TÜBA Natural Sciences Terms Dictionary Has Opened to Access
Within the scope of TÜBA Turkish Science Terms Dictionary Project; works on “Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy” fields of TÜBA Natural Sciences Terms Dictionary has been completed by Academy members with the voluntary contributions of around 100 scientists from many universities of Turkey.
Approximately 4.700 terms related to mathematics, physics and astronomy fields of the Natural Science Terms Dictionary, which is intended to include about 15.000 terms, were opened at www.tubaterim.gov.tr.
TÜBA started Turkish Science Terms Dictionary Project including the dictionaries of the terms Social Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. in order to disseminate and improve the use of Turkish in scientific studies, communication, education and training at 2002, and has been developing and continuing the project for 17 years.
“The main purpose of the Turkish Science Terms Dictionary Project is to improve the use of Turkish as a language of science and education”
TÜBA President Prof. Ahmet Cevat Acar said “The main purpose of the Turkish Science Terms Dictionary Project is to improve the use of Turkish as a language of science and education. Within this framework, we aim to contribute to the realization of sub-goals such as setting common ground for scientific terms, stopping the term turmoil, stopping the invasion of foreign languages and preparing a ground for the development of a proper science style in the Turkish language. With this dictionary, we aim to collect, produce and present Turkish terms of basic sciences such as Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Zoology, Botany and Biology as a reference source to the scientific community. While choosing the Turkish terms for the related fields, the words which are accepted on the widest scale and reflecting the concept in a transparent way were searched. This glossary was prepared so that definitions of terms were inclusive, didactic, including details indicating the differences between concepts. In addition, the terms of the Turkish, German, English and French synonyms were given.” Prof. Acar ended his words as: “The use and development of Turkish as the language of education and science is of great importance for our scientific and total development. We believe that improving the Turkish scientific terms is an important task. I would like to thank all of our scientists and employees for their contributions to this subject, which is of great importance for our national science and cultural potential.”
TÜBA Turkish Science Terms Dictionary Project is carried out in four main areas: Social Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medical. TUBA Natural Sciences Terms Dictionary started in 2002, since then; Biology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Zoology are carried out in the sub-areas. TÜBA Social Sciences Terms Dictionary started in 2004 and it was firstly opened to public in 2011 via internet. The dictionary, which is updated with the feedbacks received and printed at the end of 2011, is still on sale.
TÜBA Engineering Terms Dictionary started in 2006, was opened in 2015 with the ceremony attended by Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık. The dictionary is planned to be published in 2019.
In addition to the mentioned dictionaries, it is aimed to prepare the TÜBA Medical Terms Dictionary and present it to the public.