The Encyclopedic dictionary comprises and explains the most commonly used terminology related to protection against mass destruction used by the soldiers of NATO and the Lithuanian Army. Protection against mass destruction encompasses the protection of military units as well as soldiers against the destruction of mass or conventional weapons, and against the impact of the consequences of emergency damage. The activities of the military staff are highly intertwined with the civil world as well: the commanders cooperate with the institutions of civil protection, they organize the protection of troops during emergency situations in peacetime. Therefore, the focus of this resource is not only on the terminology of mass destruction and protection measures against it, but also on the terms describing all the possible emergency situations in the country as well as the aspects of some activities of civil protection.
While compiling the dictionary, all the key terms related to the activities of the national military troops in protection against mass destruction were rendered in compliance with the standardized NATO terms. In total, the dictionary comprises more than 1,200 entries where, in each entry, the keyword in Lithuanian is followed by its substitute(s) in English and Russian. Then, a comprehensive explanation of the term follows. At the end of the entry, references to other relevant terms are indicated. In case the term has several meanings, all the meanings are explained in detail. The dictionary also presents abbreviations typical of the national defense system.
At the end of the dictionary, there are two smaller terminology dictionaries of English-Lithuanian and Russian-Lithuanian. They help the language user to find equivalents of the specific terms in English and Russian languages.