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Glossary entry

​​ Definition

A single term and corresponding definition in the glossary.

​​ Used in


​​ Structure

H2 term and paragraph definition.

​​ Required components

Term: Fully spell out the term with any acronym following in parentheses. Use lower case, except for proper nouns.

Definition: Use full sentences. Follow format of “A [term] is [explanation clause]" where applicable.

​​ Optional components

Related terms: This is not needed for every term. List other terms defined in the glossary that will help with this term’s understanding, especially those that should be understood first.

Relevant links: Link other pages relevant to the defined term. This is limited to:

  • Product documentation specific to the term.
  • External pages (elsewhere in Cloudflare Docs, Help Center, Learning Center, etc.): Further explain a concept or provide additional details.

​​ Template

## [term]
**Related terms:** term
**Relevant links:** [Description/title of link](

​​ Examples

Full example entry (including optional components)

## distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack
A malicious attempt to disrupt normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.
**Related terms:** DoS attack
**Relevant links:** [What is a DDoS attack?](

Other component examples

Word: Domain Name System (DNS) record