Abbreviations

Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terminology in the World of Learning English

Once you have started out to teach TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) lessons or if you are simply interested in the basics, you will encounter important terms that are usually abbreviated. These terms are essential when you want to communicate with your trainer and teacher associates. Teaching English as a second language has its own...
Jan 14, 2015 |

When Choosing a Domain Name Avoid Abbreviations

Of course if you've been doing your homework on choosing domain names you've come across numerous people advocating a short, one-word domain name. By now, after wasted hours feeding words into a domain search box, you've discovered there are almost none left--at least as dot-coms. What are you to do? You've been told repeatedly that where domain...
Dec 23, 2014 |

Summary of Common Abbreviations in CCTV Security Surveillance Cameras With OSD (on Screen Displays)

NIGHT TIME FEATURES AGC: Automatic Gain Control This allows the CCTV camera to increase the video image quality in low light conditions. This provides a better effect and brighter picture quality in poor light or night time conditions.
Dec 23, 2014 |

Abbreviations and How to Write Them

Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or short words made up of groups of letters. Their purpose is to provide readily-understandable substitutes for clusters of words and so aid the reading effort. However, to the confusion of readers, there are very few abbreviations whose form has been standardized internationally.
Dec 23, 2014 |

Understanding Auto Repair Abbreviations

Like any specialized field, auto repair has its own unique set of abbreviations. Used by professionals, the abbreviations can seem to create a completely different language. This can be frustrating for car owners who may not understand what's being said and who find themselves too embarrassed to ask questions on their meaning.
Dec 23, 2014 |

Common Abbreviations and Definitions for Car Monitors and Auto Electronics

A quick guide for beginners to the common abbreviations associated with car monitors or auto electronics entertainment systems. The so called car DVD monitor system has gained incredible popularity mainly due to enthusiasts of "car modding" or "suped cars" - so as you might expect with anything that combines hobbyist enthusiasts with cool...
Dec 23, 2014 |

Meet the Raging Grannies, Portland's not-so-secret warriors for civility

One of the most beloved social activist groups in this Pacific Northwest city, they are the Raging Grannies. “Grannying is the least understood and most powerful weapon we have,” says Granny Rose... Read More

After brinkmanship, a diplomatic opening with North Korea

For more than two decades, North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them long distances has prompted recurring international crises. Sudden bursts of heightened... Read More

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Hidden in the Somali desert, beneath stunning, ancient rock cave paintings, the thin trail of a snake traces a winding line across the dust. Somaliland’s most prized archaeological treasures –... Read More