The development in the sphere of transport also entails development in transport terminology. Over time, certain terms may partially change their contents, in effect resulting in potential communication misunderstandings, especially between different generations of experts. When adopting terminology from foreign languages into the Czech language, terms are sometimes translated verbatim, thus giving rise to numerous inconsistencies and neologisms. Also, the current trend gives modern technical terminology international validity through adopting foreign language terms, mostly English. Czech definitions of basic transport terms, along with the English, German, French and Russian indexes of the terms’ equivalents, are set out in ČSN 018500 standard “Basic Transport Terminology”.
Glossary of Terms