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    All the abbreviations in this dictionary are printed without periods. Although this is a widespread trend, and one which avoids typographical fussiness while only on the rarest of occasions causing any ambiguity, you should know that the practice is not without its critics. A A absolute (temperature); ace (cards); adult; advanced; ammeter (electric circuits); ampere; anode; area; atomic; (as in A-bomb); Argentine austral (currency); blood type A; excellence in exam marking); American; annual; answer; April; August; Australia a about; accepted; acceleration; acre; acreage; actual; address; adjective; afternoon; age; alto; annus = year; anonymous; answer; ante = before; area; arrive; arrived; arriving A0-A10 etc paper sizes, from the largest (A0 = 841x1189mm; A1 = 594x841mm) to the smallest (A10 = 26x37mm).

    D Roman numeral for 500; Gambian dalasi (currency); December; Democrat, Democratic (US); demy (paper size); Deus = God; Deutschland = Germany; Devonian (geology); diameter; dinar; Vietnamese dong (currency); occupational category; Dominus = Lord; Dom; Don; douane = French customs; Duchess; Duke; Dutch d day; date; dam (animal pedigrees); daughter; dead; deceased; decree; degree; delete; deliver; delivery; density; denarius = old British pence (1d, 2d, 9d etc); depart; departure; depth; desert; diameter; died; dinar; discharged; distance; dividend; dose; drachma DA District Attorney (US); Department of Agriculture (US); deputy assistant; Algerian dinar; Diploma in Anaesthetics; Diploma in Art; dopamine D/A deposit account; days after acceptance; delivery on acceptance; digital to analogue (also D-A) DAB digital audio broadcasting; Dictionary of American Biography DAD deputy assistant director DAF, daf Doom Automobielfabriek = Dutch car manufacturer daffs daffodils DAGrSc Doctor of Agricultural Science DAI, dai death from accidental injuries Dan Danish Dan-Air Davies and Newman Ltd (British airline) D&B Dun and Bradstreet (US financial reports); discipline and bondage D&C, d&c dilation and curettage; dean and chapter d&d drunk and disorderly; death and dying D&V diarrhoea and vomiting dap documents against payment; do anything possible DAR Daughters of the American Republic (US) DARE demand and resource evaluation DAS Dramatic Authors’ Society DASc Doctor of Agricultural Science DAT digital audio tape; digital analogue technology; dementia of the Alzheimer type DATA Draughtsmen’s and Allied Technicians’ Association DATV digitally assisted television DAX Deutche Aktien-index = German price share index dB, db decibel DB Bachelor of Divinity; delayed broadcast; Deutsche Bundesbank; Deutsche Bundesbahn (German railways); double-barrelled DBH diameter at breast height (forestry) Dbn Durban, South Africa DBS direct broadcast by satellite DC Distict of Columbia (as in Washington, DC); death certificate; Deputy Commissioner; Detective Constable; direct current; District Commissioner; Douglas Commercial (US aircraft series, eg DC3, DC 10, etc); documents against cash dc dead centre; double column (printing); direct current; drift correction DCA Department of Civil Aviation (Australia) DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal D&C dilation and curettage (uterus operation) dcol double column (publishing) DD Doctor of Divinity d&d drunk and disorderly DDA Disabled Drivers’ Association D-day Start of Allied invasion of mainland Europe, WW2 DDG deputy director general DDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik (formerly East Germany) DDS Dewey Decimal System (library classification); Doctor of Dental Surgery DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (insecticide) Dec December dec deceased; decimal; decrease def definition; definitive; defect; deficit del delineavit = drawn by (on engravings); delegate deli delicatessen DELTA don’t expect luggage to arrive (qv Airline Acronyms) demo demonstration Den Denmark dep depart; departure; depot; deposit Dept, dept department der derivative; derivation derv diesel engined road vehicle DES Department of Education and Science DET diethyltryptamine (hallucinogenic drug) Det, det Detective; detached DEWLINE distant early warning viewing line (US defence) DF Defender of the Faith DEC Distinguished Flying Cross DEM Distinguished Flying Medal DG, D-G director-general DHA District Health Authority DHSS former Department of Health and Social Security (now split into DoH and DSS) DI Detective Inspector; donor insemination diag diagonal; diagram diam diameter dib, dib, dib See dyb, dyb, dyb DIC drunk in charge (police term) dil dilute DIN Deutsche Industrie fur Normen (measurement of speed of photographic film) DINKY double income, no kids yet Dip, dip diploma (also dipl) DipAD Diploma in Art and Design DipCom Diploma of Commerce DipEd Diploma of Education Dir, dir director dis district; distinguished; distance div division DIY, diy do it yourself DJ, dj dinner jacket; disc jockey DLitt Doctor of Letters; Doctor of Literature DLO Dead Letter Office DLP former Democratic Labor Party (Australia) dlr dealer DM Deutschmark DMS data management system; Diploma of Management Studies DMT dimethyltryptamine (hallucinogenic drug) DMus Doctor of Music DMZ demilitarised zone DNA deoxyribonucleic acid, the main constituent of chromosomes DNB Dictionary of National Biography D-notice Government restriction warning prohibiting publication of information considered vital to national security DNS Department for National Savings DOA dead on arrival DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata Garantita: Italian guarantee that wine is from the district named on the label Doctors’ Abbreviations In Britain patients are legally entitled to see their medical casenotes.

    Here are some of the more common E numbers: Colours E100 curcumin – used in flour and margarine E101 riboflavin E102 The notorious tartrazine, used to heighten the orange colour of soft drinks and blamed by many for “driving hyperactive kids barmy”. ) – used in cake decorations Antioxidants E300 L-ascorbic acid – used in fruit drinks and bread E307 synthetic alpha-tocopherol – used in baby foods E310 propyl gallate – chewing gum, vegetable oils E320 butylated hydroxytoluene – soup mixes, cheese spreads Preservatives E200 sorbic acid – soft drinks, yogurt, cheese slices E201 sodium sorbate E202 potassium sorbate E203 calcium sorbate – frozen pizzas, cakes, buns E210 benzoic acid E221 sodium sulphite E227 calcium bisulphite – dried fruit and vegetables, fruit juices, sausages, dairy desserts, cider, beer and wine E252 potassium nitrate – used for curing ham, bacon, corned beef, some cheese Emulsifiers and stabilisers E322 lecithins – chocolate and low fat spreads E400 alginic acid – icecream, soft cheese E407 carrageenan – milk shakes, jellies E410 carob gum – salad cream E412 guar gum – packet soups E413 gum tragacanth – salad dressing, cheese E414 gum arabic – confectionery E440 pectin – jams and preserves E465 ethylmethylcellulose – used in gateaux Others E420 sorbitol – diabetic jams and confectionery El70 calcium carbonate E260 acetic acid E290 carbon dioxide – carbonates fizzy drinks E330 citric acid E334 tartaric acid E338 orthophosphoric acid – flavourings Be warned that non-E numbers on packaging include potentially harmful agents: 507 (hydrochloric acid), 513 (sulphuric acid), 536 (potassium ferrocyanide), 925 (chlorine).

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