• The European Space Agency, a Paris-based organisation set up in 1975 to organise European civilian space efforts. Among its successes have been the Ariane launcher and the Giotto mission to Halley’s Comet.
  • abbreviationEuropean Space Agency
  • acronym forEuropean Space Agency


  • acronym forEnvironmentally Sensitive Area
  • noun in the UK, a rural area designated by Defra as needing special protection from modern farming practices.

Cars & Driving

  • acronym forelectronic spark advance
  • noun the part of an ECU that controls ignition timing and dwell angle.