Abbreviations &Acronyms Glossary

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d.A. der Akte
DAC Development Assistance Committee (OECD)
DAS déclaration d'assurance
= statement of assurance (European Court of Auditors re budget discharge, EN abbrev. often used in English)
DB draft budget
DC developing country
DCF digital coding frequency (atomic clock, e.g.)
DECRP Document Stratégique de Croissance et de Réduction de la Pauvreté = GPRSP q.v.
DEOS duurzame economische ontwikkelings-scenario's (NL) = (suggest) sustainable economic development scenarios (to be achieved by 2030)
DEPI = demande d’entraide pénale internationale = request for mutual legal assistance; MLA request, see MLA 
DEQ delivery ex quay (+ port name)
DERV (fuel for) diesel-engined road vehicles
DESA Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN)
DETR Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (UK)
df degrees of freedom (math/stat.)
DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft = German Research Foundation (since 1951)
DFID Department for International Development (UK)
DG Directeur-Général: managing director, general manager (comm.: cf. PDG)
DGCCRF Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes = General Directorate for Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (FR)
DGINS directors-general of the national statistical institutes (EU: use FR acronym)
DGS Deutsche Gebärdensprache = German sign language
DGVO Druckgasverordnung = Pressurised gas regulations (TTB)
DH district heating (energy)
DI direct injection (automotive)
DIBS Disk Image Back-up System (computers)
DIHT (deutsche) Dachvereinigung der Industrie- und Handelskammern
DINOs "double income no options" (UK, couples financially vulnerable if one of them loses their earnings) (fin.)
DIRD Dépenses intérieures de R&D = GERD q.v.
DIRDE Dépenses intérieures de R&D des entreprises = BERD q.v.
DIS draft international standard
DIW Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung = German Institute for Economic Research
DZK Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste = German Lost Art Foundation
DLK domestic lighting and broadcast reception charging kit (energy)
DLO Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (NL)
DNC declared net capacity (energy; ?UK)
DNO dépenses non-obligatoires = non-compulsory expenditure (EU budget)
DOSES Development of Statistical Expert Systems (Eurostat programme)
DPD Deutscher Paketdienst
DPP Dokument für Programmplanung = Programme Planning Document (EU aid)
dpt diopter; dioptre (unit of refractive power)
DRI Délégation à la recherche et à l'innovation (EU)
DRP distribution resources planning; distribution requirements planning (comm.)
DRS Debtor Reporting System (World Bank)
DSAT Département des Services Administratifs et Techniques
= Administrative and Technical Services Department (OHIM q.v.)
DSGVO Datenschutzgrundverordnung, see GDPR
DSVD Digital Simultaneous Voice and Data (telecomm.)
DTI Department of Trade and Industry (UK)
DTS droits de tirage spéciaux
= SDR q.v.
DTU Document Technique Unifié (FR) = building regulations e.g.
DU depleted uranium
DVS Deutscher Verband für Schweißtechnik = German Welding Association
DWW Dienst Weg en Waterbouwkunde (NL)= (suggest) Highway and Waterway Engineering Department


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