Acronyms in English (445)

Word Meaning
LAIV (medical) Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
NASM National Air and Space Museum
OCONUS (chiefly
) Outside [the] contiguous United States; i.e. Alaska, Hawaii, and all other countries.
HOMO (chemistry) highest occupied molecular orbital
ASIC (electronics) application specific integrated circuit
ISNA (American) Islamic Society of North America
ExoMars (ESA
) Acronym of Exobiology on Mars (a two-part Martian astrobiology project to search for evidence of life on Mars)
ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair
IgE immunoglobulin E
SIM (computing) Acronym of Simulation
JavaSE (computing) Acronym of w:Java Platform, Standard Edition
VSPAN (computing) VLAN-based SPAN.
WOTE Winners Of Tonight's Event
POP3 (computing) 'Post Office Protocol version 3': standard for receiving Internet email.
I-HAWK Improved homing-all-the-way killer, a type of missile.
BASE 'B'uilding, 'A'ntenna-tower, 'S'pan, 'E'arth
VSWR Voltage Standing Wave Ratio
COCA (linguistics) Corpus of Contemporary American English.
ONCHIT Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (US)
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
MOAS (military) Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar
DAU 'D'efense 'A'cquisition 'U'niversity
base Alternative form of BASE
BUFF (slang
Air Force
) Big Ugly Fat Fellow (or Fucker); US Airforce nickname for the B-52 bomber.
CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, a qualification to teach English.
SADD Students Against Drunk Driving
VaR (finance
) Value at Risk.
SUNWAC Swale, Ure, Nidd, Wharfe, Aire, Calder: a mnemonic for the western tributary rivers of the Yorkshire Dales.
AMBR Aggregate Maximum Bit Rate
LAMP (Internet) Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP — a popular combination of open source software for use as a web server
cub cashed up bogan.
VTHL (rocketry) 'V'ertical 'T'akeoff and 'H'orizontal 'L'anding
DSM (military
) Acronym of w:Distinguished Service Medal
fubar Alternative form of FUBAR
IRINT (military) 'I'nfra'r'ed 'int'elligence. The gathering and processing of intelligence in the infrared spectrum.
CREST (military) The five types of verbal support used to enhance an (oral) presentation: comparisons, reasons, examples, statistics, testimony.
STB straight to base
DUFF (derogatory) Dumb/Designated Ugly Fat Friend, an attractive woman's less attractive friend
VTOL (aviation) vertical takeoff and landing: A description of a fixed-wing aircraft that is capable of ascending into the air straight up as opposed to needing to accelerate horizontally first.
SILENT Acronym of
SLAGIATT Seemed like a good idea at the time.
NFG New Found Glory, an American pop punk band formed in 1997.
) Tactical Air Command
VTVL (rocketry) 'V'ertical 'T'akeoff and 'V'ertical 'L'anding
RAP 'R'ecognized 'A'ir 'P'icture
OpenXPS (computing) Acronym of Open XML Paper Specification
Rewson (US
) "Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare, Special Operations, Navy."
DOG Digital on-screen graphic
NFID National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
PSAP Public Safety Answering Point
HAHO (Parachuting) High Altitude, High Opening.
TRIS (US) Transportation Research Information Services.
SIMD (computing): Single Instruction Multiple Data
BANES (British) Bath and North East Somerset, a unitary authority in South West England.
DCAT 'D'rug, 'C'hemical and 'A'ssociated 'T'echnologies association
ECLSS Environmental Control and Life Support System
WIBNI wouldn't it be nice if
COSP consumer-operated services program
SPAN Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
WAP (telecommunications) Wireless Application Protocol, an open international standard for applications that use wireless communication, such as Internet access from a cellular phone.
WIC Women, Infants and Children
CAFTA Central American Free Trade Agreement
GAD generalized anxiety disorder
QWAN Quality Without A Name - in computer programming QWAN refers to a more metaphysical attribute that expresses elegancy of code
PIM (computing) Acronym of personal information manager (a kind of software with the functionality of a personal organizer.)
SUP Sailors' Union of the Pacific
TRAF Toss Refer Act File: A principle of organization used to handle any paper that comes across one's desk.
FUD (derogatory) Fear, uncertainty, and doubt, a marketing strategy involving the spread of worrisome information about a competing product.
JSDF Japan Self-Defense Forces
LEED Acronym of lang=en A system to categorise the level of environmentally sustainable construction in sustainable buildings.
space science
) Abbreviation of lang=en (a NASA term for when rocket engines are shutdown)
ROTGLOL Rolling on the Ground Laughing Out Loud
FOUP (semiconductor industry) Front Opening Unified Pod
BOHICA Acronym of bend over, here it comes again Used colloquially to indicate that an adverse situation is about to repeat itself, and that acquiescence is the wisest or only course of action.
IOLTA Interest On Lawyer Trust Accounts
CUE (legal) Clear and Unmistakable Error; legal standard for appeal of a decision by a Board of Veterans Appeals in the United States.
SORA (legal) Sex Offenders Registration Act
WAD (computing
) It works as designed.
LIBOR (finance) London Interbank Offered Rate (loan interest rate)
DipIT Diploma in Information Technology
EBCDIC (computing) 'Extended Binary-Coded-Decimal Interchange Code' an 8-bit character set and encoding representing 256 alphanumeric and special characters.
SCADA (electricity
) Acronym of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (electrical network typically containing at least IED's, RTU's, and a master station equipped with an HMI. Used to monitor and control process automation systems, such as those used by electrical and water utilities.)
) National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy,
TESOL Teaching English to speakers of other languages
CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
PED (rail transport) Platform edge door.
PERT (operations) 'P'rogram 'E'valuation and 'R'eview 'T'echnique, a method for diagramming and analyzing the flow of dependent tasks and other events in a project.
HAPE High altitude pulmonary edema
MPT (finance) Modern portfolio theory.
SOAP (computing) Acronym of Simple Object Access Protocol (A standard Internet protocol for exchanging structured information in a distributed environment.)
BOD biochemical oxygen demand
drip (finance) Dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing
TESSA (British) Tax-Exempt Special Savings Account
TAFE (Australia) Technical And Further Education.
SAIDS Simian Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NIST (government
) Acronym of National Institute of Standards and Technology
LUCA (taxonomy
) Abbreviation of lang=en; the hypothesised most recent primordial organism that is an ancestor to all organisms now living.
RICO (legal) Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing; normally an IP address notation such as indicating a block of addresses. The number after the slash indicates how many bits are in the mask; bits to the right are not masked.
SON SupraOptic Nucleus
NOEL no observed effect level
WAMP (Internet
) Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP — a popular combination of software for use as a web server.
MAC (chemistry) Maximum Allowable Concentration, the maximum concentration of a pollutant which is considered harmless to healthy adults during their working hours, assuming they breathe uncontaminated air at all other times.
ICBO International Conference of Building Officials
SECAM from French: Sequentiel Couleur avec Mémoire, meaning sequential color with memory, a TV standard.
EVT equiviscous temperature
POST (computing) Power-On Self-Test
LAAS (business) Initialism of laboratory
OPS (baseball) on-base plus slugging
CED Committee or Center for Economic Development
SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, an arm's length agency of the government of Canada which disburses academic grants and scholarships.
HATO (British) Highways Agency Traffic Officer
CEDA Cross Examination Debate Association
CHONPS A mnemonic for the main elements that occur naturally in Terran, carbon-based living systems: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur.
Sohc 'Single Over Head Camshaft', the system of opening and closing both inlet and exhaust valves on four stroke internal combustion engines.
STSDAS Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System, software designed for the Hubble telescope.
) Abbreviation of lang=en
MAU (computing) Media Attachment Unit or Multiple Access Unit: a connectivity device for a Token Ring network.
SOHCAHTOA (mnemonic
) sine: opposite over hypotenuse, cosine: adjacent over hypotenuse, tangent: opposite over adjacent
FLOX (medicine) fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin when used as a chemotherapy regimen against colon cancer
TINC There Is No Cabal.
MOLAP (computing) Acronym of w:Multidimensional Online Analytical Processing
LUMO (chemistry) lowest unoccupied molecular orbital
woof (marketing) Well-off older folks.
RMAN (databases
) Acronym of Recovery Manager
habtm (databases) has and belongs to many: A many-to-many relationship in a database.
DAPO (aviation
) do all possible (followed by requested task).
DDoS (Internet security) Alternative spelling of DDOS
TrEPS Traffic estimation and prediction system
BART Bay Area Rapid Transit
Syriza (politics) ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, a coalition of the radical left in Greece known as 'Συ'νασπισμός 'Ριζ'οσπαστικής 'Α'ριστεράς
OPC UA (communication
) Abbreviation of OPC Unified Architecture (an industrial M2M communication protocol for interoperability developed by the OPC Foundation)
MECO (rocketry) Acronym of lang=en
HACE High altitude cerebral edema
RVP 'r'endez'v'ous 'p'oint (for emergency services)
HACEK (pathology) , (Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans
noshow=1), , , — five gram-negative bacilli that are typically associated with being fastidious or difficult to culture and which can cause bacterial endocarditis.
ERS (sports
) Acronym of lang=en — an electric generation, storage, and propulsion system used in Formula One, which generates electricity by scavenging excess power and energy, stores energy in batteries, and boosts acceleration with electric motors assisting the gasoline engine.
DDU (incoterm) Delivered Duty Unpaid
CPSA Canadian Professional Sales Association
GNU Name of the Free Software Foundation's project to develop a free UNIX-like operating system, including the legal framework, such as the source code and documentation licenses.
MFWIC (military) 'Military Figure Who's In Charge'.
UNIFIL (military) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
EISCAT European Incoherent SCATter, a scientific organization which operates three incoherent scatter radars in northern Scandinavia. The organization is funded by the research councils of Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
POTS (telecommunications) plain old telephone service
EBITDA earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA represents revenue before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization have been subtracted and after other expenses (except dividends) have been.
CAGR (finance
) Acronym of compound annual growth rate
EBKAC (humorous) Error between keyboard and chair.
LLB Bachelor of Laws.
BLUP 'B'est 'L'inear 'U'nbiased 'P'rediction.
CAE Certificate in Advanced English, the second highest level ESOL exam awarded by Cambridge University.
MASH Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
COTS Acronym of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (Refers to ready-made merchandise that is available for sale, defined by market need, significant functionality and complexity, and self-contained.)
JAFO (Military slang) just another fucking observer.
JAG (legal
) Judge Advocate General
MEN Acronym of multiple endocrine neoplasia.
ISRHA International Self Realization Healing Association
PERMANOVA (statistics) permutational multivariate analysis of variance
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
SAFT Swiss Army Fitness Test.
) Employee Retirement Income Security Act (of 1974)
EFIGS English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
ETOPS (aviation) Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards
LINEAR (astronomy) Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program.
CONCACAF (soccer) 'C'onfederation 'o'f 'N'orth, 'C'entral 'A'merican and 'C'aribbean 'A'ssociation 'F'ootball — the governing body for the sport in the aforementioned region, also including the South American countries of French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname.
SAG Screen Actors Guild
law enforcement
) Scenes of Crime Officer
LCMS Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
SABIC Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
BAT Abbreviation of lang=en; a principle applying to regulations on limiting pollutant discharges.
EPICUS (military) The six principles of instruction: emphasis, participation, interest, confirmation, understanding, success.
INDY I'm Not Dead Yet
GID Acronym of General Improvement District
) The "League Championship Series" for each of the two leagues of Major League Baseball
TUPE Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)
NAT (Internet) Acronym of lang=en A network function whereby one network address is rewritten (translated) to another address: Network Address Translation is frequently used to allow multiple network nodes (computers or inter-networked devices) to share a single internet (or local network) IP address. NAT may be used in "one to one", "many to one", or "one to many" types of configurations.
SPORT Strategic Partnership On REACH Testing
WebVTT (communications)
HTOL (aviation) 'H'orizontal 'T'ake-'O'ff and 'L'anding
PTOL (aviation) 'P'oint 'T'ake-'O'ff and 'L'anding
HEALPix 'H'ierarchical 'E'qual 'A'rea iso'L'atitude 'Pix'elation (or 'Pix'elization) of the sphere.
ATO (aviation) Assisted Take-Off
COOL (computing) 'CLIPS Object-Oriented Language'
SPECT Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography
HTR (Christianity) Hard To Receive
LEIN 'L'aw 'E'nforcement 'I'nformation 'N'etwork
LUN (computing) Logical Unit Number.
PAP (Singapore) People's Action Party
LMDO (Internet slang) Laughing my dick off.
SYSOP System Operator
CEOSE Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering
ATOL (UK) Air Travel Organisers' Licensing
LASEK "Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy", photorefractive keratectomy laser surgery, a laser eye surgery technique.
ESOL English for speakers of other languages
LMHO (Internet slang) Laughing my head off.
EFTA European Free Trade Association
OWTTE Or words to that effect.
law enforcement
) A broadcast issued from a law enforcement agency to others, typically containing information about a wanted suspect, a person of interest, or a related vehicle.
TPC Transmit Power Control
CAT Centre for Alternative Technology
sam Surface-to-air missile
PEBCAK (humorous) Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. Used by technical support helpdesk staff to indicate that the problem with a user’s computer or experience is due to user error.
EXW (incoterm) Ex Works
ULDUSTA (military) Ultimate Duty Station
BIRT (software
) Acronym of w:BIRT Project
ina Information Not Available
FIGJAM Fuck I’m Good, Just Ask Me.
PAPA 'P'rofessional and 'A'mateur 'P'inball 'A'ssociation, and the tournaments held under its auspices.
OBP (baseball) on-base percentage
EMALS (military
) Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System
FELIX Free Electron Laser for Infrared eXperiments
PCASP Passive Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer Probe
PEBKAC (humorous) Problem exists between keyboard and chair. See PEBCAK.
TWYM that's what you mean
WAF "Wife acceptance factor"
PCAST President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (US)
TORFL Test Of Russian as a Foreign Language
Oflot (British) Office of the National Lottery
ISTAR (military
) Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance
REACH Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
CHIBOR 'China Interbank Offer Rate': The floating rate of China interbank credit market.
COSTART COding Symbols for Thesaurus of Adverse Reaction Terms
DFAT (Australia) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
LMVO (Internet slang) Laughing my vagina off.
MATESOL A master's degree in TESOL, the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
Bash (computing) Name of the Free Software Foundation's command interpreter (the "shell") for UNIX-like operating system.
dinky Double income, no kids yet. Said of a relationship.
GURT Genetic use restriction technology; a generic term for proposed or implemented methods to restrict use of genetically modified plants, by ensuring the sterility of any seeds.
WISA (Internet) Windows, Internet, Server, Active servers: A collection of Microsoft technologies that can be used to create "dynamic websites", specifically: the Windows operating system, Internet Information Services (web server), Microsoft SQL Server (database) and Active Server Pages (a scripting language).
) Abbreviation of lang=en
SAMPROSA ASCII-based representation of the International Phonetic Alphabet that includes symbols for toneage, length, stress, and pause.
JUICE (space
) Acronym of w:Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer
ENTP (psychology) extraverted, intuitive, thinking and perceiving: a personality type in the Myers-Briggs type indicator
ODS Office of Dietary Supplements
IOOH (internet slang
text messaging
) I'm out of here
BRAS Broadband Remote Access Server
RAPIDS (military
) Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System
) Working Uniform, Blue Alpha:
CHOSE (management) confidence (self-efficacy), hope, optimism, subjective well-being (happiness), and emotional intelligence
ARIA (Internet)
MS-DOS Microsoft Disk Operating System, an operating system for IBM-compatible personal computers in the 1980s and 1990s, eventually succeeded by standalone versions of Microsoft Windows.
ITIL (computing) Acronym of IT Infrastructure Library
tanj Alternative spelling of TANJ (There ain't no justice.)
exFAT (computing) extended file allocation table, a 64-bit version of FAT.
MYA Million years ago.
LANAP (dentistry) Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
) Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS): A DARPA project to control insect locomotion by placing a mechanical system inside an insect.
InChI International Chemical Identifier
STOL (aviation) 'S'hort 'T'ake-'O'ff and 'L'anding: A description of an aircraft that needs a shorter minimum horizontal distance to accelerate in order to ascend into the air than typical fixed wing types.
EFATO (aviation) 'E'ngine 'F'ailure 'A'fter 'T'ake 'O'ff
CHSTREPS Characteristics of Transportation Resources Report
FCE First Certificate in English, an ESOL exam awarded by Cambridge University
PCMCIA (computing) Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, a plug and play peripheral device interface, typically for laptop computers.
BITD Back In The Day
Ravenscar (computing) Reliable Ada Verifiable Executive Needed for Scheduling Critical Applications in Realtime
NEMS Acronym of lang=en
STOBAR (military
) Short take-off but arrested recovery
PIVKA Proteins Induced by Vitamin K Absence (or antagonist.)
SIV (virology) .
kiloflops (computing) 1,000 floating point operations per second
LNWI LNWI A low-net-worth individual (LNWI) is a person with a low net worth. These individuals typically would be defined as having very limited or no investable finance
HEMA Abbreviation of Historical European Martial Arts
MANCOVA (statistics) multivariate analysis of covariance: an extension of ANOVA methods to cover cases where there is more than one dependent variable and where the control of covariates is required.
GUID (computing) Acronym of Globally Unique Identifier
GMDSS (nautical
) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (an internationally agreed-upon set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and make it easier to rescue distressed ships, boats and aircraft).
NURBS Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline): a mathematical model used in computer graphics for generating and representing curves and surfaces
WFM "works for me." An abbreviated form of assent, e.g., in reply to a suggested meeting date or time.
XO extra old; a grade of premium cognac
IHOP International House of Pancakes, a US-based restaurant chain.
SHRIMP sensitive high resolution ion microprobe
CORE Congress of Racial Equality
OPEX (business
) operating expense or operating expenditure; the continuing costs of a business, in contrast to capital expenditure.
CAIR (US) Clean Air Interstate Rule
WISE (aviation
) (adjective) Acronym of wing-in-surface effect
SWOT (business) Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.
INCOTERM Alternative spelling of Incoterm
WGWAG White Girls with Asian Guys
GSU (US) "geographically separated unit", used to denote a military unit not at the same physical location or base as its parent unit
CATO (rocketry) Slang shorthand (which is not an acronym) for "Catastrophic failure" since it can happen at any point in time during the rocket flight. Properly spelled Cato or cato, and never in all caps.
SCAO State Court Administrative Office
UBC Uniform Building Code
RCCPDS (military
) Reserve Components Common Personnel Data System
CONUS (chiefly
) The contiguous United States; the 48 states excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
ERNIE The name of the machine that draws random premium bond numbers in the United Kingdom.
DEROS (US) 'D'ate 'E'ligible to 'R'eturn from 'O'ver's'eas or 'D'ate of 'E'stimated 'R'eturn from 'O'ver's'eas
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (US)
CATOBAR catapult assisted take off but arrested recovery
SADR Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, a partially recognised state in North Africa.
ISAF 'I'nternational 'SA'iling 'F'ederation (world governing body for the sport of sailing)
MUMPS Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programing System; a programming language (and database) developed originally to be specifically for hierarchically arranged records, such as medical records.
SIOP (military
) Single Integrated Operational Plan
SOKOP Sounds OK On paper; Something that sounds like a good idea when you read about it, but is actually not of any practical use when you try to implement it.
HOLAP (computing) Acronym of w:Hybrid Online Analytical Processing
DELF Diplôme d'étude de langue française, a French-language qualification.
DNE (college) Do Not Erase, written on chalk boards to protect information from being erased.
FORACS (military) US Navy acronym for Fleet Operational Readiness Accuracy Check Site. FORACS are facilities for measuring the bearing and range accuracy of sensor systems on ships, submarines, fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft.
FOIA (US) Freedom of Information Act.
GMVLS Guided Missile Vertical Launching System
SAN (chemistry) styrene-acrylonitrile resin
KOS (gaming) Kill on Sight
AUTODIN (military) 'AUTO'matic 'DI'gital 'N'etwork. The name of the standard digital computer network of the US military.
PUT (software
) Acronym of Parameterized Unit Testing
SWAT (chiefly
law enforcement
) Special weapons and tactics. The area of expertise of police officers trained and equipped to neutralize armed or entrenched criminals.
TEWT (military) Tactical Exercise Without Troops: Usually synonymous with a military wargame or training exercise not actively involving deployment of troops.
DEVGRU (military
) United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group
DEW Distant Early Warning.
EULA (legal) Acronym of end user license agreement
OLDI On-Line Data Interchange: A Eurocontrol standard used in ATC systems in order to exchange information about flights crossing the border between the two ATC units. The messages described by this standard use ICAO subfields.
your mileage may vary
DIMEFIL Diplomatic, Information, Military, Economic, Financial, Intelligence and Law Enforcement
KIF (computing
artificial intelligence
) Knowledge Interchange Format.
IIUC (Internet slang) If I understand correctly; used on Usenet to indicate uncertainty about having understood the original poster or not.
GLONASS (cartography) GLObal NAvigation Satellite System: A system of navigational satellites operated by the Russian government.
RADAR Abbreviation of 'ra'dio 'd'etection 'a'nd 'r'anging
GD-ROM Giga disk read-only memory: a proprietary optical disc format, resembling a CD-ROM but with higher storage capacity, used by certain game consoles.
OCC Acronym of Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
NCA (cheerleading) National Cheerleader's Association
QBism (quantum physics) Acronym of Quantum Bayesianism
SWAK (written on an envelope containing a love-letter) Sealed with a kiss
RISC (computing) Reduced instruction set computer.
JATO (aviation) jet assisted takeoff
TLD (Internet) Initialism of top-level domain
SAC Acronym of :w:saeclum ante Christum
URBI (computing) Universal Real-Time Behavior Interface
PETE (organic compound) polyethylene terephthalate: a thermoplastic resin of the polyester family that is used to make beverage, food and other liquid containers, synthetic fibers, as well as for some other thermoforming applications.
GRAS (legal) Generally recognized as safe (a US designation for food additives).
MSND (literature
) Acronym of A Midsummer Night's Dream
GRASE 'G'enerally 'R'egarded 'A's 'S'afe and 'E'ffective'
SWALK Sealed With a Loving Kiss, term of endearment written across the seal of a love letter.
DRAGN (galaxy) Acronym of lang=en
CESAT voltage Collector-Emitter Saturation Transistor voltage
GRASP (software
object-oriented design
) Acronym of General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns
) Initialism of vicious, a series of anti-bikie laws.
WRASAP Will Reply As Soon As Possible. It is based on the widely used ASAP (As Soon As Possible) acronym. Usually website owners (bloggers) use this acronym to encourage somebody to contact the author via e-mail or contact form.
PEEP (slang) A World War II jeep attached to an armored regiment.
INOP inoperative
NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
ILPC Inner Loop Power Control
UNPROFOR United Nations Protection Force; a multinational peacekeeping force in the former Yugoslavia in 1992 to 1995; superseded by IFOR
PEAP Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol. A protocol proposed by Microsoft, Cisco and RSA Security for 802.1X authentication on wireless LANs (WLANs).
inc (chiefly
North America
) Alternative spelling of Inc
INFORSE 'I'nternational 'N'etwork 'FOR' 'S'ustainable 'E'nergy
NCID National Center for Infectious Diseases
RAID (computing) A redundant array of inexpensive disks, or, less frequently restated as a redundant array of independent disks.
POP (telecommunications) Acronym of point of presence
) Social Education Materials Project
Fifa Alternative form of FIFA
FYROM The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
MUGA Multiple gated acquisition scan; a medical test used for assessing ventricular function of the heart.
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Superseded by the World Trade Organisation (WTO))
) qualified domestic relations order
RAFA (British) Royal Air Force Association
CADAM (computing) Computer-Augmented Design And Manufacturing
YIFF Young, independent, freedom-minded few (compare yuppie)
) eligible domestic relations order
KERA the Kentucky Education Reform Act (1990)
ATAPI (computing) Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
BND Bank of North Dakota
DIRT (Ireland) Deposit Interest Retention Tax
SgtMaj (military
) Sergeant major
MORB Mid-ocean ridge basalt.
NIC network interface card: used to interface a computer to a network.
nic network interface controller
DELTA Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, an advanced qualification to teach English, higher than the CELTA, accredited by the University of Cambridge.
weapon of mass destruction
MICTOR 'Matched ImpedanceConnecTOR': (electrical engineering
COW (computing) Acronym of w:Copy-on-write
DAS (chemistry) Acronym of diacetoxyscirpenol
DES (cryptography) Data Encryption Standard
SOLID (programming
) Acronym of Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, Interface segregation and Dependency inversion (When followed, the created system will be more likely easy to maintain, and extend over time.)
DASD (computing) Direct access storage device, such as a USB drive or hard drive.
BOGO (chiefly
) buy one get one (free)
OOSE (software) Acronym of Object-Oriented Software Engineering
TROWAL A trough of warm air aloft in the atmosphere, usually between 750-550 millibars
JAV (pornography) Japanese adult video
ITSM (computing) Acronym of IT Service Management
JBOD (computing
) 'J'ust a 'B'unch 'O'f 'D'isks. A collection of hard disks that aren't configured according to RAID.
FORML (computing) Formal Object Role Modeling Language
VAST visual audio sensory theater
BOGOFF (British
) Alternative form of BOGOF: acronym for "buy one, get one for free".
EDGAR Electronic Data-Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval, a system that performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
IBG YBG (finance) I'll be gone, you'll be gone. (I'll have gotten my commission; you'll have sold out to the next guy; neither of us will be held accountable).
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung. (German Institute for Standardization)
OTOT (informal) On Top Of This
CHOGM 'Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting', a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations.
TRIPS The WTO Agreement on "Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights".
START (law) Acronym of lang=en
GINO (neologism
fandom slang
) Galactica In Name Only — a derogatory term used by partisan fans of the original Battlestar Galactica to refer to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica
SLUFF (slang
Air Force
) Short Little Ugly Fat Fellow (or Fucker); US Airforce nickname for the A-7 bomber.
WMO The World Meteorological Organisation
SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist. Normally used to semi-apologize for an obvious wisecrack.
NINDS (US) National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke
IMUX (computing) inverse multiplexer. It re-aggregates split sub-channels in a data stream into a single channel.
DEERS (US) Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System.
IFSMA International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations
WinJS (computing) Initialism of Windows library (an open source JavaScript library developed by Microsoft)
ENIAC 'E'lectronic 'N'umerical 'I'ntegrator 'A'nd 'C'omputer, one of the first electronic digital computers
TOSH The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital.
AUT Auckland University of Technology
JavaEE (computing) Acronym of w:Java Platform, Enterprise Edition
RAFO Read and find out
DOT Abbreviation of lang=en or Department of Transport (Used both as an initialism and an acronym)
KERS (sports
) Acronym of lang=en — an electric generation, storage, and propulsion system used in Formula One, which generates electricity during slow down, stores energy in batteries, and boosts acceleration with electric drive motors assisting the gasoline engine.
BUPERS (military
) Bureau of Naval Personnel
SAB Scientific Advisory Board
ICNB International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria
MOA minute of angle
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
CAVU (aviation) Ceiling And Visibility Unrestricted (colloquial variants include Clear And Visibility Unrestricted and Clear Above Visibility Unrestricted), indicating a ceiling of at least 10,000 feet and visibility of at least 10 miles; ideal flying conditions.
CISC (computing) Complex instruction set computer.
COBRA (British) Cabinet Office Briefing Room A
COIN-OR (Internet) 'COmputational INfrastructure for Operations Research'
SEGRAS (pharmacology) selective glucocorticoid receptor agonists
NuSTAR (astronomy) Acronym of Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
) End Of Financial Year Sale
ARNK (travel industry) An unknown or empty sector of an itinerary.
JavaME (computing) Acronym of w:Java Platform, Micro Edition
TEMPSC Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft. A form of lifeboat typically installed on large sea going vessels or platforms and vessels associated with the oil and gas industry.
MILILF (rare) Acronym of mother-in-law I’d like to fuck
BASIL biphasic acid scavenging utilising ionic liquids
GORD Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
CASM 'Cost per Available Seat Mile': a method of calculating operating costs in the travel industry. It is derived by dividing total operating expenses by total ASMs.
CLAF 'C'hange 'L'ook 'A'nd 'F'eel
BoM (Mormonism) Book of Mormon.
CDU (petrochemistry) Crude distillation unit.
DEWR 'D'epartment of 'E'mployment and 'W'orkplace 'R'elations
DPM Damp Proof Membrane
TADA 'T'errorist 'a'nd 'D'isruptive 'A'ctivities (Prevention) Act
HEPA 'H'igh 'E'fficiency 'P'articulate 'A'ir filter.
SYP (US) Southern Yellow Pine.
LWYL (Internet slang
) Laugh With You Later, used as a sign off
MOAD Mother Of All Databases
OISE The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
TULIP (religion) Mnemonic for five-point Calvinist doctrine: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, perseverance of the saints
VARO (US government) Veterans Affairs Regional Office
MOALD Metalorganic Atomic Layer Deposition, the self-limiting layer-by-layer precision process of atomic level deposition, used in the "next generation" microelectronics and nanotechnology, to grow High-k dielectric layers, Metals and Metal Gate Electrodes in semiconductor industry.
PLCP Physical Layer Convergence Procedure. Defined by IEEE 802.6, a protocol specified within the Transmission Convergence layer that defines exactly how cells are formatted within a data stream for a particular type of transmission facility.
FTSE (London's) Financial Times and Stock Exchange
OOV out of vision: an item in a television (especially news) broadcast consisting of pictures alone, to be played on screen while the presenter continues to talk out of vision and provide commentary
CET Central European Time
MAS multi-agent system.
PRATT Initialism of point refuted a thousand times
FURPS Mnemonic for the major classes of software requirements: functionality, usability, reliability, performance, supportability
WAC Women's Army Corps (Formerly a US military organization for women)

Note: these words have been obtained from Wiktionary and have been classified and improved through automated computer linguistics processes.


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