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    Writing a Definitive Work for the Coatings Industry: The Paint/Coatings Dictionary

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    This is a case study of a 13-year volunteer effort by a dedicated committee of the Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology to write the Paint/Coatings Dictionary. The committee's motivation, philosophy, and objectives are discussed as are the three parts of this dictionary: definitions, thesaurus, and bibliography. Typical examples of definition, jargon, and classification are included. This effort continues with the current writing of a more encyclopedic, illustrated second edition.


    terminology, paints, coatings, dictionaries, jargon, classified definitions, hierarchies

    Author Information:

    LeSota, S
    Senior scientist, Rohm and Haas Research,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E02.13

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30141S