THIS new official glossary of American aeronautical terms replaces Report No. 240, which was published in 1926. It is a fortunate coincidence that it should appear so soon after the revised British Standard Glossary of Aeronautical terms, which was reviewed in AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING, Vol. V, August 1933, p. 183. Much development has, of course, taken place since the last edition, and the time for a revision of terminological practice was certainly due. Actually, the period of the revision of the two lists overlapped to some extent and an early proof of the new British glossary was sent to the American committee as soon as it was known in England that it was being reconstituted. There is evidence that use was made of this, as in some instances where the use of words is identical in the two countries the language used in the definitions is very similar.
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