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An annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, which is ordinarily placed on the same page or in the margin to elucidate or amplify the passage.

See: color, comment, distortion, note

GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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The term glossing has traditionally been used to refer to providing written explanations of difficult words, phrases or expressions that appear in a text.
Worcester) clarifies and confirms the purpose of the glossing system at work in the Prosper manuscript.
Use of narrow particle size ultra-fine ground carbonate to improve glossing
This new "fine platy pigment" is a unique new kaolin that provides synergy with carbonates, combining the benefits of platy clays and fine glossing clays.
The hollow sphere configuration and particle size distribution of Dow's new plastic pigment/binder combination contributes to even easier glossing performance and a smoother coated sheet.
Contour Shape-Engineered Kaolins are produced from Middle Georgia crudes and are the first to combine the coverage and print benefits derived from European clays while maintaining the glossing characteristics of Georgia clays.