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8029850 Dictionary of Automotive Terms Vol i

8029850 Dictionary of Automotive Terms Vol i

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DICTIONARY OF AUTOMOTIVE TERMS
 (A - E)
A
:Abbreviation or symbol for absolute temperature,absorption coefficient, acceleration,adenine,ampere,amplitude, angular acceleration,area,  attenuation coefficient,fine-structure constant, helium nucleus,Helmhotz free energy,magnetic vector potential, relative atomic mass, a stereoisomer of a sugar, substitution on a carbon atom next to one commonto two condensed aromatic nuclei, substitution on the carbon atom next tothe hetero-atom in ahetero-cyclic compound, and substitution on thecarbon atom of a chain next to the functional group.
A-2 tire
:A term used for tire sizes 16.00 and larger in nominal cross section. Alsocalled
earthmover 
or 
off-the-road 
tire.
AA
:Abbreviation for "Automobile Association" a term used in Great Britain.
aa
:A term of Hawaiian origin for lava flows with a rough, jagged surface.
AAA
:Acronym for "American Automobile Association" or "Alberta AutomobileAssociation."
AABM
:Acronym for "Association of American Battery Manufacturers, Inc."
AAE
:Acronym for "Association of Automotive Employers" (Poland).
 
AAIA
AALA
aalenian
:The oldest stage of the Middle-Jurassic.
AAM
AAP
A arm
:
 
SeeA-arm 
A-arm
:Asuspension linkage formed in the shape of  an "A" or "V" found commonly on thefrontsuspension. The sides of the two legs of theA-arm are connected to thechassisby rubber  bushingsand the peak of the A-arm isattached to the wheel assembly. In this way,the wheel can freely move up and down.Sometimes there is an upper A-arm, a lower A-arm, or both upper and lower A-arms. TheBritish call it a "wishbone."
Also see
A-arm suspension
:
AAS
:
 
Acronym for "air aspirator system".
abacus
:[1] The uppermost part of a column capital or  pilaster, on which the architrave rests.[2] A bead frame. Used as an arithmeticcalculating aid.
abampere
:A unit of electric current in the CGS electromagnetic system of units. Oneabampere equals 10A.
abamurus
:A supporting wall or buttress, built to add strength to another wall.
abandonment
:A voluntary surrender of legal rights or title to a mining claim.
abatjour
:An opening to admit light and generally to deflect it downwards; askylight.
abaxial
:Rays of light which do not coincide with the optical axis of a lens system.
ABC
:[1] Acronym for "aerial bunched conductors"[2] Acronym for "automatic beam control".
ABDC
:Acronym for after bottom dead center . A term used intimingthe relation of thespark and thecrankshaft.
Abel flashpoint apparatus
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