Our glossary – LookUp
In an effort to standardise general university-related terminology, we offer an open access online glossary which is updated on a regular basis: http://lookup.fau-sprachendienst.de
Please note that LookUp is not a general dictionary. It only contains specialist university terminology applicable to FAU.
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Frequently asked questions – FAQs
What is the purpose of LookUp??
LookUp is a web application for finding FAU-specific university terminology which has been checked and approved. This supports the consistent use of central terms, ensuring that standard corporate wording is used across the University.
Which terms can I find in LookUp?
LookUp is restricted to FAU-specific terminology in the university context. It is not a dictionary and therefore does not include any general language terms such as registration.
Why is the glossary not more extensive?
We can only include terms which have been clearly approved throughout FAU. We add terms to the database on a regular basis and ensure that it is always kept up to date. If there is a certain term you need which is missing or if you would like to make a suggestion, please feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to be involved in the standardisation of English terminology.
Is LookUp the only translation database the Language Service has?
No. We work with our very extensive internal Language Service translation memory, which stores all of the translations we have ever produced in sentence-based units that can be referred to and used again in other translation projects.
I would like a certain term to be included. What can I do?
We are happy to hear from you. Please forward your suggestions to email@example.com.