Space-Age Acronyms

Abbreviations and Designations

  • Reta C. Moser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. A
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    Pages 1-60
  3. B
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    Pages 61-76
  4. C
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    Pages 77-118
  5. D
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    Pages 119-144
  6. E
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    Pages 145-164
  7. F
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    Pages 165-184
  8. G
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    Pages 185-197
  9. H
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    Pages 199-210
  10. I
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    Pages 211-231
  11. J
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    Pages 233-237
  12. K
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    Pages 239-241
  13. L
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    Pages 243-261
  14. M
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    Pages 263-296
  15. N
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    Pages 297-319
  16. O
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    Pages 321-335
  17. P
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    Pages 337-367
  18. Q
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    Pages 369-371
  19. R
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    Pages 373-397
  20. S
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    Pages 399-445

About this book

Introduction

Acronym agglomeration is an affliction of the age, and there are acronym addicts who, in their weakness, find it impossible to resist them. More than once in recent months my peers have cautioned me about my apparent readiness to use not only acronyms, but abbreviations, foreign­ isms, codes, and other cryptic symbols rather than common, ordinary American words. Many among us, though, either have not received or have chosen to ignore such advice. As a consequence, what we write and speak is full of mystery and confusion. It is then for the reader and listener and for the writer and speaker that Reta C. Moser has compiled this guide. Its effective application to the art of communication is urged. Such use should help avoid many of the misunderstandings involving terminology which occur daily. Although such misunderstandings are certainly crucial in humanistic and social situations, they are often of immediate import and the trigger to disaster in scientific, technical, and political situations. Some 15,000 acronyms and 25,000 definitions are provided (a 50- and 47 -percent increase over the 1964 edition!), with due credit to Miss Moser's diligence in making the compilation and with the acknowledgment that the acronymical phenomenon is very much with us. This edition, like the first, is certain to be of value to writers, librarians, editors, and others who must identify and deal with acronyms.

Keywords

art communication media

Authors and affiliations

  • Reta C. Moser
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  1. 1.VeniceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-9594-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-9596-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-9594-6
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