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			ASSIST - 




Assessment of Information Systems and Technologies in Medicine, an AIM project. 




 Acronym: ASSIST





 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: ASSIST - international | trade |

Data Dictionary - A repository of information about data, such as its meaning, relationships to other data, origin, usage and format. The dictionary assists company management, database administrators, systems analysts and application programmers in effectively planning, controlling and evaluating the collection, storage and use of data. A data dictionary manages data categories such Acronym: DD Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993}

Related Terms: Data Dictionary - data | data base | information management | management | software | system |

Depot Maintenance - Activities extending beyond the capabilities of the organizational or intermediate levels. Depot maintenance tasks include overhaul, repair, major modification, and technical assistance. Acronym: DM

Related Terms: Depot Maintenance - field maintenance | intermediate maintenance | levels of maintenance | maintenance | organizational maintenance | overhaul | repair |

EAST - An EAST. European Assistance for Science and Technology, a 1990 programme for assisting the restructuring of the science and technology potential of Eastern European countries. Acronym: EAST 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: EAST - international | trade |

Electronic Commerce Resource Center - Electronic Commerce Resource Centers were established by Congress to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) transition from out-moded, paper-intensive methods of doing business to highly automated integrated processes. The tools needed to make this transition are known collectively as "Electronic Commerce" (EC), initiatives including CALS, EDI, Concurrent Engineering and Legacy Acronym: ECRC Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Electronic Commerce Resource Center - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | electronic commerce |

European Business and Innovation Centre Network - An agency to assist smaller enterprises to benefit from competition policy and the internal market. Acronym: EBN 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 Business and Innovation Centre Network - international | trade |

European Investment Bank - Established in 1957 to finance capital investment that will benefit and aid EC development. Although the Member States provide a subscription capital, it raises most of its funds on the international capital markets. Its major objectives are to assist less developed regions, to modernize the EC economy, and to support Acronym: EIB 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 Investment Bank - international | trade |

Jack Brake - Device used to assist brakes in slowing the vehicle. The most common type of retarder on over-the-road trucks manipulates the engine's valves to create engine drag. (This type is commonly referred to as "Jake Brake" because the predominant manufacturer is Jacobs Vehicle Equipment Co.) Other types of retarders include exhaust Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Jack Brake - retarder | trucking |

PERIFRA - A 1991 initiative to provide assistance for less developed regions affected economically by the ending of the Cold War and the trade concessions granted to Eastern European countries. Acronym: PERIFRA 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: PERIFRA - international | trade |

Retarder - Device used to assist brakes in slowing the vehicle. The most common type of retarder on over-the-road trucks manipulates the engine's valves to create engine drag. (This type is commonly referred to as "Jake Brake" because the predominant manufacturer is Jacobs Vehicle Equipment Co.) Other types of retarders include exhaust Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Retarder - jack brake | trucking |

SIP - Sectoral Import Programme, technical assistance to smaller enterprises within Operation PHARE. Acronym: SIP 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: SIP - international | trade |

Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Task force - A Commission agency providing advice and assistance to smaller companies on EC competition policy and the internal market. Acronym: SME 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: Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Task force - international | trade |

System for Safeguarding and Developing Mineral Production - A programme of financial assistance to Lomé Convention countries to maintain mining production and installations during marked downturns on the world economic market which affect their export earnings. Acronym: SYSMIN 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: System for Safeguarding and Developing Mineral Production - international | trade |

System of Stabilization of Export Earnings - A programme of financial assistance to Lomé Convention countries reliant upon one or a few basic commodities where their export earnings to the EC have been severely and adversely affected by world market conditions. Acronym: STABEX 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: System of Stabilization of Export Earnings - international | trade |


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