answer : An answer is the result of search that the user saves in the form of a visualization, such as a table or a chart.
authentication : The process of verifying user credentials, and letting them long into ThoughtSpot.
filter : This is a column value that a user can add to search.
formula : This is an expression that applies a calculation, usually a mathematical calculation, to data.
group aggregation : This enables you to aggregate a value by a specific attribute. Also known as *pinned aggregation* or a *level-based measure*.
impression : An impression registers when a user enters text into a search bar, or loads a *pinboard*.
pinboard : This is a collection of related *answers*, or search results, that appear as tables or visualizations.
pinned measure : This enables you to aggregate a value by a specific attribute. Also known as *group aggregation*, or a *level-based measure*.
reportbook : This is an internal name for a *visualization*.
search : This is a query in ThoughtSpot. We call this search because ThoughtSpot queries enable the user to find business information as efficiently as using an Internet search engine.
token : The text that users enter in the search bar. This includes keywords, column names, and formula names.
user : Individuals that can log into ThoughtSpot. See *authentication*.
visualization : This is a visual representation of data. In ThoughtSpot, it is the representation of an *answer*. In some cases, we use the terms *visualization* and *answer* interchangeably.
viz : This is a common abbreviation for *visualization*.