How to use

Select country and language

The EUABC is available in many different languages.

At the top of the page you can select your country and language of choice.

Searching the dictionary

Enter a word in the searchfield and click "Search". If you define a category, you will only search for words within this specific category. You will then be presented with a list displaying the words in the database matching your criteria. Under the list of results you will, in some cases, get links to the latest news related to the subject from the EUobserver.

The Search Engine will examine each article in its entirety when undertaking a search. But, the EUABC search engine will only search for the precise word that you have entered in the searchfield. A request for "Europe" will, for example, not retrieve the word "European". If you have any doubts, you can find words by letter instead.

Searching by relevance

The EUABC search engine automatically sorts results by relevance. It takes into consideration how many articles contain the required word, and in what context they appear.

Find word by letter

Another way to find a word in the dictionary is to look it up by letter. This feature displays a list of all words in the dictionary, starting with the selected letter.

Factsheets and links

For those who want additional information about a subject, the words contain relevant links to other sources or original documents. Furthermore, some words have factsheets that contain formal information and contrasting political opinions.