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UTS PUBLICATIONS STYLE GUIDE

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X

The following is a list of preferred spellings, taking in capitalisation, hyphenation and plurals. For words that do not appear in this list, consult the Macquarie Dictionary or the Oxford Dictionary of English.

Use Australian English spellings, not American (ie use 's' instead of 'z', 'our' instead of 'or' and 'll' instead of 'l').

A

abovementioned

accessible

accommodation

acknowledgement

actionable

adaptation

addendum (plural addenda)

admissible

advisable

adviser

ageing

agenda (plural agendas)

agreeable

airconditioning

all right (not alright)

a lot (two words)

alumni

alumna (for a female)
alumnus (for a male)

among (not amongst)

analysis (plural analyses)

appal, appalled, appalling

appendix (plural appendices)

arguable

Asia–Pacific

attorney-general (plural attorneys-general)

audible

audiovisual

Australian Labor Party

autofill

avant-garde

B

bachelor's degree

backup

barbecue

believable

benefit, benefited, benefiting

bilingual

biodiversity

boardroom

C

calculable

capstone project

centre

changeable

child care (but childcare centre, childcare worker)

City campus

co-author

co-director

collectable

colour

commonsense

comprehensible

comprise (not comprise of)

computer-aided

computer-based

conceivable

connection

consult (not consult with)

convener

Co-op Bookshop

cooperate, cooperative (but Co-op Bookshop)

coordinate, coordinator

copyediting

corequisite

coursework

cover sheet

criterion (plural criteria)

cross-cultural

cross-disciplinary

cross-faculty

cross-institutional

cross-reference

cross-section

curriculum (plural curriculums)

curriculum vitae (plural curricula vitae)

cutting edge

cyberspace

D

database

daytime

debatable

decision-making

deducible

deductible

demonstrable

dependant (noun)

dependent (adjective)

desktop publishing

disc (compact disc)

discernible

disenfranchise

disk (computer disk, hard disk)

dotcom

drivers licence

E

ebook

e-learning

earned (not earnt)

Earth (noun) (but down to earth, what on earth, etc.)

eco-friendly

ecosystems

Elder in Residence

elective

eligible

email

embarrass, embarrassment

enclose

encyclopedia

enforce, enforceable

enrol, enrolled, enrolling

enrolment

ex officio

ex parte

F

face-to-face

fast-track

fax (not facsimile)

feasible

fieldwork

filmmaker, filmmaking

finalise, finalised, finalising

first aid

first-hand

flow chart

flyer (not flier)

focus, focused, focusing

foreword (of a book)

forgettable

forgivable

formula (plural formulas, but formulae in scientific contexts)

fount (of knowledge, not font)

fractional-time

framework

fulfil, fulfilled, fulfilling

fulfilment

full-fee-paying

full-length

full-time (adjective)

fundraising

further (not furthermore)

G

globalisation

grievous

groundwater

H

handbook

handout

harass, harassment

hard copy

health care (but healthcare organisation)

help desk

high school (and high school students)

homepage

honoris causa

humour, humorist, humorous

I

inadmissible

inconceivable

in-depth (adjective)

index (plural indexes, but indices in economic and scientific contexts)

Indigenous (initial capital in all UTS publications)

indispensable

in-house

inquiry (not enquiry)

install, installation, instalment

instil, instilled, instilling

intelligible

interdisciplinary

interface

interfaculty

intergovernmental

intergroup

internet (lower case)

interrelated, interrelationships

interstate

into

intragroup

intranet

intrastate

irreconcilable

J

jail

judgement (judgment without the 'e' may be used in a legal context)

K

know-how

knowledge, knowledgeable

Kuring-gai campus (former campus)

Ku-ring-gai Council

L

learn, learnt, learning

learned (meaning scholarly)

legible

liaise, liaison

licence (noun)

license (verb)

life cycle

life span

lifelong

likeable

lodgement

logo (UTS logo)

long-term (adjective)

loophole

loose-leaf

M

macroeconomics

manageable

manoeuvre

marketplace

mark-up

massive open online courses

master's degree

mature-age student

means test (noun)

means-test (verb/adjective)

medal (university medal)

medium (plural media)

medieval

memorandum (plural memorandums)

memorandum of understanding

meter (a device for measuring)

metre (a measurement of length)

microeconomics

midday

midweek

millennium (plural millennia)

minimum

mise en scène

misspoke

mistakable

misuse, misusing, misused

modernism

modernist

money (plural moneys)

moneyed

movable

multicultural

multidisciplinary

multifaith

multilingual

multimedia

multinational

multiskilled

multistorey

multitasking

N

nationwide

negligible

non-award

non-current

non-English-speaking

nonconforming

nonlinear

non-profit

no-one

notable

not-for-profit

notebook

noteworthy

noticeable

noticeboard

O

occur, occurring, occurred

off-campus (adjective)

offline

offshore

Olympic

on-campus (adjective)

one-to-one

ongoing

online

onshore

onto

organisation

oriented (not orientated)

overdue

override

overuse

P

Pacific Rim

parallel, paralleled

passers-by

password

payday

payroll

per cent

percentage

personable

phenomenon (plural phenomena)

plain-clothes

plain-speaking, plain-spoken

plausible

point of view

policymaker

postcode

postdoctoral

postgraduate

postmodern

post-colonial

post-production

post-secondary

postwar

practice (noun)

practice-oriented

practise (verb)

pre-colonial

preferable

pre-eminent

pre-empt

preliminary

pre-production

prerequisite

preschool

proactive

problem-solving

profitmaking

provable

pro bono

pro rata

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement)

program (not programme)

Q

queue, queued, queueing

R

radioactive

radiotherapy

rarefy, rarefying, rarefied

rateable

rationalise

realise, realised, realising, realisation

real-time

recordkeeping

redefining

referendum (plural referendums)

reinstate

replace, replaced, replacing, replaceable

repossession

reshape, reshaped, reshaping

resolution

rethink

revert to (not revert back to)

rollover

roofs (not rooves)

S

school leaver

schools of thought

schoolteacher

screenwriting

seal (of the university)

Senior Executive

shortlist

skilful

skill, skilled

sociocultural

socioeconomic

sociopolitical

soundtrack

south-east

South-East Asia

south-west

specialty (not speciality)

spreadsheet

stand-alone

standby

startup

stationary (meaning not moving)

stationery (meaning writing materials)

Stolen Generations

storytelling

straightforward

stream-of-consciousness

subcommittee

subcontinent

subculture

subdivision

subedit, subediting, subeditor

sub-major

subsection

sub-structure

subtotal

suggestible

supersede

syllabus (plural syllabuses)

T

3D or three-dimensional

takeover

target, targeted, targeting

taskforce

teachable

teammate

tenable

textbook

think tank

threshold

timetable

to be advised

total, totalled, totalling

trademark

Traditional Owners

transdisciplinary

travel, travelled, travelling

trial and error

trial, trialling

turnout

U

ultraviolet

unbelievable

uncooperative

undergraduate

Universities Admissions Centre

unlike, unlikelihood, unlikely

unmistakable

upfront

upmarket

up-to-date (adjective)

usage

usable, usability

use, used, using

user-friendly

user-generated

username

V

veranda

viable

Vice-Chancellor

Vice-President

vice versa

viewpoint

W

web

webpage

website

weekday

wellbeing

WiFi

wilfully

while (not whilst)

withheld

withhold

work-based learning

workers compensation

work experience

workforce

workload

workplace

workshop, workshopped, workshopping

workstation

world-class

World Health Organization

worldwide

World Wide Web

X

X-ray