Abbreviations &Acronyms Glossary

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H hypothesis (math. stat.), e.g. H0 = "null hypothesis: a statement against which results are tested. Usually the intention is that it will be disproved. Also H1 = "alternative hypothesis": the hypothesis which is true when the null hypothesis is false and false when it is true.
HA haute adhérence = high adhesion (steel)
HABM Harmonisierungsamt für den Binnenmarkt (Marken, Muster und Modelle) = OHIM (q.v.)
HAP HIV/AIDS and Population (EU programmes e.g.)
HAVO hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs (NL) (suggest) higher general secondary education
HAZOP hazard and operability analysis (first used in the process industries, term coined by ICI)
HBO hoger beroepsonderwijs (NL) (suggest) higher vocational education
HD Hochdruck
HDI human development index (UN)
HEAO hoger economisch en administratief onderwiijs (NL)
(suggest) higher business education
HFBR high flux beam reactor (nuclear: Grenoble)
HGV heavy goods vehicle (= lorry (UK), truck (USA))
HHV higher heating value (phys.)
HICP = harmonised index of consumer prices (trade)
HID hoofdingenieur-directeur (B/NL)
HIPC Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (IMF): "
the HIPC Initiative"
HMG Holland Media Groep (includes RTL 4 and 5)
HORECA hôtels, restaurants, cafés = ( suggest) hotels and catering
hPa hectopascal (measure of air pressure = millibar = mm Hg = 0.75 Torr)
HPA hectolitres of pure alcohol
HPE homogene Produktionseinheit = UHP q.v.
HQ Hochwasserabfluß (D) = high water discharge (flood defences)
HR human resources
HRM human resource management
HS Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (WTO, 1988)
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank
HTL Höhere Technische Lehranstalt (AU)
tritiated water (nuclear)
HTR high-temperature reactor (energy)
HU hochunempfindlicher (Zünder) = non-sensitive (electr.: fuse)
HVAC heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
HVGB Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (D) = (suggest) Central Group of Trade Associations
HVS Hauptverband der Sozialversicherungsträger (AU) = (suggest) Central Association of Social Insurance Funds
HWD Halbwertsdicke = half-value thickness

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