Book Description: This book represents a significant step towards improving the knowledge of, and communications between, members of the Maintenance and Reliability Profession. With more than 3000 entries, the compilation reflects a virtual explosion of commonly practiced concepts, ideas, methodologies and various approaches to maintenance and reliability improvements. An additional directory of maintenance and reliability acronyms is included. Maintenance and reliability involves many different people in many different roles. If we are expected to work efficiently, productively, and harmoniously on tasks and projects, there is need for a common language for communication. It is the goal of The Professional's Guide to Maintenance and Reliability Terminology to provide this basis.Robert Baldwin, Ramesh Gulati, and Jerry Kahn, have served the maintenance and reliability profession in many capacities for decades. Together, they have over 100 years of experience working in this field.