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Standardized Glossary

This glossary is intended to be a comprehensive, standardized list of Kubernetes terminology. It includes technical terms that are specific to K8s, as well as more general terms that provide useful context.

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Keeping Kubernetes applications safe and secure.
Supported customizations of Kubernetes.
Represents a common type of Kubernetes user.
Software that makes Kubernetes easier or better to use.
Related to Kubernetes open-source development.
Relevant for a first-time user of Kubernetes.
A resource type that Kubernetes supports by default.
How Kubernetes components talk to each other (and to programs outside the cluster).
How Kubernetes applications handle persistent data.
Starting and maintaining Kubernetes.
The inner components of Kubernetes.
Applications running on Kubernetes.
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