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			ABEX - 




An ACCESS. Advanced Customers Connections, an Evolutionary Systems Strategy, a RACE project. 




 Acronym: ABEX





 Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm





	
	
Related Terms: ABEX - international | trade |

ACE - Action by the Community relating to the Environment, for promotion of clean technology and the recycling of waste products. Acronym: ACE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ACE - international | trade |

Air - A transportation medium; the atmosphere; or the area between earth and space.

Related Terms: Air - aircraft | airport | medium | transportation |

Automatic Traction Control - Usually an optional feature based on ABS, it prevents spinning of the drive wheels under power on slippery surfaces by braking individual wheels and/or reducing engine throttle. Also called ASR, an acronym sometimes loosely translated from the German as anti-spin regulation. Acronym: ATC Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Automatic Traction Control - truck | trucking | vehicle |

Black Box - Any removable and replaceable unit in a system, usually an electronic device; or the data recorder in an aircraft.

Related Terms: Black Box - aircraft | component | parts | spare | spares |

Bulletin Board Service - A bulletin board is similar to a network and thus Internet. Requirements for a bulletin board are a computer, modem, and preferably bulletin board software. A bulletin board can contain directories of files (for user downloading) and e-mail facilities (where users can exchange/or post messages). Based on their access privileges, Acronym: BBS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Bulletin Board Service - computer | internet | network | software |

CCITT Group 4 - This CALS standard for raster graphics incorporates tiling, which divides a large image into smaller tiles. Graphic files are exchanged in CCITT/4 format in a compressed state so they take up much less file space. [MIL-D-28002, FIPS 150] Included with permission from: ArborText. "Getting Started with SGML. 1992" Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: CCITT Group 4 - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | military | standard | technology |

Center of Gravity (1) - Weight center or balance point of an object, such as a truck body. Calculated to help determine optimum placement of truck bodies on chassis. Acronym: CG Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Center of Gravity (1) - truck | trucking |

Conservation - The process through which systems, equipment and resources are maintained, improved, or replaced: conservation encompasses storage, maintenance, salvage, protection, reclamation, and preparation or modification for reuse.

Related Terms: Conservation - maintenance | repair | preventive maintenance |

Consign - To entrust with or place something in the care of another.

Related Terms: Consign - bill of lading | consignee | consigned | consigner | consignment | consignor |

Consigner - One who places something such as goods and merchandise in the care of another.

Related Terms: Consigner - bill of lading | consign | consignee | consigned | consignment | consignor | goods | merchandise |

Consignment - The act of placing something in the care of another, or something that is placed in the care of another.

Related Terms: Consignment - bill of lading | consign | consignee | consigned | consigner | consignor |

Consignor - One who places something such as goods and merchandise in the care of another.

Related Terms: Consignor - bill of lading | consign | consignee | consigned | consigner | consignment | goods | merchandise |

Consumers' Consultative Committee - Established in 1973 as an advisory body on consumer policy, with most of its membership coming from four European consumer associations: the Confederation of Family Organizations in the European Community (COFACE), the European Community Consumer Cooperatives (EURO-COOP), the European bureau of Consumers' Unions (BEUC), and the European Trade Union Confederation Acronym: CCC Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Consumers' Consultative Committee - international | trade |

Customs Union - An economic structure whereby states agree to belong to a single tariff aream with no customs duties between them. The EC customs union was largely in place by 1968. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Customs Union - international | trade |

Demountable Rim - Multi-piece steel wheel rim assembly which is bolted to a spoke hub. Demountable rims are still in use, though they have been replaced in many applications by the simpler disc wheel. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Demountable Rim - budd wheel | cast spoke wheel | disc wheel | trucking |

Design Interface - This ILS element relates all design engineering disciplines to the system support characteristics. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Design Interface - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

DIANE - Development of an Automat Integrated System of Neutronography, an DIDAMES. Distributed Industrial Design and Manufacturing of Electronic Subassemblies, a RACE project. Acronym: DIANE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: DIANE - international | trade |

DIMPE - Distributed Integrated Multimedia Publishing Environment, a RACE project. Acronym: DIMPE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: DIMPE - international | trade |

Displacement - The weight or amount of water displaced by the hull of a ship.

Related Terms: Displacement - ship | water |

Displacement (1) - Sum of the volumes swept by an engine's pistons as they travel up and down in their cylinders. Based upon bore (diameter of cylinder) and stroke (distance traveled by piston). Expressed in liters or cubic inches. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Displacement (1) - piston displacement | trucking |

Dot Pitch - Dot pitch is the space between pixels. The smaller the number, the sharper the image will appear. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Dot Pitch - computer | hardware | software |

Escape Ramp - Emergency area adjacent to a steep downgrade that a heavy truck can steer into after losing braking power. Usually two or three lanes wide and several hundred feet long, the ramp is a soft, gravel-filled pathway which absorbs the truck's forward momentum, bringing it to a safe stop. Depending on Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Escape Ramp - runaway truck ramp | trucking |

European Atomic Energy Community - Established in 1957 to promote nuclear research and development for peaceful purposes within uniform safety standards, and to develop wide commercial outlets for nuclear fuel and energy. Acronym: EURATOM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Atomic Energy Community - international | trade |

European Economic Area - An agreement in 1991 between the EC and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) to form a free trade area in all but agriculture. Previously called the European Economic Space. Acronym: EEA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Economic Area - international | trade |

Fixed Tandem - Assembly of two axles and suspension that is attached to the chassis in one place, and cannot be moved fore and aft. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Fixed Tandem - sliding tandem | trucking |

Integrated Logistics Support (1) - ILS is a management function that provides planning, funding, and functioning controls which help to assure that the system meets performance requirements, is developed at a reasonable price, and can be supported throughout its life cycle. The major goal of ILS is to ensure that all elements of support are Acronym: ILS Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Integrated Logistics Support (1) - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Integrated Services Digital Network - The technical standards and design philosophy according to which digital networks will be designed. ISDN provides high-speed, high-bandwidth channels to every subscriber on the network, achieving end-to-end digital functions with standard equipment interface devices. The networks will enable a variety of mixed digital transmission services to be accommodated at a Acronym: ISDN Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Integrated Services Digital Network - communications | integration | internet | network | standard | telecommunications |

Jackknife - To place the trailer at a very sharp angle to the tractor. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Jackknife - trailer | truck | trucking |

Manpower and Personnel - The identification of military and civilian personnel requirements with the skill and grades needed to operate and support a weapon system and equipment over its lifetime during peacetime and wartime scenarios. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Manpower and Personnel - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

MARIN - Marine Industry Application of Broadband Communications, a RACE project. Acronym: MARIN Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MARIN - international | trade |

MIOCA - Monolithic Integrated Optics for Customer Access Applications, a RACE project. Acronym: MIOCA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MIOCA - international | trade |

Mosaic - Windows-like product for exploring the Internet that is available free in Cyberspace, CompuServe, America On-line, and many bulletin boards. Mosaic was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at University of Illinois and was funded with tax dollars. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Mosaic - document | file | hypertext | internet | software | world wide web |

Motif - Graphical user interface specified by the Open Software Foundation and built on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's X Windows. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Motif - computer | open system | program | software |

Movement - Action, activity, flow, or the physical displacement of a body from one point to another.

Related Terms: Movement - transport | transportation |

Network Driver Interface Specification - A Microsoft specification for a type of device driver that allows multiple transport protocols to run on one network card simultaneously. Acronym: NDIS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Network Driver Interface Specification - computer | network | protocol | software | specification |

Noise - Controled by several EC directives, with maximum noise limits for a range of commercial and domestic machinery and equipment, and on decibel levels in the workplace,. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Noise - international | trade |

Open Data-link Interface - A standard interface, developed by Novell and Apple, that performs the same functions as NDIS. Acronym: ODI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Open Data-link Interface - computer | data | hardware | interface | network | network driver interface specification | software | standard |

PAMINA - A 1992 project on cross-national collaboration between adjacent border regions on the environment, tourism and transport. Acronym: PAMINA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: PAMINA - international | trade |

Pharmaceuticals - Subject to a series of directives on their testing, patenting, production, marketing and labelling. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Pharmaceuticals - international | trade |

Pipeline - A transportation medium for moving fluids from one place to another.

Related Terms: Pipeline - transportation | medium |

Piston Displacement - Sum of the volumes swept by an engine's pistons as they travel up and down in their cylinders. Based upon bore (diameter of cylinder) and stroke (distance traveled by piston). Expressed in liters or cubic inches. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Piston Displacement - displacement | trucking |

Portable Operating System Interface - This standard defines a C programming language source interface to an operating system environment. This standard is used by computing professionals involved in system and application software development and implementation. [TBITS 7.1.] Government also endorses POSIX, i.e. TBITS 7.1.] Acronym: POSIX Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Portable Operating System Interface - computer | exchange | interface | software | system |

PREMO - A proposed international standard that specifies techniques for creating audiovisual interactive applications that recognize and emphasize the interrelationships among user interfaces, multimedia applications, and multimedia information interchange. PREMO includes interfaces for external storage, retrieval, and interchange of multimedia objects. The objective of PREMO is to consider the needs of the Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"

Related Terms: PREMO - graphics standard | interface | international | multimedia | standard |

RACE - See Research and Development in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe. Acronym: RACE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: RACE - international | trade | Research and Development in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe |

Read-Only Memory - A type of computer storage that is not available to the user for writing. That is, the user of ROM can access and use data which is stored in ROM, but can not change the data. Computer CDs use ROM. Once data is placed in ROM it remains and can Acronym: ROM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Read-Only Memory - computer | hardware | media | random-access memory | software |

Repair Parts - Spares used to replace failed components during maintenance.

Related Terms: Repair Parts - components | failure | maintenance | malfunction | parts | spare | spares | supplies |

Replacement - A spare or item of equivalent or identical function and form, or the act of installing a spare.

Related Terms: Replacement - maintenance | parts | repair | spare | spares | surveyor |

Research and Development in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe - A major programme, begun in 1987, on the development and diversification of the EC's research and technology base in telecommunications. Acronym: RACE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Research and Development in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe - international | trade |

Runaway Truck Ramp - Emergency area adjacent to a steep downgrade that a heavy truck can steer into after losing braking power. Usually two or three lanes wide and several hundred feet long, the ramp is a soft, gravel-filled pathway which absorbs the truck's forward momentum, bringing it to a safe stop. Depending on Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Runaway Truck Ramp - escape ramp | trucking |

Shipping (1) - Regulated under a common shipping policy adopted in 1986 which placed shipping under EC competition policy and placed strict limits upon discrimination. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Shipping (1) - international | trade |

SPECS - Specification Environment for Communications Software, a RACE project. Acronym: SPECS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: SPECS - international | trade |

Spread Axle - Tandem axle assembly spaced further apart than the standard spacing of 54 inches. The U.S. federal bridge formula favors trailer axles with an eight or nine foot spread by allowing higher weight than on tandems with standard spacing. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Spread Axle - axle | spread tandem | tandem axle | tandems | trucking |

Spread Tandem - Tandem axle assembly spaced further apart than the standard spacing of 54 inches. The U.S. federal bridge formula favors trailer axles with an eight or nine foot spread by allowing higher weight than on tandems with standard spacing. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Spread Tandem - axle | spread axle | trucking |

Structured Query Language - SQL is a relational data language that provides a consistent, English keyword-oriented set of facilities for query, data definition, data manipulation and data control. It is a programming interface to a relational database management system (RDBMS). [ISO 9075, ANSI X3.135-1992, FIPS 127-2, MIL-STD-1388, TBITS 2]Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993. Acronym: SQL Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Structured Query Language - computer | data | data base | database management system | program | query language |

Surveyor - An unbiased examiner of damaged goods or property for the purpose of determining the extent of repair or replacement.

Related Terms: Surveyor - goods | repair | replacement |

Tonnage - The displacement of a vessel in tons of water; or a duty charged per ton of cargo at a port, pier, dock or canal.

Related Terms: Tonnage - canal | displacement | dock | duty | pier | port | vessel |

Transportation - The act of moving physical objects from one place to another.

Related Terms: Transportation - conveyance | movement |

Unix - A family of operating systems known for its relative hardware independence and portable applications interface. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group Adapted from: "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Unix - computer | software | system |

Upper Coupler - Load bearing surface on the underside of the front of a semitrailer. It rests on the fifth wheel of a tractor or dolly and has a downward-protruding kingpin which is captured by the locking jaws of the fifth wheel. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Upper Coupler - fifth wheel | trucking |

Warehouse Receipt - A receipt for goods placed in a warehouse.

Related Terms: Warehouse Receipt - goods | receipt | warehouse |

Warranties - Warranties are contractor commitments to repair or replace equipment found to be defective within a specified period. Warranties provide incentives for production of systems with high reliability and maintainability, and invoke cost penalties (direct and/or indirect) on the contractor if standards are not met. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Warranties - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

X.25 - A data communication protocol that ensures data integrity while data is being transmitted to, from and within the network. This standard defines the interconnection of packet-switching networks and their associated computers or terminals. These types of networks make efficient use of the telecommunications networks by taking the data generated by Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: X.25 - computer | data | exchange | interface | network | protocol | standard | telecommunications | X.400 | X.500 |

Yaoundé Convention - A non-reciprocal trade agreement signed in 1963 by the EC with the Associated African States and Madagascar (AASM), and replaced in 1975 by the Lomé Convention. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Yaoundé Convention - international | trade |


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