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Glossary Notation

Each entry in this glossary has the following parts:

In addition, some terms have idiomatic usage in the Common Lisp community which is not shared by other communities, or which is not technically correct. Definitions labeled ``Idiom.'' represent such idiomatic usage; these definitions are sometimes followed by an explanatory note.

Words in this font are words with entries in the glossary. Words in example sentences do not follow this convention.

When an ambiguity arises, the longest matching substring has precedence. For example, ``complex float'' refers to a single glossary entry for ``complex float'' rather than the combined meaning of the glossary terms ``complex'' and ``float.''

Subscript notation, as in ``something[n]'' means that the nth definition of ``something'' is intended. This notation is used only in situations where the context might be insufficient to disambiguate.

The following are abbreviations used in the glossary:

Abbreviation  Meaning                                     
adj.          adjective                                   
adv.          adverb                                      
ANSI          compatible with one or more ANSI standards  
Comp.         computers                                   
Idiom.        idiomatic                                   
IEEE          compatible with one or more IEEE standards  
ISO           compatible with one or more ISO standards   
Math.         mathematics                                 
Trad.         traditional                                 
n.            noun                                        
v.            verb                                        
v.t.          transitive verb                             

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