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			Acceptance Testing - 




The testing performed by a user to determine that an automated system (equipment or software) for a specific task or environment, e.g., a translator for a specific application and interchange format, performs according to specification. 




 Acronym: AT





 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994





	
	
Related Terms: Acceptance Testing - acquisition | hardware | manufacturing | software | specification | technology |

Acquisition - The process through which resources are obtained to meet determined requirements: methods include purchase, rent, lease, or borrow.

Related Terms: Acquisition - borrowing | contracting | leasing | procurement | purchasing | renting | requirements | requirements determination | resources |

Basket of Currencies - Those currencies which together determine the value of the European Currency Unit (ECU). Each currency in the basket is weighted according to its country's gross national product (GNP), trade, and short-term credit quotas. Part of the European Monetary System (EMS), full participation in the basket was regarded as an important 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: Basket of Currencies - international | trade |

Brake Horsepower - Engine horsepower rating as determined by brake dynamometer testing. Acronym: BHP, bhp Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Brake Horsepower - horsepower | trucking |

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 |

Common Agricultural Policy - Originally created with three main components: a single market for agricultural products, with common prices; a common external tariff (CET) on agricultural imports; and common financial responsibility. Its core is the guaranteed price system and the intervention (where food surpluses occur) system, administered by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Acronym: CAP 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: Common Agricultural Policy - international | trade |

Computer-Aided Software Engineering - CASE is an umbrella term for a collection of tools and techniques which are said by their distributors to promise revolutionary gains in analyst and programmer productivity. The two prominent delivered technologies are application generators and PC-based workstations that provide graphics-oriented automation of the front end of the development process. Acronym: CASE Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Computer-Aided Software Engineering - computer | design | engineering | program | software |

Council of Ministers - The executive organ of the EC representing the Member States, with one representative per country. Because it is responsible for a broad range of policy sectors, it has no fixed membership. the composition of each Council meeting is determined by a particular policy agenda. At its core are the gatherings 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: Council of Ministers - international | trade |

Customs - A duty or tax paid on imported or exported goods; the process of inspecting imported or exported goods to determine if and how much duty is required; or an agency that performs customs duties.

Related Terms: Customs - duty | export | import | international | tax |

Data Item Description - A DID identifies specific data requirements, which may include the format of a report used to display the data. Most current DID's were prepared with only the hard copy (paper, aperture card, etc.) document environment in mind. In a CALS environment, two aspects of data acquisition must be examined to Acronym: DID Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Data Item Description - acquisition | contracting | data | procurement | software | specification |

Finger - A software tool used to determine whether another user is logged on to the Internet. It can also be used to find out a user's address. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Finger - computer | communications | data | internet | protocol | software |

MINE - Microbial Information Network Europe, part of the Biotechnology Action Programme (BAP). Acronym: MINE 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: MINE - international | trade |

Packet Internet Gopher - A TCP/IP utility that sends packets of information to a computer on a network. It can be used to determine if a computer is connected to the Internet. Acronym: PING Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Packet Internet Gopher - gopher | information | internet | network | protocol | transmission control protocol/internet protocol | world wide web |

Reference Price - The average price calculated from the market prices for food and vegetables in each Member State, used to determine whether a levy should be imposed upon agricultural imports into the EC. 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: Reference Price - international | trade |

Speedability - Top speed a vehicle can attain as determined by engine power, engine governed speed, gross weight, driveline efficiency, air resistance, grade and load. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Speedability - trucking | vehicle |

Standards Testing - Determines whether the national, international, or military standards (and specifications) are viable and implementable. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Sharon J Kemmerer Department of Commerce, United States Government "CALS Testing Programs, Status and Strategy" October 1992

Related Terms: Standards Testing - acquisition | design | engineering | international | international standards organization | planning | procurement | standard |

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 |

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 |


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