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How to use the website

tearma.ie is a terminology database. This website provides three different ways to consult the database:

  • Quick Search: this is a quick way to find a term, in Irish or in English, even if you don’t know its exact wording.
  • Advanced Search: a facility is available here to search the database according to specialized criteria, for example by the start or end of a word, or by part of speech.
  • Alphabetical Listings: this is where you can browse terms in alphabetical order, just like you would in a printed dictionary.

In addition to these three search engines, there is a form available here to submit terms to the Terminology Committee if they are not in the database. If you don’t find the term you are looking for you can click on send a request to the Terminology Committee at the bottom of the screen.

tearma.ie has adopted a modified version of the DANTERM subject-field classification system for the organisation of its terms (a subject field is an area of knowledge, such as ‘music’ or ‘mathematics’). The DANTERM subject-field classification was created by DANTERMcentre, the centre for terminology at Copenhagen Business School. This hierarchical classification system consists of a number of macro-units (23 when the system was created; however this is flexible and has been added to since its implementation). Macro-units are broad areas of knowledge such as social science, natural sciences & mathematics, law, fishing, farming, etc. A macro-unit is broken down into micro-units, for example sociology, education, linguistics and philosophy. More finely grained ontologies have been added in specific areas like biology and sports (e.g. biology> animalia> chordate> mammalia> proboscidea> elephantidae> loxodonta) A full list of tearma.ie’s subject fields is available at http://www.tearma.ie/Abc.aspx

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