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Welcome to The Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) Glossary. This glossary has been created and published to serve as a reference tool for those working in the field of cost estimating and analysis. The information furnished in this document has been gathered from many different sources: individual personal files, company dictionaries and handbooks, and Government publications.
Although the glossary contains almost two thousand definitions, it is not intended to be all-inclusive or infallible. Rather, its purpose is to provide a concise and convenient source of data for cost analysts and estimators. Hopefully, its distribution will also contribute to the standardization and common understanding of the terminology used by those in the profession.
The glossary is also available in hard copy format. For information on obtaining copies of either version, please contact the SCEA National Office.
Comments on the glossary, and/or suggestions for its improvement, are solicited, and will be greatly appreciated. Please email SCEA your comments.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSAlthough many people were involved in the creation of the SCEA Glossary, the Society's Board of Directors would like to officially acknowledge the following individuals, who made significant contributions to this document: