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Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (AIAD) -new 45th edition available in Gale Virtual Reference Library

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The forty-fifth edition of Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (AIAD) offers increased coverage in all fields of human endeavor. Many of the new terms are from the subject areas of

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Botony
  • Business
  • Computers
  • Government
  • Languages
  • Military
  • Natural Resources
  • Publishing
  • Science

Of major value to researchers is the inclusion of:

  • International Associations
  • National Associations
  • Regional and State Associations
  • Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Models and Makes
  • Political Action Committees
  • Research Centers
  • Stock Exchange Symbols

Most entries in AIAD are specifically identified with the United States. Thousands of British and Canadian terms can also be found. Other non-U.S. acronyms most likely to be encountered in magazines and daily newspapers are included as well. No attempt is made to list acronyms of local businesses or associations, local units of government, or other terms in limited use. Obsolete terms are retained for their historical interest.

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