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Use one word for one function, procedure or object. Use one subject per sentence. Write only one instruction per sentence. Keep to the approved meaning of a word in the Dictionary. Do not use the word with any other meaning. How to adjust the elevator trim control system a.

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It was initially applicable to commercial aviation. Then, it became also a requirement for Defence projects, including Land and Sea vehicles. As a consequence, today, primary texts of maintenance manuals are mostly written in STE. Today, the success of STE is such that other industries want to use it beyond its intended purpose of maintenance documentation and outside the Aerospace and Defence domains.

Although the STE structure is stable and consolidated, the language has to be kept in line with the technology evolution and amended on the basis of the continuous and important feedback received from the users. The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation.

However, it is often not the native language of the readers or even of the authors of such documentation. Many readers have limited knowledge of English, and are easily confused by complex sentence structures and by the number of meanings and synonyms which English words can have. The key factor for the creation of a controlled and simplified form of English was essentially a request from the customers i.

Complex technical instructions can be misunderstood and misunderstandings can lead to accidents. STE makes technical texts easy to understand by all readers and can be regarded as an important and valuable resource for technical writing to simplify the correct understanding of the maintenance instructions by the operators, remove linguistic barriers and reduce Human Factors risks.

The Writing Rules cover aspects of grammar and style ; the Dictionary specifies the general words that can be used. These words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition.

In general, there is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word. In addition to the specified general vocabulary, STE accepts the use of company-specific or project-oriented technical words referred to in STE as Technical Names and Technical Verbs , providing that they fit into one of the categories listed in the Specification.

Control of additional specific vocabularies is, of course, the responsibility of the companies or the projects themselves. The Dictionary has sufficient words to express any technical sentence. The words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. Subsequently, several changes, issues and revisions were released up to the present issue.

Purpose and objectives of STE The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation.

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It was initially applicable to commercial aviation. Then, it became also a requirement for Defence projects, including Land and Sea vehicles. As a consequence, today, primary texts of maintenance manuals are mostly written in STE. Today, the success of STE is such that other industries want to use it beyond its intended purpose of maintenance documentation and outside the Aerospace and Defence domains. Although the STE structure is stable and consolidated, the language has to be kept in line with the technology evolution and amended on the basis of the continuous and important feedback received from the users.

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ASD-STE100, Simplified Technical English for aerospace and defense

STE helps to make technical documentation easy to understand by standardising vocabulary , grammar and style , while letting users control their specific terminology. It includes a set of approximately 53 technical writing rules and a basic general vocabulary dictionary of approximately approved words for writing technical documentation. Although Simplified Technical English originates from the aerospace and defence industries, it can easily be customised and applied to any other industry, including machinery, automotive, electronics, IT and medical equipment. Consequently, whether the majority of your audience is made up of native or non-native speakers of the English language , getting your message across clearly becomes faster and easier. Text based on Simplified Technical English is also cheaper and faster to translate. Users of your documentation will benefit from higher translation quality , and mistranslations become a thing of the past.

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