Concept: A unit of thought constituted through abstraction on the basis of properties common to a set of objects. NOTE – Concepts are not bound to particular languages. They are, however, influenced by the social or cultural background.
Definition: Statement which describes a concept and permits its differentiation from other concepts within a system of concepts.
Designation: Any representation of a concept.
ELISE: an interinstitutional communication tool, used exclusively for the former Codecision Procedure, now Ordinary Legislative Procedure, to exchange information and to coordinate terminology in the process of translation at all stages of the procedure.
Glossary: collection of words that have special meaning in a project.
Term: Designation of a defined concept in a special language by a linguistic expression. NOTE – A term may consist of one or more words [i.e. simple term, or complex term] or even contain symbols.
Termbase: database that contains a collection of words that have special meaning in a given subject field.
Terminography: The recording, processing and presentation of terminological data acquired by terminological research.
Terminology: collection of words that have special meaning in a given subject field.
Terminology management: effort to control the usage of words that have special meaning in a given subject field.
Terminology management system: type of translation software that enables users to efficiently collect, process, and present terminology.
Terminology science: The scientific study of the concepts and terms found in special languages.
Terminology work: Any activity concerned with the systematization and representation of concepts or with the presentation of terminologies on the basis of established principles and methods.
Special language: Linguistic subsystem, intended for unambiguous communication in a particular subject field using a terminology and other linguistic means.
Validation: process of checking that an entry (or a part thereof) complies with certain established requirements.