Term bases (TBs) contain terminology. They are collections of entries that have expressions in various languages. An entry represents an object or a concepts, and contains its name or names in several languages. In addition, a term base entry can have a definition, an example, and an image, as well as many other details about the object and also about the terms.

When you use a term base during translation, memoQ will recognize and highlight the terms in the source text. memoQ often inserts the translations of the terms in the segment. Translators can also insert the translations through predictive typing.

Translators and reviewers can also add new terms to term bases, if they have the permissions.

In one project, memoQ can use several term bases at the same time. The term bases are ranked, and there is one where the new terms are added by default. The ranking means that memoQ shows entries from the first-ranked term base at the top.

In the Term bases pane of the memoQ online project window, you can choose term bases for an online project.

A term base is multilingual: One term base can work with all languages in a project, even if the project has two or more target languages. The term base must include every language of the project. If you add a term base to the project, memoQ will add missing languages.

Can use QTerm term bases: If the QTerm terminology system is also there on the memoQ server, you can use QTerm term bases in online projects.

Requires memoQ project manager: You need the project manager edition of memoQ to manage online projects.

You need to be a project manager or an administrator: You may manage online projects only if you are member of the Project managers or Administrators group on the memoQ server, or else you were granted the Project manager role in the project.

How to get here

First, open an online project for management:

1.On the project management dashboard, locate the project you need to manage. Search for the project if necessary.

2.Click the name of the project.

3.On the Project ribbon, click Manage. A new memoQ online project window opens. In most cases, the Translations pane appears automatically.

Then, choose Term bases:

4.On the left, click the Term bases icon. The Term bases pane appears.


What can you do?

Create a new term base

Use an existing term base in the project

Set the rank of term bases. Choose the default term base for new entries

Find a term base on the memoQ server

Export or import an entire term base. Import a term base from TMX or CSV files

View and change properties of a term base

When you finish

To make changes to the documents, resources, or settings or the project, or to see reports, choose another pane:



Finances (the project must be connected to Language Terminal)




Translation memories






Or, to return to Project home or to the Dashboard: Close the memoQ online project window. Before that, make sure you save your changes.

Save changes to the online project

Switch windows: You can open several online projects for management. Each online project opens in a separate window. To switch between them and the Dashboard or Project home (if you have a local project open): press and hold down Alt, and press Tab a few times until you get to the window you want. Or: On the Windows taskbar, click the memoQ icon, and then click the window you want to switch to.