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5 Great Science Dictionaries for Teachers and Students

March 9, 2016
The world of science is teeming with all kinds of technical terminology. Comprehending science jargon can sometimes be a really challenging task for students especially those who don’t have access to special dictionaries. General dictionaries are not always helpful and most of the time they are lacking in technical definitions. This is why we deemed important to curate for you a list of some very good science-specific references and dictionaries that students can use to explain and understand scientific terms.

1- Online Science Dictionary

‘ It is a comprehensive database of the glossary of scientific terms and definitions. For your convenience the terms are sorted alphabetically. The purpose of The Science Dictionary is to create a searchable database containing meaning and definition of different scientific terms and concepts into one large database. The Online Science Dictionary is aiming towards creating a brief scientific encyclopedia of scientific terms.’

2- The Science Dictionary

This is another good search engine that only provides science specific search results. The site uses a sophisticated algorithm to fetch relevant content from scientific websites. Think of it as Google  for science.

3- Babylon Science and Technology Dictionary

This is the science section of the popular online dictionary Babylon where you can search for definitions of technical scientific terminology.  ‘It addresses the field of Science & Technology from various aspects, domains and frames of reference, such as Energy , Geography , Mathematics & Statistics , Biology , Earth Science , Telecommunication , Astronomy , Aviation , Engineering , Physics , Zoology , Agriculture , Botany , Chemistry and Miscellaneous.’

4- Science Dictionary App 

‘Science Dictionary by Farlex gives you free, instant access to more than 100,000 scientific terms, thousands of images, and more than 35,000 audio pronunciations from multiple authoritative science encyclopedias and dictionaries covering all scientific fields. Whether you're a student, professional, or just curious about the world around you, this free science dictionary app can help you find clear, in-depth definitions of science terminology right on your iPhone or iPad.’

5- Science Glossary

‘A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies that support our science education website, All definitions link to related terms and to free, detailed science learning modules. Though geared for high school and undergraduate students using our website, the glossary and modules are appropriate for anyone generally interested in science.’