Elsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations, and Symbols

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Fioretta Benedetto Mattia
Elsevier, Jan 1, 1997 - Reference - 646 pages
Hardbound. This dictionary sheds light on the intricate world of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, symbols and codes. It includes over 10,000 of them and covers over 500 fields and subfields. The French and Italian abbreviations included have the English equivalents. The dictionary is supplemented by useful appendices with hundreds of additional acronyms and initialisms of banks, research institutes, centres for promoting studies, foundations, fellowships etc., which are now in current use.This dictionary is an indispensable tool in the everyday professional life of students, biologists, engineers, translators, scholars, physicians, physicists and many more. It is also of immense value worldwide to researchers and computer users, as well as to all those people interested in keeping abreast of developments, particularly in science and technology.

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Contents

ACRONYMS INITIALISMS SYMBOLS ABBREVIATIONS A
1
B
92
121 D 164 E 185
185
F 218
218
G 237
237
H 252
252
269 J 308
308
K 316
316
U 550
550
568 W 584
584
597 Y 601
601
Z 603
603
Acronyms Initialising of Schools Colleges Universities
605
Acronyms Initialisms of Banks 610
610
Acronyms Initialisms of Publications Publishers etc
615
Airport Codes and Airline Codes 617
617

349 N 384
384
O 406
406
P 422
422
Q 457
457
R 463
463
S 496
496
T 526
526
Chemical Symbols 623
623
NATO Acronyms Initialisms 624
624
Acronyms Initialisms of International Organizations 630
630
List of Sources and References 633
633
Index of Fields and Subfields covered by the Dictionary 640
640
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