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The Standard Electrical Dictionary A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice of Electrical Engineering [Kindle Edition]

T. O'Conor (Thomas O'Conor) Sloane
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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  • File Size: 924 KB
  • Print Length: 1590 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TIJJBK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,389 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Surprised by the Quality March 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have a Keyboard Kindle. I notice several reviews think this is pretty good. I found it lacking in several areas: 1. Diagrams referred to in the text are missing; 2. The text format has the appearance of lines formatted for a wider screen so line "wrap" with partial and full lines alternating; 3. Definitions tend to be jammed together giving a jumbled app0earance to the different entries.

In books explaining concepts and machines, the lack of diagrams to accompany textual descriptions I consider a serious flaw. Fortunately, Gutenberg.org has many of these type books WITH the diagrams. I highly recommend checking with them to see if they have what you want.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you'll need February 15, 2013
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Exactly as stated, nothing is really missing from this book that I could think of. I like having it on my phone so I can manually search for words.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful Engineering Resource September 30, 2014
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This dictionary has some very important scientific
definitions like absolute temperature, absorption
and acoustic telegraphy. There are extensive
explanations of the concepts with relevant examples.

For instance, an acidometer is defined as a hydrometer
used to determine the specific gravity of an acid. This
volume would be useful as a supplemental reference book
for students and even practicing engineers. The presentation
would be more useful as a history of engineering text.

The author needs to do some reformatting of the
book because the contents are not presented in a
uniform manner for ease of reading. Otherwise, the
book has quite a number of interesting definitions of
classic engineering terms with plenty of examples!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extensive electrical terms June 29, 2013
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More than I bargained for. Has a wealth of electrical nomenclature. Interesting reading. lookup is exact spelling and somewhat demanding
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4.0 out of 5 stars So.. March 30, 2014
By Tatem
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So I'm not sure why hubby bought this, but he read it and it helped with whatever project he was working on. lol
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Standard Electrical Dictionary March 26, 2014
By ladyd
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Did not enjoy. Was not what I was looking for. Removed from device and located what it was that I wanted.
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3.0 out of 5 stars electrical dictionary March 7, 2014
By Anita
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I do not know how this wound up on my Kindle and I have deleted it. It would be quite good for somebody interested in the topic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome February 27, 2014
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Great dictionary, very useful. Made my work much easier. Very concise and well thought out - as far as dictionaries go
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