How does one print a specific glossary entry, i.e. the definition, such that:

    name        = {Hardware},
    description = {...}

and, for example:




I can't seem to find a method to do this, the glossary specification only talks about referencing particular entries so that they become visible wherever you \printglossary, but I want to be able to use the definitions throughout my document as well.

Any advice/guidance is much appreciated!


1 Answer 1


Did you try the following macro available in the glossaries package?


and the (*) versions exist as well.

From the documentation \glsdesc

is similar to \glstext except that it always uses the value of the description key

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