The vocabulary is limited to thoseterms in general use throughout the rubber industry.It does not define terms intended for particular rubber products, some of which are given in the vocabulary standards listed in the Bibliography. It does not define terms that are generally understood or ade-quately defined in other readily available sources such as general dictionaries.The terms are listed in the alpha-betical order of the English terms, with a French index to the corre-sponding English terms attached. Some terms have parenthetical information added to indicate a specific limitation of the term to a particular field, for example “?rubber latex?”. When a term has one or more synonyms, the syn-onymous terms follow the pre-ferred term. Deprecated terms are indicated by “(deprecated)”. The abbreviation “cf.” indicates that the user may refer to another term (not a synonym) which con-tains information on a closely re-lated area. Symbols are included under their full descriptions, but for conven-ience they are also listed sepa-rately at the end of the main text. For convenience, standards and other relevant sources referred to in this vocabulary are listed in the first section of the Bibliography and vocabularies relating to fin-ished rubber products are listed in the second section.