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Note: If you are adding abbreviations to this Glossary

  • put the full text in the Term's "Title" field,
  • the actual abbreviation in "Abbreviation(s)" field. 
  • put a more detailed description in the "Definition" field.

We are don't yet have a policy for the Label field, but possibilities are:

  • Indicating the provenance (For example DBD_Acronym indicates the term is from the DBD list of acronyms).
  • Indicating the domain of relevance in order to resolve ambiguities (Maybe this could resolve to a sub-system or professional field).

This needs some curation mechanism as well.


  • Authentication, Authorisation, Auditing

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Authentication, Authorisation, Allocation and Identity

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
53 Terms
A
  • Build-out and Evolution extensions

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Building Management System

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
17 Terms
B
  • Component & Connector

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Complex Programmable Logic Device

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
74 Terms
C
  • Digital Down Converter

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Digital Data Back Haul

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
51 Terms
D
  • Engineering Change Proposal

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Engineering and Construction Short Contract

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
43 Terms
E
  • Flexible Scheduling

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Flexible Image Transport System

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
43 Terms
F
  • Graphical User Interface

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Google Cloud Storage

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
15 Terms
G
  • High Bandwidth Memory

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Hierarchical Data Format

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
18 Terms
H
  • Infrastructure

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Infrared

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
57 Terms
I
  • Joint SKA Proposal

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • JavaScript Object Notation

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
5 Terms
J
  • Karoo Array Telescope Communications Protocol

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Karoo Array Processing Building

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
10 Terms
K
  • Low Frequency Aperture Array Element/Consortium

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Loss payee

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
24 Terms
L
  • Minimum Viable Product

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Minimum Marketable Product

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
36 Terms
M
  • Network Interface Card

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Network Equipment Building System

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
16 Terms
N
  • Observation Execution Tool

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Observation Design Tool

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
35 Terms
O
  • Power Procurement Programme

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Power and Signal Distribution

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
71 Terms
P
  • Qualificaton Test Procedure

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Quad Ridge Feed Horn

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
5 Terms
Q
  • Receiver

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Raw requirement

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
33 Terms
R
  • Sensitivity Image

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Senior Leadership Team

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
136 Terms
S
  • Technical Readiness Review

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Technical Evaluation Panel

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
52 Terms
T
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
11 Terms
U
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Virtual Private Network

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
20 Terms
V
  • Workmanship

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • Work Breakdown Structure element or Work Element

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
19 Terms
W
0 Term
X
  • Yuan Renminbi

    Jul 3, 2022 (06:06)
  • ...
1 Term
Y
Z

15 Comments

  1. I was wondering where to put notes on the Glossary trial, and I decided this was the best place. My thoughts are:

    • We clearly need a process/workflow for curating these definitions.
    • I can't work out (and find it irritating) how to edit the term name. The only way I can do it is delete and re-create the term.
    • I would like to be able to extract a CSV or Excel sheet containing the terms using an API.
    1. I agree that it would be very valuable and that we need a curated worklflow. It will be quite a of work to align terms though... We have been terrible in this up to now, especially with the numerous Consortia and Partners all having their own definitions.

      With Product/item names, we should try to stick to the PBS in eB (or fix it). I suppose the first documents we should try to align are our top-level documents like the L1 Requirements and DBD?

  2. I somehow managed to create the following definition, but I am sure I didn't do it consciously, but I suspect I did it while editing the note at the top of this page. It could be a weird bug.

  3. The glossary works site wide, and highlights terms without regard for context. May be a curation issue, but Confluence explaining to me that a CPU core is "An area 1000 m in diameter within which the individual stations are randomly located with no overlap" is at best amusing.


    1. Hi Chris, yes this is an issue, but I don't see it as a major problem - better for people to understand that a term they use has other definitions, than to be ignorant of it. I think if we go ahead with this, then labels may become important (or else multiple different glossaries).

      1. This also means that we can flag up conflicting acronyms used across the organisation, and arrange to spell them out whenever it's an issue.

        (Thus in SDP I insisted we only used IP to stand for Internet Protocol (and then only if used in e.g. the TCP/IP context). Otherwise, we had to spell out whether we meant Internet Protocol or Intellectual Property. )

        It may also help curtail the uncontrollable spread of acronyms.


        1. Fair enough, sounds reasonable.


        2. As a note on abreviations, the glossary is able to display more than 1 term with a shared abbreviation. They can be cycled through using the little dots in the top right hand corner. As Nick Mentioned this is where lables will become much more useful in future to give context.

          1. Yes, I can think that this would be valuable. IP, for example, is also a globally accept abbreviation for Intellectual Property. So we really will need to allow this.

  4. Hmm. The definition for Ionosphere has been given a synonym of 'I'. You can see from this how this could be annoying :

    1. Yes. This has been pointed out a number of times. It isn't a good abbreviation. Blame Dewdney, Peter

  5. Please can we add currency codes used by our members thus:

    Australian Dollar AUD

    Canadian Dollar CAD

    Yuan Renminbi CNY

    Euro EUR

    Indian Rupee INR

    New Zealand Dollar NZD

    Rand ZAR

    Swedish Krona SEK

    Swiss Franc CHF

    Pound Sterling GBP

    from https://www.iso.org/iso-4217-currency-codes.html

    1. these have now been added

      1. Wow, thanks for the fast work Rob, much appreciated!

  6. I noticed the word "add" to be underlined but then only giving me a blank block without content. I have noticed such behaviour before. Does that mean that some acronyms are blank? In this specific case it happened to be confusing given the context but I thought it may be useful to mention the context.