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

Terminology management system

Terminology management is an important building block in the translation process. Keeping multilingual terminology organised and up-to-date requires a system. Organising terminology – that is, establishing, defining, editing and using it – is called terminology management.

A terminology management system is a software tool where users can store, maintain and retrieve terminological data. It is used by translators, terminologists, technical writers, and various other users. The terminology is saved as separate termbases for specific industries and specific companies.

See also: Terminology, Termbase, Corporate wording

Synonyms: Terminology management tool
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