Document file format. Used with Microsoft Word document files and WordPerfect documents.
This is a rather generic sort of extension indicating some sort of document, usually in simple ASCII; of particular note though is the fact that both old versions of FrameMaker and MS-Word often save their native format files with this extension, and such a file may only be read with FrameMaker or FrameViewer (if a Frame document) or MS-Word (if an MS-Word document). Neither of these programs are available for all platforms, and even when they are available are usually not free. To complicate matters even further, there are several different versions of MS-Word in common use that cannot reliably read each others' files. Thus in general this format should not be viewed as portable, and chances of reading it on any particular platform are slim. Note that newer versions of FrameMaker save documents with the FM extension and Microsoft is splitting its MS-Word format into two variants that use either the DOCX or the DOCM extension. Documents saved from either FrameMaker or MS-Word that are meant for other machines should probably be saved in MIF or RTF formats (respectively) in any case.
A Word processing document (.doc)
dak] This is the file extension for Microsoft Word and Word Perfect documents. These are proprietary binary formats and are therefore not suitable for long-term archiving.
"Denominazione di origine controllata" (controlled designations of origin); An Italian wine classification system created in 1963. The DOC indicates the area in which a wine must be produced, which may include all the vineyards in an entire region or only a few vineyards within a region. Each DOC wine and its varieties (rosso, rosato, spumante, etc.) has standards for grape variety, color, aroma, flavor, alcohol content, acidity, period of aging and maximum yield that the producer must meet.
Denominazione dâ€™Origine Controllata â€“ a grape growing and wine producing area whose production methods are assured by the Italian government
The Italian system for defining wine regions and wine names. In addition, the D.O.C.G. (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata Garantita) covers regions willing to submit their wines to tougher requirements, including tasting approval.
Italy's regulatory wine system, set up in 1963. The laws protect the quality of the wines by specifying geographical limits, grape varieties, alcohol levels, top yields per acre, and aging requirements for particular wines.
Department of Corrections
Dept of Commerce
the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
Department of Commerce.
Determination of Completeness. A determination by the Director that the Submission conforms with the Plan Form and Contents and the Submission Requirements of the applicable regulations and includes a Statement of Consistency with the Reuse Plan and By-Laws.
Director of Contracting
Document of Compliance. Document issued to the company by, or on behalf of, the Administration certifying conformity with the code.
Declaration of Conformity. A document that states the European Union directives and standards to which particular equipment should comply.
The command and control center or center point for managing and coordinating extended incidents and major emergencies. It is where the incident communications are handled, situation and resources status is obtained and disseminated, logistical requests are processed, incident information is approved and released, coordination and liaison with other agencies and organizations occurs and where documentation and after action reports are completed.
A signal input to a Drop-Out Compensator which causes the drop-out compensation to be performed for the entire duration of the pulse. Normally this pulse is derived from the absence or drop in level of the modulated FM carrier emerging from the video head.
Duration of curtailment
Driving other cars. In some circumstances a policy will cover a client to drive vehicles other than the one named on the insurance schedule. The cover will only ever be the most basic and is intended for emergency use only. This is given free of charge but may not be included in policies for the disabled, young drivers or people involved in the motor trade.
Dissolved organic compounds.
Discrete organic chemical. Any chemical belonging to the class of chemical compounds consisting of all compounds of carbon, except for its oxides, sulphides and metal carbonates, identifiable by chemical name, by structural formula, if known, and by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number, if assigned. Long chain polymers are not included in this definition.
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst. Catalyst promoting oxidation processes in diesel exhaust. Usually designed to reduce emissions of the organic fraction of diesel particulates, gas-phase hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide.
Dissolved Organic Carbon.
Direct Operating Cost
Decommissioning Operations Contractor
Dispensing Operations Commander
a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
medic or corpsman
Doc was a TV show starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York medical clinic. It ran from 2001 to 2004.