# How do I create multiple glossary entries for the same definition?

When I have many glossary words that describe the same, how do I neatly put these into the glossary? Ideally, something like:

\newglossaryentry{digest, hash, hash code} {
name=digest, description={The output of a hash function).}
}


producing

digest, hash or hash code The output of a hash function.

is what I'm looking for, and I can't seem to find this anywhere.

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I'd define one entry (say, digest) in the usual way and then use \gls{digest} in the description field of the alternative entries. See section 8 of the glossaries manual for details.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[nonumberlist]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries

\newglossaryentry{digest}{name={digest (\textmd{also} hash, hash code)},%
text=digest,description={The output of a hash function}}

\newglossaryentry{hash}
{name=hash,description={\emph{See} \gls{digest}}}

\newglossaryentry{hash code}
{name={hash code},description={\emph{See} \gls{digest}}}

\begin{document}

\null\vfill% just for the example