By Rosalind Fergusson

ISBN-10: 0747572305

ISBN-13: 9780747572305

ISBN-10: 1408102587

ISBN-13: 9781408102589

Abbreviations happen in each element of our day-by-day lives. a few became phrases of their personal correct, like radar and laser, and plenty of are virtually by no means utilized in their complete shape (phone, MOT, DVD). Others, like cf., ibid. and viz., are frequently obvious yet fewer and less people understand what they stand for. hundreds of thousands extra belong to professional jargon, understood through insiders - TLAs (three-letter acronyms) similar to WAN or WAP and different acronyms reminiscent of NIMBY and BOGOF. This new booklet offers causes for over 8,000 entries, and covers the whole variety of topic components together with legislations, computing, aviation, politics and medication, in addition to chemical symbols and txt msgs. From GDP to WHO and CPR to IMHO, this publication offers you the that means of each abbreviation you ever puzzled approximately.

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Fm Page 28 Monday, July 19, 2004 4:56 PM CIA 28 CIA a US federal bureau responsible for intelligence and counterintelligence activities CIA outside the United States. In conjunction with the FBI, it is also involved in domestic counterintelligence. Full form Central Intelligence Agency CIB 1. BANKING Chartered Institute of Bankers 2. POLICE Criminal Investigation Branch CICA ACCOUNTING Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants CID 1. VETERINARY MEDICINE cattle identification document 2. ONLINE consider it done (used in e-mails) 3.

MILITARY cavalry CB 1. ONLINE call back (used in e-mails and text messages) 2. BUSINESS cash book 3. WINE chateau-bottled 4. RADIO radio frequencies used by the general public to talk to one another over short distances. Full form Citizens Band 5. ) 6. METEOROLOGY cumulonimbus CBC BROADCASTING Canadian Broadcasting Corporation cbd FREIGHT cash before delivery CBD 1. FREIGHT cash before delivery 2. ) CBI 1. COMPUTING computer-based instruction 2. INDUSTRY Confederation of British Industry CBOT BUSINESS Chicago Board of Trade CBR COMPUTING constant bit rate CBS BROADCASTING Columbia Broadcasting System CBT COMPUTING computer-based training CBW MILITARY chemical and biological warfare cc 1.

4. SHIPPING dock DK ONLINE (I) don’t know (used in e-mails) dl MEASUREMENTS decilitre DL ONLINE download (used in e-mails) D/L BANKING demand loan DLE MEDICINE 1. a disease of connective tissue resulting in skin lesions on the face and nose. Full form discoid lupus erythematosus 2. a disease of connective tissue causing dip. DipEd | dipl. disc. dist. distr. div. fm Page 42 Monday, July 19, 2004 4:56 PM DLit 42 inflammation, weakness and skin lesions. ) DLL COMPUTING a library of utility programs that can be called from a main program.

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