Abbreviations &Acronyms Glossary

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KAHO katholische hogeschool (suggest) Catholic college of higher education (B)
KAU
kind-of-activity unit (EU statistics)
KBA Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt = Federal Motor Transport Authority (D)
KDV Kapitaldeckungsverfahren see General Glossary for explanation
KdW Keuringsdienst van Waren (NL) = Food and Drug Inspection Department
KEMA (Instituut voor) Keuring van Electrotechnische Materialen te Arnden (NL) = (suggest) Dutch quality control institute for electrical goods and materials
KIS Kandidaturen Informatie Systeem (B) = (suggest) Situations Wanted Information System
KIWA Keurings Instituut voor Waterleiding Artikelen (NL) = Waterworks Articles Inspection Institute
KLO (dienst) Kijk- en Luisteronderzoek = (suggest) TV and Radio Audience Surveys Department (of Dutch national broadcaster NOS)
KMK Kulturministerkonferenz = Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (of the Länder) (DE)
KMO (NL) = SME q.v.
KMP key measurement point
KNK Kompetenznachweis Kultur = Cultural Competency Record (DE)
KOMO Keurings Organisatie Materialen Onderzoek (NL: "Komo certification" is an environmental quality mark)
KPN Koninklijke PTT Nederland (NL: the Dutch post office, formerly a monopoly, now split (1997) into KPN Telecom and TNT Post Groep)
KSS Kühlschmierstoff = coolant; metalworking fluid (MWF) (metal.)
KSZE Konferenz über Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa = CSCE q.v.
k.u.k. kaiserlich und königlich = "right royally"
KV i. Kollektivvertrag = collective agreement (labour: wage bargaining)
KV ii. kombinierter Verkehr = combined transport
KVAE Konferenz für Vertrauensbildende und Sicherheitsmaßnahmen und Abrüstung in Europa = Conference on Confidence- and Security-building Measures and Disarmament in Europe
KvW Keuring van Waren = Inspectorate for Health Protection, Commodities and Veterinary Public Health (NL)
KWK = Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsanlage = CHP q.v.


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