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.

Termbase

A termbase (a contraction of “terminology” and “database”), or termbank, is a database in which product, service and company-specific terms are entered and stored. Individual terms are made available in the source and target language. Definitions, images, usage guidelines and other related information can also be added. Plus, unwanted terms can be blacklisted to prevent them from being used. At intercontact, we use several large, multilingual termbases, created by our terminology experts through their industry-specific, specialist knowledge.

Synonyms: Termbase, Term base, Termbank, Term bank, Terminology database

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