Dictionary of Abbreviations

Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Ranging from ABS and BSE to OFLOT and ZEBRA this is a comprehensive dictionary of abbreviations. It also includes a substantial section of appendices of symbols. In a world of rapidly proliferating abbreviations and acronyms this should be valuable both at home and in the office. Included are: Over 20,000 abbreviations and 36,000 definitions; abbreviations of every type - acronyms (NATO), initalisms (CRC), shortenings (Sun. for Sunday), and symbols and signs (A4); business, scientific, and technical abbreviations; full international coverage; and appendices of graphic symbols, including music and science symbols, hallmarks, and weather symbols.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • music
  • 0192800736
  • 9780192800732

Table of contents

For this new edition over 1700 new headwords and senses have been added: organizations and pressure groups (e.g. CSA, PETA); terms used in adverts (e.g. GSOH, OIEO); technology (e.g. DTV); computers and the internet (e.g. CGI, WWW); medicine (e.g. ATLS, ddI); government, business and finance (e.g. AIM, SAR).
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