A dictionary usually offers definitions of words, or translations of words in the case of a bilingual dictionary. A translation memory does not match just one word to another, but also, one phrase or sentence to another. This ensures that the translation memory does not contain any “word by word” translations, but rather, that entire phrases and sentences are stored for repurposing.
How is translation memory different from an online dictionary?
Interested in trying Smartling's localization platform? Sign up now for a FREE 7 day trial - no credit card required! Start my free trial