Lexicographic works of general scope focus on everyday words and expressions like "table," "high school," and "it's raining cats and dogs," but can also encompass (to a certain extent) technical expressions of general interest (e.g. "information technology," "carbon monoxide," and "luxation"). A well-known English-only general dictionary is the Merriam-Webster's. Basic foreign-language word lists for beginners also qualify as general. This category is intended for specialized works on certain subjects (e.g. topical/thematic vocabularies on food or sports), working-world references (e.g. dictionaries for business travelers, military personnel, or technicians/scientists), and multidisciplinary term banks (those may contain some everyday words, but they offer in-depth coverage of technical fields while general dictionaries do not).
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AGARD Aeronautical Dictionary
By the NATO Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD), 1980. Over 17,000 terms. Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
Typology of flora and fauna by animal class and by botanical family, crop group or plant type. Latin, Slovenian, English.
Anvilfire Blacksmithing and Metalworking Terms
Single-page document by Jock Dempsey, and volunteer contributors. English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish.
Apple Mac OS International Glossaries
Localized terms and phrases. English to/from Arabic, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kanji, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian. Formats: FileMaker, ClarisWorks, text, AppleGlot Language Glossaries.
Apple Mac OS X Glossaries
Localized terms and phrases. English to/from Portuguese, Chinese, German, Danish, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Japanese, Finnish, Korean, Dutch, Swedish, Italian. Downloadable OS X drive image files, compressed in MacBinary files (.dmg.bin).
Business and Finance Multilingual Dictionary
By Igor Sharshakov, financial translator and lexicologist. Office practice, stock market, accounting. English, French, German, Russian. Sample of 22 pages, 1998. Full version sold as an e-book. [PDF]
By the International Council on Combustion Engines. English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German. Engineering, diesel motors, and gas turbines.
Dictionaries of Common Computing Terms
English, French, German, Spanish. Published by David Nye, information technology specialist at the Queen Mary, University of London.
Dictionary of Applied Geology
By Merkel et al. Freiberg Online Geosciences, volume 4. English, French, German, Spanish. 229 pages, 2001. [PDF]
Dictionary of Swiss Terms
On the political and social system of Switzerland, with definitions and translations from German into English, Italian, and French. By Tanya Harvey Ciampi, translator and terminologist.
European Environment Agency Glossary
Over a thousand entries, with definitions and translations. Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.
English, French, German, Danish, Spanish, Dutch.
On ToDine.net, international restaurant guide. Italian, English, French, Spanish, German. Hors d'oeuvre, soups, pastas, vegetables, meats, fish, sauces, eggs, cheese, sweets, fruit, sauces, herbs and spices, beverages, additional ingredients.
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages
With pictures. Botanical family, geographic origin, etymology, chemical constituents, usage. Latin, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujrati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Khmer, Laotian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Urdu.
Illustrated Glossary of Media, Printing and Advertising Terms
By Tanya Harvey Ciampi, translator and terminologist. German, English, Italian, and French, with definitions.
IMF Terminology Database
By the International Monetary Fund, 2000. 4,500 entries in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Money and banking, public finance, balance of payments, and economic growth.
Inter Active Terminology for Europe (IATE)
Term bank of the European Commission's Translation Service. 5.5 million entries in 48 subject fields. Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.
International Electrotechnical Vocabulary Online Database
English, French, German, Spanish.
Marine Research Institute of Iceland
Find the names of various fishes in Icelandic, Latin, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, English, Faroese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Terms and phrases used in MS software. Updated as new products are launched. English to/from Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian.
Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms
Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
Multilingual Glossary to Native Forms
Glossary of English words and names to the original or local forms, both in original script and transliteration.
Mutilingual Dictionary of Stock Exchange and Investment Terms
By Igor Sharshakov, financial translator and lexicologist. English to French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Sample of 7 pages covers the letter "A". Full version sold as an e-book. [PDF]
Olympic Games Official Lexicons
English, French, Japanese, Greek. Multilingual browse and search options. By the French INSEP (National Institute of Sport and Physical Education), Olympic committees, and other organizations. 46 winter and summer sports.
By the SIRCHAL Network for the revitalization of Latin American and Caribbean historic centres, within the framework of the France-UNESCO Convention. Cultural heritage, urban planning, architecture. French, English, Spanish, Portuguese.
The Sushi Encyclopedism's Glossary
Japanese into English, French, and German. Food terms organized by category: fish, shellfish, eggs, seasonings, drinks, chemical components, and other various expressions.
By Lipsie Languages, translation provider. English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Computers, e-commerce, Internet, telecommunications, multimedia, engineering.
United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM)
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese. 70,000 entries.
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