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This index covers all Standards on Definitions of Terms issued by the IRE from 1942 through July, 1957, that are still in force. It brings together in one alphabetical list approximately 3500 technical terms defined in those Standards, indicating the IRE code number of the Standard and the issue and page number of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IRE where the definition may be found. Standards issued prior to 1949, which were published as separate reports instead of in the PROCEEDINGS, are identified by the word "separate" in the index. In some instances the same term has been defined in more than one Standard. If the Standards are in the same field, only the last published definition is referenced in the index; if they are in different fields, all definitions are referenced. A list of the Standards covered in the index and their IRE code numbers is given below. Reprints may be ordered at the indicated prices from IRE headquarters. Reprints of this index are also available as indicated in the footnote below.* The IRE is greatly indebted to Chester H. Page, Vice-Chairman and Definitions Coordinator of the Standards Committee, for the substantial task of compiling this index.