Terminological synonymy and antonymy in German lexis (based on truck industry terms)

Abstract: 

This article considers semantic processes of synonymy and antonymy in the field of German language terminology based on the examples from the truck industry terminology. The aim of the article is to discuss the features of these processes in the terminology and to define their role in the development of the terminological system. Terminology is not a closed system. Synonymy and antonymy are described as phenomena typical of this system and making it more flexible. They are characterized by systematicity and regularity.

Key words: 

terminology, term, synonymy, antonymy, truck industry.

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