3.1 Definitions and Terminology.
Since a major goal of acquisition streamlining is to use commercial and industry practices to the greatest extent possible, there is no single correct set of CM terminology that must be rigidly adhered to. ANSI/EIA -649 and EIA-836 contain many aliases that are commonly used in different industrial environments. It is appropriate to allow the use of terms common (local) to a given industry when dealing with that industry.
The following acronyms and definitions are provided for reference.
For correct application of this information, see NOTE on Contents page