abbreviationPronunciationThree-letter abbreviations are usually pronounced as separate letters with the stress
on the last syllable.CMM ( /si ɛm ɛm/)CNC ( /si ɛn si/)PID ( /pi aɪ di/) ( Mechanical engineering : Control, instrumentation and metrology )
The CMM was programmed to measure the specimen at 400 different positions, thus producing
a map of its shape.
It takes two or three days to program the CMM and run the measurements.
A CMM is a robot used for measuring the shape of a component by touching it repeatedly
with a probe.
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