Technical translation

Klaus Schubert
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Technical translation is a type of translation. In this term, the word ‘technical’ refers to the content of the documents, not to the tools used. Due to the semantic ambiguity of the English adjective ‘technical’, the term can relate to content either from technology and engineering or from any specialized domain. In this article, the term is understood in the narrower sense. In the broader sense, the activity is also called ‘specialized translation’. Much of what is said here about technical translation equally holds for specialized translation and to some extent also for specialized communication in general.

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