By Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen
Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and different brief varieties retailer time, house, and energy - supplied they're understood. millions of recent and very likely complicated phrases turn into a part of the overseas vocabulary every year, whereas our communications are relayed to each other with expanding velocity. PDAs hyperlink to desktops. the internet has grown into facts relevant, shopping center, and supermarket all rolled into one. electronic mail is quicker than snail mail, cellphones are swifter but - and it's all performed 24/7. Longtime and common use of sure abbreviations, corresponding to R.S.V.P., has made them larger understood status on my own than spelled out. definitely we're more well-off announcing DNA than deoxyribonucleic acid - yet what number of people this present day particularly be mindful what the initials stand for? The Abbreviations Dictionary, 10th variation delivers this and different info from airways of the realm to the Zodiacal Signs.Still a customary reference after greater than forty years, Abbreviations Dictionary, 10th version maintains the culture of accuracy and comprehensiveness that has made it a vintage. It is still the overseas sourcebook for finding elusive or basic details on an unlimited array of subject matters. up to date and improved, the 10th variation includes abbreviations, acronyms, appellations, contractions, numbered abbreviations and different brief varieties from computing, excessive expertise, technology, and a extensive diversity of alternative fields, hobbies, teams, and naturally, executive and the army. Abbreviations Dictionary, 10th variation, can also be the prepared reference for necessary info on such diversified issues as desktop jargon, earthquake information, English grammar and utilization, foreign conversions, clinical terminology, marriage ceremony anniversaries, Zip coding, and extra. it's a present, simply available source for finding one of the most elusive and complicated components of our language. if you have the Abbreviations Dictionary in your shelf, you won't desire the other reference for brief types or abbreviations.See what is new within the 10th Edition:15, 000 new referencesTwo thoroughly new sectionsExpanded and up-to-date sections equivalent to BafflegabDivulged, Eponyms, Nicknames and Geographical Names, and Symbols-including Emoticons
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Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission A-B CC Arab-British Chamber of Commerce ABCCC Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center ABC-Clio American Bibliographical Center—Clio Press (Santa Barbara, California) ABCCTC A d va n c e d B a s e Combat Communication Training Center abcd above and beyond the call of duty; airway (opened), breathing (restored), circulation (restored), definitive (therapy); atomic, biological, chemical, and damage (control); awaiting bad conduct discharge ABCD Accelerated Business Collection and Delivery (of mail); Action for Boston Community Development; Advanced Base Construction Depot; America, Britain, China, Dutch East Indies (ABCD Powers during World War II); American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers ABCDCAL Alcoholic Beverage Control Department— California ABCE Adult Basic and Continuing Education ABC-fm Australian Broadcasting Commission—frequency modulation (system) ABCI Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence; Automotive Booster Clubs International ABC Islands Admiralty, Baranof and Chicagof, Alaska ABCL American Birth Control League ABC Line Antwerp Bulk Carriers (container line) ABF ABCM Associate of Bandsmen’s College of Music; 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