Abbreviations/Terms

Created 30 August 2019

These abbreviations/ tems can be used in singular or plural, with or without capital letters and with or without a period when abbreviated. Use the search function below to minimize the returns for a specific search term.

Symbol - Abbreviation - TermDefinition - Explanation
#Number
$US Dollar [USD]
%Percent
Σ Sum
Identical [or] defined
Unequal, conflict, not identical
About, circa, approximately equal
(...)Option [or] date of release
/Or
[...]Dimension and/or directions/instructions
+and
=>Goal/target
24hr24 hours
4WDFour Wheel Drive
AAnalysis [or] First Priority, do not deputize ("executive matter")
aAnnum (year)
abbrAbbreviation
Adm(in)(LAN-)System-Administrator
amAlfred MOERGELI
AuthorizedIn charge of/responsible
AVORWork preparation
BSecond Priority, can be deputized
BEBusiness Excellence (Total Quality Management)
BenefitProfit/Opportunity
BriefingConsulting/preparation/conference
CThird Priority, unimportant ("nice to have") [or] Category/Class [or] Correction
CACirca, about
CapCapital
ChangeAlteration/modification
CheckExamination/inspection
CHFSwiss Franc (SFr) [always without VAT if no other mention]
CLChecklist
COMCommunication
compCompare
ContContractor
cpCompare(d)
ContinuallyNot interrupted, steadily
Customer(Company-)unit (customer/clients) for whom the organization delivers services or products
dDay, calendar-day
DebriefingEvaluation/Closeout Meeting
DepositSecurity Payment (Retainer)
DFDiscussion Forum
dmDelilha MOERGELI
DocuDocument
EExecution
EDPElectronic Data Processing
e.g.For example [Latin: example gratia]
EKAS

Swiss Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Health (FCCO)

englEnglish
ExecExecutive
explicit Fully and clearly defined or formulated
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FeedbackReturn of information or opinion about the result of a process or activity
FileA collection of related data or program records
GGrade within a scale of 6 = very strongly applicable, excellent, 5 = applicable, good, 4 = (normal) applicable, sufficient, 3= moderately applicable, insufficient, 2 = minimally applicable, bad, 1= not applicable, very bad
h(r)Hour
HTMLHyper Text Markup Language
IInformation to all concerned
IAInternal Audit
I/CIn charge, responsible staff
IDIdentity/Number
i.e.That is [Latin: id est]
implicitImplied [or] understood though not directly expressed
InfoInformation
InternetA matrix of networks that connects computers around the world
ISO

International Standardization Organization

I(C)TInformation (Communication) Technology
JVJoint Venture
LAN Local Area Network
LaptopMobile personal computer
LTLocal Time [always if no other mention]
M Measurements/measurings [or] Management (Leadership)
M+A+CMeasuring + Analysis + Correction
ManagementDirecting, carrying on, administration, guidance and control
ManualA reference book giving instructions
MasterOriginal (-source)
mcllcMOERGELI CONSULTING, LLC
m(+)mmoergeli + moergeli consulting engineering
MSManagement System
NilNothing, zero, intentionally left blank
Normal(-)...The usual, concerns about 90 % of all occurrences
NoNumber
OOwn or Original
okCompleted (all right)
OM Organization Manual
Organization(Company-)unit, as related by ISO 9001:2000
OSHOccupational Safety and Health (or OHS, Occupational Health and Safety)
pPercent [%]
PPriority (A, B or C) | Probability
PaPartner (sub-contractor etc)
PCPersonal Computer
PDProcess-Description, written sequences of planned actions
PlausibilityIs that possible? Does it make sense?
PM Project Manager
PMFProject Manager Finances
PMTProject Manager Technology
PQMProject Specific Quality Management System
(P)Q(M)Plan(Project-Specific) Quality (Management) Plan
Pr Procedure
PrintPrinted material or printed matter/paper
ProcProcess, work sequences
ProdProduct
Q-Quality-...
(Q)M(Quality) Management
(Q)MDoc(u)(Quality) Management Documentation
(Q)ME(Quality) Management Executive
(Q)MM(Quality) Management Manual
(Q)MR(Quality) Management Representative
(Q)MS(Quality) Management System
QuQuantity
RRating (e.g. per ISO 9004)
RARisk Analysis [or] Risk Assessment
Rbrisk-based
RbMRisk-based Maintenance
RC

RiskConsult GmbH

RedundancyIndependence, additional (level of) safety
relevantHaving a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand
ReviewCheck, check point
Risk Risk ≡ Effects of uncertainty on objectives [by ISO 31000:2018]
RIAAT

Risk Administration and Analysis Tool, a software from RiskConsult GmbH

RLGuideline
RMRisk Management
ROIReturn On Invest
ROMRead Only Memory
SDStandard-Document, (Quality) Management System specific document
SSSystem Safety
SSASystem Safety Analysis
SSATSystem Safety Analysis Tool
siaSwiss Society of Engineers and Architects
SMSSafety Management System
specSpecialist/specific
spec(s)Specification(s)
SSESwiss Occupational Health and Safety Engineer (ESI)
SSFSwiss Occupational Health and Safety Expert (ESF)
STUVA (German) Association for research of underground infrastructures
STOPStrategical/Technical/Organizational/Personnel (Plan of Action, Measures)
SubconSub-Contractor
Supplier(Company-)unit, delivering services or products to the organization
suvaSwiss National Accident Insurance Fund
systsystematically/well structured
TCOTotal Cost of Ownership
TOPType of Product
TQMTotal Quality Management (Business Excellence)
TRTrade Register
TUVSwiss Safety Center (SSC) [ex TUEV (Switzerland) Inc. => Swiss TS Technical Services]
UltimoLast
URLHomepage-Address (http://www.name.*) (Uniform Resource Locator)
USDUS dollar, $
VVariation [or] Version
Val(idation)Check and verify the results (compared to customers' requirements, Fit for Purpose)
VATValue Added Tax
Ver(ification)Check and verify the results (compared to own project/phase requirements)
VirtualApparently
wWeek
WSWorkstation