PREFACE "An accurate definition of a technical term is not always clear. Sometimes a meaning is obscured by the words used in the definition or by not going into the subject far enough to be useful to the layman. Often a technical term can be best explained by referring to other closely associated terms. Dictionary of Electronics Communications Terms provides all these coverages in a practical up-to-date reference of technical terms pertinent to all phases of radiocommunications. Many slang and colloquial terms which have found their way into common usage are also included to make this a complete "one stop" reference. These terms and their true meanings have heretofore been subject to general interpretation by those working in the electronics field, and they are not normally set forth in a volume of this type. In this book, however, such terms as fist, bottle, and rock, even though they have no apparent connection with electronics or communications, are actually quite commonly used terms and are fully defined. All terms are cross-referenced whenever possible to place related entries in the same area. For example, under diversity receiver you will be referred to 'receiver, diversity.' Here you will find a description of this receiver amidst a listing of all other receiver types. In addition, where a term has more than one meaning, all related terms are also referenced in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the term. Each definition is presented in a straightforward manner and in language that can be understood by persons having only a basic knowledge of electronics. Additional information beyond that required for explanation is also. included in many cases. This dictionary is designed to serve the needs of engineers, electronics technicians, students, hobbyists, CB'ers, radio amateurs, and everyone connected in any way with the field of electronics and radio communications." Digitized by Google.