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