Terminology is the totality of all concepts (terms) of a subject area. It can be written down in a dictionary or glossary, for example. Companies also organise their terms to include clear rules. This forms the basis of efficient and clear communication with partners, customers and colleagues. If specific terminology already exists in a subject area, for example in medicine, this is referred to as nomenclature.
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Terminology is the set of all technical terms in a subject or application area. In some
areas, it is determined by the companies themselves but in others there are also binding terminologies (nomenclature).
A term, also called a technical word or technical term, is a fixed designation for a concept within the technical language of a subject area.
Terminology work is about compiling technical terms according to relevant rules and standardising them where necessary.
Consistency and corporate identity are maintained through uniform terminology in companies and organisations.
Within a company, consistent terminology ensures that internal and external communication is improved and misunderstandings are avoided.
Terminology work is an important basis for accurate translations. Standardisation of words and terms ensures that the correct term is always used in a translation.