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ARABTERM is an online technical dictionary offering a unique and rich terminology database in Arabic, covering various technical domains.

Glossaries in German, English and French are complemented with Arabic equivalents along with illustrated definitions, freely available for teachers, students, translators, technicians and engineers via

The dictionary has uploaded up till now eight (8) volumes in the fields of Automotive EngineeringWater TechnologyRenewable EnergiesElectrical EngineeringTransport and InfrastructureClimate, Environment and Solid Waste ManagementCivil Engineering, and Information Technologies. The total number of entries amounts to 32,000 entries (equivalent to 128,000 quadrilingual terms). A new volume will be published on September, dealing with the field of Textile Industries.

Every entry is revised and validated in its due course by commissions composed of technical and linguistic experts. According to a study conducted by the project team, this interactive dictionary facilitates work on technical documents for 95% of its users. We invite you to visit ARABTERM via its website and on mobile versions (smartphones/tabs).

So kindly share this useful and rich tool among your contacts, and help us improve the functioning of the dictionary by participating in a new survey available on

ARABTERM is jointly commissioned by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and carried out by the Bureau of Coordination of Arabization (BCA), in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).