Abbreviations Dictionary

Abbreviations Dictionary

Book - 1995
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Still the standard reference of abbreviations after 35 years, the Abbreviations Dictionary, Ninth Edition continues the tradition of accuracy and comprehensiveness that has made it a classic. This new edition is the international sourcebook for locating elusive or general information on a vast array of topics. The Abbreviations Dictionary, Ninth Edition carries a comprehensive listing of abbreviations, acronyms, appellations, contractions, eponyms, geographic equivalents, initials, and slang shortcuts. It provides a current, easily accessible resource for locating some of the most elusive and confusing elements of our language. The Abbreviations Dictionary, Ninth Edition, is also a ready reference for useful information on such diverse topics as computer jargon, earthquake data, English grammar and usage, international conversions, medical terminology, wedding anniversaries, zip coding, and others.
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More than 15,000 new entries
Addenda on air pollution, American states and capitals, inventions and inventors, musical superlatives, oldest American settlements, phobias, as well as airlines, bafflegab divulged (euphemisms), corrections facilities, earthquake data, eponyms and nicknames, numbered abbreviations, prisons of the world, railroads of the world, signs and symbols, steamship lines, superlatives, volcanos, and much more
Expanded and updated treatment of many previous topics of interest
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, c1995
Edition: 9th ed
ISBN: 9780849389443
0849389445
Branch Call Number: 423.1 DES 1995
Characteristics: xviii, 1347 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stahl, Dean
Kerchelich, Karen

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