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DISCO makes your skills visible!
1. Select a thesaurus language. You can change the language at any time.
2. Use the first and second tabs on the left and the +/- signs to navigate through the thesaurus.
3. Use the search function to find specific terms and phrases in all languages. Search results are displayed under the third and fourth tabs.
4. Click on any term or phrase to display detailed information ( e.g. synonyms, translations, related terms, attached phrases/terms, sample phrases).

Note: Phrases are currently limited to four domain-specific sectors and portions of non-domain-specific skills and competences.
For further details, please see the 'Help' section.





  • non domain specific skills and competences
    • artistic skills and competences
      • acting talent
      • aesthetic sensitivity
      • creativity
      • imitative ability
      • musicality
      • musical talent
      • talent for painting and drawing
      • trend and fashion-consciousness
    • basic action verbs
      • adjust
      • advise
      • allocate
      • analyse
      • anticipate
      • apply
      • apply marketing techniques
      • approve
      • assemble
      • assemble (engineering)
      • assess
      • assist
      • audit
      • blend
      • breed
      • budget
      • build
      • buy
      • calculate
      • calibrate
      • canvass something
      • care
      • care for someone/something
      • certify
      • check
      • clean
      • collaborate
      • collect
      • compare
      • compile
      • compile (computing)
      • conclude
      • configure
      • contact
      • control
      • coordinate
      • counsel
      • create
      • cultivate
      • cut
      • cut up
      • deal with
      • decide
      • define
      • delegate
      • deliver
      • demonstrate
      • describe
      • design
      • detect
      • develop
      • diagnose
      • dig
      • direct
      • disconnect (engineering)
      • dismantle
      • display for sale
      • disseminate
      • dissolve (chemistry)
      • draw
      • draw something up
      • draw up contracts
      • drill
      • eliminate
      • evaluate
      • examine
      • exchange
      • expand
      • experiment
      • explain
      • extract
      • feed
      • feed (engineering)
      • find a replacement for
      • fix prices
      • follow
      • follow up
      • forecast
      • glue
      • hammer
      • identify
      • impart
      • implement
      • implement (computing)
      • implement (law)
      • improve
      • inform
      • install
      • intervene
      • invoice
      • load
      • maintain
      • manage
      • market
      • master something
      • measure
      • mix
      • modify
      • monitor
      • negotiate
      • nurse (medicine)
      • operate machines
      • operate (medicine)
      • optimise
      • order
      • organise
      • pack
      • paint
      • participate in
      • perform
      • pilot
      • plan
      • plane
      • polish
      • prepare
      • present
      • prevent
      • process
      • process data
      • process (engineering)
      • produce
      • program
      • promote something
      • put on display
      • raise awareness of staff
      • receive
      • recruit
      • rectify
      • renovate
      • repair
      • report on
      • represent
      • resolve conflicts
      • resolve problems
      • restore
      • saw
      • screw
      • select
      • sell
      • serve
      • set out in writing
      • solder
      • solve
      • store
      • structure
      • study
      • supervise
      • supply
      • support
      • synthesise
      • take
      • take an order
      • take delivery of goods
      • take delivery of the goods
      • take samples
      • take stock
      • transport
      • treat
      • unload
      • update
      • use
      • use hand carts
      • validate
      • wash
      • welcome someone
      • weld
      • work in a team
    • computer skills and competences
      • ability to learn new software applications
      • basic internet knowledge
      • database management systems
      • data protection and data security systems
      • e-mail skills and competences
      • knowledge of specific software applications
      • managing files
      • middleware
      • network management software
      • office software knowledge
      • software development tools
      • special operating systems and server software
    • driving licences
      • buses
      • driving licences for special vehicles
      • heavy goods vehicles
      • motorcycles and light motorcycles
      • private cars
    • languages
      • Afrikaans
      • Albanian
      • Arabic
      • Basque
      • Belorussian
      • Bengali
      • Bosnian
      • Bulgarian
      • Cantonese
      • Catalan
      • Chinese
      • Croatian
      • Czech
      • Danish
      • Dutch
      • English
      • Estonian
      • Farsi
      • Finnish
      • Flemish
      • French
      • Gaelic
      • German
      • Greek
      • Hebrew
      • Hindi
      • Hungarian
      • Icelandic
      • Italian
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      • Latvian
      • Lithuanian
      • Macedonian
      • Malay
      • Maltese
      • Mandarin
      • mother tongue
      • Norwegian
      • Polish
      • Portuguese
      • Rätoromance
      • Romanian
      • Russian
      • Sardinian
      • Serbian
      • Slovak
      • Slovenian
      • Spanish
      • Swedish
      • Thai
      • Turkish
      • Ukrainian
      • Urdu
      • Vietnamese
    • managerial and organisational skills
      • ability to coordinate
      • ability to organize oneself
      • capable of multitasking
      • decision-making competence
      • entrepreneurial thinking
      • leadership skills
      • management of financial resources
      • management of material resources
      • management of personnel resources
      • management of work activities
      • management techniques
      • monitoring of organizational performance standards
      • operative planning
      • risk-taking behavior
      • self-sufficiency
      • setting standards
      • setting targets
      • strategic planning
      • supervision skills
      • time management skills
    • materials, tools, products and software
      • antiques
      • chemist's shop goods
      • clocks, watches, jewellery, gold and silver articles
      • clothing
      • CNC machines
      • computer systems
      • construction machines
      • construction materials
      • data storage, sound, photo and video devices
      • data storage, sound, photo- and video devices
      • decorative materials
      • do-it-yourself products
      • drugs
      • electrical and electronic products
      • electrical goods
      • flooring materials
      • food
      • footwear and shoe care products
      • furniture
      • gardening supplies
      • gauges+G2
      • gifts
      • glass
      • glass and porcelain
      • household goods
      • ironmongery, tools, machinery
      • IT products
      • leather goods
      • lighting
      • metals
      • motor vehicle parts and accessories
      • musical instruments
      • network components (IT)
      • paints and varnishes
      • pets, pet food and pet accessories
      • photographic, film and video equipment
      • printing machinery
      • publishing products
      • sanitary equipment and bathroom accessories
      • sports equipment
      • stationery and office supplies
      • stone
      • synthetic materials
      • teaching materials
      • tobacco
      • toiletries
      • toys
      • two-wheeled vehicles
      • wallpapers and household textiles
      • wood
      • wood and wooden articles
    • personal skills and competences
      • cogntitive skills and problem solving ability
      • personal skills and abilities
      • physical attributes and abilities
    • social and communication skills and competences
      • basic competence in verbal expression
      • clear and distinct diction
      • client support
      • communication in English
      • communication in foreign languages
      • competence in professional communication
      • competence in verbal expression
      • competence in written expression
      • effective questioning
      • establishing contacts
      • fostering contacts
      • intercultural competence
      • interviewing
      • listening comprehension
      • negotiation skill
      • oral comprehension
      • participate actively in discussions
      • participate in meetings
      • presentation techniques
      • rhetorical skills
      • service orientation
      • teaching ability
      • team-working skills
  • domain specific skills and competences
    • agriculture, forestry and fishery
      • agriculture
      • animal care
      • fishing industry
      • florist's trade
      • forestry and hunting
      • horticulture
      • nature protection and landscape conservation
      • viticulture
    • architecture and building
      • architectural and landscape design
      • building services engineering
      • building site preparation
      • carcass and interior completion
      • civil engineering project planning
      • refurbishment and renovation of existing buildings
      • setting up building structures
      • specialisation in certain construction areas
      • surveying
    • arts
      • AV media
      • bookbinding
      • craftwork
      • cultural and media management
      • design (arts)
      • fine arts
      • general artistic knowledge and skills
      • musical instrument making and maintenance
      • music and performing arts
      • photography
      • prepress
      • print
      • publishing and literature
      • restoration (works of art, historical objects)
      • stage design and event technology
    • business and administration
      • banking and related financial services
      • finance, accountancy and management accounting
      • human resource management
      • insurance
      • management
      • management consulting, tax consultancy, auditing
      • marketing, advertising, PR
      • office and administration
      • public administration, civil service
      • purchasing, procurement, logistics, inventory management
      • real estate
      • sales and distribution
      • social insurance
      • trade
    • computing
      • database knowledge
      • documentation (IT)
      • information security
      • Internet and multimedia
      • IT administration
      • IT analysis
      • IT consultancy
      • IT installation and configuration
      • IT licenses
      • IT project management
      • IT support
      • IT training
      • network technology (IT)
      • operating systems
      • Programming
      • software development
      • special IT fields
      • testing (IT)
    • education
      • educational and training institutions, school levels
      • educational policy, administration and management in the field of education and instruction
      • educational science
      • general knowledge in education and training
      • pedagogy and teaching methodology
      • private tutoring
      • residential care
    • electrical engineering
      • communications engineering
      • electrical circuit technology
      • electrical energy technology
      • electrical installation technology
      • electroacoustics
      • electromagnetic compatibility
      • electronics
      • general knowledge of electrical engineering
      • measurement technology
      • mechatronics
      • open and closed loop control technology
      • special applications of electrical engineering
    • environmental protection
      • air pollution control
      • air pollution control technology
      • climate protection
      • energy efficiency
      • energy saving technology
      • environmental analysis
      • environmental information
      • environmental management
      • environmental protection in the enterprise
      • environmental regulations
      • environmental science and technology
      • landscape conservation and environmental remediation
      • nature protection
      • noise protection
      • pollutant research
      • renewable energies
      • sewage engineering
      • soil protection
      • waste management
      • water protection and management
    • health
      • diagnostic and medical imaging techniques
      • forms of therapy
      • general knowledge of health and medicine
      • health service management
      • health technology
      • medical documentation
      • medical information systems
      • medical knowledge
      • medical laboratory services
      • paramedical care
      • pharmaceutics
      • public health
    • humanities
      • archaeology
      • auxiliary sciences of history
      • history
      • history of art
      • linguistics and cultural studies
      • literature
      • musicology
      • philosophy
      • religion and theology
      • theatre studies
      • translating and interpreting
    • journalism and information
      • archives, libraries and museums
      • documentation
      • journalism
    • law
      • asylum and aliens law
      • civil law
      • commercial law
      • construction law
      • consumer law
      • copyright law
      • criminal law
      • deploying standard legal software
      • employment and social law, public services law
      • enforcement law
      • environment law
      • European law
      • financial law
      • general legal knowledge
      • international law
      • jurisdiction
      • law of contracts
      • legal advice
      • legal exercise of office
      • liability and warranty law
      • media law
      • medical law
      • military law
      • procedural law
      • public law
      • tax law
      • transport law
    • life sciences
      • applied biology and interdisciplinary subject area of biology
      • botany
      • ecology
      • general biology
      • human biology
      • methods and processes of life sciences
      • microbiology
      • zoology
    • manufacturing and processing materials
      • ceramic technology
      • extraction and manufacture of building materials
      • extraction of crude oil
      • glass manufacture and processing
      • manufacture of packaging materials
      • mining
      • natural gas extraction
      • plastics and rubber technology
      • production of paper, board and cardboard
      • sports equipment manufacture
      • stone working and processing
      • wood working and processing
    • manufacturing and processing of food
      • bakers and confectioners trade
      • beverage production
      • butcher's shop
      • cocoa processing
      • coffee processing
      • dairy
      • fish processing
      • fruit processing
      • general food technology
      • milling industry
      • production of coffee
      • production of dietary supplements
      • production of dietetic food
      • production of edible fats
      • production of edible oils
      • production of gourmet foods
      • production of herbs and spices
      • production of infants' and children's food
      • production of mayonnaise
      • sugar production
      • tea production
      • tobacco processing
      • vegetable processing
      • vinegar production
    • manufacturing and processing of textiles, clothes, footwear, leather
      • doing upholstery
      • fashion design
      • fur and hide processing
      • knitted and crocheted goods
      • leather working and treatment
      • production of hats and caps
      • production of nonwoven fabrics
      • production of tufted goods
      • ropery
      • saddlery and leather goods production
      • sail-making
      • shoe making
      • spinning mill
      • tailoring and clothing technology
      • tent and awning manufacture
      • textile finishing
      • weaving
    • mathematics and statistics
      • mathematics
      • statistics
    • metal processing and mechanical engineering
      • automotive engineering
      • mechanical and plant engineering, tool making
      • metal engineering
      • metal processing
      • metal production
      • metal surface treatment
      • optics
      • power engineering
      • precision engineering
      • supply engineering
      • technical drawing
    • personal services
      • body care
      • cleaning
      • domestic economy
      • gastronomy
      • hotel business and accommodation
      • organising and conducting of trade fairs, conventions and events
      • pool attendant activities
      • sport and leisure
      • tourism
      • undertakers
    • physical sciences
      • astronautics
      • astronomy
      • chemistry
      • earth sciences
      • physics
    • security services
      • airport security
      • border protection
      • catastrophe protection
      • danger aversion
      • detective agency
      • dog handling
      • firefighting and fire protection
      • life-guard service
      • meeting protection
      • military service
      • mountain rescue service
      • object security
      • police service
      • private personal security
      • risk analysis
      • security driving training
      • self-defence
      • site protection
      • surveillance
      • transport protection
      • use of firearms
    • social and behavioral science
      • anthropology
      • economics
      • empirical social research
      • ethnology
      • gender research
      • human geography
      • political science
      • psychology (behavioral science)
      • sociology
    • social services
      • general knowledge of social services
      • mediation
      • social and educational support
      • social management
      • social pedagogical guidance
      • supervision
    • transport services
      • air traffic
      • forwarding
      • navigation
      • postal, courier and delivery services
      • railway transportation
      • road traffic
    • veterinary
      • animal protection
      • animal psychology
      • forensic veterinary medicine
      • laboratory animal science
      • meat inspection and control
      • taxidermy
      • treatment of animal diseases
      • tropical veterinary medicine
      • veterinary specialisation
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