A Globalization & Localization Lexicon

Working definitions of foundational words used in international expansion, including: Globalization, Localization, Internationalization, Translation.

A work-in-progress definition of terms used in international expansion.

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein


Globalization - the process by which the barriers between countries are removed to facilitate increased trade.

Localization - the process of adapting something to reflect the values of a particular place, situation, or location.

Internationalization - the process of designing into something the capacity to function in multiple locations.

Translation - the process of converting words from one language to another while preserving meaning and intent.


Sources & Notes:
#L10N definition modified from Merriam Webster definition of locality
#G11N - Modified from OECD.

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