Anya Ulinich

Anya Ulinich is the author of two novels, Petropolis and Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Zoetrope: All-Story, n+1, and PEN America Journal. Ulinich holds an MFA from the University of California, Davis, and has taught writing at NYU and Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn.

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  1. Lean Six Sigma
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    Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma is a managerial approach that combines Six Sigma methods and tools and the lean manufacturing/lean enterprise philosophy, striving to eliminate waste of physical resources, time, effort ...
  2. Society of Actuaries (SOA)
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    Society of Actuaries (SOA)

    The SOA is a professional organization for actuaries in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
  3. Ltd. (Limited)
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    Ltd. (Limited)

    An abbreviation of "limited," Ltd. is a suffix that follows the name of a company, indicating that it's a private limited company - a kind of incorporation available under British and Irish, ...
  4. BHD (Berhad)
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    BHD (Berhad)

    The suffix Bhd. is an abbreviation of a Malay word "berhad," which means "private." An equivalent of Ltd.(which is used in Britain, U.S., etc.), Bhd. is used to indicate a private limited ...
  5. AG (Aktiengesellschaft)
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    AG (Aktiengesellschaft)

    AG is an abbreviation of Aktiengesellschaft, which is a German term for a public limited company — a company whose shares are offered to the general public and traded on a public stock exchange, ...
  6. GmbH
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    GmbH

    GmbH is an abbreviation of the German phrase Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, which means "company with limited liability." It's a suffix used after a private limited company's ...
  7. PT (Perseroan Terbatas)
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    PT (Perseroan Terbatas)

    An acronym for Perseroan Terbatas, which is Limited Liability Company in Indonesia. "Limited liability" means that if the company becomes insolvent or goes into debt, its investors are only liable ...
  8. Death Master File (DMF)
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    Death Master File (DMF)

    Also known as Social Security Death Index. A list of people whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration since 1962. By definition, the Death Master File only contains death data of ...
  9. Next Eleven
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    Next Eleven

    Also known as N-11, these are the eleven countries that, according to a Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) prognosis, have the potential to become the world's largest economies in the 21st century. These ...
  10. Bamboo Network
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    Bamboo Network

    A network of expat-Chinese businesses in Southeast Asia. These companies are usually mid-sized and family-owned, with links to the economy of Greater China. The Bamboo Network is mostly concentrated in ...
  11. Botnet
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    Botnet

    An combination of "robot" and "network," botnet is a group of programs that work together by communicating over the Internet. The word has negative connotations: although botnets can ...
  12. Christmas tree (oil and gas)
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    Christmas tree (oil and gas)

    A vertical assembly of mechanical elements used in oil exploration and production in surface and underwater oil and gas wells, primarily for flow control. Its name is derived from its shape, which roughly ...
  13. N.V. (NV or Naamloze Vennootschap)
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    N.V. (NV or Naamloze Vennootschap)

    An acronym for the Dutch phrase Naamloze Vennootschap, a public company. The N.V. or NV suffix is used in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname and the Dutch West Indies. It is also used in Indonesia, Curacao, ...
  14. Topside
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    Topside

    The upper part of an oil platform—above the water line—that holds the drilling rig, oil production plant and accommodation block (lodging). On an FPSO or on a boat, topside refers to the hull ...
  15. FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading)
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    FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading)

    Acronym for Floating Production Storage and Offloading. FPSO is a floating vessel located near an oil platform, where oil is processed and stored until it can be transferred to a tanker for transporting. ...
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