Technical glossary

Technical glossary of translation terms

Occasionally, you’ll come across some unfamiliar terms on the intercontact website or when talking to people in the localisation and translation industry. You’ll find many of these terms listed here with short explanations.


A strategy for adding more language capabilities over time. Globalisation, or internationalisation, refers to a series of processes by which a company brings its business to the rest of the world. Globalisation is the practice of designing and adapting products, services, communication and internal operations to facilitate expansion into international markets.

Synonyms: Internationalisation, internationalization, globalization
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