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  1. Bill Jenkins

    Bill Jenkins Guest

    I have searched and searched the internet and, surprisingly, am having
    a hard time finding a site that lists the meanings of electronics
    abbreviations.

    Does anyone know of a site that lists what the abbreviations stand
    for, such as

    Vz = Zener voltage
    Io = Output current
    Vpp = Voltage peak-to-peak
    et cetra...et cetra

    We all know there's lots of abbreviations, but does any one site list
    them all???? Someone out there HAS to know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    I did a search and these are a few good ones that I came up with.
    The search criteria was { electronic terminology abbreviations }. Do not
    use the {} symbols in the search.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=electronic+terminology+abbreviations&spell=1

    Dictionary of popular electronics abbreviations
    http://www.ac6v.com/jargon.htm

    Excellent electronics dictionary
    http://www.iserv.net/~alexx/glossary.htm

    Radio Definitions
    http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/pipexdsl/r/arar93/mds975/Content/radioterms.html

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    I have searched and searched the internet and, surprisingly, am having
    a hard time finding a site that lists the meanings of electronics
    abbreviations.

    Does anyone know of a site that lists what the abbreviations stand
    for, such as

    Vz = Zener voltage
    Io = Output current
    Vpp = Voltage peak-to-peak
    et cetra...et cetra

    We all know there's lots of abbreviations, but does any one site list
    them all???? Someone out there HAS to know.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Mark (UK)

    Mark (UK) Guest

    Hiya!

    There's even different meaning for the same abbreviation. In the world
    of EPROMS, Vpp means the programming voltage.

    Yours, Mark.
     
  4. Genome

    Genome Guest

    | I have searched and searched the internet and, surprisingly, am having
    | a hard time finding a site that lists the meanings of electronics
    | abbreviations.
    |
    | Does anyone know of a site that lists what the abbreviations stand
    | for, such as
    |
    | Vz = Zener voltage
    | Io = Output current
    | Vpp = Voltage peak-to-peak
    | et cetra...et cetra
    |
    | We all know there's lots of abbreviations, but does any one site list
    | them all???? Someone out there HAS to know.
    |
    | Thanks!

    Make your own up, as long as you define what you mean them to mean or
    use them in the right context then what's the problem?

    The vertical stripe separation as applied to a Zebra, Vz, may be used to
    characterise the breed stock......

    The perigee of Io, Iomin, is..... The apogee, Iomax, is.... The avarage
    is assumed to be Io.

    The past participal of the Verb, Vpp.....

    Pedants might have serious problems with your spelling of et cetra

    DNA
     
  5. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be spelled "ate citrus", orange you?
     
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    He probably also uses bat trees in his flashlight. ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  7. GPG

    GPG Guest

    He uses batteris
     
  8. Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley Guest

    In
    sci.electronics.basics,sci.electronics.components,sci.electronics.design,sci.electronics.misc,
    A big trick to searching is how to drive the search engine.
    For any abbreviation, acronym or other term I don't know that's not
    in a regular dictionary (such as m-w.com), I go to google and type:
    +<term> +glossary
    For example:
    +fubar +glossary
    +Vpp +glossary
    This inevitably brings up many sites with related terms.

    And of course you may learn that "standard" abbreviations may
    actually mean something else in a specific context, such as this link
    from that last google search:
    http://www.etapump.de/glossary/voltagevpp.shtml

    I think using Vpp in that way is bad practice, but they didn't ask
    me.
     
  9. I don't know any site that has them all.
    Yopu can find a searh engine with over 15000 of them at
    http://www.epanorama.net/cgi-bin/acro.cgi

    The fields are electronics, telecom, computers, audio, video etc...
     
  10. Vpp = Voltage peak-to-peak

    Or Voltage, Programming Pulse.
     
  11. Pick up a used "Handbook Of Electronic Tables & Formulas" (Howard Sams)
    or similar for $5 or $10 and keep it at hand. You can go to
    www.everybookstore.com or abebooks.com to compare prices from different
    sellers. Try to get a newer, more current edition.
     
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