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Cashen Diverse Solutions - Glossary [A]


'a copy of' - Values are shown by virtue of position or magnitude e.g. an analogue watch can be read only from the position of the hands.

Aperture Card

A card, nominally 187mm (7.4") x 83mm (3.3"), containing a small aperture that holds a single 35 mm. negative. Information, such as the drawing number may be written on the card.


American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
Standardised code that can be read by any text editor, word processor or desktop publishing program (DTP) and can be imported into any spreadsheet or database.

Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio of a two-dimensional shape is the ratio of its longer dimension to its shorter dimension.
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