Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Mainly English Language, Some Multilingual

General Business / Economics

Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics
Great English-language glossary of international economics compiled by Alan Deardorff, a Professor of International Economics at the University of Michigan.

Economics A-Z
From The Economist, a glossary based on the book "Essential Economics" by Matthew Bishop. Detailed, easy to understand and easy to use.

IMF Terminology Database
Multilingual database from the International Monetary Fund containing over 4500 records of terms useful to translators working with IMF material. It includes words, phrases, and institutional titles commonly encountered in IMF documents in areas such as money and banking, public finance, balance of payments, and economic growth. Also in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

New York Times Glossary of Financial and Business Terms



Accounting Terminology Guide
From the New York State Society of CPAs. “The NYSSCPA has prepared this glossary as an educational tool for journalists who report on and interpret financial information.”

IFAC Translations Database
Database of the International Federation of Accountants with lists of key terms extracted from their documentation in 45 languages with definitions, generally bilingual including English.


Banking & Finance

Cambell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Financial Glossary
"The largest financial glossary on the Internet."

Financial Terms Dictionary - Personal Finance Glossary
Over 2200 terms defined by MortgageLoan.com.

UBS Dictionary of Banking
Multilingual dictionary of banking terms with definitions from UBS, a financial firm in Switzerland.


Export / Import / Shipping

Glossary of Shipping Terms
From the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration, 114 p. downloadable PDF.


International Business

globalEDGE International Business Glossary
A compilation of definitions and descriptions of terms and acronyms used for International Business. Includes terms used in economics, finance, investing, accounting, tax, and general business language conventions.

Marketing / Advertising

American Marketing Association Dictionary
Whether you're looking for an obscure phrase or your basic marketing definition, the AMA Dictionary has it all! Originating from the print version in 1995, they're always adding new terms to keep marketers up to date.


Real Estate

Real Estate Glossary
Huge glossary of real estate terms with detailed definitions from proUnet, an online real estate education site.

Glossary of Real Estate Abbreviations, Terms and Phrases
Another large glossary of real estate terminology with detailed definitions and internal hyperlinks from a private real estate firm.


Stock Market / Investment

CFTC Glossary
"A Guide to the Language of the Futures Industry." Glossary of specialized words and phrases used in the futures industry from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Also downloadable as a PDF.

Glossary of Bonds Terms
Glossary provided by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

Excellent investment education site that includes the most comprehensive investing dictionary on the web as well as articles and tutorials on nearly any aspect of the market. The Financial Dictionary contains over 7000 terms relating to bonds, currencies, foreign exchange, futures, hedge funds, options, real estate and more.

NASDAQ Glossary
Glossary from the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.

NYSE Glossary
Stock market terms from NYX, a family of exchanges that includes the New York Stock Exchange.