- Blue book
Blue book is a term used in various fields. It often refers to an
almanacor other compilation of statisticsand information. The Tennessee Blue Booktraces the term to the large blue velvet-covered books used for record-keeping by the Parliament of the United Kingdombeginning in the 15th century. [ [http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bluebook/07-08/Preface.pdf Preface] , Tennessee Blue Book, 2007-2008 edition, page vii]
Examples of the use of this term include:
;U.K. politics and government
Treachery of the Blue Books, an 1847 Welsh parliamentary report on the state of education in the country
* The nickname formerly given to a parliamentary paper. In the 19th century, many of these were issued with a blue cover, and the term was applied to all parliamentary papers. A 1916 Parliament "Blue Book" on the
Armenian genocide, formally known as "The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915–1916", is considered a significant source on the history of that event and is commonly called "the Blue Book." [ [http://www.gomidas.org/events/11dec00r.htm At the House of Lords, the Armenian Genocide is Back on the Table] , The Gomidas Institute website]
* A weekly digest of
signals intelligencereports by the British intelligence agency GCHQ
* The nickname of the annual publication of the
Motor Sports Association
* Annual reports produced by the governments of each
crown colonyand protectorateof the British Empire
* The United Kingdom annual National Statistics Blue Book, containing the estimates of the domestic and national product, income and expenditure.
;U.S. politics and military
* "Blue Book" (United States Marine Corps), a bulletin listing the lineal precedence and seniority of Marine Corps officers
Project Blue Book", a U.S. Air Force study on UFOs
Wisconsin Blue Book, an almanac of state government affairs and statistics. Several other states produce similar publications, including the Tennessee Blue Book.
* , the most widely followed authority for legal citation formats in the United States.
;Literature and media
* "Blue Book" (magazine), published from 1905 to 1975
Bluebook", a citation guide used in law review articles or legal documents
* "Blue Book" (racing), a publication of The Jockey Club
* A common name of the "Handbook of United States Coins" by
* A guide to houses of prostitution in the
Storyvilledistrict of New Orleans, published between 1895 and 1915
* The publications of the
European Central Bankdescribing the main payment and securities settlement systems in the EU Member States
Project UFO, a 1978 television series about fictional UFO investigators, created by Jack Webb, and based loosely on the United States Air Force investigation known as "Project Blue Book".
;Computing and technology
Blue Book specification, the name of one format from the Rainbow Book standards for compact discs, defining the Enhanced CD standard
* A set of telecommunications Recommendations issued by the
International Telecommunication UnionStandardisation Sector in 1988
* A common name of the book "
Smalltalk-80: The Language and its Implementation", and any virtual machine implementation based on it
* Blue Book protocol, the File Transfer Protocol of the
Coloured Book protocols
Java Virtual MachineSpecification
* Blue Books, spacecraft data and telemetry recommendations made by the
Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
;Automotive and Aviation
Aircharter Bluebook,a comprehensive worldwide guide to aircharter services which includes AirCharter operators, brokers, cargo operators and Air Ambulance services.
Aircraft Bluebook, a digest that covers the price and condition of used general aviation aircraft in the U.S; the Aircraft Bluebook Rating Scale (or "Bluebook scale") is used in the aviation industry to rate the condition of used aircraft
Kelley Blue Book, an automotive appraisal firm
Blue book exam, a type of test involving writing an essay
* The lecture notes of
Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1933–1934 Cambridge class, on the philosophy of language
*Blue Book is the
Tiffany & Co.catalog first published in 1845. It is still being published today.
* The World Jewellery Confederation "Blue Book" is a three-part publication outlining terminology, classification and ethical guidelines (i.e. disclosure of treatments and synthetics) for coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls.
*UNEP has compiled endangered species of the world under this book
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Blue Book — See Uniform System of Citation The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. Blue Book … Law dictionary
blue book — n. 1. [also B B ] an official government report or registry, often having a blue cover ☆ 2. a book listing people who are socially prominent ☆ 3. a blank booklet with a blue paper cover, in which students can write examination answers: also… … English World dictionary
Blue Book — steht für die Spezifikation der CD Extra (Hybrid CD mit Audio und Datensession), siehe Rainbow Books#Blue Book. Project Blue Book, ein US Regierungs Projekt zur Untersuchung von UFOs. eine Schriftenreihe der Internationalen Fernmeldeunion ITU T.… … Deutsch Wikipedia
blue book — blue′ book or blue′book n. 1) a register or directory, esp. of socially prominent persons 2) edu a blank book for taking college examinations, usu. with a blue cover 3) cvb a manual listing the current market value of any of various consumer… … From formal English to slang
blue book — blue ,book noun count 1. ) AMERICAN sheets of paper folded in half and fastened together to form a book that students use for writing in when taking examinations. It often has a blue cover. 2. ) AMERICAN a book with a list of the prices that you… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Blue book — 1. A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper covers. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. The United States official Biennial Register. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
blue book — n AmE 1.) a book with a list of prices that you can expect to pay for any used car 2.) a book with a blue cover that is used in American colleges for writing answers to examination questions … Dictionary of contemporary English
blue book — blue books also Blue Book N COUNT A blue book is an official government report or register of statistics. [BRIT] … English dictionary
Blue Book — Blue Book, CD Extra … Universal-Lexikon
blue book — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blue book : singular blue book plural blue books 1) British an official document containing information on a particular subject that is published by the British government 2) American sheets of paper folded in… … English dictionary