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List of acronyms/initialisms (add your own, in alphabetical order)

  • AA - Alcoholics Anoynmous / Automobile Association / Anti-Aliasing
  • AAA - American Automobile Association
  • AABB - Axis aligned bounding box
  • AAC - Advanced Audio Coding (audio compression format defined by the MPEG-2 standard)
  • ACL - Access Control List
  • ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
  • ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
  • ADC - Apple Display Connector (DVI variant)
  • ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, variant of DSL
  • ADT - Atlantic Daylight Time (UTC-3 hours)
  • AFAIK - As far as I know
  • AFAIR - As far as I remember
  • AFJ - April Fool's Joke
  • AFK - Away from keyboard
  • AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port, sometimes used with a suffix indicating the port's bandwidth, like APG4x
  • AI - Amnesty International; Artificial Intelligence
  • AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • AIM - AOL Instant Messenger
  • aka - also known as
  • AKDT - Alaska Standard Daylight Saving Time (UTC-8 hours)
  • AKST - Alaska Standard Time (UTC-9 hours)
  • AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
  • AMR - Audio Modem Riser
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • AOL - America Online
  • AP - Associated Press
  • API - Application Programming Interface
  • apm - Advanced Power Management
  • ASAP - as soon as possible
  • ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ASL - American Sign Language
  • ASP - Application service provider
  • ASP - Active Server Pages
  • AST - Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4 hours)
  • AT&T - American Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • AVI - Audio Video Interleaved
  • AWACS - Airborne Warning and Control System
  • B2B - Business to Business
  • B2C - Business to Customer
  • BASIC - Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, acronym was added later, originally it was simply Basic
  • BB - Brigitte Bardot (actress)
  • BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BBQ - Barbeque
  • BBS - Bulletin Board System
  • BCC - Blind Carbon Copy
  • BFE - Beyond F****** Egypt (colloquial for "quite far away")
  • BIND - Berkeley Internet Name Domain
  • BIOS - Basic Input Output System
  • BMX - Bicycle Motor Cross
  • BO2K - Back Orifice 2000
  • BOFH - Bastard operator from hell
  • bpm - Beats per minute
  • BSA - Business Software Alliance
  • BSD - Berkeley Software Distribution (Unix variant)
  • BSE - Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, better known as Mad Cow disease
  • BSOD - Blue Screen of Death (MS Windows specific)
  • BST - British Summer Time (UTC+1 hour)
  • BT - British Telecom
  • BP - British Petroleum
  • BTO - Built to Order
  • BTW - By the way
  • BYOB - Bring your own beverages/bottle
  • CAD - Computer Aided Design
  • CD - Compact Disc
  • CRM - Customer Relations Management
  • CSS - Cascading Style sheets
  • DND - Do Not Disturb
  • FUBAR - F****d Up Beyond All Repair
  • FWIW - For What It's Worth
  • GNU - GNU's Not Unix
  • GT - Gran Turismo
  • HMS - Her (or His) Majesty's Ship (see Royal Navy)
  • HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
  • HTTP - Hypertext Transport Protocol
  • IANAL - I am not a lawyer
  • IIRC - If I recall correctly
  • IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emmision of Radiation
  • LOL - Laughing Out Loud
  • MHz - Megahertz
  • NATO - North-Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NLP - Natural Language Processing
  • IRA - Irish Republican Army
  • Quasar - quasi-stellar radio source
  • radar - radio detection and ranging
  • RPN - Reverse Polish Notation
  • SCUBA - Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  • SNAFU - Situation Normal All F****d Up
  • TLA - Three-Letters Acronym
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object
  • UN - United Nations
  • UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, originally United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
  • WTO - World Trade Organization
  • YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

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