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S: Uwasa – http://lipas.uwasa.fi/~atn/papers/artikkelit/OnTerminologySc.html  (last access: 26 December 2022); Eurasiarev – https://www.eurasiareview.com/08012022-introduction-to-the-science-of-terminology-analysis/ (last access: 26 December 2022).

N: 1. 1770, from German Terminologie, a hybrid coined by Christian Gottfried Schütz (1747-1832), professor of poetry and rhetoric at Jena, from Medieval Latin terminus “word, expression” (see terminus) + Greek -logia “a dealing with, a speaking of” (see -logy). Related: Terminological.
– Decandolle and others use the term Glossology instead of Terminology, to avoid the blemish of a word compounded of two parts taken from different languages. The convenience of treating the termination ology (and a few other parts of compounds) as not restricted to Greek combinations, is so great, that I shall venture, in these cases, to disregard this philological scruple. [William Whewell, “The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences,” 1847].

2. the special words or phrases that are used in a particular field.


3. Lexicology, Lexicography, Terminology: The set of terms related to a given subject field or discipline.
– “Terminology” also applies to the terms introduced into or used in a subject field by an individual or group of individuals (as in Einstein’s terminology or, in linguistics, the terminology of the School of Prague); however, this application is of secondary importance.
– terminology: term officially approved by the Terminology Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada.
– terminology: term standardized by the International Organization for Standardization.

4. Lexicology, Lexicography, Terminology: The systematic study of the labelling or designating of concepts particular to one or more subject fields, through research and analysis of terms in context, for the purpose of documenting and promoting correct usage.

S: 1. OED – https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=terminology (last access: 26 December 2022). 2. EncBrit – https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/terminology (last access: 26 December 2022). 3&4. TERMIUM PLUS – https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng&i=1&srchtxt=terminology&index=alt&codom2nd_wet=1#resultrecs (last access: 26 December 2022).


CR: terminologist, terminotics, translation.