The SPED series consists of English-Japanese dictionaries compiled for people in the field of sciences, offering comprehensive coverage of newly-minted technical terms that have appeared as a result of rapid scientific developments in recent years, along with extensive usage examples.

Two volumes—EOS (Life Sciences) and TERRA (Materials Science and Engineering)—of the three-volume SPED series are combined in this special online edition, which focuses on scientific terms by excluding general terms that are included in the printed volumes.

EOS (Life Sciences) includes terms used in all fields of the life sciences from biology and genetics to medical science and anatomy, as well as from zoology and botany to bacteriology and virology. TERRA (Materials Science and Engineering) covers terms not only from mathematics, physics and chemistry but also from such fields as electronic engineering, information and communications engineering, mechanical engineering, and geosciences. The SPED online dictionary(EOS and TERRA) features systematic labeling of these extensive fields, and by identifying various definitions and examples used in each field it enables the meanings of terms, to be found at a glance, even when the same term is used in different fields.

The list of approximately 1,900 “medical science abbreviations” given in the index of the EOS (Life Sciences) is also included in the online version. The abbreviations can be searched in combination with headwords, phrases and derivatives. This digitized content will be a boon to anyone writing academic scientific papers or researching English materials.

『プロフェッショナル英和辞典 SPED EOS(生命科学編)』
Editorial supervisor: 堀内克明・布山喜章
Editorial board: 飴谷章夫・船戸和弥・田中淳司

『プロフェッショナル英和辞典 SPED TERRA(物質・工学編)』
Editorial supervisor: 堀内克明・蟹江幸博
Editorial board: 米田仁紀・佐藤文明

Contents information

Original books プロフェッショナル英和辞典 SPED EOS (生命科学編)
プロフェッショナル英和辞典 SPED TERRA (物質・工学編)
Publisher Shogakukan, Inc.
Publication date SPED EOS : March 20, 2004
SPED TERRA : July 20, 2004
Number of volumes Two volumes
Book price SPED EOS : Base price ¥3,500 + tax
SPED TERRA : Base price ¥3,500 + tax
Release date of JK March 15, 2017
Number of entries 70,000 entries
Number of characters 6,400,000 characters
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