from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. estimated time of departure

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  • Electron Transfer Dissociation
  • Estimated Time of Departure
  • Everhart–Thornley Detector
  • Explosives Trace Detector; Explosives Trace Detection
  • Eye Tracking Device

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system for screening luggage in airports; an agent passes a swab around or inside luggage and then runs the swab through a machine that can detect trace amounts of explosives


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • So far the delay has been an hour and a half, but the posted ETD is clearly a lie, since the plane that's taking us out hasn't arrived yet.

    Archive 2007-04-22

  • Not until we got to the airport 2 hours before, and then just after we've checked in they finally decide that yes, the incoming flight really will be late and then push our ETD back by 90 minutes.

    getting there

  • There are also very good reasons for believing that the House of Lords and ECJ will continue to uphold in the question of access to goods and services or employment, the principles contained in the Equal Treatment Directive 2004/113 ETD 113 will follow the principles of the ETD 76/207. i.e. that a person is recognised as a member of their new gender from the day they transition.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Tsvangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Change which won national elections in March, is in Botswana with only an expired emergency travel document (ETD) issued to him last month when he left the country, and he has said he cannot return because he does not have

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The truth of the matter is that he has breached the time scale of his ETD and thinks government may arrest him," government spokesman

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Tsvangirai has not had a passport for months and must seek an emergency travel document (ETD) each time he leaves the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Under the general theme Unlocking Scholarly Access: ETDs, Institional Repositories and Creators, ETD 2006 is organized around three sub-themes: open access / open source, intellectual property and institutional repositories and ETDs.

    Archive 2006-01-22

  • Fortunately (not at all obvious from the GT Library main page that they have ETDs), my desire to show off our local electronic dissertation (ETD) commitment led me to try that route.

    George Porter, and the OA Slam Dunk

  • As his “ETD” estimated time to destruction becomes less and less- he will be appointing people to serve out a couple of months of hell.

    Firedoglake » More Questions for Gen. Hayden

  • In the United States, however, ETD programs have been slow to gain ground; other countries are far ahead in implementing comprehensive strategies for the creation of and access to ETDs.

    New Bulletin: Institutional Strategies and Policies for Electronic Theses and Dissertations « ResourceShelf


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