The preferred term (set in bold type) shall be placed on a new line, (after its reference number, if used), starting with a lower-case letter except for any capital letters required by the normal written form in running text. The definition shall follow, after a colon and a space.
: separation of two adjacent plies resulting from a lack of adhesion
Admitted terms (set in normal type in the printed publication) shall each be placed on a new line, after the preferred term.
serializer; parallel-serial converter dynamicizer
: functional unit that converts a set of simultaneous signals into a corresponding time sequence of signals
Symbols shall be given following any admitted term(s).
Information regarding the units applicable to a quantity shall be given in a note.
: electric difference divided by current when there is no electromotive force in the conductor
Deprecated, obsolete and superseded terms (in normal type) shall each be placed after the recommended term, after any symbols, and shall be followed by an indication of their status, in parentheses.
radix; base (deprecated)
: positive integer by which the weight of any digit place is multiplied to obtain the weight of the digit place with the next higher weight
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Terms shall in general be presented in their basic grammatical form, i.e. nouns in the singular, verbs in the infinitive.
If a term is used to represent several concepts, the subject field to which each concept belongs shall be indicated between angle brackets, before the definition.
: [extrusion] metal block with a shaped orifice through which plastic material is extruded
: [moulding] assembly of parts enclosing the cavity from which the moulding takes its form
: [punching] tool to punch sheet or film material
Parentheses and square brackets shall be used only if they constitute part of the normal written form of the term. They shall not be used to show alternative terms.
bis (dimethylthiocarbamyl) disulfide
Examples of term usage, and notes concerning entries, shall be presented as shown below.
radix; base (deprecated): [radix numeration system] positive integer by which the weight of any digital place is multiplied to obtain the weight of the digit place with the next higher weight
In the decimal numeration system the radix of each digit place is 10.