Automotive Glossary


Automotive Glossary

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A/F

Air/Fuel Ratio
Entry link: A/F

A/T

Automatic transmission.
Entry link: A/T

Abandon

The term used when a test cannot be completed because the NT considers it unsafe to continue or because it becomes apparent during the test that certain items cannot be satisfactorily inspected. An appropriate fee may be charged for the test.

Entry link: Abandon

Abort

The term used when a test cannot be completed because of a problem with the VTS’s/DC’s testing equipment or the NT. No fee may be charged for the test.

Entry link: Abort

Abrasion

Wearing away of a surface by some external force, such as sanding.
Entry link: Abrasion

Abrasive

Substance used to wear away or smooth a surface by friction.
Entry link: Abrasive

Abrasives

Substances used to wear away a surface by friction.
Entry link: Abrasives

ABS

Antilock braking system.
Entry link: ABS

Absolute Pressure

The pressure that exists when the forces of gravity are excluded from the actual pressure. Absolute pressure is equal to gauge pressure plus atmospheric pressure.
Entry link: Absolute Pressure

Absorb

The penetration of a solid substance by a liquid as by capillary, osmotic, solvent, or chemical action.
Entry link: Absorb


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