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Electronics Dictonary
Components
Basic Electronics
Digital Electronics
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ABBREVIATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC TERMS

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A B C D E F


A

A (amp): Ampere


AC: Alternating current


AC/DC: Alternating current or direct current


A/D: Analog to digital


ADC: Analog-to-digital converter


AF: Audio frequency


AFT: Automatic fine tuning


AFC : Automatic frequency control


AFC: Automatic flow controller, used in controlling the flow of gasses under pressure into a vacuum system


AGC: Automatic gain control


Ah: Ampere hour


Ai: Current gain


AM: Amplitude modulation


AM/FM: Amplitude modulation or Frequency modulation


AMM: Analog multimeter


Antilog: Antilogarithm


Ap: Power gain


apc: Automatic phase control


Av: Voltage gain


AVC: Automatic volume control


AWG: American wire gauge

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B

B: Flux density


BCD: Binary coded decimal


bfo: Beat frequency oscillator


BJT: Bipolar junction transistor


BW: Bandwidth

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C

c: Centi (10-2)


C: Capacitance or capacitor


CAD: Computer aided design


CAM: Computer aided manufacture


CATV: Cable TV


CB: Common base configuration


CB: Citizen's band


CC: Common collector


CE: Common emitter


cm: Centimeter


cmil: Circular mil


CPU: Central processing unit


C (Q):
Coulomb


CR cr: Junction diode


CRO: Cathode ray oscilloscope


CRT: Cathode ray tube


CT: Total capacitance


cw: Continuous transmission

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D

d: Deci (10-1)


D/A or D-A: Digital to analog


DC: Direct current


Di or Di: Change in current


DIP: Dual in-line package


DMM: Digital multimeter


DPDT: Double pole double throw


Dt or Dt: Change in time


DTL: Diode transistor logic


Dv or Dv: Change in voltage


DVM: Digital voltmeter

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E

E DC or Erms: Difference in potential


e: Instantaneous difference in potential


ECG: Electrocardiogram


ECL: Emitter coupled logic


EHF: Extremely high frequency


EHV: Extra high voltage


ELF: Extremely low frequency


EMF: Electromotive force


EMI: Electromagnetic interference


EW: Electronic warfare

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F

f: Frequency


FET: Field effect transistor


FF: Flip Flop


fil: Filament


FM: Frequency modulation


fr: Frequency at resonance


fsk: frequency-shift keying


FSD: Full scale deflection

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