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