has eight questions (the last week I added it to three questions), no tag excerpt, and no wiki. The most prominent question having this tag is

Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

NOTE: The referred tag was included on the above question since rev 1.

I have googled [site:stackexchange.com meta glossary] and look directly on some tag pages from other Meta sites, but I was not able to find site specific Meta with a tag named "glossary".

Should we add a tag excerpt to even if it's only used on eight questions?

I think that it's worthy to mention that we have which has 60 questions, a tag excerpt and tag wiki

Tag excerpt:

The use or definition of a term in the context of Stack Exchange.

Tag wiki:

Terminology, in the context of Stack Exchange, refers to the terms or other words/phrases that are used by the Stack Exchange site itself or that are used by its members in reference to the Stack Exchange network.

This tag is not for describing context and identifying a word that fits it (aka a dictionary service). The terms should be directly related to Stack Exchange in some way.

The Mi Yodeya Meta also has a glossary tag but it hasn't a tag excerpt / wiki either. This tag has 5 questions.


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    One means to determine what a tag means is to look on another appropriate site, for the same tag; where there is no reason why the definition should be any different. Example: Stack Overflow tag glossary.
    – Rob
    Aug 23 '20 at 20:30
  • @Rob Unfortunately that particular example doesn't include tag usage guidelines and it doesn't exists on the corresponding meta.
    – Rubén
    Aug 23 '20 at 20:57
  • The Google Search has missed a few results; and your reason that it needs duplication on the lesser used child metas is orthogonal.
    – Rob
    Aug 23 '20 at 22:36

I don't see why we need the tag on Meta Stack Exchange. The term does have some technical use for linguistic corpus analysis, but we are not doing any of that here, and even if we somehow did, it would be such a rare occurrence that we wouldn't need a whole tag for it. Synonymize this tag with .


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