© 1969

Space-Age Acronyms

Abbreviations and Designations


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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  11. J
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  12. K
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  13. L
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  14. M
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  15. N
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  16. O
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  17. P
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  18. Q
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  19. R
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  20. S
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About this book


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.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Space-Age Acronyms
  • Book Subtitle Abbreviations and Designations
  • Authors Reta C. Moser
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-65132-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-9596-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-9594-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 490
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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