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meaning of abbreviation - request for clarification

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by ALPI, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. ALPI

    ALPI Guest

    My native language is not English and I sometimes have some problems to
    understand answers when using abbreviations.

    Let take an example :
    "It had an o/c centre led."

    What does "o/c" mean ? Out of control ?

    Is there anywhere a site with the explaination of such a abbreviation ?
    Thanks for your help
  2. GS

    GS Guest

    Don't feel bad about your english when it comes to this sort of thing.
    There is no standard definition for that o/c abbreviation but it may be
    used in the information you're reading in a common way that only the
    context will reveal the meaning. I've seen such an abbreviation mean
    variously "open circuit", "on center", "off card" so the exact wording
    and context of the article is most important. Post some more of the
    paragraph or article and I'm sure we'll all be glad to help.

  3. N Cook

    N Cook Guest

    Grannies and eggs maybe.
    Putting one or a few themed abbreviations you
    know + unknown term + abbreviations as keywords into Google is very likely
    turn up something
    "o/c" "sw" "short wave" abbreviations
    in Google turned up

    for the meaning of words put in word + glossary
    into Google often works

    electronic hints and repair briefs , schematics/manuals list on
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