Microsoft Terminology Collection  (Definition)

(Excerpted from Microsoft documentation – March 2012)

"The Microsoft Terminology Collection can be used to develop localized versions of applications that integrate with Microsoft products.

It can also be used to integrate Microsoft terminology into other terminology collections or serve as a base IT glossary for language development in the nearly 100 languages available.

Terminology is provided in .tbx format, an industry standard for terminology exchange."


A Microsoft terminology file contains the following data from the Microsoft Terminology Collection:

concept ID


source term

source language identifier

target term

target language identifier