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Introduction
Scientific terminology of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences

The origins of this work date back to 1848, when the Academy agrees to create a dictionary of the terms used in all the science-related branches of the Academy. The participation and work of distinguished scientists and members of the academy (like Echegaray, Torres Quevedo, Rey Pastor, Palacios, Ramón y Cajal, and others) culminated in 1930 with the publication of volume I of the Spanish American Technological Dictionary.

However, for economic and organizational reasons, the first volume was the only one published. Then came a decree on 27 April 1935, which entrusted the preparation of a scientific and technological vocabulary to the Academy. A laborious academic endeavour has produced three editions, and a fourth one is being developed.

As well, with the intention of improving scientific education at the secondary school level, while paying attention to the needs of the society, the Royal Academy of Sciences has published two editions of the Essential Dictionary of the Sciences.


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Access to the electronic version of

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, VCTRAC digital

Last edition in digital format, continuously updated, that goes to replace the previous printed versions. Among other changes, improvements and intentions in this release include disposal of obsolete terms and the introduction of new definitions commonly used in modern science, the balance of the different areas that make up the vocabulary, and care in the adaptation of foreign words.


ESSENTIAL DICTIONARY OF THE SCIENCES, 2nd edition


SCIENTIST AND TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, 3rd edition


ESSENTIAL DICTIONARY OF THE SCIENCES, 1st edition


SCIENTIST AND TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, 2nd edition


SCIENTIST AND TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, 1st edition
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