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Definitions and Word Choice

Follow these guidelines to avoid common pitfalls that make translators and readers uncertain of your intended meaning.

Avoid Jargon and Slang

If a term is not listed in a standard dictionary or a technical source book, do not use it. If a term is specific to your company but is not defined in the text or in the glossary, do not use it. If translators cannot look up an unfamiliar term, they might have to guess at its meaning.


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