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Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations

for IT, Industrial, and Scientific Applications

Authors: Vlietstra, Jakob

  • The most comprehensive single-volume collection of scientific and technical acronyms and abbreviations currently available
  • Over 32,000 items listed
  • Author has worked in Information Technology for over 30 years, with leading companies such as Philips and AT&T, and is editor-in-chief of the Dutch CAD/+CAM Handbook
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About this book

My first encoWlter with acronyms took place when I was ten years old and growing up in an occupied COWltry during the Second World War. My father proudly annoWlced one day that, despite the ban imposed by the occupying administration, he had managed to get a radio installed and could receive the BBC. (All acronyms used in this introduction are listed in this dictionary.) To me the meaning of"BBC" was that we would receive different information about the war than we got from the usual censored broadcasts. There was, of course, the well-known acronym associated with the nT, but at that time I did not realize that it meant more than the postal service, in those years a deteriorated service. Gradually the daily use of acronyms grew. Most of the newly acquired three-and four-letter abbreviations referred to organiza­ tions, such as the broadcasting corporations in The Netherlands and Belgium, and references to coWltries such as the USA, USSR, and UK. When attending high school (the HBS) after the war, my knowledge of acronyms grew slowly. Even during the ten years I spent in the Dutch Merchant Marine (the GHV), the number of acronyms was limited to ad­ vanced equipment that eventually became known as RADAR, LORAN, and DECCA.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations
Book Subtitle
for IT, Industrial, and Scientific Applications
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-3396-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-3396-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 692
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