By Rosalind Fergusson
Abbreviations happen in each element of our day-by-day lives. a few became phrases of their personal correct, like radar and laser, and lots of are nearly by no means utilized in their complete shape (phone, MOT, DVD). Others, like cf., ibid. and viz., are usually obvious yet fewer and less folks understand what they stand for. millions extra belong to expert jargon, understood by way of insiders - TLAs (three-letter acronyms) akin to WAN or WAP and different acronyms reminiscent of NIMBY and BOGOF. This new publication offers causes for over 8,000 entries, and covers the whole diversity of topic parts together with legislations, computing, aviation, politics and drugs, in addition to chemical symbols and txt msgs. From GDP to WHO and CPR to IMHO, this ebook offers you the which means of each abbreviation you ever questioned approximately.
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ECOLOGY the population density of a species at which control measures must be put into place before it can become a pest. Full form control action threshold cath. ELECTRONICS cathode Cath. 1. BUILDINGS cathedral 2. CHRISTIANITY Catholic CATV US TV another name for cable television. Full form community antenna television CAV COMPUTING a CD-ROM that spins at a constant speed. Full form constant angular velocity cav. MILITARY cavalry CB 1. ONLINE call back (used in e-mails and text messages) 2. BUSINESS cash book 3.
Central 2. TIME century CENELEC / senlek/ ELECTRICITY an EU organization that controls the standard of electrical goods. ) CEng ENGINEERING chartered engineer cent. 1. MEASUREMENTS centigrade 2. central 3. TIME century CEO MANAGEMENT chief executive officer CERN /s n/ NUCLEAR PHYSICS an EU organization that carries out research into highenergy particle physics, now called the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. ) CERT /s t/ ONLINE an organisation that monitors and investigates global network security threats.
GRAMMAR comparative 3. compare 4. HUMAN RESOURCES compensation 5. COMPUTING compilation 6. COMPUTING compiled 7. complete 8. MUSIC composer 9. composite 10. composition 11. compound 12. comprehensive 13. comprising compar. GRAMMAR comparative compd compound CON COMPUTING console con. 1. MUSIC concerto 2. LAW conclusion 3. TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT connection 4. COMMERCE consolidated 5. continued 6. contra Con. 1. CHRISTIANITY Conformist 2. POLITICS Conservative 3. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Consul conc.