There’s a Word for That…

These online tools offer quick answers to specific queries about words and acronyms.

Acronym Finder

With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

Inter-Active Terminology for Europe (IATE)

This inter-institutional terminology database has been used by European Union institutions and agencies since 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU-specific terminology. It is an invaluable tool for translators worldwide. Queries can be made from and to any combination of more than 20 languages.

Real Academia Española

No need to purchase a bound copy of the Diccionario de la lengua española. This online monolingual dictionary lets you enter any Spanish term and view the latest Spanish definitions developed by this venerable institution. In addition, you can also search the Diccionario panhispáncio de dudas for terms used primarily in the Americas.


Termium is the Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank. Developed originally to search for English and French terms used primarily in Canada, the data bank has grown to include both Spanish and Portuguese entries.

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