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This glossary covers a wide range of topics and includes terms that describe people, technology, concepts, and more. Some of the terms, marked by this icon , are widely considered to be

This term is generally agreed to be offensive toward or a person or group of people. We strongly recommend you do not use this term and instead use a term not usually thought to be offensive. While it is possible that some people will not be offended by this term, just as some people will be offended by other terms when no harm is intended, it is best to avoid. Remember that what is considered offensive can also change over time, by scenario, and by relationship. We provide this library of terms for informational purposes and we welcome feedback to help us get it right.


  • Visual Focus

    A visual focus on a web page is generally represented by a dashed box or border that appears around items...

  • Victim

    A derogatory term for people who have had certain negative conditions or experiences.

  • Vertigo

    Feeling a sensation of spinning, whirling, or dizziness, often caused by a problem in the inner ear.