Dictionary of Abbreviations by OUP
Ranging from ABS and BSE to OFLOT and ZEBRA this is a comprehensive dictionary of abbreviations. It also includes a substantial section of appendices of symbols. In a world of rapidly proliferating abbreviations and acronyms this should be valuable both at home and in the office. Included are: Over 20,000 abbreviations and 36,000 definitions; abbreviations of every type - acronyms (NATO), initalisms (CRC), shortenings (Sun. for Sunday), and symbols and signs (A4); business, scientific, and technical abbreviations; full international coverage; and appendices of graphic symbols, including music and science symbols, hallmarks, and weather symbols.