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Nature volume 119, pages 230231 (12 February 1927) | Download Citation



PURSUING its work of standardisation, the 1 British Engineering Standards Association has issued a glossary in which the terms in common use in electrical engineering are defined, so as to provide engineers with a uniform nomenclature. With this end in view, the éompilers frequently give a list of the synonyms actually in use, indicating their preference by heavy type, and in some instances marking others as ‘deprecated.’ From this point of view, the sections on composite machines (i.e. converters of all types) and transformers, and that part which deals with the exact uses of such terms as ‘protected,’ ‘enclosed,’and ‘flame-proof,’ will be valuable in giving exact meanings to terms which have not always been used in the same way by different writers.

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