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TechDico translation app

Multilingual technical dictionary

TechDico translation assistant
The company that markets this application brought it to my attention. It is a technical dictionary incorporating a translation assistant that aims to provide results more relevant to detected fields of activity, with the option to select manually a chosen field. It can deal with technical words and phrases using a number of professional translation resources to provide examples of usage.

There are free versions on the web or as a phone app. The basic version, not requiring registration or payment, offers translation and examples of usage. Free registration on the site, or in the app, increases the number of translation results, and adds options to display results by field of activity or origin. A monthly subscription (€1.49) adds further to the translation results, removes the ads, provides a search history and allows you to save favourite vocabulary.

Below is a screen shot from my search for 'Jet Engine', ordered by relevance. If you have registered or bought a subscription, you can also view the field tab, which in this particular case shows only transport; or the origin tab, which shows the source of the translations.

TechDico translation app

The 'translation in context' section in this image shows only the first three entries from what is quite a long list of examples. These are sourced from a number of professional translations and specialised dictionaries. The iate.europa-eu reference, which is shown against some of the results, relates to the EU's terminology database - Interactive Terminology for Europe. See the company's website for more information on the sources.

The web version also offers pronunciation (note the speaker symbols) but this doesn't appear to be available in the IOS version that I downloaded to my phone.

This app would seem to fill a gap in the market with regard to technical translations.
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