Following is a glossary of terms used on our web site. We have chosen to define these words and phrases because their meanings may not be familiar to all of our readers, or because the way we use them may differ from the way others use them.
Click on any entry in this glossary to read our definition for that entry.
You will also find these words and phrases used in various places throughout our site. In most cases, the first occurrence of a defined term in an article or on a web page is linked to its glossary definition, for your convenience.
We will add to the glossary from time to time. Feel free to check back periodically if you are interested in seeing the new entries.