The information contained herein is intended for reference only.
Many definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are used in the field of
reliability, and no attempt has been made to list them all here. Instead, a
compilation of terms from historical documents (such as MIL-STD-721) and key
terms from this handbook is provided. In addition, a list of acronyms and
abbreviations used in this handbook or commonly associated with reliability
and related disciplines, together with their meanings, is provided for the
convenience of the reader.
For additional terms and definitions, the reader is referred to
the Product Assurance Dictionary by Richard R. Landers, 1996 and those
references listed in RL-TR-97-27, “A Primer of US and Non-US Commercial and
Government Documents,” March 1997.