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Microsoft Terminology Collection

The Microsoft Terminology Collection can be used to develop localized versions of applications that integrate with Microsoft products.

It can also be used to integrate Microsoft terminology into other terminology collections or serve as a base IT glossary for language development in the nearly 100 languages available.

Terminology is provided in .tbx format, an industry standard for terminology exchange.

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How can you use the materials on this site?

See the Microsoft Language Portal Materials License and the Microsoft Terms of Use for details.

What terminology data is included?

The .tbx file contains the following data from the Microsoft Terminology Collection:

  • • Concept ID
  • • Definition
  • • Source term
  • • Source language identifier
  • • Target term
  • • Target language identifier

Note that the number of terms will differ from language to language due to varying levels of localization.