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Old 24th August 2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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Anyone care for posting a list of original words/terms for abbreviations we use on the forum everyday? Which inlude official and friendly ones. This will help me a lot to understand the subjects quicker and easier, probably help others, too.

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Old 24th August 2006, 01:17 AM   #2
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MOSFET

Metal Oxide Semiconductor Feild Effect Transistor


FET

Feild Effect Transistor


HT

High Tension (High Voltage)


HV

High Voltage

PSU
Power supply unit

SE
Single ended

SET

Single ended Triode

PSE
Parelell Single Ended

OPT

out put transformer

Cap

Capacitor

CBC

Cathode Bypass Capacitor


There are a million! i'll post more when I think of them
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Old 24th August 2006, 04:15 AM   #3
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PP
Push-pull

LTP
Long tail pair

CF
Cathode follower

SF
Source follower

EF
Emitter follower

CCS
Constant current source (or sink)

B+
Same as High Tension (HT)

AF
Audio frequency

IF
Intermediate frequency

RF
Radio frequency

DCR
DC resistance

CLC
Capacitor-choke-capacitor ('pi') filter

uF
Microfarad

nF
Nanofarad

pF
Picofarad
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Old 24th August 2006, 05:18 AM   #4
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Depending on context, either

"new old stock" usually referring to goods for sale such as tubes which are old but have never been used

or

"non over sampling" usually referring to DAC's (Digital to Analog Converters) which operate at the basic sampling rate of 44.1 KHz.

"Suck it and see", an expression used by Brits & Aussies to indicate that if you're not sure about something, try it and see what happens.
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Old 24th August 2006, 06:28 AM   #5
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I have a lot of spare time available so, if people think this is a good idea, I would be happy to act as co-ordinator.
Also welcome ideas as to how the glossary should be presented.
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Old 24th August 2006, 01:16 PM   #6
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You missed one:

EUOACMRMD = Excessive use of acronyms can make reading more difficult

Sorry, couldn't resist
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Old 24th August 2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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Maybe some internet/computer related terms could be welcome as well, as they're of frequent use here...

IIR If I recall
IIRC If I recall correctly
FYI For Your Info
AFAIK As Far As I Know
IMO In My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion

(There are a lot more, but I don't know if these kind of term are a welcome addition to the list, so...)

KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid!

And, with regards to Brian's post: my personal favorite acronym: TLA (Three Letter Acronym)

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Old 24th August 2006, 10:12 PM   #8
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I have a lot of spare time available so, if people think this is a good idea, I would be happy to act as co-ordinator.
Also welcome ideas as to how the glossary should be presented.
Cheers
Rob
No interest?
Oh well.

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Old 25th August 2006, 12:06 AM   #9
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Thank you all involved.
Especially to Rob;

I was thinking of making up an Excel sheet with all of these valuable terms so that we can sort in alpha-numeric sequence every time after adding new terms from respectable donors(?). I am absolutely sure Rob will do much better job and I appreciate it very much.

Later.
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Old 25th August 2006, 12:24 AM   #10
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TLA Three Letter Acronym
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