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The intent of this Standard is to allow the use of approved abbreviations in lieu of the use of complete words or terminology. Abbreviations defined by this Standard need not be additionally defined by the using drawing or related document. It is not the intent of this Standard to include abbreviations defined or established in other standards such as those for scientific terms and notations. However, an exception is made for those abbreviations that have widespread use and recognition, for example, AM for amplitude modulation, and FM for frequency modulation (radio).

Document History

  1. ASME Y14.38-2019

    Abbreviations and Acronyms for Use in Product Definition and Related Documents: Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices

    • Most Recent
  2. ASME Y14.38-2007 (R2013)


    Abbreviations and Acronyms for Use on Drawings and Related Documents

    • Historical Version
  3. ASME Y14.38-1999

    Abbreviations and Acronyms (A revision and redesignation of ASME Y1.1-1989)

    • Historical Version