Technical glossary

Technical glossary of translation terms

Technical glossary

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.

Technical glossary


In translation, terminology refers to a pool of terms used in a particular subject field, i.e. specialised words and expressions. It also refers to key phrases and terms used by a single company. Entries are created in the form of a glossary and digitally managed in multiple languages.

During the translation process at intercontact, every translator involved in a project has simultaneous access to the required terminology. Those in language lead roles can add and edit the terms and concepts in their language. These alterations are then double-checked before they are released to their colleagues.

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