Download PDF by Rosalind Fergusson: Alphabet Soup

By Rosalind Fergusson

Abbreviations take place in each element of our day-by-day lives. a few became phrases of their personal correct, like radar and laser, and plenty of are virtually by no means utilized in their complete shape (phone, MOT, DVD). Others, like cf., ibid. and viz., are usually obvious yet fewer and less people comprehend what they stand for. millions extra belong to professional jargon, understood by means of insiders - TLAs (three-letter acronyms) akin to WAN or WAP and different acronyms equivalent to NIMBY and BOGOF. This new e-book offers reasons for over 8,000 entries, and covers the complete 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 booklet provide you with the which means of each abbreviation you ever questioned approximately.

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BUSINESS carbon (paper) 5. carton 6. case c 7. SPORTS catcher 8. SPORTS caught by 9. MONEY cedi 10. MONEY cent 11. MONEY centavo 12. MEASUREMENTS centi- 13. MONEY centime 14. MEASUREMENTS centimetre 15. centre 16. HISTORY century 17. PUBLISHING chapter 18. PHYSICS a quantum characteristic of elementary particles. Full form charm 19. VIDEO the part of a video signal that carries colour information. Symbol for chrominance 20. CHRISTIANITY church 21. ) 22. ELECTRICITY circuit 23. MATHEMATICS circumference 24.

HISTORY chronology ci ONLINE Côte d’Ivoire (NOTE: The abbreviation ci is seen at the end of Internet addresses, Chr. chron. Chron. chronol. ) Ci 1. METEOROLOGY cirrus 2. MEASUREMENTS, PHYSICS curie CI GEOGRAPHY 1. Cayman Islands 2. fm Page 28 Monday, July 19, 2004 4:56 PM CIA 28 CIA a US federal bureau responsible for intelligence and counterintelligence activities CIA outside the United States. In conjunction with the FBI, it is also involved in domestic counterintelligence. Full form Central Intelligence Agency CIB 1.

Crit. fm Page 34 Monday, July 19, 2004 4:56 PM CRP 34 CRP S Asia POLICE Central Reserve Police CRT ELECTRONICS cathode-ray tube cryst. 1. crystalline 2. crystallography Cs CHEMICAL ELEMENTS caesium CS 1. FINANCE capital stock 2. CIVIL ENGINEERING chartered surveyor 3. MILITARY chief of staff CRP CRT cryst. Cs CS 4. COMPUTING a single line on a chip that will enable it to function when a signal is present. Full form chip select 5. CHRISTIANITY Christian Science 6. CHRISTIANITY Christian Scientist 7.

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