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Terminology resources

This page offers a selection of terminology resources, chosen by applying the following criteria:

  • multilingualism (resource focused on EU languages)
  • intuitiveness (the facility of finding multilingual equivalents)
  • reliability (resource provided by an official institution or organisation).



Tool Description
EUROSTAT various thematic glossaries
EuroTermBank European terminology network's termbase
EuroVoc catalogue of EU vocabularies
IATE official EU terminology
Leipzig corpora collection monolingual corpora collection created by Leipzig University
LOTERRE linked open terminology resources
TermiumPlus Canadian terminology database
UNESCO Thesaurus various thematic thesauri
UNTERM UN thematic termbases


Agriculture and fisheries

Tool Description
AGROVOC thesaurus agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food thesaurus
EFSA glossary food safety glossary
FAO Term UN Food and Agriculture Organization termbase
FishBase fish species termbase
Fish commercial names European Commission commercial designations database
Fishing gears European Commission fishing gears database
IOC glossary olive oil glossary
SeaLifeBase marine species database
VDZ sugar glossary German Association of Sugar Technologies glossary


Environment and climate

Tool Description
Avibase world bird database
EcoLexicon online visual environmental thesaurus
EUNIS database online biodiversity database
GEMET thesaurus online environmental thesaurus
IPCC glossaries Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change glossaries
LEO ontology environmental agreements glossary



Tool Description
ECB glossary European Central Bank glossary
IMF termbase International Monetary Fund termbase



Tool Description
CURIA EU case law database
e-Justice European judicial network database
EUR-Lex EU law database
Eurojust case law database
IPEX EU law and national parliaments database
Juremy EU legal terminology search


Trade and customs

Tool Description
TARIC-Tariffs EU customs database
WIPO termbase World Intellectual Property Organization termbase
WTO glossary World Trade Organization glossary



Tool Description
PIARC glossary World Road Association glossary


Other technical

Tool Description
ECHA termbase European Chemical Agency termbase
ENISA glossary European Union Agency for Cybersecurity glossary
IEC glossary International Electrotechnical Commission glossary
INIS glossary International Nuclear Information System thesaurus


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