The <glossPartOfSpeech> element identifies the part of speech for the preferred and alternate terms. Alternate terms must have the same part of speech as the preferred term, because all terms in the <glossentry> topic designate the same subject.

If validation is required for parts of speech, use a subject scheme to set up controlled values for the @value attribute. Alternatively, processing rules can be used to validate the values. This avoids the need to hard code values in the XML grammar files, which would limit extension and would make values difficult to change for different languages.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/data concept/data glossentry/glossPartOfSpeech


See the example in <glossentry>.


The following attributes are available on this element: Data element attributes group (with a narrowed definition of @value, given below), Link relationship attribute group, Universal attribute group, and @outputclass.

The part of speech for the term or terms.

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