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Editing that is done with two or more rolls of film or video, conforming and matching with alternate scenes which permits single or double exposures, multiple exposure, and hands-on reediting by the frame.
A and B Roll editing
English Style
À l' anglaise
Cooked on a skewer
À la Broche
A menu with a separate price for each item as opposed to a fixed price for an entire meal
À la carte
Prepared Greek style with tomatoes, garlic, black olives, and parsley.
À la grecque
Cooked in white cream sauce with vegetables.
À la king
Specialty of the house or a featured item on the menu.
À la maitre d’hotel
1. In the style of. 2. Ice cream on pie. 3. Mashed potatoes on beef.
À la mode
With garlic and olive oil.
À la Provencale
A method of food service in which each guest is served a plate completely set up; Also known as plated.
À la russse
term for steamed food.
À la vapeur
A1
the First-Class condition.
The designated international pitch to which pianos are tuned.
A-440
Sometimes called media advertising; relates to traditional commission-paying media: press, TV, radio, cinema, outdoor; media handled by full-service agencies.
Above-the-line advertising
1. A written summary of a presentation or paper, generally 200 to 500 words; see summary/brief or call for papers.
Abstract (1) (summary/brief, call for papers)
2. In laser presentations, graphic designs or patterns that are not representational of concrete objects; often waveform of lissajous patterns, which are abstract electronic patterns that appear organic in view.
Abstract (2)
A brief statement of content.
Abstract (3)
An informal participatory discussion, usually of an academic or research nature, held irregularly to identify areas of mutual interest through the exchange of ideas; also known as colloquium
Academic conference/seminar
1. Any agreement to purchase products or services under specified terms.
Acceptance (1)
A time draft (or bill of exchange) that the "drawee" (the payer) has accepted and is unconditionally obligated to pay at maturity. The draft must be written on the face of the draft.
Acceptance (2)
The drawee's act in receiving a draft and thus entering into the obligation to pay its value at maturity.
Acceptance (3)
A removable panel, equipment, or section of an exhibit to permit access to lamps, projector mechanisms, etc.
access Panel
1. A log that records chronological documentation and includes date, time, location, parties involved, and nature or description of previous incidents.
Accident report (1)
2. A log that is obtained from police to scope a venue location and assess the risk feasibility
Accident report (2)
A person who attends an event with a participant or delegate; see significant other or spouse
accompanying person
A number system given to specific categories of income or expense; also known as code of accounts
Account code (code of accounts)
An individual who represents an organization and the client in servicing in a business arrangement.
Account executive
1. An official recognition or authorization by an independent accrediting organization.
Accreditation (1)
2. The process required for receiving credentials for access to an event or a certain area of an event.
Accreditation (2)
An identifying tag used for official authorization
Accreditation badge
A document for official authorization
accreditation form
An established principle or mode of action to be followed in order to obtain accreditation
accreditation rules
The committee who supervises the matters associated with receiving the official authorization to cover an event.
accreditation supervising
The expenses that are incurred before the balance sheet date but that are not due until after the balance sheet date.
accrued expenses
A film positive or negative from which silk screens are produced.
Acetate (1)
A family of plastics for light transmission and surface protection.
Acetate (2)
3. A sheet used on overhead projectors
Acetate (3)
1. A solvent and/or adhesive agent for bonding many plastic materials.
Acetone (1)
2. A solvent used as a remover.
Acetone (2)
A technique for chopping or colorizing laser images in which primary laser color (red, green, blue) passes through an acousto-optical (AO) crystal, electrically modulated to transmit color. These beams converge into a single beam that proceeds to the XY scanners and the projection surface.
Acousto-optic modulation
OT (2)
acronym for overtime.
The family of clear, color, and translucent thermoplastic resins such as Plexiglas or Lucite.
Acrylic
A water-based latex made of acrylic polymer and used for coatings and/or impregnations.
Acrylic emulsion
An accident or event resulting from natural causes that is not preventable by reasonable foresight or care, for example, flood, hurricane, earthquake, and war; see force majeure clause.
Act of God*
An accident or event resulting from natural causes that is not preventable by reasonable foresight or care, for example, flood, hurricane, earthquake, and war; see force majeure clause.
Act of God*
A type of station at receptions and buffet meals, at which food is prepared by chefs to order and served to guests; also knows as exhibition cooking or food station.
Action station
A type of station at receptions and buffet meals, at which food is prepared by chefs to order and served to guests; also knows as exhibition cooking or food station.
Action station
Conduct that can be the subject of a lawsuit or legal action. Not everything that is unfair is illegal, however.
Actionable
The language being used by the speaker.
Active Language
The language being used by the speaker.
Active language*
AEA
Actors Equity Association (AEA)
AEA
Actors Equity Association (AEA)
A professional union that represents performers, stage managers, and others who appear in live theater; also applicable in Canada and Great Britain with a few slight variations in rules.
Actors Equity Association (AEA)
Replacement cost of lost or damaged property less depreciation.
Actual cash value
A solenoid-type device, usually two-position, used in laser light shows and activated by an electric closure. It is sometimes used for shutters, as well as beam-positioning.
Actuator
A committee that is formed on a temporary basis to conduct a specific task(s); also known as special committee
Ad hoc committee
A tour group in existence prior to the tour, the members of which share a common bond, interest, or organization affiliation. Also referred to as an affinity group. Examples of preformed groups include civic clubs, senior citizen groups, special interest groups, and alumni associations.
Ad hoc group
According to value; example: taxes imposed on imports by the customs authority of a country are generally based on the value of the goods. This is referred to as ___________ duties.
ad valorem (duty)
ADA
ADA; Americans with Disabilities Act
An individual or organization listed as covered by a primary insurance agreement.
Additional insured
A number of places set for a food event in addition to the guaranteed amount; also known as Overset
additional seating (Overset)
Any component of a package tour that is not included in the package price, but may be purchased as an added feature or to extend the length of the package. Purchased at additional cost; also known as tour option or enhancement.
add-on
A room sharing a common wall with another room but without a connecting door.
adjoining room
A room sharing a common wall with another room but without a connecting door.
adjoining rooms
The suspension of the meeting either indefinitely or until a later date
Adjournment of the meeting
A vertical support that allows a shelf bracket to be affixed at any point in the support.
Adjustable standard
The settlement of a dispute regarding a debt obligation by compromise and adjustment; also known as Debt Adjustment.
Adjustment of debts
A black-and-white photo transparency; also known as negative
Adlux
The group that determines budget, staffing required (organization chart), and flow of communications, as well as develops the timetable and production schedule for an event.
Administration
The ticket price charged by a facility for entrance. Admission can be full price, discounted, or complimentary.
Admission
The ticket price charged by a facility for entrance. Admission can be full price, discounted, or complimentary.
Admission
A card confirming a booking and registration to an event; also know as entrance card, congress card, or ticket.
Admission card – See congress card
A product or service ordered before move-in date or commencement date.
advance order
An enrollment to an event made prior to opening date.
advance registration
ALS
Advanced life support
A term used in South Africa for medical service; Hint: This is a level of first-aid provided by a first-aid provider.
Advanced life support
The colors found on the left side of the standard color wheel, such as red, orange, and yellow.
Advancing colors
A tour designed around an adventurous activity such as rafting, hiking, or ballooning.
adventure tour
A published, planned travel program with assigned inclusive tour number usually at special airfare and requiring prepayment.
advertised air tour
The published price of broadcast time in television or radio.
Advertised price – (in television or radio)
A message that media (newspaper, magazine, television, for example) is paid to distribute. The sponsor controls the message.
Advertising
An organization that creates general consumer advertising and assists marketers in planning and implementing advertising campaigns.
Advertising agency
Promotional items with an organization's name and/or advertising message; also known as advertising specialties.
Advertising merchandise
Promotional items with an organization's name and/or advertising message; also known as advertising merchandise.
Advertising specialties
ASA
Advertising Stadards Authority
A national association of advertising agencies in South Africa
Advertising Standards Authority
clean bill of lading
advice note (clean bill of lading)
An individual appointed to give specialist or expert information on a particular event; also known as counselor
Adviser
A term indicating that a shipper's agent or representative is not empowered to make definite decisions or adjustment without the approval of the group or individual represented.
advisory capacity
Consultative committee
Advisory committee
Different types of advertising in the sky. Forms include skywriting with smoke; trailed banners; illuminated messages on wings of night-flying aircraft; advertisements projected onto clouds; two or three aircrafts linked together with banners; tethered balloons; and hot air balloons
Aerial advertising
A term used to describe a lighting effect created by laser light projected through the air, often enhanced with theatrical fog; also known as aerial beams.
Aerial beams (atmospheric)
A term used to describe a lighting effect created by laser light projected through the air, often enhanced with theatrical fog; also known as aerial beams.
Aerial beams (atmospheric)
The union of a society or political party with another without loss of identity.
Affiliation
A group sharing common interests, usually people who are members of an organization; Example: A tour group in existence prior to the tour, the members of which share a common bond, interest, or organization affiliation. Also referred to as an ad hoc group, or preformed group. Examples of preformed groups include civic clubs, senior citizen groups, special interest groups, and alumni associations.
Affinity Group
The written document that implements affirmative action
Affirmative action plan
The practice of recruiting, hiring, and promoting certain groups that otherwise whould be underrepresented in the workforce; also known as equal opportunities
Affirmative action; equal opportunities
An exhibitor's or client's products fixed to a display
Affixed merchandise
An agreement between a steamship line (or similar carrier) and an importer or exporter in which cargo space is reserved on a vessel for a specified time and at a specified price. The importer or exporter is obligated to make payment whether or not the shipment goes ahead.
affreightment (contract of)
AD
After Date; Assistant Director, Associate Director.
AD
After Date; Assistant Director; Associate director
A phrase indicating that payment of a draft or other negotiable instrument is due a specified number of days after presentation of the draft to the drawee or payee.
After sight
Charges (restaurant, telephone, or similar) that do not appear on the guest's account at checkout;
after-departure charge; late charge
An illusory visual image remaining with a spectator after the actual image is no longer available; also known as ghost image in South Africa.
Afterimage
After a product or service has been sold, all those means of satisfying the customer, maintaining goodwill, encouraging recommendations, and achieving repeat or renewal sales, including sales of accessories.
Aftermarket
Legislation that prohibits discrimination against people over 40
Age discrimination in Employment Act
A written schedule of an event, providing pertinent information, including time, sequence of topics and sessions, location, and presenters' names
agenda; running order; schedule
1. An individual empowered to act on the behalf of entertainers, speakers, or other contracted people, for a fee, and who has no legal or financial responsibility other than for areas of professional liability resulting from those acts. 2. An individual who negotiates the buying and selling of goods or services without taking title to such products or services.
Agent
1. An individual empowered to act on the behalf of entertainers, speakers, or other contracted people, for a fee, and who has no legal or financial responsibility other than for areas of professional liability resulting from those acts. 2. An individual who negotiates the buying and selling of goods or services without taking title to such products or services.
Agent
1. An individual empowered to act on the behalf of entertainers, speakers, or other contracted people, for a fee, and who has no legal or financial responsibility other than for areas of professional leability resulting from those acts.
Agent (1)
2. An individual who negotiates the buying and selling of goods or services without taking title to such products or services.
agent (2)
2. An individual who negotiates the buying and selling of goods or services without taking title to such products or services.
agent (2)
The greatest amount of coverage possible that is stated on an insurance policy. Anything beyond this amount must be covered by an excess policy.
Aggregate limit
AH&MA
AH&MA (American Hotel & Motel Association)
AH&MA
AH&MA (American Hotel & Motel Association)
AIA
AIA (Australian Incentive Association)
AIA
AIA (Australian Incentive Association)
The space between air walls that separate event rooms.
air space
ATC
Air Traffic Conference of America (ATC)
The division of the Air Transport Association (ATA) that establishes industry standards and methods of operation.
Air Traffic Conference of America (ATC)
The division of the Air Transport Association (ATA) that establishes industry standards and methods of operation.
Air Traffic Conference of America (ATC)
ATA
Air Transport Association of America (ATA)
An organization for members who are connected with airlines' operation
Air Transport Association of America (ATA)
An organization for members who are connected with airlines' operation
Air Transport Association of America (ATA)
A moveable, sound-resistant barrier that partitions event areas
air walls; moveable wall; partition; divider; diving walls.
A bill of lading (B/L) that covers both domestic and international flights transporting goods to a specified destination.
air waybill
The system that controls the temperature and humidity of the air in a room.
Air-conditioning
A high-intensity lamp creating laser like beams and operating on a standard 115 VAC, cooled by air; used for indoor presentations. An air-cooled laser is primarily safe for an audience scan effect
Air-cooled laser
Materials shipped via airplane.
airfreight
A floor covering installed in passageways.
aisle carpet
A notice of aisle numbers or letters, indicating locations of participant booths or stands.
aisle sign
A passageway between rows of tables, chairs, booths, or stands. The width is determined by local fire regulations; also known as a Bridge way or gangway.
Aisle; Bridgeway; Gangway
A passageway between rows of tables, chairs, booths, or stands. The width is determined by local fire regulations
aisle; bridgeway; gangway.
Policies and procedures that are put into effect to assure the safety of the individuals when a function supplies any alcoholic beverages or condiments.
Alcohol risk management
The united States state-level organization responsible for licensing and regulating the sale of alcohol.
Alcohole Beverage Commission (ABC)
1. A list that consists of a catering department's steady, extra employees. They are the first ones called to work when temporary help is needed.
A-list (1)
1. A list that consists of a catering department's steady, extra employees. They are the first ones called to work when temporary help is needed.
A-list (1)
2. In Australia, known as pertaining to society's
A-list (2)
A tour covering all or most services (Transportation, lodging, meals, portage, sightseeing, taxes, gratuities, etc.) for one price.
all-expense tour/all inclusive tour
A tour covering all or most services (Transportation, lodging, meals, portage, sightseeing, taxes, gratuities, etc.) for one price.
all-expense tour/all-inclusive tour
The time given to a particular speaker to make his presentation.
allocation of speaking time
Include expenses, rebates, refunds, and overcharges of revenue.
Allowances
Another term for dead time
allowed time
Property insurance covering losses arising from any fortuitous cause except those that are specifically excluded.
All-risk coverage
A term that indicates all facility space that is reserved for one client.
all-space hold
A phrase referring to the side of a ship. Products to be delivered "alongside" are to be placed on the dock or within reach of the transport ship's tackle so that they can be loaded aboard the ship.
alongside
A production change made by the client after work has begun, and may be billed as extra charges.
Alteration
Served with thinly sliced almonds sauteed in butter.
amandine
Anyone whose work in or for the theater is without financial gain.
Amateur
A level of illumination used to create a particular atmosphere using existing or additional lighting sources.
Ambient light
A level of illumination used to create a particular atmosphere using existing or additional lighting sources.
Ambient Light
1. A form of marketing in which a competitor attempts to grab media attention away from an official sponsor, which may cause consumer confusion and loss of negotiated coverage.
Ambush marketing
1. A complimentary item provided by facility management and found in a sleeping room, such as writing supplies, bathrobe, fruit basket, shower cap, shampoo, shoe-shine mitt, etc.
amenity (1)
2. A complimentary service or product provided by a host or sponsor of an event for the purpose of advertising and goodwill; also known as giveaway.
amenity (2)
A school based in Chicago, Illinois, that trains individuals in floral design.
American Academy of Florist (AAF)
A national association of advertising agencies based in Washington, D.C.
American Advertising Federation (AAF)
A united States national association of advertising agencies headquartered in New York City.
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
A hotel term to designate a morning meal that consists of cereal, eggs, meat, bakery goods, fruits, juices, and beverages; also known as full breakfast
American breakfast; full breakfast
A hotel term to designate a morning meal that consists of cereal, eggs, meat, bakery goods, fruits, juices, and beverages
American breakfast; full breakfast
A hotel term to designate a morning meal that consists of cereal, eggs, meat, bakery goods, fruits, juices, and beverages; also known as full breakfast
American breakfast; full breakfast
AFTRA
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
A labor union that represents performers on audiotape, radio, television, and videotape.
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
AGVA
American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
A labor union that represents performers who appear in nightclubs, circuses, touring attractions, and other special events.
American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
An organization whose members work in hotels and motels and provide service and products for the hotel and motel industry.
American Hotel & Motel Association (AH&MA)
AIFD
American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
An international organization that provides seminars and workshops to professional florrists who display their designs in shows and events.
American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
AMA
American Marketing Association
A United States national Organization for the promotion of improved marketing practices that publishes the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Overnight accommodation that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner; also known as full American plan (FAP)
American plan
Overnight accommodation that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
American plan; full American plan (FAP)
ASTD
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
A United States organization whose members are training specialists and those who provide services for the training industry, offering a myriad of educational opportunities and material for its members.
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
ASAE
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
An organization providing information, resources, and education to its members, who are trade association executives and those who provide services and products for the association industry.
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
ASCAP
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
An organization protecting the rights to its members by licensing and paying royalties for the public performances of their copyrighted works.
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
ASTA
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
An organization of travel agents throughout the world, whose members provide travel services and products; also provides information, resources, and education to its members.
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
ASTA
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
The standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the uppercase and lowercase Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
United States legislation passed in 1990 requiring public buildings (offices, hotels, restaurants, etc.) to make adjustments meeting minimum standards to make their facilities accessible to individuals with physical disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADAAG
Americans with disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
The accessibility standards that are referenced in the Americans with Disabilities Act and that apply to public and private sector buildings and facilities that come under its jurisdiction.
Americans with disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
ADAAG
Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines
A special lens for projectors, used to eliminate distortion in abnormally wide throws.
Amorphic Lens
A special lens for projectors, used to eliminate distortion in abnormally wide throws.
Amorphic Lens
To extinguish the value of an asset or a loan gradually and evenly over a period of time.
amortize
1. Ampere; a standard unit measuring the strength of an electrical current.
Amp (1)
1. Ampere; a standard unit measuring the strength of an electrical current.
Amp (1)
1. Ampere; a standard unit measuring the strength of an electrical current.
Amp (1)
2. Amplifier; also know as power amplifier
Amp (2) (Power Amplifier)
The amount of electrical current transferred from one component to another. This specification is often important when considering the amplifier loudspeaker interface.
Amperage
The amount of electrical current transferred from one component to another. This specification is often important when considering the amplifier loudspeaker interface.
Amperage
The amount of electrical current transferred from one component to another. This specification is often important when considering the amplifier loudspeaker interface.
Amperage
An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space.
Amphitheater
An electronic device that drives loudspeakers in audio systems
Amplifier
A method of conveying data electronically in relation to a television, radio, or telephone signal by varying its frequency or amplitude.
Analog
1. A wide-angle lens designed to produce a wide-screen image.
Anamorphic Lens
An auger-type device used to secure the guy-ropes of a tent to the ground, ranging in length from 30" to 48" with a helix of 4" to 8" in diameter. Anchors hold better than stakes do in bare earth and sand; also known as stakes.
Anchor
An individual who invests money in a theatrical, film, or event production.
Angel
Baked bacon-wrapped oysters.
angels on horseback
A technique that creates an illusion of movement when used in rapid sequence; see cel animation, computer animation, and slide animation.
Animation (Slides Cel, Computer or Slide
A technique that creates an illusion of movement when used in rapid sequence; see cel animation, computer animation, and slide animation.
Animation (Slides) See Cel (Correct spelling) animation, computer animation, and slide animation
A camera used for filming animation in which the camera drive meter allows the film to move forward one frame at a time.
Animation Camera
A precise, customized camera mount for animation usage, which is capable of accurate gradations of movement above the artwork, Peg-Board, or platen; also know as crane.
Animation Stand
A flat table with a circular rotary inset to allow the cel to be turned to any angle for observations, matching, inking, or painting.
Animation Table
The process of preserving metal by adding a protective oxide film by an electrolytic process.
anodizing
The first positive print of a movie film made from the rough edited negative
Answer print
Lighting instruments hung in front of the proscenium
Anti prost
A law that protects individuals from job discrimination; includes any reference or demands made by the employer that do not directly relate to the job description and that are in violation of the law.
Antidiscrimination law
Italian appetizers that include olives, salami, peppers, marinated vegetable salads, sliced meats, cheeses, and other similar foods.
antipasto
A spray that helps reduce static electricity in carpets.
antistat for carpets
A solution applied to plastics to minimize dust accumulation
antistat wax
United States legislation designed to promote competition and prevent unfair practices that may lead to monopolies or suppression of competition.
antitrust laws
The dimensions of a slide or film frame
Aperture width/height
A special fare at a lower rate for an airline.
APEX fare (advance purchase excursion fare)
The first course of a meal, such as salad, soup, or fruit cup.
appetizer
A form requesting authorization to give a demonstration.
Application to Present a Demonstration
A form for submission of a film or video for presentation in a film program for assessment and screening by a selection committee.
Application to Present a Film
A form for submission of an article for assessment and screening by a selection committee.
application to present a paper
An application form to present a poster for assessment and screening by a selection committee.
application to present a poster
Any applied item to fabric or other surfaces for the purpose of décor.
applique
An individual who works in the theater for the learning experience, usually not paid.
Apprentice
The part of a stage in front of the main curtain.
Apron
The process of buying foreign exchange, stocks, bonds, and other commodities in one market and immediately selling them in another market at higher prices.
arbitrage
A light source providing high-intensity light utilizing a positive and negative metal rod (instead of a light bulb) for large screens or long projection distances; also used in follow spotlights. Replaced by xenon lamps in the 1980’s
Arc light
An exhibit display that spans two points, such as a ceiling or entryway.
Arch
A service on the Internet for gathering, indexing, and displaying information (such as a list of files available through anonymous file retrieval and transfer services).
Archie
Menu items where food is stacked, such as endive boats filled with salad greens; also known as vertical cuisine.
architectural cuisine
An area that is loocated out of harm's way, providing protection from smoke, fire, and heat, where an individual can retreat until help arrives.
area of rescue assistance
An inert, colorless, odorless gas that creates a blue-green color inside a laser tube.
Argon
A term for plywood or lumber with a metal veneer.
Armorply
Determines the shape-height, width, and breadth of décor for an event set or floral design.
Arrangement background
The center or heart of a floral design; also known as feature focal point of arrangement in Australia.
Arrangement focal point
The film industry designation for an Arriflex camera. The 16mm versions are used for news gathering, industrials, commercials and documentaries, whereas 35mm models are used for commercials, high-budget documentaries, industrials, and feature motion pictures.
Arri
The anticipated dates and times of arrival of group members.
arrival pattern
The anticipated dates and times of arrival of group members.
arrival pattern
The anticipated time guests are expected to arrive at a facility.
arrival time
The anticipated time guests are expected to arrive at a facility.
arrival time
Any materials (Drawings, photographs, type) used in preparing camera-ready art; also known as Artwork.
Art
An accepted principle encompassing line, form, color, texture, and pattern.
Art principles
Any materials (Drawings, photographs, type) used in preparing camera-ready art; also known as Art
Artwork
A receptacle for tobacco ashes; an ashtray.
ash stand; Ash can
Another term for the Ash stand
ashcan; Ash stand
A dramatic device in which an actor speaks directly to the audience while other individuals onstage supposedly do not hear him or her.
Aside
The ratio of image width to height; pertaining to audiovisual, video, and slides.
Aspect Ratio
A general or formal meeting of an organization for the purpose of deciding legislative direction, approving policy, electing committee members, approving balance sheets, budgets, etc. Rules of procedure as prescribed in an organization's articles and by-laws are observed.
assembly
A trained dog that provides assistance to an individual who is blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired; also known as dog guide
assist animal; dog guide
AD
Assistant director
ASM
Assistant Stage Manager
A person who assists the stage manager by taking responsibility for the stage area only.
Assistant Stage Manager
AD
Associate Director
An organization of people with a common purpose.
association
1. A union contract covering companies and unions that bargain on an area-wide basis.
Association agreement (1)
2. A union contract negotiated by a group of employers through an employer's association with the union representing their employees.
Association agreement (2)
An exhibit booth or stand at which an association provides information about its purpose and services to members and prospective members.
Association booth/stand
APCOSA
Association for Professional Conference Organisers in South Africa
A professional organization comprised of Professional Congress Organizers (PCO's) throughout South Africa
Association for Professional Conference Organisers in South Africa (APCOSA)
ACTRA
Association of Cable Television and Radio Artists
An organization for artists who perform on audiotape, radio, and cable television.
Association of Cable Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
ACCED-I
Association of Collegiate Cnference and Event Directors-International
An organization whose members work in colleges and universities as conference and event managers.
Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors-International (ACCED-I)
ATPAM
Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM)
A union for theater publicist and house managers.
Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM)
The variety and combination of products or services offered for sale by an organization.
Assortment
Euphemism used by actors, consultants, and others for unemployed or available for work.
At Liberty
A phrase indicating that payment on a draft or other negotiable contract is due upon demand.
at sight
ATA
ATA (Air Traffic Association of America)
another term for a pocket program
at-a-glance program
ATC
ATC (Air Traffic Conference of America)
An event that involves athletes, guests, or attendees in competition or demonstration.
athletic event
A term used to describe a lighting effect created by laser light projected through the air, often enhanced with theatrical fog; also known as aerial beams.
Atmospheric (aerial beams)
At the location of an event or exhibit
at-site; on-site
At the location of an event or exhibit
at-site; on-site.
The total number of people attending an event.
attendance
An individual person attending an event.
attendee
An individual person attending event sessions, although not officially involved with the event; also known as an observer.
attender
A natural or man-made facility, location, or activity that offers items of specific interest. An attraction can be a natural or scenic wonder (The Grand Canyon), a man-made theme park (Disneyland), a cultural or historic exhibition ( the World's Fair), or a wildlife/ecological park (a zoo or aquarium).
attraction
Foods sprinkled with crumbs and/or cheese and baked until browned
au gratin
Served with natural meat juices or gravy without thickening.
au jus
With milk, as in café au lait.
au lait
The number of people in an audience. In a controlled situation, this number is most accurately found through ticket sales, turnstile counts, or established seating capacities. In a non-controlled situation, estimates from law enforcement agencies, park and recreation departments, or other organizations involved in crowd control are usually reliable.
Audience Count
The stage direction as seen from the audience perspective; see camera left and right; screen/audience left and right and stage left, stage right
Audience left or right
A loudspeaker used for listening to the playback of tapes or records and by musicians to hear themselves or other musicians onstage.
Audio monitor
A conference using only voice transmissions between two or more sites; also known as conference call.
audioconference
AV
Audiovisual
Equipment, materials, and teaching aids used in sound and visual presentations, such as television monitors, video sound equipment, etc.
Audiovisual (AV)
Equipment, materials, and teaching aids used in sound and visual presentations, such as television monitors, video sound equipment, etc.
Audiovisual (AV)
Audio and visual support for meetings, usually taking the form of film, slides, overhead projection, flip charts, sound equipment, and blackboards.
Audiovisual Aids
Audio and visual support for meetings, usually taking the form of film, slides, overhead projection, flip charts, sound equipment, and blackboards.
Audiovisual aids
Audio and visual support for meetings, usually taking the form of film, slides, overhead projection, flip charts, sound equipment, and blackboards.
Audiovisual Aids
1. A certified count of attendance.
Audit (1)
2. An official review of finances by a certified public accountant.
Audit (2)
A tryout performance before producers, directors, casting directors or others for the purpose of obtaining a part in a production.
Audition
A projection lens used for long distances.
Auditorium lens
Another term for House Lights
Auditorium lights (house lights)
Another term for House Lights
Auditorium Lights (House Lights)
An arrangement of chairs in rows facing a head table, stage, or speaker; the rows may be straight or semicircular; also known as church seating or theater setup; see V-shaped setup.
Auditorium Setup (seating)
An arrangement of chairs in rows facing a head table, stage, or speaker; the rows may be straight or semicircular
auditorium setup; church seating; theater setup; V-shaped setup.
AFTA
Australian Federation of Travel Agent (AFTA)
An organization whose members work as travel agents and are from Australia or service Australia.
Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA)
An Australian professional association comprised of individuals who organize or supply incentive programs.
Australian Incentive Association (AIA)
A signature of a person with authority to: 1. Sign checks and contracts on behalf of an organization. 2. Charge to an organization's master account. 3. Guarantee payment. 4. Contract for space, services, and supplies
authorized signature; also known as signatory.
The instructions regarding the required format for the written presentation of a speech; also known as preparation of paper.
author's guideline/kit
A remote-controlled theatrical lighting instrument whose beam can spot or go to flood, vary from bright to dim, move horizontally (pan) and vertically (tilt), and change color. All of these operations can be computer programmed to allow for very rapid and precise changes. A series of gobo patterns also are built into the fixture. Also known as intelligent lighting
Automated lighting (Intelligent Lighting)
A remote-controlled theatrical lighting instrument whose beam can spot or go to flood, vary from bright to dim, move horizontally (pan) and vertically (tilt), and change color. All of these operations can be computer programmed to allow for very rapid and precise changes. A series of gobo patterns also are built into the fixture. Also known as intelligent lighting
Automated lighting (Intelligent Lighting)
A feature on a slide projector that mechanically inserts the next slide.
Automatic Advance
A feature on a slide projector that mechanically inserts the next slide.
Automatic advance
An insurance coverage that protects the owner or operator of a motor vehicle from financial risk due to accidents caused by the driver; also known as third-party policy.
Automobile liability insurance
Services, such as stewards, technicians, interpreters, tour guides, valet parking, or other additional services that support an event.
auxiliary services
AV
AV (Audiovisual)
A supplier of audiovisual equipment, including projectors, screens, sound systems, video, staging, and technical staff.
AV Contractor
A supplier of audiovisual equipment, including projectors, screens, sound systems, video, staging, and technical staff.
AV contractor
The total guest room revenue for a given period's occupied rooms divided by the number of rooms occupied for the same period. Since it can be related to investment, this statistic is frequently used as a measure of economic feasibility.
average room rate
The total guest room revenue for a given period's occupied rooms divided by the number of rooms occupied for the same period. Since it can be related to investment, this statistic is frequently used as a measure of economic feasibility.
average room rate
An event, usually formal, to honor outstanding performance.
awards banquet/celebration
A monopitch tent structure made up of legs, trusses, and purlins, and clad with PVC.
Awning
A string of 35 - 100 half-watt minature lights spaced 8" apart; also knows as mini-Italian, bud, or fairy lights.
B lights (Mini Italian Lights)
A small spotlight in a booth or stand, usually 100, 250, or 400 watts
Baby Spot
Swaged tent curtains, approximately 30" wide, used for decorative purposes on side poles; also known as backdrop
Back Curtain
An area of an event used as a boneyard, that is, not accessible or visible to guests; for example, a kitchen, storage, or work area.
Back of House
An area of an event used as a boneyard, that is not accessible or visible to guests; for example, a kitchen, storage, or work area.
back of house
An area of an event used as a boneyard, that is, not accessible or visible to guests; for example, a kitchen, storage, or work area.
Back of house
The process by which an image is projected on the back of a stage or screen that is placed between the viewer and the projector; also known as rear-screen projection or RP.
Back projection
The process by which an image is projected on the back of a stage or screen that is placed between the viewer and the projector; also known as rear-screen projection or RP.
Back Projection (Rear Projection or RP)
The portion of the stage behind the main curtain, including the stage, dressing rooms, and wings.
Back Stage (Backstage)
A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway in a computer network.
backbone
1. A drape, curtain, or fabric panel at the back of a stage, speaker’s table, or exhibit booth or stand; also known as back curtain 2. Decorations in theme events.
Backdrop (Back Curtain)
Illumination behind a set used to give a lighting effect on a backdrop
Backing light
Illumination behind a set used to give a lighting effect on a backdrop
Backing light
Any piece or pieces of scenery placed behind an opening, door, windows, etc., to limit the view of the audience from the offstage areas.
Backing unit
A light source that illuminates any transparent or translucent material from behind.
Backlight
Equipment required by performers, such as amplifiers, microphones, or other instrumentation.
Backline Equipment
Equipment required by performers, such as amplifiers, microphones, or other instrumentation.
Backline equipment
A truck that loads from the back opening door.
backloader
The portion of the stage behind the main curtain, including the stage, dressing rooms, and wings.
Backstage
A travel program operating on a continuous basis so that as one group arrives another soon departs.
back-to-back
Communication means for event staff and security officers to contact headquarters.
back-to-base
Substitute event space that is booked as part of the planning strategy and used should planned space be insufficient.
backup facilities
A panel arrangement at the rear of a booth
backwall
An exhibitor's booth or stand that is located on the perimeter or rear wall and not considered premier booth space; also known as perimeter booth/stand.
backwall booth/stand
An exhibit that is back-to-back with another exhibit or against a building wall.
backwall exhibit
BO
Bad order; buyers option
A pocket that the badge stock slides into that attaches to the exhibition or conference visitor by pin, clip, or lanyard.
badge holder
The paper or plastic on which an exposition or conference visitor's badge is printed. Different sizes and styles are available to use.
badge stock
Identification worn by event participants
badge; name tag
A partition to control light, air, sound, or traffic flow.
baffle
A long loaf of French bread with a crunchy crust.
baguette
Brick ice cream on a cake, covered with meringue and browned quickly in the oven; sometimes served flaming.
baked Alaska
Russian, Greek, or Turkish pastry made of flaky dough, honey, butter, and chopped nuts.
baklava
A statement that reflects the financial position of an event or operation by revealing the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity as of a given date.
balance sheet
Spotlights that are mounted on the front of the balcony or related locations to light the acting area.
Balcony front spotlights
A means of raising tents by raising center poles and securing them with guy ropes. The peak at the center poles is secured to a bale ring (a metal ring), which in turn is raised (along with the roof of the tent) by block and tackle to its ultimate or ideal height on the center pole.
Bale Ring
A formal social dance.
Ball
The amount of information one can send through a connection, usually measured in bits per second.
Bandwidth
A type of lightweight cloth used for backdrops, drapping, and linen; also known as calico.
banjo (fabric)
A written authorization by an individual or agency for the transfer of money into another account; a bank check
bank draft
The guarantee on the part of a bank that it will pay in the event of default, so that no inquiries regarding the solvency of the individual in question are needed.
bank guarantee
A deposit forwarded to a bank by mail, personal, or electronic means.
bank remittance
A movement of funds from one bank account to another.
bank transfer
A suspended rectangular piece of fabric or paper used for decorations or signs.
banner
A formal or ceremonial dinner held during an event, including speeches, music, etc.
banquet
A formal or ceremonial dinner held during an event, including speeches, music, etc.
banquet
The person responsible for all food service; for larger functions may be responsible for a specific area of the dining room
banquet captain/banquet manager; captain; supervisor; manager; or maitre d.
The person responsible for all food service; for larger functions may be responsible for a specific area of the dining room
banquet captain/manager
A check or bill issued to a client for food and beverage orders for an event based on the banquet event order.
banquet check
A check or bill issued to a client for food and beverage orders for an event based on the banquet event order.
banquet check
A form providing detailed instructions prepared by an event facility; provides details such as food and beverage, and room setup to facility personnel concerned with a specific area of the function dining room. Also known as resume, function sheet, event order, running order, or running schedule.
banquet event order
BEO
Banquet Event Order
A form providing detailed instructions prepared by an event facility; provides details such as food and beverage, and room setup to facility personnel concerned with a specific area of the function dining room. Also known as resume, function sheet, event order, running order, or running schedule.
banquet event order (BEO); resume; function sheet; event order; running order; running schedule.
another name for a function room
banquet room
A circular table used for meal service; depending on the diameter, can comfortably seat up to 12 people.
banquet round
A circular table used for meal service; depending on the diameter, can comfortably seat up to 12 people.
banquet round
Another name for the Convention services manager.
banquet services manager
A jewish religious ceremony on a male's thirteenth birthday, marking his entry into maturity and often accompanied by a social celebration.
bar mitzvah
A detailed written record of liquor consumption during an event.
bar reading
A detailed written record of liquor consumption during an event.
bar reading
Roasting meat over direct flame or under direct heat similar to broiling, but basted with well-seasoned barbeque sauce.
barbeque
A union recognized by the employer or designated by a government agency to act as the exclusive representative of employees in a bargaining unit.
Bargaining agent
A group of employees designated by a government agency or accepted by the employer as contituting an appropriate unit for representation by a union.
Bargaining unit
Moveable, hinged flaps used to control the beam spread of stage lights.
barn doors
Negligence or fraud on the part of a ship's officers or crew resulting in injury or loss to the ship's owners.
barratry
Absence of obstacles that prevent handicapped persons from moving freely to all public areas.
barrier-free
A type of trade in which merchandise or service is exchanged directly for other merchandise or service without the use of money. ______ can be an important means of trade with countries using currency that is not readily convertible. ______ may also have tax liabilities.
barter
A jewish religious ceremony on the thirteenth birthday of a female, marking her entry into adulthood and often accompanied by social celebrations.
bas mitzvah/bat mitzvah
A steel floor support piece designed to support an upright post.
base
1. A large empty plate in the center of each place setting. It is usually removed prior to the entrée course; also known as place plate or service plate.
base plate (1)
2. A plate that a tent or pip (as in pipe and drape) is fixed to in order to spread the load onto the floor or ground to provide stability and prevent the tent from sinking into the ground.
base plate (2)
Accepted elements that encompass dominance, scale, rhythm, harmony, and space.
basic elements
BLS
Basic Life Support
First aid provider at an event
Basic Life support (BLS)
A term used in South Africa for medical service; Hint: This is a level of first-aid provided by a first-aid provider.
Basic Life support (BSL)
A length of pipe from which scenery, curtains, and lights can be hung; also known as timber batten.
batten (bat)
The number of storage or tent bays multiplied by the length of the bays equals the length of a structure.
Bay
BDI
BDI (both date inclusive)
A metal edge of lath or framing that finishes corners or openings and gives plaster finish continuous, smooth corners.
bead
A type of screen surface used for front-screen projection; also known as Glass-beaded screen
beaded screen
Spotlights mounted high in the beams of the auditorium ceiling for the purpose of lighting the stage area from above.
Beam front Spots
A beam in the ceiling of an auditorium in which spotlights are concealed; also a beam of light is the ray of light that is projected from a lighting instrument.
beam, ceiling
A designed array of high-power laser beams, which can be sent directly from the laser source into infinity or bounced off carefully aligned mirrors to create complex compositions. Beam sculptures can be static or kinetic; if kinetic, they can be sequenced through reconfigured positions or scanned (swept) across space; Also known as mirrors.
Beams or beam sculptures
A derivative of the hollandaise mother sauce. It is prepared by adding a tarragon reduction to hollandaise. Must be kept on or near heat or it will separate and break down. Often served on filet mignon.
béarnaise sauce
The trade name for a lightweight professional motion picture camera that is used extensively for news and documentary coverage.
Beaulieu
B&B
bed and breakfast
A room rate that includes a sleeping room and breakfast, often in homes or inns and in small intimate locations
bed and breakfast; (B&B); continental plan (CP); Bermuda plan.
A room rate that includes a sleeping room and breakfast, often in homes or inns and in small intimate locations; also known as continental plan (CP) or Bermuda plan.
bed and breakfast; (B&B); continental plan (CP); Bermuda plan.
Metal hardware in pairs (male and female) that are attached onto a panel edge, permitting an easy coupling of panels.
bed hook
Tenderloin coated with liver pate and baked en croute.
beef Wellington
An audio signal used in cueing and editing.
beep
1. A square-shaped French doughnut, minus the hole, lavishly sprinkled with powdered sugar.
beignet (1)
2. Foods dipped in batter and deep fried.
beignet (2)
An early motion picture equipment manufacturer of cameras, projectors, and accessories.
Bell and Howell
A hotel employee who supervises the work of the bell staff.
bell captain
A south African term for the half-circle shape with a pitch to the end of a tent structure.
Bell End
Hotel personnel charged with escorting guests to rooms, carrying luggage, and running errands.
bell staff/bell stand car hire
Media other than above-the-line; includes exhibitions, direct mail, point-of-sale displays, sales literature, givaways, and sponsorships, but not public relations.
below-the-line advertising
The technique of photographing continuous tone art through a screen to break up the subject for reproduction.
Ben Day
Another name for Bed & Breakfast
Bermuda Plan
A venue's or hotel's best price indicating time available, for example, off-season
best price available
A venue's or hotel's best price indicating time available, for example, off-season.
best price available
A request to schedule an advertiser's commercial, at the broadcast station's discretion, in the best available commercial occasion; a scheduling instruction for television or radio advertising.
best time available
a Beta is a…
Beta (VHS)
BBB
Better Business Bureau
An agency supported by a local business community to detect and prosecute frauds and to correct misleading advertising.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
A proposal with rates submitted by a destination or a venue inviting a group to meet in their venue.
bid document
A proposal with rates submitted by a destination or a venue inviting a group to meet in their venue.
bid document
A written document sent to vendors and issued by an organization that contains requirements for their future events and outlines primary selection and decision procedures; also known as request for proposal (RFP) or job tender.
bid manual/specifications
Background, as in background music.
BIG – (B/G)
B/E
Bill of Exchange
An absolute order in writing from one person (the drawer) to another person (the drawee), addressing the drawee to pay a specified amount to a named payee at a fixed or determinable future date; also known as draft.
bill of exchange (B/E)
A document that establishes the terms of a contract between a shipper and a transportation company under which freight is to be moved between specified points for a specified charge. Usually prepared by the shipper on forms issued by the carrier, it serves as a document of title, a contract of carriage, and a receipt of goods.
bill of lading (B/L)
A document that establishes the terms of a contract between a shipper and a transportation company under which freight is to be moved between specified points for a specified charge. Usually prepared by the shipper on forms issued by the carrier, it serves as a document of title, a contract of carriage, and a receipt of goods.
bill of lading (B/L)
B/L
bill of lading (B/L)
A customhouse document that allows a cosignee to see the products before paying duties.
bill of sight
1. A flat, upright structure for the display of outdoor advertising.
billboard (1)
2. A brief announcement identifying the sponsor of a program (in television or radio)
Billboard (2)
Post billing based on actual usage, usually for beverages.
billed on consumption
Post billing based on actual usage, usually for beverages.
billed on consumption (BOC)
Post billing based on actual usage, usually for beverages.
billed on consumption (BOC)
Post billing based on actual usage, usually for beverages.
billed on consumption (BOC)
A period of time in which creditors regularly submit bills to customers.
billing cycle
B/P
Bills payable
A temporary evidence of insurance to the insured before the insurance policy is actually issued.
binder
The process of joining sheets of paper into a completed book.
binding
A bidirectional loudspeaker with zero degrees of phase difference between its front and rear acoustical output.
Bipole
Soup thickened with a vegetable puree; usually a shellfish soup.
bisque
A small role in a dramatic or event production, rarely with more than two or three lines.
Bit part
A network of mostly IBM mainframes connected to the Internet.
Bitnet
Ultraviolet lighting that when applied causes phosphorescent colors (paint, dye, fabric) to glow.
Black light
1. Usually refers to painting out portions of a photo negative on-screen.
Black out (1)
2. Close off area to light
Black Out (2)
3. Dates that airlines or hotels cannot offer certain fares.
black out (3)
3. Dates that airlines or hotels cannot offer certain fares.
black out (3)
A chemical mixture of potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal used as the propellant for fireworks shells.
Black powder
A term that indicates a tuxedo or dinner jacket, bow tie, and cummerbund for men and formal evening dress for women is required. In the United States and Canada, black tie indicates tuxedo; also known as formal dress. In South Africa a black suit or dark suit is also acceptable.
black tie
Terms that indicate formal dress, that is, tuxedo or evening dress, is preferred but not required.
black tie optional / black tie preferred / black tie invited / black tie requested
Dates that airlines or hotels cannot offer certain fares.
blackout
Dates that airlines or hotels cannot offer certain fares.
blackout
A general agreement between an advertiser and a medium of communication covering all products advertised, regardless of the agencies involved; also known as master contract.
blanket contract
noncrafted freight shipped via van line and covered with protective blankets or padding.
blanket wrap
A momentary diversion of laser light into a light trap within the laser optics, creating a discontinuity, or black space, within the laser graphic, which may be fast, slow, clean, wiped, accurate, or approximate, depending on the equipment.
Blanking
A tiered seating space, usually without cover, for spectators of events; also known as grandstand.
bleachers
Printing beyond the cutting edge of paper
bleed
A gradual merging of one color into another
Blending Color
A thin pancake rolled around a filling of cream cheese and chopped meat or fruit.
blintz
A number of rooms held for a group for a specified period of time.
block
A number of rooms held for a group for a specified period of time.
block
A number of rooms held for a group for a specified period of time.
block
Ropes and pulleys used to lift and to pull out stress points where greater leverage is required; for example, used to lift and stretch tents.
block and tackle
Another term for Blocked Space
block booking
Another term for Blocked Space
block booking
The process of procuring blocked space
block booking
A term that indicates that a group of sleeping rooms, exhibit, meeting, or other function space has been reserved by an organization holding a future event
block space; block booking
A term that indicates that a group of sleeping rooms, exhibit, meeting, or other function space has been reserved by an organization holding a future event
blocked space
A term that indicates that a group of sleeping rooms, exhibit, meeting, or other function space has been reserved by an organization holding a future event; also known as block booking.
blocked space
A rehearsal, during which the director sets up all the action or movements for the scene.
Blocking
Movement of actors in the acting area.
Blocking Notation
1. A flower or blossom of a plant.
bloom (1)
2. A powdery substance seen on the surface of freshly picked fruit.
bloom (2)
The general term for a device to circulate or remove warm air from restricted areas.
blower
An enlargement of a photo, a piece of art, or typography.
Blowup
a final proof copy for the client's approval before printing;
blue line / blueprint; brown line, silverprint, proof
A term for extreme design, thinking, or abstract value used during the brainstorming process in the design phase.
blue sky
Broadcast Music, Incorporated.
BMI
A meeting of the governing body of an organization.
board meeting
A configuration of tables in a meeting room set in a rectangular or oval shape with chairs placed on both sides of the tables and at the ends
board of directors setup; conference-style setup; boardroom setup.
Official members who manage the affairs and administer the funds of an organization.
board of trustees
A permit to board a ship, train, plane, or other form of transportation; also known as boarding pass.
boarding card
Another term for boarding pass
boarding card
A permit to board a ship, train, plane, or other form of transportation; also known as boarding card.
boarding pass
A permit to board a ship, train, plane, or other form of transportation; also known as boarding card.
boarding pass
A meeting room set up permanently with a table and suitable seating; also known as committee room.
boardroom
Another term for board of directors setup.
boardroom setup
A transparent curtain of silken texture.
bobbinet
The type size used for the main text; also know as typeface.
Body type
Traditional beef stew with vegetables in Burgundy wine sauce.
boeuf a la bourguignonne
In printing, a type with a heavy face.
boldface
A molded dessert of ice cream, whipped cream, and fruit.
bombe
Any sweet candy
bonbon
A warehause authorized by customs authorities for the storage of goods on which payment of duties is deferred until the goods are removed.
bonded warehouse
The purchase, for a premium, of a guarantee of protection for a supplier or a customer. In the travel industry, certain _______ programs are mandatory. Air Traffic Conference of America (ATC) insists that travel agents be ______ to protect the airlines against defaults. Some operators and agents buy ______ voluntarily to protect their clients and for promotional purposes.
bonding
A type of china that contains animal bone ash (up to 40 percent) for added translucency and whiteness of dinnerware
bone china
A type of china that contains animal bone ash (up to 40 percent) for added translucency and whiteness of dinnerware
bone china
An equipment storage area at an event site such as an exposition; also known as warehouse.
boneyard (warehouse)
Another term for Perquisite or Gratuity
bonus
Another term for Perquisite or Gratuity
bonus
To commit, ahead of time, meeting space, sleeping rooms, speakers, entertainers, or services on a definite basis; also knows as reservation
book
To commit, ahead of time, meeting space, sleeping rooms, speakers, entertainers, or services on a definite basis
book ; reservation
A collection of articles available to meeting participants for use in selecting sessions.
book of abstracts
BOP
book on payment (BOP)
A payment guaranteed by a travel agency for a package reserved within a cancellation period.
book on payment (BOP)
To commit, ahead of time, meeting space, sleeping rooms, speakers, entertainers, or services on a definite basis
book; reservation
Another term for talent agent/booking agent
Booking Agent (Talent Agent)
A document that the applicant must complete to give the operator full particulars about who is buying the tour. It states exactly what is being purchased (including options) and must be signed as acknowledgement that the liability class has been read and understood.
booking form
A document that the applicant must complete to give the operator full particulars about who is buying the tour. It states exactly what is being purchased (including options) and must be signed as acknowledgement that the liability class has been read and understood.
booking form
A document that the applicant must complete to give the operator full particulars about who is buying the tour. It states exactly what is being purchased (including options) and must be signed as acknowledgement that the liability class has been read and understood.
booking form
An adjustable support for positioning microphones, lighting fixtures, or video cameras
Boom arm
An adjustable support for positioning microphones, lighting fixtures, or video cameras.
Boom arm
A microphone attached to a long, movable arm and used in stage production.
Boom microphone
A specific area assigned by management to an exhibitor under contractual agreement; also known as stand
booth
The amount of floor space occupied by an exhibitor; also known as exhibition area or exhibition space.
booth / stand area
A company that constructs or assembles exhibit booths / stands under contract with the organizing committee.
booth / stand contractor
A number designation to identify each exhibitor's space.
booth / stand number
The staff assigned to represent the exhibitor in an assigned space; also known as booth / stand representative.
booth / stand personnel
The staff assigned to represent the exhibitor in an assigned space; also known as booth / stand personnel.
booth / stand representative
1. An identification stating the name, city, state, and booth / stand number of an exhibitor. 2. A sign, behind a desk, indicating the service provided at that point; also known as fascia board.
booth / stand sign
The dimensions of an exhibitor's space.
booth / stand size
The wages above those at the prevailing rate or union scale that an employer may pay in a tight labor market to hold or attract employees
Bootleg wages
The wages above those at the prevailing rate or union scale that an employer may pay in a tight labor market to hold or attract employees
bootleg wages
Cooked with Bordeaux wine.
bordelaise
A curtain across the top of a stage with two vertical legs left and right to hide flying scenery and other offstage elements, also known as teaser.
Border (Teaser)
Programmed lighting around signs or other displays.
Border chaser
Chilled soup made of chopped beets, onions, lemon juice or vinegar, salt and pepper, and water or soup stock, topped with sour cream. Sometimes cabbage is added.
borscht
BDI
Both date inclusive
Both Date Inclusive has no definition
Both date inclusive
Wine-flavored mixed seafood stew.
bouillabaisse
A two-handled cup used for serving clear soups.
bouillon cup and saucer
A flat semi directional condenser microphone, sensitive to input when placed on a floor, wall, or Plexiglas panel. A plate microphone is used for musicals, plays, group choirs, or low-profile situations where the microphone should not appear obvious to the audience; also known as plate microphone or PZM
Boundary Microphone (Plate Microphone)
Plain; cooked family style.
bourgeois
A perimeter frame with lumber on the edge.
box framing
a light lunch in a box
box lunch
a light lunch in a box
box lunch
Draped linen usually around buffet or presentation tables that is folded, pinned, and creased at the corners.
boxed
Draped linen usually around buffet or presentation tables that is folded, pinned, and creased at the corners.
boxed
A group of expert advisers assembled to answer questions of current interest.
brain trust
A group technique for stimulating creative ideas that are not initially judged for merit; also known as collection of ideas.
brainstorming
A name, phrase, design, symbol, or a combination of those elements that associates a product or service to an advertisement and differentiates it from other similar products.
brand
Loyalty of a customer to a particular brand of goods.
brand loyalty
A plate used for bread, rolls, and butter; also used at receptions for buffet items that do not need silverware.
bread and butter plate
A plate used for bread, rolls, and butter; also used at receptions for buffet items that do not need silverware.
bread-and-butter plate
A short interval between sessions when coffee, tea, and other refreshments are served. Also known as coffee break or refreshment break.
break
The traditional wish of good luck exchanged between theatrical people prior to opening-night curtain instead of “good luck”.
Break a leg
To say or do anything, as an actor, during a rehearsal or performance, that is not consistent with what the character portrayed would say or do.
Break Character
The location at which common carriers separate consolidated freight.
break terminal
A short interval between sessions when coffee, tea, and other refreshments are served
break; coffee break; refreshment break
Scenery or props that disappear, break, or change form in full view of the audience.
BreakAway
The time required to dismantle the structure of an event
breakdown; move out
1. The total fixed costs divided by the contributions margin percentage. 2. A formula for analyzing income and expenditures in order to find the profit at various levels of quantity sold.
break-even analysis
A standard dinner plate used for breakfast.
breakfast plate
A standard dinner plate used for breakfast.
breakfast plate
A small group formed within a meeting to discuss topics related to the general session.
breakout session
The level at which discounts are allowed for volumes of freight.
breakpoint
The level at which discounts are allowed for volumes of freight.
breakpoint
An image or audio distortion.
Breakup
The lights that are mounted on the bridge.
Bridge lights
another term for aisle or gangway
bridgeway
summary/brief
brief
A meeting shortly before the start of the event.
briefing
The degree of intensity of colors: also known as vibrancy.
Brilliance (vibrancy)-
BYO alternate
bring a bottle
To increase the intensity of the light; also known as dim in / dim up.
bring up
BYO
bring your own
BYO
bring your own
High-Caliber video and audio equipment used by television stations, production companies and other broadcasting professionals who require a high-quality visual product
Broadcast Equipment
BMI
Broadcast Music, Incorporated
The process of creating television or radio spots as a form of advertising.
broadcast production
A pamphlet describing and promoting a particular event or product; also known as pamphlet or leaflet.
brochure
another term for a blueline / blueprint
brown line
A client program (software) that is used to view various kinds of Internet resources.
browser
A midmorning meal that includes breakfast and luncheon food selections.
brunch
A midmorning meal that includes breakfast and luncheon food selections.
brunch
A finish primarily on aluminum or steel achieved by rubbing with a wire brush or steel wool to achieve a matte quality.
brushed finish
The customs tariff used by many countries, including most European nations, but not the United States; also known as nomenclature of customs cooperation council or customs duties.
'Brussels Tariff Nomenclature
Dry, as in wine; not sweet
brut
A string of 35 - 100 half-watt minature lights spaced 8" apart; also knows as mini-Italian, B lights, or fairy lights.
Bud lights (B lights)
A financial statement of estimated income and expenditure for a specific time period. Also known as cash flow chart or phased budget. See budget chart.
budget
The estimated total revenue and expenditure, divided into subject categories, projecting cash needed to meet expenses over a specific time frame; also known as cash flow chart, phased budget, or budget.
budget chart
The zone in Canada, 225 miles from the border, dividing the two tax structures applied to Y class fares.
buffer zone (Canadian)
A section of airplane seats located between smoking and nonsmoking sections allowing for variance in the smoking and nonsmoking boundary.
buffer zone (PRS)
An assortment of foods offered on a table and self-served.
buffet
An assortment of foods offered on a table and self-served.
buffet
A presentation of food, offered on a table from trays, chafing dishes, and other similar equipment.
buffet service
A presentation of food, offered on a table from trays, chafing dishes, and other similar equipment.
buffet service
The process of adding lines or changes to a series of sequential slides; also known as Multiple disclosure
Build
A system of programming a flasher to light lamps in cumulative sequence with time intervals between.
Buildup
A system of programming a flasher to light lamps in cumulative sequence with time intervals between.
Buildup
A vessel engaged in the carriage of such bulk commodities as petroleum, grain, or ores that are not packaged, bundled, bottled, or otherwise packed.
bulk carrier
A mailing of third-class matter in large quantities of identical pieces at a special rate.
bulk mailing
The seats at the front of an airplane cabin and facing a wall.
bulkhead
A large, heavy dot used in printing for emphasis or enumeration
bullet / bullet point
A device for holding a hinged door closed.
bullet catch
A pyrotechnic device used to simulate the effects (visual or audio) of a rifle or gun shot.
Bullet hit
BBS
Bulletin Board System
A technique for finishing a raw edge with half-round molding, or shaping to half-round.
bullnose
another term for Move-in
bump-in
Move-In*
Bump-in, Load-in or Set-up
The process of removing a confirmed airline passenger from a full flight to make room for a passenger with higher priority.
bumping
Another term for Move-out
bump-out
The Australian term for the number of persons in sleeping rooms in a hotel/motel. Also known as heads in beds
bums in bed
The Australian term for the number of persons in sleeping rooms in a hotel/motel.
bums in bed; aka(heads in beds)
Linen gathered together in loose folds on top of a table and suitable seating.
bunting (1)
See smoke generation ( who's description describes a smoke generating machine… How does this relate to travel?)
Burn units
Written copy appearing on photographs.
Burned-in-copy
1. A motor-driven vehicle for transporting groups of people; also known as coach.
bus (1)
2. Generally refers to the physical connection used on the motherboards or backplanes within an electronic equipment enclosure, such as a personal computer, to cross connect two or more circuit boards so that electronically coded messages can pass back and forth between the individual components that make up the overall system. May take the form of either a multiconductor cable with connectors attached or a printed circuit board with edge connectors to accomodate plugging in other circuit boards.
bus (2)
A political, elected position within a union. Salary is not paid by the service contractor, but the union itself; also known as steward or foreman.
Business agent-
Business suits or jackets with shirts and ties for men and day dresses or suits for women; usually taken to mean office and not recreational wear; can include informal forms of national dress; also known as informal dress.
business attire
An area in a hotel or meeting facility offering office equipment and services;
business center; communication center
A transportation service priced between first and economy class and offering special amenities.
business class
A person responsible for the finances and elements of the production for the client and for the public.
business manager
companies that purchase catering services. There are three levels; shallow (low budget), midlevel (customarily includes a sit-down meal), and deep (fancy meal function)
business market
companies that purchase catering services. There are three levels; shallow (low budget), midlevel (customarily includes a sit-down meal), and deep (fancy meal function)
business market
A phrase referring to the number of groups and attendees meeting in a city during a specific time frame.
business occurring
A phrase referring to the number of groups and attendees meeting in a city during a specific time frame.
business occurring
A phrase referring to the number of groups and attendees meeting in a city during a specific time frame.
business occurring
A cluttered image on the screen.
Busy
A method of serving in which waiters move amongst the guests and serve food and drinks
butler service (American)
A method of serving in which waiters move amongst the guests and serve food and drinks
butler service (American)
A personalized method of serving in which the waiter holds a platter as the guests serve themselves.
butler service (Australia)
A personalized method of serving in which the waiter holds a platter as the guests serve themselves.
butler service (Australian)
A joint in carpentry achieved by nailing and gluing square ends of lumber together at a right angle.
butt joint
Another term for wing nut
butterfly nut
Another term for purchasing agent
buying agent (purchasing agent
Two or more people from the same company who jointly evaluate a product or service and either make or influence the buying decision.
buying team
A method used to increase participation by dividing event participants into smaller discussion groups that then report their findings and opinions in plenary session.
buzz session
Flexible armored electrical cable accepted as insulated by most codes; has two, three, or more wires.
BX cable
Liquor served and charged for by the full bottle.
by the bottle
Liquor served and charged for by the full bottle.
by the bottle
Liquor served and charged for by the number of drinks served
by the drink
Liquor served and charged for by the number of drinks served
by the drink
A fixed price that covers food consumption within a given time frame; sometimes includes snacks or hors d'oeuvres or canapes.
by the person
A fixed price that covers food consumption within a given time frame; sometimes includes snacks or hors d'oeuvres or canapes.
by the person
food purchased by the individual item, usually for a reception.
by the piece
food purchased by the individual item, usually for a reception.
by the piece
The rules by which an organization is governed.
by-laws
A hotel room adjacent to a pool area, with or without sleeping facilities.
cabana
A small round table 15" to 30" in diameter, used for cocktail parties;
cabaret table
A small round table 15" to 30" in diameter, used for cocktail parties;
cabaret table; club table, cocktail table, or cocktail round. Australia = le café table; UK=Poseur table
Steel, plastic, or wood structure to provide protection for electrical cable and to provide a safe method for large numbers of people to cross over cables, wires, pipes, and to alter ground impediment.
Cable Ramps
Steel, plastic, or wood structure to provide protection for electrical cable and to provide a safe method for large numbers of people to cross over cables, wires, pipes, and to alter ground impediment.
Cable Ramps
Steel, plastic, or wood structure to provide protection for electrical cable and to provide a safe method for large numbers of people to cross over cables, wires, pipes, and to alter ground impediment.
Cable Ramps
The system for the transmission of interpreting by cable or wire; also known as wired system interpreting.
cabled interpreting system
CAC
CAC
Chicken casserole cooked with olive oil and vegetables.
Cacciatore
A form of service in which counter attendants serve guests in a buffet line.
cafeteria service
A form of service in which counter attendants serve guests in a buffet line.
cafeteria service
Italian fried squid
calamari
another name for a banjo
calico
A theater bulletin board for announcements of rehearsals, work calls, and general theater information.
Call board
An individual who gives calls to the actors.
Call boy
A specific brand of liquor selected by a client according to personal preference for serving at an event
call brand
A specific brand of liquor selected by a client according to personal preference for serving at an event
call brand; house brand; premium brand
A document containing detailed instructions for the submission of papers that are assessed and selected by a review committee; often referred to as abstract forms; also known as abstract and conference papers.
call for papers
Another term for computer composed script
calligraphy
A notation on drawings or exhibits of special significance, such as finish, edge, color, detail, or features.
Call-out
A metal disk, commonly used to open and close flash switches supply working together.
Cam
A metal disk, commonly used to open and close flash switches and other mechanical devices. (Chaser flasher)- An electrical device to accomplish rapid sequential lighting.
Cam chaser flasher(cam)
Television cameras, cables, video controls, and power supply working together
Camera Chain
Television cameras, cables, video controls, and power supply working together.
Camera chain
The direction from the camera’s (or audience’s) perspective, as opposed to from the stage or the performer’s perspective.
Camera left and right
Material that is ready for photographic reproduction.
Camera-ready art
A professional association comprised of caterers and suppliers to the catering industry in Canada
Canadian Association of Caterers
A professional association comprised of caterers and suppliers to the catering industry in Canada
Canadian Association of Caterers (CAC)
CAC
Canadian Association of Caterers (CAC)
CAEM
Canadian Association of Exposition Management
An organization providing information and resources to its members, who work for hotels or convention centers as exposition managers.
Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM)
CCP
Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (CCP)
A professional organization providing education and resources about philanthropy in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (CCP)
CCAE
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education
A Canadian organization providing information, education, and resources to its members, who work in hotel and motel operations in Canada.
Canadian Hotel & Motel Association (CHMA)
A Canadian organization providing information, education, and resources to its members, who work in hotel and motel operations in Canada
Canadian Hotel and Motel Association (CHMA)
The Canadian association whose members are association executives and their suppliers. The organization provides education and other resources to its members.
Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)
The Canadian organization promoting and enhancing professionalism in the Canadian Tourism Industry through industry standards, training and professional certification.
Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)
A hot or cold appetizer with a bread or cracker base.
canapé
A contract provision that outlines penalties for both parties for cancellation or failure to comply with terms of the agreement.
cancellation clause (1)
1. A contract provision that outlines penalties for both parties for cancellation or failure to comply with terms of the agreement.
cancellation clause (1)
A contract provision in the entertainment industry that allows an artist to cancel a performance within a specified time prior to the play date.
Cancellation Clause (2)
A policy that protects the financial interests of the event sponsor or event organizer in the event of a cancellation.
cancellation insurance
Insurance that protects an event organizer from financial loss or expenses incurred when contractually specified perils necessitate canceling or relocating an event or cause a reduction in attendance.
cancellation or interruption insurance
An ornamental, branched candlestick.
candelabra
A drapery, awning, or other roof like covering that provides overhanging shelter.
canopy
A drapery, awning, or other roof like covering that provides overhanging shelter.
Canopy
A horizontal member extending well beyond its vertical support.
Cantilever
A heavy cloth used for outdoor banners, tents, and sails. In South Africa, the material used for cladding tents (see cladding). Vinyl is commonly used in Australia.
Canvas
A decorative nut, usually plated, to secure the end of a threaded bolt where a finished appearance is desired; sometimes called acorn nut.
cap nut
A piece of finished material used to cover end framing.
cap strip
A maximum number of people who can be contained in any given event area.
capacity
A restriction on the number of seats available for a particular fare or event.
capacity control
The pickled green bud of a Mediterranean bush.
caper
The money or assets contributed to an organization by the owners or stockholders to be used in the conduct of the business.
capital
An expenditure for property or for equipment rather than operating expenses.
capital expenditure
Another term for uppercase.
capital letter
A hot beverage of one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk, and one-third foamed milk.
cappuccino
captain
captain; Banquet captain/banquet manager
The person responsible for food-related services at banquet functions.
captain; Banquet captain/banquet manager
The facility to hire a car.
car hire
The facility to hire a car
car hire
Naturally carbonated water is water whose carbon dioxide comes from the water's source; carbonated water is water with added carbon dioxide.
carbonated (sparkling water)
A unidirectional microphone often used on lecterns that picks up sound in a heart-shaped pattern; see lectern microphone.
Cardioid microphone (Lectern Microphone)
Another term for measurement ton
cargo ton/freight ton (measurement ton)
A customs document that permits its holder to carry or spend merchandise into a designated foreign country for a defined period of time for the purpose of display or demonstration without paying customs fees or posting bonds.
carnet
A 35mm slide projector using a carousel tray.
Carousal projector
A circular holder used for projecting 35mm slides; also know as round slide tray.
Carousal tray
A circular holder used for projecting 35mm slides; also know as round slide tray
Carousel Tray (Round Slide Tray)
A person skilled in the building and repair of wooden objects and used to fabricate and install booths, stands, exhibits, and environmental designs.
carpenter
Tape used to adhere the edge of a carpet to the floor.
carpet tape
A bolt with a square shank next to the head to allow tightening in wood without tools.
carriage bolt
A company employed to transport passengers or freight. Uses all or some space on an airplane, bus, ship, or other vehicle during a special period of time and for a specific itinerary.
carrier
A company employed to transport passengers or freight. Uses all or some space on an airplane, bus, ship, or other vehicle during a special period of time and for a specific itinerary.
carrier
The maximum amount of people a room or area can hold before violating regulations or policies or endangering the individuals that are contained in the area.
carrying capacity
The maximum amount of people a room or area can hold before violating regulations or policies or endangering the individuals that are contained in the area.
carrying capacity
A method of service in which foods are prepared at tableside, and servers design individual plates for each guest. Sometimes used as a dessert cart
cart service; English Service
A method of service in which foods are prepared at tableside, and servers design individual plates for each guest. Sometimes used as a dessert cart
cart service; English Service
Short-haul moving of exhibits; often incorrectly referred to as drayage; also known as transport or freight.
cartage (freight; transport)
An in-room attendant who carves and serves meats during a reception or buffet.
carver
An in-room attendant who carves and serves meats during a reception or buffet.
carver
A napkinfold that is underscored with decorative edging on the napkin.
cascade fold napkin
Cash includes cash on hand, demand deposits, and temporary cash investments such as short-term certificates of deposit.
cash
CAD
cash against documents (CAD)
Payments for goods in which a commission house or other intermediary transfers title documents to the buyer upon payment in cash.
cash against documents (CAD)
A private bar setup where guests pay for drinks
cash bar
Monies available to meet daily operating expenses as opposed to equity, accounts receivable, or other credits not immediately accessible.
cash flow
The estimated total revenue and expenditure, divided into subject categories, projecting cash needed to meet expenses over a specific time frame; also known as budget chart, phased budget, or budget.
cash flow chart
Payment for goods in which the price is paid in full before shipment is made. This method is usually used only for small purchases or when the goods are prepared to order.
cash in advance (CIA)
CIA
cash in advance.
COD
Cash on Delivery/ collection on delivery
The full payment of estimated room charges at the time of hotel guest registration; Credit for incidentals, such as room and laundry services and telephone charges, is not extended.
cash registration
A payment made at the time of reservation for anticipated charges.
cash reservation
A payment made at the time of reservation for anticipated charges.
cash reservation
Payment for goods in which the buyer pays when ordering and in which the transaction is binding on both parties.
cash with order (CWO)
A self-enclosed two-reel audiotape or videotape module.
Cassette
A self-enclosed two-reel audiotape or videotape module.
Cassette
Players in a play.
Cast
A term used to designate a sport shirt, possibly with a jocket, for men and dressy casual wear, such as slacks outfits, fashionable casual dresses, or resort-type outfits for women.
casual attire
The curve made by a flexible, nonelastic chain or cord when it is suspended freely between two points of the same height as referring tents.
Catenary Arch
A professional association of caterers and their suppliers in South Africa. The association provides education and networking for its members.
Caterers Guild of South Africa (CGSA)
A professional association of caterers and their suppliers in South Africa. The association provides education and networking for its members.
Caterers Guild of South Africa (CGSA)
CGSA
Caterers Guild of South Africa (CGSA)
CGSA
Caterers Guild of South Africa.
A person who maintains client contracts and is responsible for servicing accounts.
catering manager
A person who maintains client contracts and is responsible for servicing accounts.
catering manager
1. The hotel or facility staff person responsible for servicing group and local food and beverage functions. 2. The staff person responsible for selling the catering services to potential clients.
catering sales manager
1. The hotel or facility staff person responsible for servicing group and local food and beverage functions.
catering sales manager (1)
2. The staff person responsible for selling the catering services to potential clients.
catering sales manager (2)
A narrow walkway above an auditorium used for hanging lights and sound equipment; also known as stage.
Catwalk (1)
A narrow walkway in an overhead or roof structure to reach equipment suspension points.
Catwalk (2)
A modeling runway.
Catwalk (3)
A type of marketing that promotes donations for a charity or nonprofit organization in conjunction with sales of a product.
cause-related marketing
Sturgeon roe (eggs); lightly salted. The lighter the color, the better quality and the more expensive.
caviar
Suspended decorations to enhance the appearance of the venue.
ceiling décor
Maximum height of the ceiling of a venue. Dimensions quoted by halls and hotels often do not take into account the lowest ceiling points or any light fixtures hanging from the ceiling.
ceiling height
1. A sheet of transparent plastic whose width and height accommodate screen ratios; used to paint, ink, or draw on directly, mainly for animation and titling.
Cel (1)
2. A single frame of film
Cel (2)
A succession of rapidly changing drawings, or cels, that create the sense of movement, as in film; see animation (Slides)
Cel Animation (Animation Slides)
a material formed to shape by using treated fabrics, resins, and adhesives.
celastic
1. To mark an event or milestone. 2. To observe with ceremony and ritual.
celebrate
The manufacturer of a material composed of compressed paper and adhesives.
Celotex
A single loudspeaker that sits in front or on top of a television screen and reproduces the dialogue of a movie in a surround sound system.
Center channel loudspeaker
CDRG
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
A division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that regulates the use of lasers in the United States, including those used for display purposes.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRG)
A membership organization representing the entire exhibition industry, whose mission is to promote the growth of the exhibition industry through research, information, and communication, and to position exhibitions as primary marketing tools.
Center for Exhibition Industry Research (formerly known as the Trade Show Bureau)
CEIR
Center for Exhibition Industry Research.
An organization that conducts research for the exposition industry for the purpose of determining economic impact and other market research.
Center for Exhibition Industry Research. (CEIR)
Solid or telescopic poles of wood or metal used to support the center and highest part of a tent.
Center Poles
The sections of a tent that form the roof between the two end sections.
center sections
The area in the center of the acting area.
Center Stage
A decorative object placed at the center of a dining table
centerpiece; table center
The desk from which the technicians operate microphones, lighting, and audiovisual equipment; also known as operator desk.
Central Console (Operator Desk)
The desk from which the technicians operate microphones, lighting, and audiovisual equipment; also known as operator desk.
Central console (operator Desk)
The desk from which the technicians operate microphones, lighting, and audiovisual equipment; also known as operator desk.
Central console (operator Desk)
Placing the audience area on all four sides of the acting or event area.
Central Staging
Pottery, earthenware, china, glass, and other products that are made from a mixture of natural materials processed by firing.
ceramics
A document certifying that merchandise (such as perishable goods) was in good condition immediately prior to its shipment.
certificate of inspection
A document that serves as written evidence of insurance.
certificate of insurance
A document proving an organization has public liability insurance.
certificate of insurance currency
A statement (often notarized) in which a producer of goods certifies that the manufacturing has been completed and the goods are now at the disposal of the buyer; also known as guarantee.
certificate of manufacture
An official government document stating the origin of foreign goods.
certificate of origin
CEM
Certified Exposition Manager
An exhibit industry professional, as officially designated by the International Association for Exposition Management
Certified Exposition Manager (CEM)
An exhibit industry professional as officially designated by the Trade Show Exhibitors Association.
Certified Manager of Exhibits (CME)
CME
Certified Manager of Exhibits.
A designation offered by the Convention Liaison Council (CLC) that certifies competency in 25 areas of meeting management.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
CMP
certified Meeting Professional.
A designation signifying competency in event management, administered by the International Special Events Society (ISES). The CSEP is considered the hallmark of professional achievement in the event industry.
Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)
A designation conferred upon tour professionals who complete prescribed academic study, professional service, escorted travel employment, and evaluation requirements. The CTP program is administered by the National Tour Foundation located in Lexington, Kentucky, and is open to individuals employed in any segment of the group travel industry.
Certified Tour Professional (CTP)
Spiced tea with cream and sweetener.
chai
a power transmission chain device for animation.
chain drive
a security device that uses a chain that can be attached to the door jamb to limit the opening of the door; also known as security lock.
chain lock
A tailored, stretch cover to fit a classic chair.
chair cover; snug banqueting
A person selected to preside over a session, meeting, com- mittee, board, or conference.
Chairperson
Another term for blackboard.
chalkboard
The technique of reducing a sharp corner of lumber or timber by sanding or machining the edge.
chamfer
A facility form used to advise departments of changes in reservations or functions
change order
An electronic device that displays words or characters within a television image
Character Generator
the basic charge for a square meter of exhibition space.
charge per square meter
Another name for a larger plate used as a base plate in catering.
charger (1)
Another name for a larger plate used as a base plate in catering.
charger (1)
2. Home for electrical fitting to provide power; also known as showplate in Australia.
charger (2)
The contribution of money, securities, etc., to organizations engaged in charitable purposes; see donation.
Charitable contribution
not-for-profit corporation organized for charitable purposes.
charitable corporation
a contribution to a qualified charity or other tax-exempt institution for which a taxpayer may claim a deduction on his or her tax return.
charitable deduction
an organization dedicated to education, health, or relief of the poor.
charitable foundation
1. A gift for an individual or institution
charity (1)
2. An organization engaged in public benevolent purposes.
charity (2)
The exclusive use of all or some space on an airplane, bus, ship, or other vehicle for a special period of time and fare and for a specific itinerary.
charter
A flight booked exclusively by a single host or a specific group of people who generally belong to the same organization.
charter flight
As used in motor carrier certificates. The term contemplates the transportation of preformed groups, that is groups organized by someone other than the carrier, and that are sold the exclusive use of the vehicle. An operator authorized to arrange transportation in charter operations, however, is not limited to dealing with preformed groups, but can itself form the tour group.
charter operations
A written contract, usually on a form, between the owner of a vessel and a "charterer" who rents use of the vessel or a part of its freight space. The contract generally includes the freight rates and the ports involved in the transportation.
charter party
Music books, sheets, or scores.
Charts
A mild drink that is consumed following hard liquor.
chaser
an electrical device to accomplish rapid sequential lighting ,
Chaser Flasher
a system of lights wired so that a mechanical or computerized device can control different lights and their pattern (forward, reverse, alternating, random, or cascade].
Chaser Lights
Another term for Walk-in/Walk-out music.
Chaser Music (Walk-In/Walk-Out Music)
Another term for walk-in/walk-out music.
Chaser Music* (walk-In/Walk-Out Music)
Thick tenderloin steak, cut from the center or barrel of the loin.
chateaubriand
To vary the positions of actors to create a better television or stage picture.
Cheat
A registration procedure for guests at the time of arrival
check-in
A registration procedure for guests at the time of arrival.
check-in
The time at which a guest may check in and occupy rooms.
check-in time
The time at which a guest may check in and occupy rooms.
check-in time
A procedure at the time of guest departure, including account settlement
checkout
A procedure at the time of guest departure, including account settlement.
checkout
The time set by a facility when guests are required to vacate rooms.
checkout time
The time set by a facility when guests are required to vacate rooms.
checkout time
White to orange-colored cheese with a flavor ranging from mild to sharp depending on the amount of aging.
cheddar cheese
the selection by the chef of food items that best complement the entrée or main course and that can demonstrate the chef's culinary ability.
chef’s choice
with skins, as in boiled potatoes in their skins.
chemise
A piece of heavy equipment used to lift a person or equipment to a given height
cherry picker; high jacker
1. A type of room setup with the chairs and/or tables arranged in a V-shaped pattern.
chevron (1); herringbone setup; V-shaped setup
2. A type of cloth used for backdrops
chevron (2)
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
principal officer responsible for overall administration of an organization.
Chief executive officer (CE0)
individual in an organization responsible for the financial management of the company; also known as financial controller.
Chief financial officer (CFO)
CFO
chief financial officer.
The individual in an organization responsible for the information of the company
Chief information officer (CIO)
executive responsible for day-to-day operations of an organization.
Chief operating officer (COO)
food served with shredded vegetables, such as lettuce salad with shredded carrots and/or red cabbage.
chiffonade
A nonporous type of dinnerware made of white clay and fired at an exceptionally high temperature
china
A nonporous type of dinnerware made of white clay and fired at an exceptionally high temperature
china
special pen/pencil used for marking on print overlays and acetates because it rubs off easily.
chinagraph pen/pencil
CHMA
CHMA (Canadian Hotel & Motel Association)
In laser presentations, a form of blanking that is not often used to create discretionary blank spaces (such as spaces between letters in a word), but is used to lace abstract graphics with a waveform pattern of black, to create an attractive interference pattern.
Chopping
The electrolytic process of achieving a bright finish on a metal surface.
chrome finish
Another term for auditorium seating
church seating
Another term for auditorium setup
Church seating
Rows of seats behind one another
cinema style
colored plastic sheet used for producing color in light.
Cinemoid
chief information officer
CIO
an Italian fish stew made from tomatoes, white wine, clams, shrimp, crab, calamari, swordfish, and fresh basil and garnished with a garlic crouton.
cioppino
A journey with stopovers that returns to the point of departure without retracing its route; Also know as round trip
circle trip
circular fluorescent fixture.
Circline
The association of AFL-CIO local unions in a city or metropolitan area.
City central-
A sightseeing trip through a city, usually lasting a half day or full day, during which a guide points out that city's highlights.
city tour
A sightseeing trip through a city, usually lasting a half day or full day, during which a guide points out that city's highlights.
city tour
An event that celebrates civic pride through parades, festivals, and other annual traditional programs; also known as public event in South Africa.
civic celebration
A South African term for the clothing of the walls and roof of a tent structure to keep the weather out.
Cladding
1. An assertion used In an advertisement, regarding a product's or service's performance in providing benefits to purchasers. 2 A report submitted to an insurance carrier to document a loss. 3. The demand for payment for a loss coming under the terms of an insurance policy.
claim
an electrical fixture with a C-clamp device for at taching to a display or other surface.
clamp on fixture
Paid members of an audience hired to applaud.
Claque
Newspaper and magazine advertising subdvided according to the types of products and services offered or sought.
clasified advertising
Lawsuit brought by a class of people on behalf of themselves and others in a similar class.
class action
another term for Classroom setup or Schoolroom setup
classroom seating
A configuration of tables set in rows, on behind the other, with chairs facing the stage front
classroom setup; schoolroom setup
A receipt for goods issued by a carrier with an indication that the goods were received in apparent good order and condition, without damages or other irregularities;
clean bill of lading (advice note)
A receipt for goods issued by a carrier with an indication that the goods were received in apparent good order and condition, without damages or other irregularities;
clean bill of lading; advice note
A draft to which no documents have been Attached
clean draft
an aluminum portal frame structure with PVC cladding; see poly vinyl chloride (PVC) and cladding.
Clear span