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10th Edition

Abbreviations Dictionary

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ISBN 9780367201944
December 23, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
1548 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 2001: Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and other short forms save time, space, and effort - provided they are understood. Thousands of new and potentially confusing terms become part of the international vocabulary each year, while our communications are relayed to one another with increasing speed. PDAs link to PCs. The Net has grown into data central, shopping mall, and grocery store all rolled into one. E-mail is faster than snail mail, cell phones are faster yet - and it is all done 24/7.

Longtime and widespread use of certain abbreviations, such as R.S.V.P., has made them better understood standing alone than spelled out. Certainly we are more comfortable saying DNA than deoxyribonucleic acid - but how many people today really remember what the initials stand for? The Abbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition gives you this and other information from Airlines of the World to the Zodiacal Signs.


Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. How to Use this Book. A to Z. Abbreviations. Acronyms. Anonyms. Appellations. Computer Terminology. Contractions. Criminalistic and Data-Processing Terms. Eponyms. Genealogical Terms.
Geographical Equivalents. Government Agencies. Historical, Musical, and Mythological Characters. Initialisms. Medical and Military Terms. Nations of the World. Nicknames. Ports of the World. Short Forms. Signs and Symbols. Slang. Airlines of the World. Air Pollution Index. Airports of the World. American States and Capitals. Astronomical Constellations, Stars, and Symbols. Bafflegab Divulged. Bell Code from Bridge or Pilothouse to Engine Room. Birthstones-Ancient and Modern. British Counties Abbreviated. Canadian Provinces. Capitals of Nations, Provinces, Places, and States. C-B (Citizens' Band) Radio Frequency Short-Wave Call Signs. Chemical Element Symbols, Atomic Numbers, and Discovery Data. Civil and Military Time Systems Compared. Climatic Region Symbols. Corrections Facilities and Criminalistic Terms. Currencies of the World. Diacritical and Punctuation Marks. Dysphemistic Place-Names. Earthquake Data (Richter Scale). Eponyms, Nicknames, and Geographical Names. Fishing Port Registration Symbols (Great Britain and Ireland). Greek Alphabet. International Civil Aircraft Markings. International Conversions Simplified. International Radio Alphabet and Code. International Vehicle License Letters. International Yacht Racing Union Nationality Codes. Inventions and Inventors. Irish Counties Abbreviated. Mexican State Names and Abbreviations. Musical Notes and Superlatives. National Capitals. National Holidays. National Parks. Numbered Abbreviations. Numeration. Oldest American Settlements. Phobias. Ports of the World. Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States. Principles, Laws, Rules, Theories, and Doctrines. Proofreaders' Marks. Railroad Conductors' Cord-Pull Signals Plus Engineers' Whistle Signals. Railroads of the World. Roman Numerals. Rules of the Road-at Sea. Russian Alphabet. Ship's Bell Time Signals. Signs and Symbols Frequently Used (including Emoticons). States, Nations, and Territories. Steamship Lines. Superlatives. U.S. Naval Ship Symbols. Vehicle Registration Symbols (Index Markers). Weather Symbols (Beaufort Scale). Wedding Anniversary Symbols. Winds and Rains of the World. Zip-Coded Automatic Data-Processing Abbreviations. Zodiacal Signs.

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Dean Stahl and Karen Kerchelich


"...this volume is essential. Its worth is enhanced by a listing of nicknames and appellations that are otherwise likely to be incomprehensible to essential addition to public, academic, and corporate reference libraries."
-The San Diego Union
"This book has it all...besides being informative, the book is interesting and fun."
-Veterinary and Human Toxicology
"This is a useful book and should appeal to the individual or library acquisitions director with a limited budget."

"An up-to-date source for locating some of the most elusive segments of our language."
"[This] compilation of abbreviations, acronyms, eponyms, terms, etc., is an excellent source for information that is not found in other works."
-Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association
"The classic status of this title endures: abbreviations are again joined by a dazzling array of acronyms, contractions, initials, nicknames, short forms, signs and symbols. Its 15,000 new terms swell the dictionary to nearly 300,000 entries…excellent and unique…"
--S. Swanson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, CHOICE, October 2001, Vol. 39 No. 2