Yes! Actually the chess glossary found on the IBM site is a rather small one and it might have waited bit longer until its inclusion to DictionaryNet. But it is not always only about the glossary; also the framework counts.
If a site hosts a glossary to a certain subject you can expect that the site as such focuses in some way on the same subject, right? And I truly love the pages of IBM devoted to the greatest fight ever between human brain and computer: “In May 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue Supercomputer played a fascinating match with the reigning World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov. The event was captured live only on this Web site, where millions of chess and computing fans tuned in to witness the event in real-time. This Web site is an archive of that event, and information on this site has not been updated since the end of the match. ”

So that’s the answers, why IBM has a chess glossary: Deep Blue!

Example Term: En Passant

(In passing) A special pawn capture which can only be effected once by each side in a game. If, for example, Black has a pawn on his fifth rank (say e4) and White, taking advantage of the facility to move a pawn two squares forward on its first move, moves (say) d2-d4, Black can capture this pawn – but only on the very next move – placing the capturing pawn on d3.

Glossary / Dictionary Details

Title: IBM Chess Glossary Terms: 120
Link: Language: English
Quote as: Chess Glossary. © Copyright IBM Corporation 1994, 2011. All rights reserved. [+link] Last visited: November 04, 2011 Baking Glossary

Better Homes and Gardens Baking Glossary

No. of terms: less than 100

Description: If you still have to master the baking basics you will enjoy this little baking glossary compiled by Better Homes and Gardens. This handy guide to baking equipment, techniques, and ingredients is of great help to inexperienced bakers, and advanced bakers will enjoy the hands on tips.

Example term: Barley
A cereal grain, has a mild, starchy flavor and a slightly chewy texture. Pearl barley, the most popular form used for cooking, has the outer hull removed and has been polished or “pearled.” It is sold in regular and quick-cooking forms. Store barley in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

Keywords: baking dictionary, baking glossary, baking, cooking, food terms, baking definitions, baking equipment, baking techniques, baking ingredients

Quote as: Baking Glossary. © Copyright 2008, Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Food Dictionary

Epicurious Food Dictionary
Note: This is a web edition of THE FOOD LOVER’S COMPANION, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.

No. of terms: 4,000 food terms

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”

Description: The Food Dictionary found on the website is a fascinating reference book covering nearly any culinary term you can think of. And if you are new to cooking, you will appreciate to have this dictionary supporting you in understanding the jargon used in cookbooks.

Example term: waffle [WAHF-fuhl]
The honeycombed surface of this crisp, light bread is perfect for holding pockets of syrup. Waffles are made by pouring a light batter onto one side of a waffle iron, a special hinged cooking utensil with two honeycomb patterned griddles. The second side is closed over the batter and the waffle is cooked until browned and crisp. Waffle irons can be electric or designed for stovetop cooking. Electric waffle irons have heating elements in both sides, thereby cooking the two sides of the bread at once. Irons heated on top of a stove must be turned over once during cooking to finish the second side. There are a number of waffle-iron shapes available including square, rectangular, round and even heart-shape. Belgian waffles, which are often heaped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, are made on special waffle makers with particularly large, deep grids. Most modern waffle irons have nonstick surfaces. Waffles are popular not only for breakfast, but for desserts as well. Savory waffles can be topped with creamed meat or vegetable mixtures.

Keywords: food dictionary, food glossary, food, cooking, food terms, food phrases, food terminology, cooking terms, culinary, food definitions

Quote as: © Copyright Barron’s Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER’S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst. Legal Dictionary Legal Dictionary
Note: This is a Web edition of The People’s Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill.

No. of terms: 3,000

Description: The People’s Law Dictionary is regarded as one of the most comprehensive and practical legal dictionaries on the Web and is certainly a very valuable tool to decipher the legal phrases and jargon that surround us. The People’s Law Dictionary can be found on several web sites. I preferred to point out the integration at, as there you have the possibility to search for a term, search the definitions or browse the legal terminology alphabetically. If you have a website you might even want to integrate this dictionary as a service to your visitors.

Example term: plea bargain
n. in criminal procedure, a negotiation between the defendant and his attorney on one side and the prosecutor on the other, in which the defendant agrees to plead “guilty” or “no contest” to some crimes, in return for reduction of the severity of the charges, dismissal of some of the charges, the prosecutor’s willingness to recommend a particular sentence or some other benefit to the defendant. Sometimes one element of the bargain is that the defendant reveal information such as location of stolen goods, names of others participating in the crime or admission of other crimes (such as a string of burglaries). The judge must agree to the result of the plea bargain before accepting the plea. If he does not, then the bargain is cancelled. Reasons for the bargain include a desire to cut down on the number of trials, danger to the defendant of a long term in prison if convicted after trial and the ability to get information on criminal activity from the defendant. There are three dangers: a) an innocent defendant may be pressured into a confession and plea out of fear of a severe penalty if convicted; b) particularly vicious criminals will get lenient treatment and be back “on the street” in a short time; c) results in unequal treatment. Public antipathy to plea bargaining has led to some state statutes prohibiting the practice, but informal discussions can get around the ban.

Keywords: legal dictionary, law dictionary, legal, terms, terminology, dictionary, law, legal term, legal jargon, definition, legal definition, definition of legal terms.

Quote as: The People’s Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill, Publisher Fine Communications.

Hair Glossary

Glossary of Hair Words & Terms

No. of terms: 420

Description: This glossary, found on the website, puts an end to bad hair days. Get informed about terms and treatments related to hair and hair design. And for all my fellow girls, check out the beautiful style gallery (they say you may choose from over 4700 hairstyles!)

Example term: BOB
The Bob was the classic look of the 50s and 60s; the style was short and straight but blow-dried and curled under. At it’s worst the style could make you look like a mushroom, but at best with the curl accentuating your cheekbones it created an incredibly sexy look. Bob has become a description of the hair length from ear-length to the shoulder. Now you can get straight bobs, or the ends flicked out or in.

Note: The Bob – my favorite for good and for bad. Never gonna change it!

Keywords: hairstyles, hair, hairdressing, cuts, hair care, fashion glossary, fashion, beauty, hair glossary, cosmetics glossary, hair dictionary, hair terms

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Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

Language: English

No. of terms: approximately 1500

Description: The Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre was a project initiated in 1993 by Gaetan Charlebois, a theatre editor. This project maintains a database of information about Canadian actors, directors, plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners.  Today The Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre is under the responsibility of the Athabasca University.

Example term Magnetic North Theatre Festival

An annual national theatre festival of contemporary Canadian plays in English, produced by the Canadian Theatre Festival Society and co-presented by the National Arts Centre English Theatre. Founded in 2002, the Festival takes place every other year in Ottawa in early June, and in cities across Canada on alternating years: Vancouver (2008), Ottawa (2007), St. John’s Newfoundland (2006), Ottawa (2005), Edmonton (2004), Ottawa (2003).

The founding Artistic Director was Mary Vingoe ; the current Artistic Director is Ken Cameron .

The mandate of Magnetic North is to present a diversity of Canadian plays from across the country, of high artistic standards; to promote the dissemination of Canadian work that increases the awareness of Canadian theatre amongst artists, audiences, producers and presenters, nationally and internationally (website). Magnetic North productions are often picked up by theatres across the country for future seasons.

Productions have included Burning Vision (Ottawa 2003) and Copper Thunderbird (Ottawa 2007) by Marie Clements ; Ernestine Sushwap Gets Her Trout (Edmonton 2004) by Tomson Highway ; and The Adventures of Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil (Edmonton 2004) by Guillermo Verdecchia .

The 2008 Vancouver performances included Boxhead, an ontological farce by Darren O’Donnell of Crow’s Theatre; Hive2, a collective of 11 Vancouver indie theatre groups performing in a warehouse; An Evening With Uncle Val, a comic monologue written and performed by Andy Jones ; Loft, a multi-media circus show devised by Les 7 doigts de la main from Montreal; April 14, 1912, a hallucinatory account of the sinking of the Titanic, directed and conceived by Allyson McMackon, and performed by Theatre Rusticle from Toronto; Goodness, an investigation of modern morality by Michael Redhill, performed by Toronto-based Volcano experimental theatre company; So Many Doors by Celia McBride, performed by Sour Brides Theatre of Whitehorse, a play about the effects of the deaths of their infant children on two couples; Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring, performed by Playhouse Theatre Company and The Savage Society of Vancouver, with actors Ben Cardinal, Margo Kane, Billy Merasty, and dramaturgy by Sharon Pollock ; Blood.claat, a one womban story of growing up in Jamaica by d’bi young.anitafrika ; and Townsville, by the Chop/Studio 58 ensemble and Anita Rochon from Langara College.

The Festival also included symposia called “Magnetic Vibrations” which explore such issues as developing a performance tour, funding, modes of creation, and contemporary criticism; “Magnetic Encounters,” including “Celebrity Speakers” such as Gordon Pinsent , Sandra Oh , Mieko Ouchi , Sharon Pollock, Tantoo Cardinal, and Anosh Irani; “Tea with the Artists” — open forums for conversations with the playwrights, directors and actors; and “Lunchtime Encounters,” with debates by theatre artists on hot topics such as “Be it resolved that theatre is better than sex.” The “Industry Series” hosted a series of discussions, workshops, and talks on marketing, planning, environmental responsibility, closing the deal, theatre spaces, multidisciplinary collaboration, and pitching a performance.

Website:,  Last updated 2008-09-17

Keywords: Canada, theatre, theater, actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, theatre organizations, theatre institutions, composers,  plays, drama, theater dictionary, theater encyclopedia, encyclopedia, performing arts

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