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abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations

AliExpress: Alibaba Express

Amtrak: American track

Gerrymandering: Gerry salamandering

Grade A Under A: Grade A. Underachiever

H B O: Home Box Office

H Q: Hype Quiz

Instagram: Instant telegram

Pac-Man: Program and control Man

PCalc: Programmer’s calculator

Pixelmator: Pixel + mater (to mate)

Qualcomm: Quality communications

Skype: Sky peer-to-peer → Skyper → Skype

Tanzania: Tanganyika & Zanzibar

Uniqlo: Unique clothing

Velcro: Velours crochet

Verizon: Veritas horizon

Walmart: Walton-mart

Yandex: Yet another indexer

The more you know.

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A better abbreviation for sine & cosine

For some weird reason the abbreviation for sine is sin and cos for cosine. This is madness compared to the beautiful and logical abbreviation for tangent and cotangent: tg and ctg respectively.

My proposal:

sine si
cosine csi
tangent tg
cotangent ctg

Quite obviously, I submitted them to my local ISO representative for review.

 1 comment    11   11 mon   abbreviations   maths   naming