abandon rate 挂断率（衡量客户服务质量的指标之一，计算方式为：拨入客户服务中心的电话总数中客户因等候时间过长而挂断的电话数目占总数的百分比）
例：By choosing the right on-hold music, the company has reduced abandon rate by 50%.
例：Improvements in working conditions helped to reduce levels of absenteeism.
absolute interest 绝对产权，绝对权益
例：The company has an absolute interest in the building.
academic intelligence 学术方面的才智
例：Phrases such as "solves problems well," "displays interest in the world at large," "accepts others for what they are," "admits mistakes," "is goal oriented," and "converses well" suggest that people focus on the worldly side of intelligence, as opposed to just "academic intelligence.
academic smarts 学术方面的才能
例：It's not the usual way of thinking about it-academic smarts-IQ
accelerated learning 速成学习
例：Accelerated learning shows that language learning an be fast, effective and enjoyable.
access 1 使用，享用权
例1：Access to these files is restricted.
例2 ：Students have free access to the library's scientific literature.
access 2 进入
例：Its acquisition of the group will allow it to gain access to France's railway business.
access fee 使用费
例：They have cut the access fee long-distance providers pay to local phone companies.
例1：I would like to thank you for the interest you expressed in our range of children's and teenage fashion sportswear and accessories.
例2：As Potter-mania sweeps the nation, add a magical touch to your mobile with these fun Harry Potter-themed phone accessories.
accessory apartment 附属房（个人独立住宅中供出租的多余房屋）
例：In other countries, accessory apartments are not just tolerated but encouraged. Britain and Germany, for instance, offer tax breaks to homeowners who rent out portions of their houses.
accident frequency rate 意外伤亡事故频率（按每百万工作小时计）
例：Steps are being taken to cut down the accident frequency rate.
accident report book 事故记录本
accommodation 1 适应性调节
例：Legislation requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for the handicapped in hiring and other ways.
accommodation 2 （应急的）短期贷款
例：We're going to request a short-term accommodations from the bank to cover these payments until we can find other funds.
accommodation address 临时通信地址
例：Please write to my accommodation address.