Glossary Origin 1350–1400; Middle English glossarye < Latin glōssarium difficult word requiring explanation < Greek glōssárion, diminutive of glôssa tongue, language; later taken as a collection of such words, by construing suffix as Latin -ārium -ary;

Systems engineering is a lot about communication. Communication means transmitting data. The receiver interprets data, sets it into a context to get information. Hence information is always in the eyes of the beholder. Data in communication between humans comprises of words. Therefore, successfull communication is only feasible if sender and receiver have the same understanding of the transmitted words.

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