Science / Chemistry / Rna: A nucleic acid with D-ribose as the sugar component in its nucleotides.

International Trade Commission (ITC)

Business / Agriculture / International Trade Commission (ITC): An independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government and determines the impact of imports on U.S. industri MORE

International Grains Agreement (IGA)

Business / Agriculture / International Grains Agreement (IGA): Replaced the International Wheat Agreement in 1995. The IGA comprises a Grains Trade Convention (GTC) and a Food Aid Convention (FAC). The IGA is administered by the International Grains Council (IGC) MORE

Quaternary Period

Science / Biology / Quaternary Period: The most recent geologic period of the Cenozoic Era, the Quaternary began 2 million years ago with the growth of northern hemisphere continental glaciers and the ice age. MORE

Alternative Birthing Center

Health / Dentistry / Alternative Birthing Center: A facility offering a 'non-traditional' ('not like a hospital') setting for giving birth. While alternative birthing centers can range from free-standing centers to special areas within hospitals, bir MORE

Morgan Stanley Capital International Indexes

Business / Taxes / Morgan Stanley Capital International Indexes: These indexes are computed by the investment firm Morgan Stanley's Capital International group (MSCI). They track stocks traded in international stock markets, and are considered the benchmarks for in MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Vernacular: The everyday or common language of a geographic area or the native language of commoners in a country as opposed to a prestigious dead language maintained artificially in schools or in literary texts. MORE