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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...this volume is essential. Its worth is enhanced by a listing of nicknames and appellations that are otherwise likely to be incomprehensible to foreigners...an 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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Book Description Elsevier Science Ltd, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0444001395