Abbreviations Dictionary

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9780444001399: Abbreviations Dictionary

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.

  • 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
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    ...this volume is essential. Its worth is enhanced by a listing of nicknames and appellations that are otherwise likely to be incomprehensible to essential addition to public, academic, and corporate reference libraries.
    -The San Diego Union
    This book has it all...besides being informative, the book is interesting and fun.
    -Veterinary and Human Toxicology
    This is a useful book and should appeal to the individual or library acquisitions director with a limited budget.

    An up-to-date source for locating some of the most elusive segments of our language.
    [This] compilation of abbreviations, acronyms, eponyms, terms, etc., is an excellent source for information that is not found in other works.
    -Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association
    The classic status of this title endures: abbreviations are again joined by a dazzling array of acronyms, contractions, initials, nicknames, short forms, signs and symbols. Its 15,000 new terms swell the dictionary to nearly 300,000 entries...excellent and unique...
    --S. Swanson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, CHOICE, October 2001, Vol. 39 No. 2

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    Ralph De Sola
    Published by Elsevier Science Ltd (1974)
    ISBN 10: 0444001395 ISBN 13: 9780444001399
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