Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terminology studies the "labelling or designating of concepts" in one or more subject fields or areas of human activity. Terms are words and compound words that are used in specific contexts. Terminology studies among other things how such terms of art come to be and their interrelationships within a culture.


Work on terminology consists mainly of:

  • analyzing the concepts in a field of activity
  • identifying the terms given to the concepts
  • establishing correspondences between terms in different languages
  • putting the terminology onto a database
  • creating new terms, as required
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azərbaycanca: Terminologiya
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беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тэрміналёгія
български: Терминология
català: Terminologia
čeština: Terminologie
English: Terminology
español: Terminología
Esperanto: Terminologio
euskara: Terminologia
français: Terminologie
Gàidhlig: Briathar
한국어: 전문 용어
Bahasa Indonesia: Terminologi
italiano: Terminologia
қазақша: Терминология
latviešu: Terminoloģija
lietuvių: Terminologija
Nederlands: Terminologie
日本語: 学術用語
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português: Terminologia
română: Terminologie
русский: Терминология
slovenščina: Terminologija
Soomaaliga: Eray bixin
Basa Sunda: Kumpulan sajak
svenska: Terminologi
татарча/tatarça: Терминология
Türkçe: Terminoloji
українська: Термінологія
粵語: 行話學
中文: 术语学