Is there any way to get \definedescription & \setupdescriptions to not only produce the inline description, but also an entry in a sorted glossary? Perhaps with before= & after= to add the commands for the glossary?

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    Not very clear. What do you want to exactly? Use the description environment and automate the insertion of terms in a glossary? Could you provide a small compilable code and give details?
    – Bernard
    Oct 30, 2019 at 20:31
  • This is exactly what I want.... to make one entry in the source file that produces an description where I placed it, and also adds that description to a sorted glossary. Unfortunately I cannot post a MWE, as I don't know how to make it work. Perhaps a new macro that invokes both facilities would work too.... The links from contextgarden to the source for Context seem to be broken, so I cannot even jump into the deep end. Oct 30, 2019 at 20:46
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    Could you post a small compilable code of what you've tried that we can play with?
    – Bernard
    Oct 30, 2019 at 20:57
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    Please post a MWE with your descriptions and your definedescription parameters
    – sztruks
    Oct 31, 2019 at 7:12

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Other than needing to resolve some "normal" formatting issues, I've found a solution....



\setupsynonyms[conceptsyn][width=4cm, criterium=all]



\chapter{The Great Text}

\input lorem.tex

\concept{Catatonic Choochoo}{
The etherial vehicle one travels on when being 
kidnapped by friends.

\input lorem.tex

\concept{Application Binary Interface}{
In computer software, an application binary 
interface is an interface between two binary program modules; often, one of these modules is a library or operating system facility, and the other is a program that is being run by a user.

\input lorem.tex




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