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  • 1. AJAR V.2.14 The full Monty Acronyms, Jargon,Abbreviations, and Rubbish Aberystwyth, Wales Tuesday, 10 June 2008
  • 2. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14 DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION This document has been available in various electronic forms including HTML, Psion data format, and Acrobat Portable Document Format Use Ctrl-F to search for something specific DOCUMENT DISCLAIMER AND TITLE The definitions provided in this document should not be construed as being correct This document is the property of gmorgan@online.no New Version: http://home.online.no/~gmorgan/ajarnew/ Old version: http://home.online.no/~gmorgan/ajar/ DOCUMENT REVISION HISTORY 2.14 10 June 2008 Aberystwyth, Wales GaM 2.13 12 June 2004 Fredrikstad, Norway GaM 2.12 24 March 2004 Heathrow, England GaM 2.11 09 August 2003 Aberystwyth, Wales GaM 2.10 19 March 2003 Sahara desert, Algeria GaM 2.09 20 March 2002 Fier, Albania GaM 2.08 21 January 2002 Fier, Albania GaM 2.07 10 July 2001 Calgary, Canada GaM 2.06 27 March 2001 London, England GaM 2.05 10 January 2001 Fredrikstad, Norway GaM 2.04 13 November 2000 Fredrikstad, Norway GaM 2.03 22 July 2000 Vravrona, Greece GaM 2.02 18 February 2000 Vravrona, Greece GaM 2.01 19 November 1999 Oslo, Norway GaM 1.10 11 July 1999 Oslo, Norway GaM 1.09 20 June 1999 Oslo, Norway GaM 1.08 25 February 1999 Oslo, Norway GaM 1.07 19 November 1999 Oslo, Norway GaM 1.06 8 September 1998 Jessheim, Norway GaM 1.05 20 March 1996 Jessheim, Norway GaM Rev. Date Remarks ByTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 2 of 314
  • 3. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14 CONTENTS1.  Oddballs ........................................................................................................ 42.  Alpha ............................................................................................................. 7 3.  Beta ............................................................................................................. 31 4.  Charlie ......................................................................................................... 45 5.  Delta............................................................................................................ 69 6.  Echo ............................................................................................................ 81 7.  Foxtrot ........................................................................................................ 93 8.  Golf............................................................................................................ 102 9.  Hotel ......................................................................................................... 108 10.  India.......................................................................................................... 116 11.  Juliet ......................................................................................................... 128 12.  Kilo ............................................................................................................ 131 13.  Lima .......................................................................................................... 134 14.  Mike .......................................................................................................... 143 15.  November ................................................................................................. 157 16.  Oscar ......................................................................................................... 167 17.  Papa .......................................................................................................... 174 18.  Quebec ...................................................................................................... 192 19.  Romeo ....................................................................................................... 194 20.  Sierra ........................................................................................................ 205 21.  Tango ........................................................................................................ 223 22.  Uniform ..................................................................................................... 235 23.  Victor......................................................................................................... 239 24.  Whiskey .................................................................................................... 244 25.  X-ray ......................................................................................................... 249 26.  Yankee ...................................................................................................... 250 27.  Zulu ........................................................................................................... 25228.  Measures of Ale......................................................................................... 253 29.  SI Number prefixes ................................................................................... 254 30.  Chemical elements and atomic numbers.................................................. 255 31.  Greek alphabet ......................................................................................... 258 32.  Airport Codes ............................................................................................ 260 33.  DNS country codes.................................................................................... 284 34.  Internet Chat ............................................................................................ 290 35.  Smiley’s ..................................................................................................... 304 36.  Project Management ................................................................................ 306 Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 3 of 314
  • 4. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.141. Oddballs. Foot/Feet. Linear measure. 12" = 1 = 30,48 cm (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)!. I have a comment. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)". Inch/Inches. Linear measure. 1" = 25,4 mm (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)&&&&. Pretzels. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)(%>. Pizza. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)(::()::). Bandaid. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)(_). Mug of coffee or beer. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)(__)(_|_)(_/_). Dancing ass off. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)****. Popcorn. (IT, Pictograms/2.11),,l,. The finger. (IT, Pictograms/2.11).02. My two cents worth. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):. Crying. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-#. Lips are sealed. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-&. Tongue tied. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):(. Frown. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-(. Crying sadly. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-(. Sad. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):( ). Cant stop talking. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-). Crying with joy. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-). Smiley. The converse is :-( to understand tilt your head 90 degrees to the left, alternatively turnthe sheet you are holding or screen you are viewing 90 degrees clockwise. There are various similarpictograms, which are a legacy from text based computer systems. However I do not feel it is withinthe scope of this serious document to cover them all (Oh well I succumbed and added some more). ;-) Gareth (IT, Pictograms/1.05):-------). Viagra smile. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):*). Clowning, drunk, larking about. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)::POOF::. Goodbye (leaving the room). (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-@. Screaming. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-. Undecided. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-{}. Blowing a kiss. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-|. Ambivalent. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):~/. Mixed Up. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):->. Devilish. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-6. Exhausted, wiped out. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-9. Delicious, yummy. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-c. Bummed out. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-I. Indifferent. (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-O. Mouth open (surprised or shocked). (IT, Pictograms/2.11):P. Disgusted (sticking out tongue). (IT, Pictograms/2.11):-Þ~. Drooling. (IT, Pictograms/2.11);-). Wink. (IT, Pictograms/2.11);->. Devilish wink. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)?. I have a question. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 4 of 314
  • 5. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14?€?€. Hiding, staring in the dark. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)@. At or each. This symbol has attained fame since it is used to separate the recipient from theaddress in an internet email address. Which is a fortunate coincidence since the symbol also meansat. E.g. gmorgan@online.no. See DNS (General/1.06)@[_]~~. Mug of hot coffee or tea. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)@}--{--{--. Rose. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)[$X$]. No spam!!. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)_/. Glass (drink). (IT, Pictograms/2.11)~/. Full glass. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)M/. Heavy metal music. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)-o. Bored. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)^. Thumbs up. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)^5. High five. (IT, Pictograms/2.11){o/}. Angel. (IT, Pictograms/2.11){{ }}:**. Hugs and kisses. (IT, Pictograms/2.11){{{{{{name}}}}}}. Hug (warm cyber hug). (IT, Pictograms/2.11){{{name}}}. Hug (cyber hug). (IT, Pictograms/2.11)|C|. Can of Coke. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)|-I. Asleep. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)|-O. Yawning. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)|P|. Can of Pepsi. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<<{:}}. Ice cream. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<chuckle>. The speaker chuckles. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<frown>. The speaker is frowning. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<g>. Grin. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<grin>. The speaker is grinning. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<o> <o>. Staring. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<o>¿~~. Wink. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<sarcasm>. The one writing the message is being sarcastic. Written in the form of HTML tags, Eg:<sarcasm>That makes sense!</sarcasm> (IT, Pictograms/2.14)<smile>. The one writing the message is smiling. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<smirk>. The one writing the message is smirking. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)<wink>. The one writing the message is winking. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)>:-(. Angry. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)>^-^<. Cat. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)0;-)-x-<. The saint. (IT, Pictograms/2.11)1337. Elite (see leet). (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)1G. First generation. Generic name for first generation of analogue mobile telephone systemsdesigned for voice transfer. (AMPS, NMT, TACS) (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)2G. Second generation. Generic name for second generation of digital mobile networks (GSM) (IT,Telecommunications/2.04)2i/c. Second in Command. (Military/1.10)2MI. Too much information. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)2U2. To You Too. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 5 of 314
  • 6. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.143G. Third generation. Generic name for third generation digital mobile networks (Universal MobileTelecommunications System) (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)3GPP. 3G Partnership Project. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)404. I havent a clue (inspired by Error 404). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)4COL. For Crying Out Loud. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 6 of 314
  • 7. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.142. AlphaA. Allergy. (Medical/1.05)A. Amber. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)A. Ampere. See kA, mA (Weights & Measures, Electrical/2.11)A. Angstrom. (Medical/1.05)A. Anterior. (Medical/1.05)A. Adult. (Medical/1.05)a. Arterial. (Medical/1.05)A&E. Accident and Emergency. (General/2.14)A&P. Auscultation And Percussion. (Medical/1.05)A.d. Anno domini. Of the Christian era. In the year of the Lord. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)A.m. Ante meridiem. Before noon. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)A/A. Air to Air. For example A/A missiles, A/A communications. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)A/C. Assist Control. (Medical/1.05)A/G. Abumin Globulin Ratio. (Medical/1.05)A/G. Air to Ground. For example A/G missiles, A/G communications. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)A/S/L?. Age/sex/location?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)A/S/M. Aperture priority / Shutter priority / Manual. (General/2.09)A2. Aortic Second Sound. (Medical/1.05)AA. Atomic Absorption. (General/2.10)AA. Administrative Assistant. (General/2.10)AA. Achievement Age. (Medical/1.05)aa. Of Each. (Medical/1.05)AA. Anti Aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)Aa. Alveolar Arterial. (Medical/1.05)AA. Alcoholics Anonymous. (Medical/1.05)AA. Automobile Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.02)AA. Association of Anaesthesists. (Medical/1.05)AA. Aluminium Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AAA. American Automobile Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.02)AAA. Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)AAA. Amended Meteorological Message. AAB, AAC, etc. in sequence (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AAA. Anti Aircraft Artillery. Rapid-firing cannon or machine guns, often aimed by computers and radar(Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)AAA. Action on Alcohol Abuse. (General/2.10)AAAW. Advanced Air launched Anti armour Weapon. (Military/1.06)AAC. Army Air Corps. (Military/1.06)AACC. American Association for Containment Control. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AACI. Airport Association Council International. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AAE. Acute Allergic Encephalitis. (Medical/1.05)AAE. Annaba Airport. Algerie. (Airport Codes/1.06)AAIB. Air Accident Investigation Branch. (Government office/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 7 of 314
  • 8. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AAK. Automatisk Adgangs Kontroll. Automatic Admission Control. Norwegian. Comprising cardreaders, personal entry cards, card production equipment, and supervisory software (Security/1.05)AAL. Aalborg Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.05)AAL. ATM Adaptation Layer. (IT, Computing/1.05)AAL. Above Aerodrome Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AAL. Anterior Axilary Line. (Medical/1.05)AALA. American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AAMOF. As A Matter Of Fact. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AAN. Al Ain Airport. United Arab Emirats. (Airport Codes/1.06)AAR. Tirstrup. Århus Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.07)AAR. Air to Air Refuelling. (Military/1.06)AATCC. American Association of Textile Chemicals and Colourists. (Association, Society,Institute/1.07)AB. Apical Beat. (Medical/1.05)Ab. Antibody. (Medical/1.05)ab. Abortion. (Medical/1.05)AB. A blood type. (Medical/2.02)ab initio. from first principles. (Latin, French, Greek/2.14)ABA. Poly Acrylonitrile Butadiene Acrylate. (General/2.14)Abandon. To stop production from an oil well, that is no longer productive. The well is plugged withcement and equipment is salvaged (Petrochemical/1.08)ABCA. Standards bodies of America, Britain, Canada and Australia. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ABCB. Association of British Certification Bodies. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ABCC. Association of British Chambers of Commerce. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ABCL. Automatic Barrier Crossing, locally monitored. (General/2.10)abd. Abdomen. (Medical/1.05)ABD. Abadan Airport. Iran. Duplicate see ABO (Airport Codes/1.06)ABE. Allentown Airport. PA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABEG. Achieving Best Evidence Guidelines. (Policing/2.14)ABF. Abaiang Airport. Atoll Kiribati. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABG. Arterial Blood Gas. (Medical/1.05)ABG. Abingdon Airport. QL. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABH. Actual Bodily Harm. (Policing/2.14)ABI. Abilene Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABI. Advanced Boundary Information. Or Advance Boundary Information (message) (Aviation Civiland Military/1.05)ABI. Association of British Insurers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ABJ. Abidjan Airport. Cote Divoire. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABL. Axiobuccolingual. (Medical/1.05)ABM. Asynchronous Balanced Mode. (IT, Computing/1.05)ABM. ABeaM. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ABM. Anti Ballistic Missile. (Military/1.05)ABMA. American Bearing Manufacturing Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ABMEC. Association of British Mining Equipment Companies. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 8 of 314
  • 9. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ABMP. Association of British Meat Processors. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ABN. Aerodrome BeacoN. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)abn. Abnormal. (Medical/1.05)ABNT. Associacao Brasileira de Normas (Brazil). (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ABO. A system for classifying blood types, A, B, AB, and O. (Medical/2.02)ABO. Abadan Airport. Iran. Duplicate see ABD (Airport Codes/1.06)ABPI. Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ABQ. Albuquerque Airport. NM. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABR. Aberdeen Airport. SD. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABR. Average Bit Rate. A term used in digital audio compression (The size of a VBR audio file dividedby the duration) (IT, Digital music/2.11)ABR. Available Bit Rate. When using an ATM network there is a choice of classes for carrying traffic(transmitting data). Available Bit Rate is one such class. See CBR, VBR, UBR (IT, Computing/1.05)abs. Absent. (Medical/1.05)ABS. Poly Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. (General/2.14)ABS. American Bureau of Shipping. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ABS. Abu Simbel Airport. Egypt. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABT. ABouT. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ABV. Abuja Airport. Nigeria. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABV. ABoVe. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ABVD. Doxorubicin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Dacarbazine. (Medical/1.05)ABY. Albany Airport. GA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ABZ. Aberdeen Airport. Scotland. (Airport Codes/1.05)Ac. Actinium. Atomic number 89. (Chemical Elements/1.05)AC. Advisory Circular. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)AC. AltoCumulus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AC. Alternating Current. (Electrical/1.05)AC. Air Conditioning. (General/2.02)AC. Adrenal Cortex. (Medical/1.05)AC. Axiocervical. (Medical/1.05)AC. Acetylcholine. (Medical/1.05)AC. Atriocarotid. (Medical/1.05)ac. Ascension Island. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ac. Ante Cibum (Before Meals). (Medical/1.05)AC. Advisory Committee. (General/2.10)AC. Anodal Closure. (Medical/1.05)ac. Acute. (Medical/1.05)ACA. Acapulco Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)ACAI. Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate. (General/2.10)ACARS. Airborne Addressing Communication & Reporting Systems. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ACARS. American Communication And Report System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACAS. Airborne Collision Avoidance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACAS. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. (General/1.05)ACB. Assistance Call Button. (Security/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 9 of 314
  • 10. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ACC. Assistant Chief Constable. (Policing/2.14)ACC. Air Command and Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACC. Accra Airport. Ghana. (Airport Codes/1.06)ACC. Area Control Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)acc. Accident. (Medical/1.05)ACC. Association of County Councils. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACCID. Notification of an aircraft accident. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACCIS. Automated Command and Control Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACCS. Air Command and Control System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACD. Acandi Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ACD. Automatic Call Distribution. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)ACDN. Airport Common Data Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)ACDP. Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACDS. Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACE. Adrenocortical Extract. (Medical/1.05)ACE. Association of Consulting Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACE. Lanzarote Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)ACE. Allied Command Europe. (Military/1.05)ACE. Angiotensin Convertring Enzime. (Medical/1.05)ACE. Actual Control Estimate. (Project Management/1.07)ACE ADGE. Allied Command Europe Air Defence Ground Environment. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)acet. Acetone. (Medical/1.05)ACF. Accessory Clinical Findings. (Medical/1.05)ACFT. AirCraFT. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACGIH. American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ACGM. Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACI. Airports Council International. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACI. American Concrete Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACID. Aircraft Identification. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACID. Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability. (IT, Computing/1.05)Acid Rain. When sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), released by the combustion offossil fuels (Eg coal), combine with moisture in the atmosphere to form sulphurous, sulphuric, nitrousand nitric acids (Ie Acidic Rain). SOx and NOx are gases and because the formation of acid rain takestime, damage from acid rain often occurs far from the source of the problem! (Environment/2.01)ACIO. Assistant Chief Inspecting Officer. (General/2.10)ACK. ACKnowledge. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACL. Altimeter Check Location. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACL. Application Command Link. (IT, Computing/1.05)ACL. Anticardiolipin (Antibody). (Medical/1.05)ACL. Access Control List. (IT, Computing/2.12)ACLANT. Allied Command Atlantic. (Military/1.05)ACLS. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. (Medical/1.05)ACM. Air Combat Manoeuvring (dogfighting). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 10 of 314
  • 11. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ACMD. Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACMS. AFTN Central Message Switch. (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) (IT,Computing/1.05)ACN. Aircraft Classification Number. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACO. Air Cadet Organisation. (Military/1.06)ACOC. Air Command Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACOP. Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACOP. Approved Code of Practice. (General/2.10)ACP. Advisory Committee on Pesticides. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACP. Acceptance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACP. Azimuth Count Pulse. I do not know what this means but it possibly has something to do withangles, compass bearings, or glide path (angle of descent) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACPC. Area Child Protection Committee. (Policing/2.14)ACPI. Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. (IT, Computing/1.06)ACPO. Association of Chief Police Officers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ACPT. Accept, Accepted. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACQ. Annual Contract Quantity. (Project Management/1.07)ACRE. Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACS. Access Control System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)ACS. American Chemical Society. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ACSE. Association Control Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)ACSNI. Advisory Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ACT. Flight Activation. (Message) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ACT. Activated Clotting Time. (Medical/1.05)ACTA. Airport Construction Training Alliance. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ACTH. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone. (Medical/1.05)Activity. An element of work which forms the basic building block for a schedule/network. There aredifferent schools of thought on how detailed activity definition should be. A text I browsed recentlyargued that too much detail is a waste of time and resources, a case of not being able to see thewood for the trees. This maybe a valid point, however when my wife and I built our house, we wouldnot have dreamed of doing so without paying attention to detail, or being aware of what we couldexpect for our money. See Task (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Activity Calendar. An activities working pattern. An activity calendar defines the working and non-working days applicable for an activity. For example engineers working a staff job in Europe might beworking 7,5 hours per day, 5 days a week, while construction personnel on a site in the desert mightbe working 12 hours per day, 7 days a week. It is important to identify the working patterns fordifferent activities as these parameters will ultimately affect the schedule (Project Management,Planning/1.10)Activity Description. A description of the work to be performed under the activity. (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)Activity ID. A unique reference number for the activity, required by most computerised planningapplications. In my opinion the number of characters should be kept to a bare minimum, especially ifman-hours are to be booked against them (Project Management, Planning/1.10)ACTRAM. Advisory Committee on the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ACTS. Advanced Communication Technology Satellite. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 11 of 314
  • 12. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ACTS. Advanced Communication Technologies Services. An EU funded programme for review of thirdgeneration telecommunication technologies (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)ACTS. Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Actual Finish Date. The actual date on which an activity is completed. (Project Management,Planning/1.10)Actual Start Date. The actual date on which an activity commences. (Project Management,Planning/1.10)ACV. Assist Control Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)ACV. Armoured Combat Vehicle. (Military/1.06)ACWP. Actual Cost of Work Performed. (Project Management/1.07)ACY. Atlantic City Pomona Field Airport. NJ. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ad. Andorra. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AD. Airport Design. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)AD. Alcohol Dehydrogenase. (Medical/1.05)AD. Average Deviation. (Medical/1.05)AD. Auris Dextra (Right Ear). (Medical/1.05)AD. AeroDrome. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AD. Antidepressant or After death. (Medical/2.11)AD. Drug Addict. (Medical/1.05)AD. Arbeids- og administrasjons Departementet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AD. Anodal Duration. (Medical/1.05)Ad hoc. For a specific purpose. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)Ad infinitum. For ever. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)ad int. Ad Interim (Meanwhile). (General/1.05)ad lib. As one pleases, improvise. (General/1.05)ADA. Adana Airport. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.06)ADA. American Dietetic Association. (Medical/1.05)ADA. American Diabetic Association. (Medical/1.05)ADA. ADvisory Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADA. American Dental Association. (Medical/1.05)ADAM. Airport Data and Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)ADAS. Agricultural Development and Advisory Service. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ADAS. Agricultural Development Advisory Service. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ADB. Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.06)ADC. Association of District Councils. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ADD. Addis Ababa Airport. Ethiopia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ADDN. Addition, Additional. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADE. Aden Airport. Yemen. (Airport Codes/1.06)ADELT. Automatically Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ADF. Automatic Direction Finding equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADG. Airplane Design Group. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ADH. Anti Diuretic Hormone. (Medical/1.05)ADHC. Air Defence Hardware Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADHD. Hypo (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ADI. Acceptable Daily Intake. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 12 of 314
  • 13. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ADIRS. Air Data and Inertial Reference System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADIZ. Air Defence Identification Zone. Pronounced "Ay-Diz" (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADJ. Adjacent. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADL. Activities of Daily Living. (Medical/1.05)ADL. Adelaide Airport. SA. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)adm. Admission. (Medical/1.05)ADM. Change of existing information expressed by the use of data element id. ASM Submessage(Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ADM. Arrow Diagramming Method. See AOA (Project Management, Planning/2.01)ADMD. ADministration Management Domain. (IT, Computing/1.05)ADMS. Assistant Director Medical Services. (Medical/1.05)ADN. Any Day Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ADOC. Air Defence Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADONIS. Article Delivery Over Network Information Systems. (IT, Computing/1.08)ADP. Automatic Data Processing. (General/2.10)ADPCM. Adapted Differential Pulse Code Modulation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ADR. ADvisory Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADR. Air Data Reference. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADS. Administration and Data Server. (IT, Computing/1.05)ADS. Automatic Dependent Surveillance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADS. Approved Dosimetry Service. (General/2.10)ADS. Artic Drilling Structure. (Petrochemical/1.07)ADSC. Air Defence Software Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ADSL. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. High Speed Subscription line providing 6 Mb per second,up to a range of 3,5 km. The shorter the range the higher the bandwidth. Asymmetric in this contextmeans that more information can be sent to the subscriber, than can be returned. ADSL is a DSLvariant, and an alternative to ISDN. See VDSL, HDSL, SDSL (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)ADT. Atlantic Daylight Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.08)ADT. Agar gel Difussion Test. (Medical/1.05)ADV. Flughafenschilder. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.01)ADZ. Advice. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AE. Analyser Element. (Petrochemical/1.07)AE. Automatic Exposure. A cameras built-in exposure meter automatically sets the exposure(General/2.08)ae. United Arab Emirates. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AEA. Air Europa. (Airline Codes/1.05)AEA. Agricultural Engineering Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AEA. Atomic Energy Authority. (General/2.10)AEA. Association of European Airlines. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AEA. Abemama Airport. Atoll Kiribati. (Airport Codes/1.06)AEAC. Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary. (Policing/2.14)AEC. Administrative, Executive and Clerical. (General/2.10)AEC. At Earliest Convenience. (General/1.05)AEC. Atomic Energy Comission. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)AECB. Atomic Energy Control Board. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 13 of 314
  • 14. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AECL. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AECMA. Association Europeenne des Constructeurs de Materiel Aerospatial. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)AED. United Arab Emirates Dirham. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)AEEC. Airline Electronic Engineering Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)aeg. Aegra (The Patient). (Medical/1.05)AEGIS. Airborne Early warning Ground environment Integration Segment. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)AEGM. Association of Electronic Guard Manufacturers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AEH. Abecher Airport. Chad. (Airport Codes/1.06)AELE. Association Europeenne de Libre Echange. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AENOR. Asociacion Espantola de Normalizacion Certificacion. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AEO. Aioun Airport. EL. Atro Mauritanie. (Airport Codes/1.06)AEP. Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.06)AEq. Age Equivalent. (Medical/1.05)AER. Adler Sochi Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.06)AERE. Atomic Energy Research Establishment. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AES. Aircraft Earth Station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AES. Ålesund Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)AES. Poly Acrylonitrile Ethylene Styrene. (General/2.14)AESA. ATM End System Address. (IT, Computing/1.05)AEV. Akershus EnergiVerk. (OSL Project Related/1.05)AEW. Airborne Early Warning. (Military/1.05)AF. Acid Fast. (Medical/1.05)AF. Atrial Fibrillation. (Medical/1.05)AF. Auto Focus. (General/2.09)AF. Auricular Fibrillation. (Medical/1.05)AF. Air France. (Airline Codes/1.05)AF. Audio Frquency. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)af. Afghanistan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AFA. San Rafael Airport. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.06)AFA. Afghanistan Afghani. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)AFAIC. As Far As Im Concerned. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AFAIK. As Far As I Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AFAIR. As Far As I Remember. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AFB. Acid Fast Bacilli. (Medical/1.05)AFBMA. Anti Friction Bearing Manufacturers. (Petrochemical/1.07)AFC. Automatic Frequency Control. Automatic fine tuning to a frequency (IT,Telecommunications/1.08)AFC. Approved For Construction. A completed drawing that is released for construction after allappropriate checks and controls have been performed. Same as IFC (Project Management/1.05)AFCD. Automatic Flue Closing Device. (General/2.10)AFCENT. Allied Forces Central Europe. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFD. Approved For Design. A drawing that is approved for design work. A typical example would beP&IDs and PFDs (Project Management/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 14 of 314
  • 15. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AFE. Approved For Engineering. (Project Management/1.07)AFE. Approval For Expenditure. (General/2.06)AFFF. Aqueous Film Forming Foam. (Petrochemical/1.07)AFIL. Flight plan filed in the air. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFIS. Aerodrome Flight Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFISO. Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AFJ. April Fools Joke. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AFK. Away From the Keyboard. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AFL. Abbreviated Flight Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFL. Air Field Lighting. Flugfeldbefeuerung (Aviation Civil and Military/2.01)AFLS. Approach Flash Lighting System. Anflugblitzbefeuerungssystem (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.01)AFM. Yes, Affirm, Affirmative. Yes that is correct (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFNOR. Association Francaise de Normalisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AFNORTH. Allied Forces Northern European Command. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFNORTHWEST. Allied Forces North-western Europe. (Military/1.05)AFO. Aerodrome Fire Officer. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AFO. Authorised Firearms Officer. (Policing/1.06)AFPRB. Armed Forces Pay Review Body. (Military/1.06)AFR. American Forces Radio. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)AFR. Afore Airport. Papua New Guinea. (Airport Codes/1.06)AFR. Accident Frequency Rate. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AFR. Automatic Fingerprint Recognition. (Policing/2.14)AFRC. Agricultural and Food Research Council. (General/2.10)AFS. Aerodrome Fire Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AFS. Air Force Station. (Military/1.05)AFS. Aeronautical Fixed Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFSOUTH. Allied Forces Southern Europe. (Military/1.05)AFT. After .... (time or place). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AFT. Approved For Tender. (Project Management/1.07)AFT. Automatic FineTuning. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)AFTN. Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AFUE. Annual Fuel Utilisation Efficiency. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/2.14)AFWP. Actual Float on Work Performed. (Project Management/1.07)AG. Advisory Group. (Petrochemical/1.07)AG. Axiogingival. (Medical/1.05)Ag. Silver. Atomic number 47. (Chemical Elements/1.05)AG. Anion Gap. (Medical/1.05)ag. Antigua And Barbuda. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AG. Atrial Gallop. (Medical/1.05)AGA. American Gas Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AGA. Agadir Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGA. Aerodrome: Air routes and Ground Aids. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AGARD. Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 15 of 314
  • 16. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AGC. Automatic Gain Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)AGF. Agen Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGG. Agammaglobulinaemia. (Medical/1.05)AGH. Angelholm. Helsingborg Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)AGJ. Aguni Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGL. Above Ground Level. An aeroplanes altimeter reads the height Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL);another measurement over land is height Above Ground Level (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AGL. Airfield Ground Lighting. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AGMA. American Gear Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AGNIS. Aircraft Guidance Nose In Stand. A system that helps that pilot line the plane up correctly atthe stand (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AGP. Malaga International Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)AGP. Accelerated Graphics Port. A dedicated data bus for the graphics card (IT, Computing/1.06)AGQ. Agrinion Airport. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGR. Agra Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGR. Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor. (General/2.10)AGS. Augusta Airport. GA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGSRO. Association of Government Supervisors and Radio Officers. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)AGU. Aguascaliente Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGV. Acarigua Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)AGZ. Aggenys Airport. South Africa. (Airport Codes/1.06)Ah. Hypermetropic Astigmatism. (Medical/1.05)AHB. Abha Airport. Saudi Arabia. (Airport Codes/1.06)AHB. Automatic Half Barrier. (General/2.10)AHC. Airport Handling Commitee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)AHD. Alaska-Hawaii Daylight. (Time or Space/2.03)AHL. Aishalton Airport. Guyana. (Airport Codes/1.06)AHM. Airport Handling Manual. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)AHN. Assistant Head Nurse. (Medical/1.05)AHO. Algero airpot. Sardinia. (Airport Codes/1.05)AHP. Acute Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis. (Medical/1.05)AHS. Alaska-Hawaii Standard. (Time or Space/2.03)AHS. Ahuas Airport. Honduras. (Airport Codes/1.06)AHTAG. Animal Health Trade Association Group. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AHTS. Anchor Handling, Tug and Supply. (Petrochemical/1.07)AHU. Al Hoceima Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)AHU. Air Handling Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)AI. Analogue Input. Analogue Inngang (Petrochemical/1.07)AI. Active Ingredient. (General/2.10)AI. Aortic Insufficiency, Artificial Insemination. (Medical/1.05)ai. Anguilla. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AIA. Asbestos International Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AIA. Athens International Airport. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.01)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 16 of 314
  • 17. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AIA. Automatisk Innbrudds Alarm. Automatic Break in Alarm. Norwegian. Infra red detector andalarm systems (Security/1.05)AIA. Aerospace Industries Association of America. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AIA. American Institute of Architects. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)AIAA. Area of Intense Air Activity. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AIAA. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AIB. Asbestos Insulation Board. (General/2.10)AIC. Active Instability Control. (General/2.10)AIC. Airok Airport. Marshall Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)AIC. Aeronautical Information Circular. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AICRO. Association of Independent Contract Research Organisations. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)AIDII. Associazone Italiana Degli Igienisti Industriali. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AIDP. Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculopathy. (Medical/1.05)AIDS. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)AIE. Aiome Airport. Papua New Guinea. (Airport Codes/1.06)AIFTA. Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement. (General/2.10)AIHA. American Industrial Hygiene Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AIIM. Association for Information and Image Management. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AIM. Automatic Identification Manufacturers. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AIN. Advanced Intelligent Network. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)AIN. Auto Insert Notification. A process where Windows checks CD-ROM drives for any new mediathat may have been inserted. If new media has been inserted, any Autorun files, which may bepresent, are then executed (IT, Computing/1.10)AIOSH. Associate of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)AIP. Aeronautical Information Publisher. Or Aeronautical Information Publication (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)AIP. Airport Improvement Program. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)AIR. Association of Independent Railways. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AIRAC. Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AIREP. Air Report. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AIRMIC. Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce. (Association,Society, Institute/2.10)AIS. Aeronautical Information Service. Or Aeronautical Information System (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)AISC. American Institute of Steel Construction. (Association, Society, Institute/2.11)AISI. American Iron and Steel Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)AISI. As I See It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AIST. Agency of Industrial Science and Technology. (General/2.10)AIT. Assembly, Integration and Test. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)AIU. Accident Investigation Unit. (Policing/2.14)AIV. Assembly, Integration and Validation. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)AIW. Airport Information Window. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AIY. Atlantic City Bader Field Airport. NJ. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)AJ. Ankle Jerk. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 17 of 314
  • 18. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AJA. Ajaccio Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)AJR. Arvidsjaur. (Airport Codes/1.07)AJU. Aracaju Airport. SE. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)AJY. Agades Airport. Niger. (Airport Codes/1.06)AK. Above Knee. (Medical/1.05)AK. Arbeidstilsynets Kjelekontroll. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AKA. Above Knee Amputation. (Medical/1.05)AKA. Also Known As. (General/1.05)AKL. Auckland International Airport. New Zealand. (Airport Codes/1.05)Al. Aluminium. Atomic number 13. (Chemical Elements/1.05)AL. Arterial Line. (Medical/1.05)al. Albania. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ALA. Association of London Authorities. (General/2.10)ALA. Almaty Airport. Kazakstan. (Airport Codes/1.05)ALA. Alighting Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALARA. As Low As Reasonably Achievable. (General/2.10)ALARP. As Low As Reasonably Practicable. (General/2.10)alb. Albumin. (Medical/1.05)ALB. Albany Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ALB. Aircraft Loading Bridge. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)ALC. Alicante Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)ALCM. Air Launched Cruise Missile. (Military/1.05)ALCS. Airfield Lighting Control System. The control system for runway and taxiway lighting (AviationCivil and Military/1.06)ALEM. Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ALERFA. Alert Phase. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALF. Alta Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)ALG. Houari Boumedienne. Alger Airport. Algeria. (Airport Codes/1.05)ALH. Albany Airport. WA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ALI. Annual Limit of Intake. (General/2.10)alk phos. Alkaline Phosphatase. (Medical/1.05)ALL. Albanian Lek. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ALL. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. (Medical/1.05)ALO. Architect Liaison Officer. (Policing/2.14)ALP. Airport Layout Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ALP. Aleppo Airport. Syria. (Airport Codes/1.06)Alpha. First letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = First, angular acceleration, coefficientof angular acceleration, coefficient of absorption, temperature coefficient, degree of electrolyticdissociation, angle of optical rotation (Greek Alphabet/1.05)Alpha. A very early version of software or hardware. See Beta. (IT, Computing/2.02)Alpha Mike Foxtrot. Phonetics for Adios Mother F*cker. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)Alphabet, Greek. alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu,xi, omicron, pi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega. Search for the appropriate Greek letterfor more information. The symbols for the letters both upper and lower case are not included in thedescription as i have not figured out how to store them in the database (Greek Alphabet/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 18 of 314
  • 19. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Alphabet, Phonetic. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima,Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whisky, X-ray,Yankee, Zulu. International method of representing speech sounds (General/1.05)ALPI. Asbestos Licensing Principal Inspector. (General/2.10)ALR. Alerting {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALRS. Alerting Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALS. Antilymphocytic Serum. (Medical/1.05)ALS. Alternate Line Service. Enables two lines and two different phone numbers on one subscriptionfor your mobile phone. This makes it possible to have separate numbers for business and personalcalls. To use this service, it must be supported by your network and by your phone. You may alsohave to add this service to your subscription (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. (Medical/1.05)ALS. Approach Landing System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALS. Automatic Line Switching. A feature that allows an appliance to operate on input voltagesbetween 100-200v or 220-240v (Electrical/1.05)ALT. Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALT. Alanine Amino Transferase. (Medical/1.05)alt dieb. Alternus Diebus (Every Other Day). (Medical/1.05)ALTN. Alternative {aerodrome}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALTN. Alternate, Alternating {Light alternates in colour}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ALU. Arithmetic Logic Unit. (IT, Computing/2.03)ALU. Asbestos Licensing Unit. (General/2.10)ALY. El Nouzha. Alexandria Airport. Egypt. (Airport Codes/1.05)ALZ. Alice Springs Airport. NT. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)am. Armenia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AM. Amplitude Modulation. Allows digital data to be transferred over an analogue network, such as aswitched telephone network. The amplitude of a frequency is varied between two levels one torepresent binary 0, and the other to represent binary 1. See Bits and Boolean (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)Am. Americium. Atomic number 95. (Chemical Elements/1.05)AM. Administration Manager. (General/2.10)AM. Airport Middleware. Middleware is an agent that allows different computer systems tocommunicate with one another via a set of standards, and something called an API (ApplicationProgrammable Interface). In order to introduce more jargon this is also known as working“seamlessly”, i.e. the end user can not see the joins (IT, Computing/1.05)AMA. Amarillo Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)AMA. Against Medical Advise. (Medical/1.05)AMA. Area Minimum Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AMA. Automatic Message Accounting. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)AMA. Association of Metropolitan Authorities. (General/2.10)AMA. American Medical Association. (Medical/1.05)AMA. Anti Mitochondrial Antibody. (Medical/1.05)AMAG. Agricultural Machinery Advisory Group. (General/2.10)AMB. AMBiguous track. (IT, Computing/1.05)AMD. Armenian Dram. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)AMD. Active Matrix Display. (IT, Computing/2.03)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 19 of 314
  • 20. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AMD. Amend, Amended {message type indicator}. Indicates amended meteorological message(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AMD. Archway Metal Detectors. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)AMD. Ahmedabad Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)AMF. Allied Command Europe Mobile Force. (Military/1.05)AMHS. Automated Message Handling System. (IT, Computing/1.05)AMI. Acute Myocardial Infarction. (Medical/1.05)AMK. Akutt Medisinsk Kommunikasjonssentral (Norwegian). Emergency Medical CommunicationCentre (OSL Project Related/1.05)AML. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. (Medical/1.05)AMM. Queen Alia International. Amman Airport. Jordan. (Airport Codes/1.05)AMMA. Poly Acrylonitrile Methyl Methacrylate. (General/2.14)Amp. Unit of electrical current. (Electrical/1.05)AMP. Adenosine Monophosphate. (Medical/1.05)amp. Ampute. (Medical/1.05)AMPS. Association of Management and Professional Staff. (General/2.10)AMPS. Advanced Mobile Phone System. Analogue cellular system, predominantly used in the US.Frequency 800Mhz. See CDMA, CDPD, FDMA, GSM, TDMA (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)AMQ. Annual Minimum Quantity. (Petrochemical/1.07)AMRAAM. Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. (Military/1.05)AMS. Area Management System. An application within a Resource Allocation System. See RAS(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AMS. Aeronautical Mobile Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AMS. Schiphol. Amsterdam Airport. Netherlands. (Airport Codes/1.05)AMS. Approved Maintenance Schedule. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AMSC. American Mobile Satellite Consortium. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AMSL. Above Mean Sea Level. See AGL (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AMSS. Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)amt. Amount. (Medical/1.05)AMTRI. Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Unit. (General/2.10)AMV. Annulus Master Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)amy. Amylase. (Medical/1.05)AN. Ansett Australia. (Airline Codes/1.07)an. Netherlands Antilles. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AN. AcrylonNtrile. (General/2.14)ANA. Antinuclear Antibody. (Medical/1.05)Analogue. An analogue signal is electrical and varies constantly in voltage, unlike a digital signalwhich varies between two constant values usually denoted as 0 and 1. (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)ANC. Anchorage International Airport. AK. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ANC. Association of Noise Consultants. (General/2.10)ANCA. Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody. (Medical/1.05)ANFAWFOS. And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ANFO. Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil. (General/2.10)ANFSCD. And Now For Something Completely Different. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 20 of 314
  • 21. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ANG. Angouleme Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)ANG. Dutch Antilles Guilder. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ANHMRC. Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. (General/2.10)ANI. Automatic Number Identification. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ANK. Ankara Airport. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.06)Anker. Measure of Ale. 10 gallons (80 pts). (Measure of Ale/1.05)ANLL. Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia. (Medical/1.05)Annulus. The space between the drill string and the well wall. (Petrochemical/1.08)ANPAT. Association Nationale pour la Prevention des Accidents du Travail. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ANPR. Automatic Number Plate Recognition. (Security/2.13)ANPR. Automatic Number Plate Recognition Reader. (IT, Computing/2.14)ANR. Anvers Airport. Belgium. (Airport Codes/1.06)ANS. American Nuclear Society. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ANS. Answer. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ANS. American National Standard. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ANSI. American National Standards Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Anti-SMA. Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody. (Medical/1.05)ANU. Antigua Airport. Antigua. (Airport Codes/1.06)AO. Aviaco. (Airline Codes/1.05)AO. Antioxidant. (General/2.14)ao. Angola. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AO. Analogue Output. Analogue Utgang (Petrochemical/1.07)AOA. Angle Of Attack. Angle of the wing relative to the forward flight path of the aeroplane. On anyaircraft, too great an angle of attack will cause the wing to stop flying (stall), as airflow across theupper surface is disrupted (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AOA. Activities on the arrow. Arrow networks are diagrams where the activity is placed on the arrow,between the nodes. The activities, together with the nodes and dummy activities (activities with zeroduration) represent the sequence in which activities will occur. The nodes for an arrow network aredrawn as circles, and dummy activities, (which act as constraints), are drawn as dashed lines. SeeNetwork, AON, PERT, CPM, CPA (Project Management, Planning/1.08)AOA. Airport Operators Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AOB. Any Other Business. (General/1.05)AOB. Angle Of Bank. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AOC. Airline Operators Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AOC. Aerodrome Obstacle Chart. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AOC. Airport Operators Committee. (IT, Computing/1.06)AOCI. Airport Operators Conference International. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AOCL. Automatic Open Crossing, locally monitored. (General/2.10)AOCR. Automatic Open Crossing, remotely monitored. (General/2.10)AOCS. Attitude and Orbit Control System. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)AOCT. Associated Overseas Countries and Territories. (General/2.10)AOD. Abou Deia Airport. Chad. (Airport Codes/1.06)AOD. Above Ordnance Datum. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AODB. Airport Operational DataBase. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)AODM. Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 21 of 314
  • 22. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AOG. Aircraft On Ground. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AoJ. Administration of Justice. (Policing/2.14)AOK. Karpatos. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)A-OLs. Administrators On-Line. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AOMIS. Airport Operational Management and Information System. (IBM trademark) (Aviation Civiland Military/2.12)AON. Activities on the node. Precedence networks are diagrams where the activity is placed on thenode, and the arrows between the nodes represent the dependencies and sequence in which theactivities will occur. The significant difference from an arrow network is that dependencies of differenttypes are allowed. Finish to Start dependencies with negative lags, imply an overlap in the activities.The nodes for a precedence network are drawn as rectangular boxes. See Network, AOA, PERT, CPM,CPA (Project Management, Planning/1.08)AON. Angolan New Kwanza. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)AOP. Aortic Pressure. (Medical/1.05)AOPA. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AOQ. Average Outgoing Quality. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AOR. Airport Operational Readiness. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AOR. Alor Setar Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)AOS. Airport Operational Systems. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)AOTC. Associated Offices Technical Committee. (General/2.10)AOWG. AEW Operational Working Group. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AP. Action Potential. (Medical/1.05)AP. Anterior Pituitary. (Medical/1.05)AP. Alkaline Phosphatase. (Medical/1.05)AP. Approved. Cable Status. CABSYS (OSL Project Related/1.05)AP. Anteroposterior. (Medical/1.05)AP. Application Profile. (IT, Computing/1.05)AP. Aortic Pressure. (Medical/1.05)AP. Apendectomy. (Medical/1.05)AP. Airport. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APA. Association of Police Authorities. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)APAC. ACCS Policy Advisory Committee. (Air Command and Control System) (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)Apache. A public domain web server that runs on Unix systems. (IT, Computing/2.02)APAG. Antipseudomonal Aminoglycosidic Penicilin. (Medical/1.05)APATSI. AirPort and Air Traffic Services Interface. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APBL. Automatic Power Boom Lowering. (General/2.10)APC. Adult Protection Committee. (Policing/2.14)APC. Armoured Personnel Carrier. (Military/1.10)APCA. American Pollution Control Association. (General/2.10)APCH. Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APD. Azimuth Position Data. I do not know what this means but it possibly has something to do withangles, compass bearings, or glide path (angle of descent) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APDU. Application Protocol Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)APE. Aerosol Photoemission. (General/2.10)APELL. Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 22 of 314
  • 23. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14APET. Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthlate. (General/2.14)APEX. Advance Purchase EXcursion fare. (IT, Computing/1.06)APG. Administration Planning Group. (General/2.10)APH. Approach. Anflug (Aviation Civil and Military/2.01)APHA. American Public Health Association. (General/2.10)APHAZ. Aircraft Proximity Hazard. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)API. American Petroleum Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)API. Oil Gravity. (Petrochemical/2.09)API. Application Programmable Interface. An agent that allows different computer systems tocommunicate with one another via a set of standards. See CAPI, TAPI, TSAPI (IT, Computing/1.05)APIS. Aircraft Positioning and Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)APL. Advanced Production and Loading. (Petrochemical/1.07)APM. Advanced Power Management. (IT, Computing/1.05)APM. Automated People Mover. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)APO. Assigned Purchase Order. See PO (Project Management/1.05)Apothecaries weight. Pharmaceutical measure. A system of weights based on a pound of 12ounces. See Avoirdupois, Troy. An apothecaries pound = 5760 grains = 0,82286 pounds avoirdupois= 373,2418 grams (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)APP. Approach Control Office, or Approach Control, or Approach Control Service. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)APPA. American Public Power Association. (General/2.10)APPA. African Petroleum Producers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Appellation Controlee. Or V.D.O.S. The origin of the wine. (Wine Label Terms/1.05)Applet. A small programme written in Java. Java is a multi platform object oriented programminglanguage from Sun Microsystems. The Microsoft equivalent is called ActiveX. Multi platform meansthat a programme can be run on any computer or operating system (theoretically). The portability ofJava has lead to the language becoming widely adopted as a "defacto" standard for special functionson web page, such as animation (IT, Computing/2.01)Application. A term for software that helps you perform a specific activity. E.g. Excel is aspreadsheet application. (IT, Computing/2.02)appt. Appointment. (Medical/1.05)APR. April. (Time or Space/1.05)Apron. Flyoppstillingsplass. Hard surfaced area on an airfield, where aircraft are manoeuvred, loaded,etc (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APRV. Airway Pressure Release Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)APRX. Approximate, Approximately. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APS. Aircraft Positioning System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)APS. Acting Police Sergeant. (Policing/2.14)APS. Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)APS. Abandon Platform Shutdown. (Petrochemical/1.07)APSAC. Anisoylated Plasminogen Streptokinase Activator Complex. (Medical/1.05)APSG. After passing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APST. Association of Professional Scientists and Technologists. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)APTT. Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time. (Medical/1.05)APU. Auxiliary Power Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)APUD. Amine Precursor Uptake Decarboxylase. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 23 of 314
  • 24. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14APV. Apron Passenger Vehicle. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)APV. Airside Passenger Vehicles. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)APW. Apia Airport. Samoa. (Airport Codes/1.06)aq. Aqua. Water (also pop group) (Medical/1.05)AQ. Achievement Quotient. Accomplishment (Medical/1.05)aq. Antarctica. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AQJ. Aqaba Airport. Jordan. (Airport Codes/1.06)AQL. Average Quality Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AQL. Acceptable Quality Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AR. Acoustic Reflex. (General/2.10)AR. Aortic Regurgitation. (Medical/1.05)ar. Argentina. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AR. Attempted Routed. Cable Status. CABSYS (OSL Project Related/1.05)Ar. Argon. Atomic number 18. (Chemical Elements/1.05)ARC. AIDS Related Complex. (Medical/1.05)ARC. Airport Reference Code. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ARC. Accelerating Rate Calorimetry. (General/2.10)ARC. Aerodrome Reference Code. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ARCA. Asbestos Removal Contractors Association. (General/2.10)ARCC. Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ARCC. Aeronautical Rescue Coordinating Center. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)ARCS. Astra Return Channel System. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)ARCS. Admiralty Raster Chart Service. (Military/1.06)ARDS. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)ARE. Acronym-Rich environment. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ARE. Area/Activity Responsible Engineer. (Petrochemical/1.07)AREA. American Railway Engineering Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ARF. Acute Renal Failure. (Medical/1.05)ARF. Acaricuara Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ARFOR. Area Forecast {in aeronautical meteorological code}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARH. Arkhangelsk-Talagi Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.05)ARI. Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ARIN. Aeronautical Radio Incorporated. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARM. Artificial Rupture of Membranes. (Medical/1.05)ARN. Arlanda. Stockholm Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)ARNG. Arrange. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARO. Air traffic services reporting. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARP. Airport Reference Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ARP. Applied Research Programme. (Military/1.06)ARP. Argentinean Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ARP. Air report {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARP. Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol for automatically finding the Internet Protocol addressof a workstation connected to a network (IT, Computing/1.05)ARP. Aerodrome Reference Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 24 of 314
  • 25. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ARPA. Advance Research Projects Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ARPANet. Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. The network of interconnected computersthat served as the foundation for the modern Internet (IT, Internet/2.02)ARPS. Association of Railway Preservation Societies. (General/2.10)ARQ. Automatic error control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARR. Arrival {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARR. Arrive, Arrival. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARRC. Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps. (Military/1.06)ARS. Special air-report {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ARST. Arresting {specify part of aircraft arresting equipment}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ART. Assesment, Review and Treatment. (Medical/1.05)ARV. Armed Response Vehicle. A police car in which the officers carry weapons. UK (Policing/1.06)as. American Samoa. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AS. Aqueous Solution. (Medical/1.05)AS. Air Supply. (Petrochemical/1.07)AS. Atriosystolic. (Medical/1.05)AS. Aortic Stenosis. (Medical/1.05)AS. Anti Static. (General/2.14)AS. Agricultural Safety. (General/2.10)As. Arsenic. Atomic number 33. Youve heard about the man that died of arsenic poisoning. He cuthis bum shaving! (Chemical Elements/1.05)AS. Arteriosclerosis. (Medical/1.05)AS. Air Station. (Military/1.05)AS. Another Subject. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AS. Ascend to, Ascending to. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASA. Aspirin (Acetil-Salicic Acid). (Medical/1.05)ASA. Advanced Safety Assement. (Petrochemical/2.14)ASA. Poly Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile. (General/2.14)ASA. American Standards Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASA. Acoustical Society of America. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASA. American Association Of Anesthesiologists. (Medical/1.05)ASAC. Asian Standards Advisory Committee. (General/2.10)ASAP. As Soon As Possible. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)ASAYGT. As Soon As You Get This. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ASB. Ashgabat Airport. Turkmenistan. (Airport Codes/1.05)ASBM. Air to Surface Ballistic Missile. (Military/1.05)ASBO. Anti Social Behavioural Order. (Policing/2.14)ASC. AFTN Switch Centre. (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) (IT, Computing/1.05)ASC. Altostratus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASCE. American Society of Civil Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASCII. American Standard Code for Information Interchange. (American Standards Committee forInformation Interchange). A seven bit character code defined by this committee. E.g. A=1011001.See bits, EBCDIC and BCD (IT, Coding/1.05)ASDA. Accelerate Stop Distance Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASDE. Airport Surface Detection Equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 25 of 314
  • 26. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ASE. Application Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)ASE. Aspen Airport. CO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ASEA. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASEE. Association of Supervisory and Executive Engineers. (General/2.10)ASEMA. Asbestos Safety Equipment Manfacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ASFPCM. Association of Specialist Fire Protection Contractors and Manufacturers. (Association,Society, Institute/2.10)ASH. Action on Smoking and Health. (General/2.10)ASH. Asymetric Septal Hypertrophy. (Medical/1.05)ASHD. Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease. (Medical/1.05)ASHRAE. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers. (Association,Society, Institute/1.07)ASI. Air Speed Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ASI. Active Safety Inspection. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ASIC. Application Specific Integrated Circuit. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ASIT. Adaptable Surface Interface Terminal. (IT, Computing/1.05)ASL. Above Sea Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASL. Age, Sex, Location. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ASLI. Automatic Safe load Indicator. (General/2.10)ASLO. Anti-Streptolysisn O. (Medical/1.05)ASM. Asmara Airport. Ethiopia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ASM. Ad-hoc Schedule Message. The following submessages may be used in the composition of anAd-hoc Schedule Message. NEW Insertion of new flight information. CNL Cancellation. RINReinstatement. RPL Replacement. FLT Change of flight Identifier. EQT Change of equipmentinformation. TIM Change of time information. CON Change of aircraft configuration/version. RFTChange of routing. ADM Change of existing information expressed by the use of data element id(Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ASM. Air Space Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASM. Air to Surface Missile. (Military/1.05)ASME. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)A-SMGCS. Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.13)ASMI. Airport Surface Movement Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASN. Abstract Syntax Notation. A method of defining the structure of protocol data units associatedwith a protocol (IT, Computing/1.05)ASNT. Area Searched No Trace. (Policing/2.14)ASNT. American Society for Non destructive Testing. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASO. Assistant Scientific Officer. (General/2.10)ASO. Arbeidsgiverforeningen for Skip og Offshorefartøyer. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASP. Active Server Page. An Active Server Page is a HTML (dynamic) document that contains scriptthat retrieves information from a database based on a query entered by a visitor to the page (Doesthat make sense?) (IT, Computing/2.03)ASP. Accident Sequence Precursor. (General/2.10)ASP. Access Simulation Platform. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ASPCA. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (Association, Society,Institute/2.02)ASPENN. Aeronautical Fixed Service Planning Study. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 26 of 314
  • 27. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ASPH. Asphalt. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Asphalt. A mixture of bitumen and aggregate used for road surfacing. (General/2.01)ASPI. Advanced SCSI Programming Interface. An interface specification for sending commands toSCSI host Adapters (IT, Computing/1.10)ASQC. American Society for Quality Control. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ASR. Area Surveillance Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ASRAAM. Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missile. (Military/1.05)ASSE. American Society of Safety Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Assembler. A program that converts basic computer instructions into machine code (a pattern of bitsthat the computers processor can use). These basic instructions are known as assembler language orassembly language. Assembler language is composed of mnemonics (IT, Computing/2.02)Associated Gas. Natural gas associated with oil deposits. Associated gas may be dissolved in the oilor may form a cap of free gas above the oil (Petrochemical/1.08)AST. Atlantic Standard Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.03)AST. Aspartate Amino Transferase. (Medical/1.05)ASTA. Association of Short-circuit Testing Authorities. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ASTERIX. All purpose STructured Eurocontrol Radar Information eXchange. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)ASTM. American Society for Testing Materials. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ASU. Auxiliary Service Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ASU. Air Support Unit. (Policing/2.14)ASU. Asuncion Airport. Paraguay. (Airport Codes/1.06)ASW. Anti Submarine Warfare. (Military/1.05)Asynchronous. Transmission type (from the Greek meaning not at the same time). Consider thatthe character A in ASCII code is a pulse train made up of 7 bits for the code, plus 3 bits for errorchecking. Under asynchronous transmission the character pulse trains are transmitted singly as theyoccur (possibly at irregular periods in time), however within the pulse train all bit transmissions occurat a fixed rate. An example which illustrates this is typing at a keyboard, not all keys are pressedregularly, however whenever one key is pressed all the bits representing that key are transmitted at afixed rate. Confused? You are not alone. See Synchronous (IT, Computing/1.05)at. Austria. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)AT. Administrative Trainee. (General/2.10)AT. Arbeidstilsynet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AT. At {Followed by time at which weather is forecast to occur}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)At. Astatine. Atomic number 85. (Chemical Elements/1.05)AT. Access Tandem. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)at fib. Atrial Fibrilation. (Medical/1.05)ATA. Actual Time of Arrival. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATA. Air Transport Association of America. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ATB. Agricultural Training Board. (General/2.10)ATB. Automatic Ticket and Boarding system. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATC. Automatic Train Control. (Railways/1.08)ATC. Air Traffic Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATC. Around The Clock. (General/1.05)ATCA. Air Traffic Control Assistant. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ATCAS. Air Traffic Control Automation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATC-building. Air Traffic Controllers Building (Sikringsbygg). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 27 of 314
  • 28. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ATCC. Air Traffic Control Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATCO. Air Traffic Control Officers. (General/2.10)ATCT. Airport Traffic Control Tower. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ATD. Actual Time of Departure. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATFM. Air Traffic Flow Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATG. Antithymocyte Globulin. (Medical/1.05)ATH. Hellinikon. Athens Airport. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)ATIS. Automatic Terminal Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATL. WmB.Hartsfield International. Atlanta Airport. GA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)ATLAS. European Commission. For a single unified Air Traffic Management System (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)ATM. Air Traffic Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATM. Asynchronous Transfer Mode. Transmission method for information (in this context) across anetwork. ATM is a fast method compared to Ethernet, both methods use asynchronous transfer.There are as far as I know two alternatives for data transfer, synchronous and asynchronous transfer.Synchronous transfer involves constant transfer of data, whereas asynchronous involves intermittenttransfer of data. See synchronous, asynchronous (IT, Computing/1.05)ATM. Air Traffic Monitor. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ATM. Air Transport Movement. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ATM. Automatic Teller Machine. (IT, Computing/1.08)ATM. Area Training Manager. (Policing/2.14)ATM FUNI. ATM Frame Based User To Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)Atmospheric pressure. The weight of the atmosphere on the surface of the Earth. (General/2.01)ATN. Acute Tubular Necrosis. (Medical/1.05)ATN. Aeronautical Telecommunication Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATO. Automatic Train Operation. (General/2.10)ATO. Area Training Officer. (Policing/2.14)ATOC. Allied Tactical Operations Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATP. At (Time or Place). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATP. Automatic Train Protection. (General/2.10)ATP. Aitape Airport. Papua New Guinea. (Airport Codes/1.06)ATS. Aviation Training Ship. (Military/1.06)ATS. Auto Thrust System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATS. Arméns Tekniska Skola. Sweden. Army Technical College (Military/1.08)ATS. Austrian Schilling. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ATS. Agreement for Technical Services. (Petrochemical/1.07)ATS. Air Traffic Services. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATSDR. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (General/2.10)ATSL. Along The Same Line. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ATSSD. Air Traffic Services Standards Department. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ATSU. Air Traffic Service Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATTIS. Aviation Transport and Travel Information Systems. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ATTN. Attention. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)atto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as a (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)ATTU. Atlantic To The Urals. (Military/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 28 of 314
  • 29. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ATV. All Terrain Vehicle. (General/2.10)ATVM. Automatic Ticket Vending Machine. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ATWS. Anticipated Transient Without Scram. (General/2.10)ATWT. Anticipated Transient Without Trip. (General/2.10)ATZ. Aerodrome Traffic Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)au. Australia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Au. Gold. Atomic number 79. (Chemical Elements/1.05)AU. Accounting Unit. (General/2.10)AU. Access Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)AUA. Aruba Airport. Aruba. (Airport Codes/1.06)AUC. Authentication Centre. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)AUD. Australian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Auditor. People who go in after the war is lost and bayonet the wounded. (Humour/1.05)AUG. August. (Time or Space/1.05)AUH. International. Abu Dhabi Airport. United Arab Emirates. (Airport Codes/1.05)AUI. Attachment Unit Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)AUP. Aguan Airport. Papua New Guinea. (Airport Codes/1.06)AUR. Aurriac Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)AURPO. Association of University Radiation Protection Officers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AUS. Austin Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)AUTH. Authorise or authorisation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AUTHR. Authorisation Response. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)AUW. All Up Weight. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AV. Arteriovenous. (Medical/1.05)AV. Atrioventricular. (Medical/1.05)AVASIS. Abbreviated VASIS (Visual Approach Slope Indicator System). (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)AVBL. Available, Availability. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AVG. Average. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AVGAS. Aviation Gasoline. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AVI. Audi Video Interleave. A Microsoft video file format with the extension .avi (IT, Computing/1.05)AVL. Ashville Airport. NC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)AVLB. Armoured Vehicle Launcher Bridge. (Military/1.06)AVLS. Automatic Vehicle Location Systems. (IT, Computing/2.14)AVM. Arteriovenous Malformation. (Medical/1.05)AVN. Avignon Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)Avoirdupois weight. Merchant measure. A system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces. SeeApothecaries, Troy. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)AVP. Scranton Airport. PA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)AVP. Arginine Vasopresin. (Medical/1.05)AVR. Automatic Voltage Regulator. (Petrochemical/1.07)AVTAG. Aviation Turbine Fuel (Petrol/Gasoline based). (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)AVTUR. Aviation Turbine Fuel (Paraffin/Kerosene based). (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)aw. Aruba. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 29 of 314
  • 30. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14AWACS. Airborne Warning And Control System. An airborne surveillance system that can trackdistant aircraft (Military/1.05)AWC. After While, Crocodile. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AWE. Atomic Weapons Establishment. (Military/1.06)AWF. Aruba Florin. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)AWGTHTGTTA. Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AWHFY. Are We Having Fun Yet?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AWI. Afred Wegener Institut. Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen Svalbard (General/1.05)AWOL. Absence Without Official Leave or Away With Out Leave. In war time desertion is usuallypunishable by death (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AWOP. All Weather Operations Panel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AWOS. Airport Weather Observation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AWRE. Atomic Weapons Research Establishment. (General/2.10)AWS. American Welding Society. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)AWS. Automatic Warning System. (General/2.10)AWS. Automatic Weather Station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AWTTW. A Word To The Wise. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AWWA. American Water Works Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)AWY. Airway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AWZ. Ahwaz Airport. Iran. (Airport Codes/1.06)AXA. Anguilla Airport. Netherlands Antilles. (Airport Codes/1.06)AY. Finnair. (Airline Codes/1.05)AYOR. At Your Own Risk. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)AYT. Antalya. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.05)AYT. Are You There. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)AZ. Alitalia. (Airline Codes/1.07)az. Azerbaijan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Azimuth. Head Azimuth. The angle at which the read/write head of a disc drive is aligned in relationto a discs tracks, if the azimuth is bad (skewed) the disc will not be readable, if it is at the righttangent the disc should be readable (IT, Computing/1.05)AZM. Azimuth. In aviation terms I am unsure of what this means but it possibly has something to dowith angles, compass bearings, or glide path (angle of descent) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)AZM. Azerbaijanian Manat. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)AZR. Adrar Airport. Algerie. (Airport Codes/1.06)AZT. Zidovudine. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 30 of 314
  • 31. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.143. BetaB. Boron. Atomic number 5. (Chemical Elements/1.05)B. Blue. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)B&G. Brann & Gass. (Petrochemical/1.07)B/M. Barrels Per Minute. (Petrochemical/1.07)B2B. Business to Business. (IT, Computing/2.12)B2C. Business to Consumer. (IT, Computing/2.12)B4N. Bye For Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ba. Bosnia And Herzegowina. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BA. Breathing Apparatus. (General/2.10)BA. British Airways. (Airline Codes/1.05)Ba. Barium. Atomic number 56. (Chemical Elements/1.05)BA. Braking Action. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BA. Ball Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)BAA. British Agrochemicals Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BAA. British Airport Authority. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BAAS. British Association for the Advancement of Science. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BABS. Blind Approach Beacon System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BAC. Bad A**ed Chick. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BAC. Budget At Completion. See EAC (Project Management, Planning/1.10)BACIE. British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education. (General/2.10)Backbone. A high speed connection designed to interconnect multiple networks. (IT,Computing/1.05)Backward pass. The process of calculating late dates for a network. See CPA. (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)BACM. British Association of Colliery Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BACnet. Building Automation and Control network. (IT, Computing/2.12)BACOD. Bleomycin, Doxorubicin (Adriamycin), Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine (Oncovin),Dexamethasone. (Medical/1.05)BACTA. British Amusement Catering Trades Association. (General/2.10)BAH. Bahrein Airport. Bahrein. (Airport Codes/1.06)BAK. Baku Airport. Azerbaijan. (Airport Codes/1.05)BAK. Back At Keyboard. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BAL. Britishanti-Lewisite (Dimercaprol). (Medical/1.05)BAL. Baltimore Airport. MD. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BALPA. British Air Line Pilots Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BALPPA. British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)BAMA. British Aerosol Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BAMA. British Adhesives Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Bandit. The bad guy. A hostile aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)Bandwidth. How fast data/information can be transferred over a given period of time. Measured inhertz or bits per second. The transmission medium can be anything from a fibre optic cable, a satellitedish, to a piece of string. The width in bandwidth does not refer to thickness as in a very fat cable (aTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 31 of 314
  • 32. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14fibre optic fibber is very fast and thin), it refers to the width of the frequency, or the number of timesthe crest of a wave passes that crest in a given time period (IT, Computing/1.05)BAPCO. British Association of Public Safety Communication Officers. (Association, Society,Institute/2.14)BAPE. Benign Asbestos Pleural Effusion. (General/2.10)BAQ. Barranquilla Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)bar. A unit of pressure. (Weights & Measures, Other/2.14)Bar Chart. See Ganttchart. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Barrel. Measure of Ale. 32 gallons (2 kilderkins). (Measure of Ale/1.05)Barrel. A unit of volume measurement used for petroleum and its products. 7.3 barrels = 1 ton. 6.29barrels = 1 cubic metre. 1 barrel = ca. 35 Imperial gallons, or ca. 159 litres (Petrochemical/1.08)BAS. Broadband Access Server. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)BAS. Building Advisory Service. (General/2.10)BAS. Big A** Smile. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BAS. Basic Inspection. (General/2.10)BAS. Bygg Automatiserings System. Control Systems for buildings, climate etc. Norwegian (OSLProject Related/1.05)BASE. Cloud Base. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Base Station. Radio station in a mobile telephone system. This station relays signals from mobiletelephones transmitting within a cell, which is the area covered by the base station (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)BASEEFA. British Approval Service for Electrical Equipment in Flammable Atmosphere. (Association,Society, Institute/1.07)Baseline. A scheduling benchmark. A Project Control Baseline is the benchmark from whichsubsequent schedules are measured against for deviations. The idea of benchmarking comes from theworkshop, where the work bench was marked for measuring purposes. In effect a baseline is a freezeof all scheduling information, for example dates and man-hours against which subsequent changescan be measured. E.g.. schedule acceleration (Project Management, Planning/1.05)BASIC. Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. (IT, Languages/1.05)BASICS. British ASsociation of Immediate Care Schemes. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)BAT. Biological Tolerance Value. (General/2.10)BAT. Best Available Techniques. (General/2.10)BATF. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)BATNEEC. Best Available Techniques Not Entailing Excessive Cost. (General/2.10)BATSUB. British Army Training Support Unit Belize. (Military/1.06)Baud. Used to indicate the rate at which data is transferred on a line. (IT, Computing/1.05)BAV. Ball Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)BAWP. British Association of Women Police. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)bb. Barbados. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BB. Both Bones (Fractures). (Medical/1.05)BBA. Born Before Arrival. (Medical/1.05)BBA. British Board of Agreement. (General/2.10)BBAC. British Balloon and Airship Club. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)BBB. Bundle Branch Block. (Medical/1.05)BBD. Barbadian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BBE. Beveled Both Ends. Pipe end configuration. See BOE, TBE, TOE, SQC (Petrochemical,Piping/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 32 of 314
  • 33. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BBFN. Bye Bye For Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BBIAB. Be Back In A Bit. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BBIAF. Be Back In A Few. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)bbl. Barrel. (Petrochemical/2.07)BBL. Be Back Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BBN. Bye Bye Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BBR. Burnt Beyond Repair. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BBS. Bulletin Board System. A computer that can be remotely accessed by modem on whichmessages and files which can be downloaded are stored. Some BBS are devoted to specific topics,whilst others may be general (IT, Internet/1.05)BBS. Be Back Soon. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BBT. Basal Body Temperature. (Medical/1.05)BBU. Baneasa. Bucharest Airport. Romania. (Airport Codes/1.05)BC. Blood Culture. (Medical/1.05)BC. Because. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BC. Buffer Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BCA. British Cement Association. (General/2.10)BCC. Blind Carbon Copy. Email. The other recipients of the message do not see that the recipient ofthe BCC has received a BCC. See CC (General/1.05)BCC. Block Checking Character. (IT, Computing/1.05)BCD. Binary Coded Decimal. A character coding system. BCD is a 4 bit code used for coding numericvalues only. E.g. 1=0001. The standard BCD 6 bit code is formed by extending the BCD 4 bit code bya further two bits in order to allow non numeric characters to be coded. E.g. A=110001. See ASCII,EBCDIC (IT, Coding/1.05)BCECA. British Chemical Engineering Contractors Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BCF. Billion cubic feet. (Petrochemical/1.08)BCFG. Fog Patches. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BCG. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin. (Medical/1.05)BCGA. British Compressed Gas Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BCI. Board of Chief Inspectors. (General/2.10)BCM. Bid Clarification Meeting. (Project Management/1.07)BCM. Billion cubic metres. (Petrochemical/1.08)BCMC. British Cable Makers Confederation. (General/2.10)BCMF. British Ceramic Manufacturers Federation. (General/2.10)BCMS. Building Control and Management System. (IT, Computing/2.13)BCN. Beacon. Aeronautical ground light (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BCN. Barcelona Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)BCNU. Carmustine. (Medical/1.05)BCNU. Be seein’ you. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BCP. Birth Control Pill. (Medical/1.05)BCP. Border Control Point. (General/2.10)BCRU. British Committee on Radiological Units. (General/2.10)BCS. British Computer Society. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)BCS. Binary Compatibility Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)BCS. British Crime Survey. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 33 of 314
  • 34. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BCS. British Calibration Service. (General/2.10)BCSA. British Constructional Steelwork Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BCST. Broadcast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BCU. Basic Command Unit. (Policing/2.14)BCWP. Budget Cost of Work Performed. A term for the Earned Cost of work performed. See EarnedValue (Project Management, Planning/1.10)BCWS. Budget Cost of Work Scheduled. The value of work which was scheduled to have beencompleted by the Current Date (Project Management, Planning/1.10)bd. Bangladesh. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BD. Blast Door. (Petrochemical/1.07)bd. Bis Die (Two Times A Day). (Medical/1.05)BDA. Bermuda Airport. Bermuda. (Airport Codes/1.06)BDL. Hartford Bradley Intl Airport. CT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BDMA. Benzyl Dimethyl Amine. (General/2.14)BDR. Bridgeport Airport. CT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BDRY. Boundary. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BDS. Brendisi Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)BDT. Bangladesh Taka. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BDU. Bardufoss Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)BDW. Baggage Data Warehouse. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)BE. Barium Enema. (Medical/1.05)BE. Bevelled End. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)Be. Beryllium. Atomic number 4. (Chemical Elements/1.05)be. Belgium. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BEAMA. Federation of British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association. (Association,Society, Institute/2.10)BEC. Building Employers Confederation. (General/2.10)BEC. Bid Evaluate Commit. (Project Management/1.07)BECMG. Becoming. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BEE. Basal Energy Expenditure. (Medical/1.05)BEF. Belgium Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BEG. Big Evil Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BEG. Belgrade Airport. Yugoslavia. (Airport Codes/1.05)BEL. Belem Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)BELS. Biological Exposure Limits. (General/2.10)BEM. British Empire Medal. (General/2.14)BEN. Benghazi Airport. Lybia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BER. Berlin Ouest Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)BER. Basic Encoding Rules. (IT, Computing/1.05)BER. Bit Error Rate. (IT, Computing/2.01)BERBOH. British Examining and Registration Board in Occupational Hygiene. (General/2.10)BERSA. British Elastic Rope Sports Association. (General/2.10)BES. Breste Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)Beta. Second letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Second, coefficient of pressurechange of a gas, ratio of the velocity of a body to the velocity of kight (Greek Alphabet/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 34 of 314
  • 35. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Beta. An early version of software or hardware. See Alpha. (IT, Computing/2.02)Beta Distribution. A statistical distribution of activity durations used with PERT, these durations arebest case, expected case, and worst case. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)BEW. Beira Airport. Mozambique. (Airport Codes/1.06)BEWA. British Effluent And Water Association. (General/2.10)BEY. Beyrouth Airport. Lebanon. (Airport Codes/1.06)BF. Butterfly Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)BF. Boy Friend. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)bf. Burkina Faso. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BFD. Big F**king Deal. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BFL. Bakersfield Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BFMF. British Footwear Manufacturers Federation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BFN. Bye For Now. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)BFN. Bloemfontein Airport. South Africa. (Airport Codes/1.06)BFO. Beat Frequency Oscillator. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)BFR. Before. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BFS. Belfast International Airport. Northern Ireland. (Airport Codes/1.05)BFV. Butterfly Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)bg. Bulgaria. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BG. Big Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BG. British Gas. (General/2.10)BG. Border Gateway. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)BGE. Butyl Glycidyl Ether. (General/2.14)BGF. Bangui Airport. Centreafrique. (Airport Codes/1.06)BGI. Barbados. (Airport Codes/1.05)BGL. Bulgarian Lev. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BGM. Binghampton Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BGO. Flesland. Bergen Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)BGP. Border Gateway Protocol. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)BGR. Bangor Airport. ME. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BGS. British Geological Survey. (General/2.10)BGW. Bagdad Airport. Irak. (Airport Codes/1.06)BGY. Bergamo Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)bh. Bahrain. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BHA. Bottom Hole Assembly. (Petrochemical/1.07)BHD. Bahrain Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BHK. Birmingham Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)BHM. Birmingham Airport. AL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BHMA. Builders Hardware Manufactures Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)BHP. Bottom Hole Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)BHS. Baggage Handling System. Bagasjehåndteringssystem (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BHSS. British Health and Safety Society. (General/2.10)BHX. Birmingham Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)BHZ. Belo Horizonte Airport. SP. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 35 of 314
  • 36. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Bi. Bismuth. Atomic number 83. (Chemical Elements/1.05)BI. Budget Item. (Petrochemical/1.07)bi. Burundi. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BIA. Bastia. Corsica, France. (Airport Codes/1.05)BIA. British Insurance Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BIBO. Beer In, Beer Out. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BICES. Battlefield Collection and Exploitation Systems. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Bid. A wild guess carried out to two decimal places. (Humour/1.05)BID. Brought In Dead. (Medical/1.05)bid. Two Times A Day. (Medical/1.05)Bid Opening. A poker game. (Humour/1.05)BIDS. Baggage Information and Display System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BIF. Before I Forget. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BIF. Burundi Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Big Chicken Dinner. A bad conduct discharge. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.09)BIH. Bureau International dHeure. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)BIL. Billings Airport. MT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)bilat. Bilateral. (Medical/1.05)bili. Bilirubin. (Medical/1.05)BIM. British Institute of Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BIN. Baggege Identification Number. (IT, Computing/1.06)Binary Numbers. Numbers to base 2. The binary number system uses two symbols 0 and 1 andplaces values increasing in powers of two so that 1=0001, 2=0010, 3=0011, 4=0100, 5=0101,6=0110, etc....See Decimal, Octal, Hexadecimal (IT, Coding/1.05)BIO. Bilbao Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)Biodegradable. Material that can be decomposed or rotted by bacteria or other natural agents.(Environment/2.01)BION. Believe It Or Not. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BIOS. Basic Input Output System. (IT, Computing/1.05)BIOYIOP. Blow It Out Your I/O Port. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BIPM. Bureau Intern ational des Poids et Mesures. (Association, Society, Institute/2.08)BIQ. Biarritz Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)Bird. Aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.09)BIS. Bismark Airport. ND. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BIS. Bank for International Settlements. (General/2.10)BISYNC. Binary Synchronous Control. See BSC (IT, Computing/1.05)BIT. Built In Test. (IT, Computing/1.05)Bit depth. The number of bits used to define a devices capacity to reproduce grays or colours. Thegreater the bit depth, the more colours will be available. Pictures are also defined in terms of bitdepth (e.g. 24 bit image) (IT, Computing/1.05)BITE. Built In Test Equipment. (IT, Computing/1.05)Bits. Binary digITS. A bit is a binary digit, the smallest unit of information a computer uses. It isexpressed as 1 or 0, meaning on or off, yes or no, positive or negative, something or nothing. Sevenbits are required to store one alphabet character in the ASCII character code set, (in addition onestart bit, one parity bit, and one stop bit). One and zero are represented by pulse levels where zero isa low pulse, and one is a high pulse. The purpose of the parity bit is to allow detection of errors inTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 36 of 314
  • 37. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14data transmission or recording. There are various parity checking methods, even parity check, oddparity check, longitudinal parity check, and probably others that I have never heard of. See bytes,ASCII, EBCDIC, BCD Kb, Mb, Gb, Tb, Pb (IT, Units/1.05)Bitumen. Extremely heavy semi-solid product of oil refining, made up of heavy hydrocarbons, usedfor road-building (in asphalt) and roofing. (Petrochemical/2.01)bj. Benin. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BJL. Banjul Airport. Gambia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BJM. Bujumbura Airport. Burundi. (Airport Codes/1.06)BJV. Milas. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.05)Bk. Berkelium. Atomic number 97. (Chemical Elements/1.05)BKA. Below Knee Amputation. (Medical/1.05)BKI. Kota Kinabalu Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BKK. Don Muang International. Bangkok Airport. Thailand. (Airport Codes/1.05)BKL. Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport. OH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BKN. Broken. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BKO. Bamako Airport. Mali. (Airport Codes/1.06)BL. Blowing (Followed by DU=DUst, SA=SAnd, SN=SNow). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BL. Belly Laughing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BLA. Barcelone Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)BlC. Blood Culture. (Medical/1.05)BLDG. Building. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BLE. Dala. Borlange Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)BLEVE. Boiling Liquid Expansion Vapour Explosion. (Policing/2.14)BLEVE. Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion. (Petrochemical/1.07)BLF. British Lubricants Federation. (General/2.10)BLK. Blackpool Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)BLL. Billund Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.05)BLO. Below Clouds. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BLObs. Binary Large Objects. See MDD, OLAP, MOLAP, MDBMS, OODBMS (IT, Computing/1.05)Block. The North sea is divided into areas for exploration and exploitation. These areas are calledblocks. A block is part of a quadrant, so block 5/99, would be block 5 of quadrant 99(Petrochemical/1.08)Block Sum Check. A type of error checking when data is transmitted. See check sum, CRC (IT,Computing/1.05)Blog. A web log, a diary. (IT, Computing/2.14)Blow-out. Hydrocarbons blowing out at the surface, in an uncontolled manner. This can occur whenthe well pressure exceeds the rating of the wellhead blow-out prevention valves (Petrochemical/1.08)BLQ. Guglielmo Marconi. Bologna Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)BLR. Blue Light Radiation. (General/2.10)BLR. Bangalore Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)BLS. Bureau of Labour Statistics. (General/2.10)BlS. Blood Sugar. (Medical/1.05)BLT. Baghdad Local Time. (Time or Space/2.03)Bluetooth. Bluetooth is a specification for wireless technology. (IT, Telecommunications/2.12)BLX. Britannia. (Airline Codes/1.05)BLZ. Blantyre Airport. Malawi. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 37 of 314
  • 38. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14bm. Bermuda. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BM. Bowel Movement. (Medical/1.05)BMA. British Medical Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BMAA. British Microlight Aircraft Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)BMC. Bulk Molding Compound. (General/2.14)BMD. Ballistic Missile Defence. (Military/1.06)BMD. Bermuda Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BMGA. British Machine Guarding Authority. (General/2.10)BMGWL. Busting My Gut With Laughter. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BMHB. British Materials Handling Board. (General/2.10)BMNS. Ballistic Missile Nuclear Submarine. (Military/1.05)BMP. Bit Map. A standard file format called a bit map. An image formed by a rectangle grid of pixels.A bit map is the set of bits that represent the position and binary state of a corresponding set of itemsto form a bit image such as your display screen (IT, Computing/1.05)BMP. Beats Per Minute. (Medical/1.05)BMR. Basal Metabolic Rate. (Medical/1.05)BMS. Building Management System. (IT, Computing/2.12)BMTA. British Measurement and Testing Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)bn. Brunei Darussalam. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BNA. Nashville Airport. TN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BND. Brunei Darussalam Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BNE. Brisbane Airport. QL. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BNFL. British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. (General/2.10)BNFMF. British Non-ferrous Metals Federation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BNJ. Bonn Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)BNS. Bureau de Normalisation de la Siderurgie. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BNTA. Bureau de Normalisation du Tube Acier. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)bo. Bolivia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BO. Body Odour. (Medical/1.05)BOB. Bolivian Bolivian. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BOC. British Oxygen Company. (General/2.10)BOD. Merignac. Bordeaux Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)BOD. Board Of Directors. (General/1.05)BOD. Basis Of Design. (Petrochemical/2.13)BOE. Beveled Outer End(s). Pipe end configuration. See BBE, TBE, TOE, SQC (Petrochemical,Piping/1.05)boepd. Barrels of oil equivalent per day. (Petrochemical/2.07)BOG. Eldarado. Bogota Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.05)BOH. Bournemouth Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)BOHICA. Bend Over, Here It Comes Again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BOHS. British Occupational Hygiene Society. (General/2.10)BOI. Boise Airport. ID. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BOJ. Bourgas. Bulgaria. (Airport Codes/1.05)BOM. Bombay Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.05)BOMB. Bombing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 38 of 314
  • 39. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BON. Bonaire Airport. Netherlands Antilles. (Airport Codes/1.06)BOO. Bodø Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)Boolean Algebra. The algebra of logic. An English mathematician called George Boole wrote a bookin 1854 called "An investigation of the laws of thought on which are founded the mathematicaltheories of logic and probabilities". In this book Boole described an algebra system now calledBoolean algebra (sometimes switching algebra) for representing and manipulating logical expressions.Digital computers are designed, maintained, and analysed using techniques based on Booleanalgebra. Variables in Boolean algebra can only assume one of two values, 0 or 1, True or False,Something or Nothing, Positive or Negative, as opposed to algebra where variables can assume anyvalue in the range of real numbers. Claude E Shannon first applied Boolean algebra as a method forrepresenting circuits as a set of mathematical expressions in 1938 (IT, Coding/1.05)BOOT. Build, Own, Operate, Transfer. A form of contract where the contractor finances the project.The boot is also what a lot of project personnel get when things go wrong (ProjectManagement/1.10)Boot. Start a computer. (IT, Computing/1.05)Boot Virus. A virus which infects the original boot sector on a floppy disc. The boot sector is loadedinto memory first, so if you leave an infected disc in its drive, and start the computer the virus isloaded at once, before any virus protection software can be executed. (Assuming that the drive is notdisabled) (IT, Computing/1.05)BOOTP. Bootstrap Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)BOP. Blow Out Preventer. (Petrochemical/1.07)BOP. Balance of Plant. (General/2.10)BOPD. Barrels of Oil Per Day. (Petrochemical/1.07)BOPP. Biaxially Oriented Poly Propylene. (General/2.14)BOQ. Bill Of Quantities. (Project Management/1.10)Borehole. The centre of the oil well, the hole which is drilled out by the drill bit.(Petrochemical/1.08)BORN. Blanket Order Release Note. (Petrochemical/1.07)BOS. Bill Of Sale. (Petrochemical/1.07)BOS. Logan International. Boston Airport. MA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)BOT. Back On Topic. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BOTB. British Overseas Trade Board. (General/2.10)BOTEC. Back-Of-The-Envelope-Calculation. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BOW. Bag Of Waters (Amniotic Sac). (Medical/1.05)BOY. Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Airport. Faso. (Airport Codes/1.06)BP. Birth Place. (Medical/1.05)BP. Bypass. (Medical/1.05)BP. Blood Presure. (Medical/1.05)BP. Bed Pan. (Medical/1.05)BPA. British Paediatric Association. (General/2.10)BPA. British Pipeline Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)BPBIF. British Paper and Board Industry Federation. (General/2.10)BPCA. British Pest Control Association. (General/2.10)bpd. barrels per day. (Petrochemical/2.08)BPEO. Best Practicable Environmental Option. (General/2.10)BPF. British Plastics Federation. (General/2.10)BPH. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 39 of 314
  • 40. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BPIF. British Printing Industries Federation. (General/2.10)BPM. Best Practicable Means. (General/2.10)BPN. Balikpapan Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BPS. Bits Per Second. Note a bit is a different amount than a byte (IT, Computing/1.05)BPSD. Barrels Per Stream Day. (Petrochemical/1.07)BPT. Beaumont Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BPVC. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. (Petrochemical/1.07)Bq. Becquerel. (Petrochemical/1.07)BQN. Aguadilla Airport. Puerto Rico. (Airport Codes/1.06)Br. Bromine. Atomic number 35. (Chemical Elements/1.05)BR. Mist. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)br. Brazil. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BR. British Rail. (General/2.10)BR. Bed Rest, Bathroom. (Medical/1.05)BRA. Basic Rate Access. See BRI. Basic Rate Interface (IT, Computing/1.05)BRA. British Robot Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BRAC. Building Regulations Advisory Committee. (General/2.10)BRAM. Battery-backed Random Access Memory. (IT, Computing/1.07)BRAS. Broadband Remote Access Server. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)BRB. British Railways Board. (General/2.10)BRB. Be Right Back. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BRE. Building Research Establishment. (General/2.10)BRE. Breme Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)BREL. British Rail Engineering Limited. (General/2.10)BRF. Short. Used to indicate the type of landing approach desired or required (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)BRG. Bearing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BRI. Basic Rate Interface (ISDN). There are two types of ISDN Basic Rate Interface and Primary RateInterface. BRI is used primarily by residential and small business installations (IT, Computing/1.05)BRI. Bari Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)BRKG. Braking. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BRL. Building Restriction Line. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)BRL. Brazilian Real. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BRM. Barquisimeto Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)BRMA. British Rubber Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BRN. Berne Airport. Switzerland. (Airport Codes/1.06)BRO. Brownsville Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BROA. British Rig Owners Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Broadband. A telecomms channel description. A channel with more bandwidth than a standard voicegrade channel which is usually a 48KHz link (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)Browser. A computer program. That allows the user to connect and navigate to sites on the WWW,and display information received. E.g. MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mosaic, Opera (IT,Internet/1.06)BRP. Bathroom Privileges. (Medical/1.05)BRPSU. British Rail Privatisation Safety Unit. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 40 of 314
  • 41. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BRQ. Brno Airport. Checoslovaquia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BRS. Building Research Station. (General/2.10)BRS. Big Red Switch. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BRS. Baggage Reconciliation System. A computerised system for ensuring that luggage loaded ontoan aircraft is matched to passengers boarded. For example security, a suitcase cannot be loaded ontoa plane without an owning passenger boarding also (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BRS. Bureau of Resource Science (Australia). (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)BRS. Bristol Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)BRU. National. Brussels Airport. Belgium. (Airport Codes/1.05)BS. British Standard. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)BS. Broadcasting Station (Commercial). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)bs. Bahamas. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BS. Black Start. (Petrochemical/1.07)BS or bs. Breath Sounds. (Medical/1.05)BS&W. Bottom Sediments and Water. (Petrochemical/1.07)BSA. Body Surface Area. (Medical/1.05)BSAC. Black Start Air Compressor. (Petrochemical/1.07)BSAR. Black Start Air Receiver. (Petrochemical/1.07)BSB. Brasilia Airport. DF. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)BSC. British Sugar Corporation. (General/2.10)BSC. Business Support Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)BSC. Base Station Controller. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)BSC. British Safety Council. (General/2.10)BSC. Binary Synchronous Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)BSC. British Steel Corporation. (General/2.10)Bsc. Bachelor of Science. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)BSD. Bahamian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BSE. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. (Medical/2.10)BSE. Breast Self-Examination. (Medical/1.05)BSG. Bata Guinee Airport. Equatoriale. (Airport Codes/1.06)BSI. British Standards Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)BSI. Baggage Sorting Interface. Baggage System Interface. A BSI is a system that enables one ormore users to exchange baggage messages. These baggage messages contain information that isneeded for automated handling of passenger baggage at airports (IT, Computing/1.06)BSI. Building Systems Integration. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)BSI. British Standards Institution. (General/2.10)BSL. Basel/Mulhouse Airport. Switzerland. (Airport Codes/1.05)BSL. Bestemmelser for Sivil Luftfart. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BSMs. Baggage Source Messages. Baggage System Messages. (IT, Computing/1.06)BSO. Bilateralsalpingo-Oophorectomy. (Medical/1.05)BSO. Basic Safety Objective. (General/2.10)BSoD. Blue Screen of Death. A security breach that makes a computer hang or unusable, or whenyour operating systems hangs making your computer system unusable. See DoS (IT,Computing/1.05)BSP. British Standard Pipe. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 41 of 314
  • 42. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BSPT. British Standard Pipe Thread. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)BSR. Blood Sedimentation Rate. (Medical/1.05)BSR. Board of Standards Review. (General/2.10)BSR. Basra Airport. Irak. (Airport Codes/1.06)BSS. British Standards Society. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BSS. Baggage Sorting System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BSSSID. Basic Service Set ID. (See SSID) (IT, Computing/2.13)BST. British Summer Time. (Time or Space/2.03)BSTSA. British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association. (General/2.10)BSU. Base Station Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)bt. Bhutan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BT. British Telecom. (General/2.14)BT. Bed Time, Bitemporal (Diameter Of Head), Body Temperature, Brain Tumor. (Medical/1.05)BTA. But Then Again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BTAIM. Be That As It May. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BTC. Budget To Completion. See ETC (Project Management, Planning/1.10)BTDT. Been There, Done That. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BTHOM. Beats The Hell Outta Me. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BTIC. Baggage Tag Issuer Code. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)BTL. Battle Creek Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BTL. Bilateral Tubal Ligation. (Medical/1.05)BTL. Between Layers. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BTM. Baggage Transfer Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)BTN. Between. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)BTOBD. Be There Or Be Dead. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BTP. British Transport Police. (Policing/2.10)BTR. Baton Rouge Airport. LA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BTR. Bhutanese Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BTS. Bratislava Airport. Slovak Republic. (Airport Codes/1.06)BTS. Base Transceiver Station. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)BTSOOM. Beats The S**t Out Of Me. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)BTU. Bintulu Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BTU. British Thermal Unit. The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound ofwater by one degree Fahrenheit (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)Btuh. Btu per hour. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/2.14)BTV. Burlington Airport. VT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BTW. By The Way. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)bu. Bushel. Measure of capacity Imperial. 8 gallons = 1 bushel = 36,37 l (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)BUC. Block Up Converter. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)BUD. Ferihegy. Budapest Airport. Hungary. (Airport Codes/1.05)BUE. Buenos Aires Airport. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.06)BUF. Buffalo Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 42 of 314
  • 43. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Bug. An error in a computer program. Which results in the program functioning in anunpredictable/unexpected manner. Debugging is the process of finding and fixing errors in acomputer program (IT, Computing/1.05)BUH. Bucarest Airport. Rumania. (Airport Codes/1.06)BUM. Baggage Unloaded Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)BUN. Blood Urea Nitrogen. (Medical/1.05)BUQ. Bulawayo Airport. Zimbabwe. (Airport Codes/1.06)BUR. Build Up Rate. (Petrochemical/1.07)BUR. Burbank Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Burning. A term sometimes used for the writing of a CD. (IT, Computing/1.10)Bus. A type of connector. The connector used to attach expansion boards (or components of thecomputer) to a computers main circuit board (also called a mother board or system board). See ISA,EISA, MCA, PCI, PCMCIA for different types of bus architecture (IT, Computing/1.05)Bushel. Measure of Ale. 8 gallons (4 pecks). (Measure of Ale/1.05)Butane. A hydrocarbon consisting of four carbon atoms and ten hydrogen atoms. Normally a gas,but easily liquefied for transport and storage; used in gasolines, and for cooking and heating(Petrochemical/2.01)BV. Blood Volume. (Medical/1.05)bv. Bouvet Island. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BV. Bureau Veritas. (Petrochemical/1.07)BV. Block Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)BVA. British Veterinary Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)BVA. Beauvais. Paris, France. (Airport Codes/1.05)BVE. Brive La Gaillarde Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)BVPI. Best Value Performance Indicator. (Policing/2.14)BVRLA. British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)BW. Body Weight. (Medical/1.05)BW. Butt Weld. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)bw. Botswana. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)bwd. barrels of water per day. (Petrochemical/2.08)BWE. Brauschweig Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)BWF. British Woodworking Federation. (General/2.10)BWI. Baltimore Washington Intl Airport. MD. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)BWK. Brac/Bol Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)BWL. Bursting With Laughter. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BWN. Bandar Seri Begawan Airport. Brunei. (Airport Codes/1.06)BWP. Botswanian Pula. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BWPA. British Wood Preserving Association. (General/2.10)BWPD. Barrels of Water Per Day. (Petrochemical/2.06)BWQ. Buzz Word Quotient. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BWR. Boiling Water Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)BWTHDIK. But What The Heck Do I Know...?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Bx. Biopsy. (Medical/1.05)BXO. Bissau Airport. Guinee. Duplicate see OXB (Airport Codes/1.06)by. Belarus. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 43 of 314
  • 44. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14BYE. Response to BYE?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BYE?. Are you ready to say goodbye?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BYKT. But You Knew That. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BYOB. Bring Your Own Bottle. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BYOM. Bring Your Own Mac. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)BYR. Belarusian Ruble. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Byte. One byte is equal to 8 bits. (IT, Units/1.05)BYU. Bayreuth Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)bz. Belize. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)BZD. Belize Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)BZE. Belize Airport. Belize. (Airport Codes/1.06)BZR. Beziers Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)BZV. Brazzaville Airport. Congo. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 44 of 314
  • 45. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.144. CharlieC. Carbon. Atomic number 6. (Chemical Elements/1.05)C. Degrees Celsius. Centigrade. A temperature scale with the freezing point of water at 0 degrees,and the boiling point of water at 100 degrees. Normal body temperature is 37 degrees (Weights &Measures, Temperature/1.05)C. Centre {runway identification}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)C&G. Chuckle and Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)C&I. Control and Instrumentation. (General/2.10)C&R. Commanding And Reporting. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)C&W. Control and Warning. (Military/1.05)C/A. Clinitestand Acetone. (Medical/1.05)C/L. Centreline. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)c/o. Complains Of. (Medical/1.05)C/S. Culture And Sensitivity. (Medical/1.05)C/sec. Cesarean Section. (Medical/1.05)c[C]. Cup of coffee. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)c[T]. Cup of tea. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)C2I. Command, Control and Intelligence. (Military/1.06)C3. Consultation, Command and Control. (Military/1.05)C4I. Command Control Communication Computer Intelligence. (IT, Computing/1.05)Ca. Calcium. Atomic number 20. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CA. Certifying Authority. (General/2.10)CA. Compressed Air. (General/2.10)Ca. Cancer. (Medical/1.05)CA. Construction Area. (Petrochemical/1.07)CA. Conflict Alert. (IT, Computing/1.05)CA. Cardiac Arrest, Carcinoma, Chronological Age,. (Medical/1.05)CA. Conditional Access. See Conax (Satellite Broadcasting/2.08)CA. Computer Associates. Consulting Company (OSL Project Related/1.05)CA. Cellulose Acetate. (General/2.14)ca. Canada. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CAA. Civil Aviation Authority. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CAAPI. Call Accounting Application Program Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)CAB. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau. (General/2.10)CAB. Coronary Artery Bypass. (Medical/1.05)CAB. Citizens Advice Bureau. (General/2.10)CAB. Cellulose Acetate Butyrate. (General/2.14)CABG. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. (Medical/1.05)Cable length ordinary. Nautical Measure. 100 fathoms = 1 cable length = 185 m. British (608feet). US (608,2 feet) (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)Cable length US navy. Nautical Measure. 120 fathoms = 1 cable length = 219 m (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)CABSYS. Cable System. Computer Programme for registering, routing, and documentation of cabling,(Trademark of ABB) (OSL Project Related/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 45 of 314
  • 46. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Cache. Where the processor stores data it will frequently use so that it can access that data quickly.Cache is usually composed of SRAM. PC cache comes in two sizes 256kb or 512kb (IT,Computing/1.05)CaCO3. calcium carbonate. Chalk (Chemical Compounds/2.14)CAD. Coronary Artery Disease. (Medical/1.05)CAD. Canadian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CAD. Computer Aided Design. Data Assitert Konstruksjon (General/1.05)CADD. Computer Aided Design Drafting. (General/2.10)CADET. Cant Add, Doesnt Even Try. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CAE. Columbia Airport. SC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CAF. Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin (Adriamycin), 5-Fluoruracil. (Medical/1.05)CAG. Chief Constables Advisory Group. (Policing/2.14)CAG. Cagliari Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)CAI. Cairo International Airport. Egypt. (Airport Codes/1.05)CAI. Common Air Interference. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CAI. Centralised Accident Investigation. (General/2.10)CAIAT. Computer Aided Inspection And Test. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CAIRS. Canadian Institute for Radiation Safety. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CAK. Akron Airport. OH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)cal. Calorie. (Medical/1.05)CALM. Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring. (Petrochemical/2.07)CAM. Computer Aided Manufacturing. (Petrochemical/1.07)CAM. Computer Aided Manufacture. (General/2.10)Camel Case. Or camelCase. Words are run together. Without spaces, underscores or otherseperators, and only the initial letter of the second and subsequent words are upper case. Forexample: trueVerticalDepth, iPod (IT, Computing/2.13)CAMEO. Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations. (General/2.10)CAMR. Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research. (General/2.10)CAMRA. CAMpaign for Real Ale. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)CAN. Guandong Airport. Canton. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)CAN. Change Advice Note. (Project Management/1.07)CANDU. Canadian Deuterium Uranium. A reactor (Nuclear power/2.10)CANDU. Canadian deuterium-uranium (reactor). (Nuclear power/1.05)cap. Capsule. (Medical/1.05)CAP. Community and Police Groups. (Policing/2.14)CAP. Cellulose Acetate Propionate. (General/2.14)CAP. Conformity Assurance Programme. (General/2.10)CAP. Common Agricultural Policy. (General/2.10)CAP. Contract Award Price. (Project Management/1.07)CAPEX. Capital Expenditure. (Project Management/1.07)CAPI. Common API. See API (IT, Computing/1.05)CAPITB. Clothing and Allied Products Industry Training Board. (General/2.10)CAPM. Computer Aided Production Management. (General/2.10)Capre diem. Seize the day. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)CAPS. Computer Aided Planning System. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 46 of 314
  • 47. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CAPTS. Co-operative Area Precision Tracking System (Cardions). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CAR. Corrective Action Request. (Project Management/1.07)Carb. Carburettor. (General/1.05)Carbon. A solid element which exists in many forms, including diamonds, graphite, coke andcharcoal. A combination of carbon and hydrogen is known as a hydrocarbon and can consist of verylarge molecules (Eg polypropylenes) or very short ones (Eg. methane) (Petrochemical/2.01)Carry Over Work. Work that should have been completed onshore, but is carried over to anoffshore phase. (Petrochemical/1.08)CAS. Check-in Allocation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CAS. Casablanca Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)CAs. Certificate Authorities. I have to admit I do not know where to begin, or even if I know what aCA is. I think the best analogy I can draw is that I have one written signature, but at least 18electronic methods of identification. Recently I could not pay for my groceries because I was trying touse the PIN for my Entry Card to work in conjunction with one of my debit cards! A CA certifies theuse of one digital signature. See SET, PGP, Digital Signatures (IT, Computing/1.05)CAS. Calibrated Air Speed. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CAS. Chemical Abstracts Service. (General/2.10)CASAM. Computer Aided Stand Allocation and Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CASE. Computer Aided Software Engineering. (IT, Computing/1.05)CASE. Common Application Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)Casing string. The steel tubing that lines a well after it has been drilled. It is formed from sectionsof steel tube screwed together. (Petrochemical/1.08)CaSO4. calcium sulfate. Gypsum (Chemical Compounds/2.14)CASOM. Conventionally Armed Stand Off Missile. (Military/1.06)CAT. Central Alaska Time. (Time or Space/2.03)CAT. Computerised Axial Tomography. (Medical/1.05)CAT. Clear Air Turbulence. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CAT. Computer Assisted Training. (General/2.10)CAT. Cable Avoiding Tool. (General/2.10)CAT. Computer Aided Testing. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CAT. Category. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)cath. Catheterisation. (Medical/1.05)Cathodic protection. . A method for reducing the rate of electrochemical corrosion of steelstructures (Eg. offshore structures, pipelines and storage tanks) (Petrochemical/2.01)CATR. Compact Antenna Test Range. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)CATV. Community Antenna Television. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CAV. Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin (Adriamicin), Vincristine. (Medical/1.05)CAVOK. Cloud And Visibility OKay. Pronounced "KAV-OH-KAY". Present weather better thanprescribed values or conditions (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CAVU. Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited. Very good flying weather (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)CAY. Cayenne Airport. Guyane Francaise. (Airport Codes/1.06)CB. Circuit Breaker. (Petrochemical/1.07)CB. Citizens Band. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)CB. Cumulonimbus. Pronounced "CEE BEE" (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CBC. Complete Blood Cell Count. (Medical/1.05)CBCP. Call Back Control Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 47 of 314
  • 48. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CBD. Common Bile Duct. (Medical/1.05)CBDE. Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment. (Military/1.06)CBDS. Connectionless Broadband Data Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)CBE. Commander of the British Empire. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)CBEMA. Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association. (General/2.10)CBF. Cerebral Blood Flow. (Medical/1.05)CBG. Cambridge Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)CBI. Confederation of British Industries. (General/2.10)CBL. Contract Baseline. See Baseline (Project Management/1.07)CBN. Cubic Boron Nitride. (General/2.10)CBNM. Central Bureau for Nuclear Measurements. (General/2.10)CBO. Community Beat Officer. (Policing/2.14)CBR. Constant Bit Rate (2). If an audio file has been compressed using a CBR then the data isdistributed evenly. Ie every second of sound contains the same number of bits (IT, Digitalmusic/2.11)CBR. Cloud Base Recorder. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CBR. Constant Bit Rate (1). When using an ATM network there is a choice of classes for carryingtraffic (transmitting data). Constant Bit Rate maintains a steady stream of data. See VBR, UBR, ABR(IT, Computing/1.05)CBR. Canberra Airport. NS. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)CBRN. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear. (Policing/2.14)CBS. Cost Breakdown Structure. (Project Management/1.05)CBS. Crown Block Saver. (Petrochemical/1.07)CBT. Compulsory Basic Training. (Policing/2.14)CBT. Computer Based Training. (General/2.10)CBT. Case Building Team. (Policing/2.14)CBU. Case Building Unit. (Policing/2.14)CBW. Chemical and Biological Warfare. (Military/2.02)cc. Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CC. Cabel TV channel. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)cc. Cubic Centimeter. Measure of volume. 1 cubic cm = 0,061 cubic inches (Weights & Measures,Metric/1.05)CC. Carbon Copy. These days associated with email, memos, and MOMs. The term has its roots inthe days prior to photocopiers, when if you wanted a copy of something you needed to place a pieceof carbon paper between two sheets of paper. See BCC (General/1.05)CC. Chief Complaint, Current Complaints, Critical Condition. (Medical/1.05)CC. Common Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)CCA. Contract Criticality Assessment. (Project Management/1.07)CCA. Compliance Cost Assessments. (General/2.10)CCA. Conceptual Communication Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CCB. Configuration Control Board. (IT, Computing/1.05)CCB. Coast Centre Base. (Petrochemical/1.07)CCBL. Current Contract Baseline. See Baseline (Project Management/1.07)CCC. Central Computing Complex. (IT, Computing/1.05)CCC. Current Contract Contingency. (Project Management/1.07)CCC. Customs Cooperation Council. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 48 of 314
  • 49. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CCCN. Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature. (General/2.10)CCD. Charge Coupled Device. Converts light passing through a lens into electrical signals (IT,Computing/1.05)CCE. Current Control Estimate or Contract Control Estimate. (Project Management/1.07)CCE. Commission of the European Communities. (General/2.10)CCE. Computer Controlled Equipment. (General/2.10)CCF. Carcassonne Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)CCF. Common Cause Failures. (General/2.10)CCF. Congestive Cardiac Failure. (Medical/1.05)CCI. Chronic Coronary Insufficiency. (Medical/1.05)CCIR. Comite Consultatif International des Radiocommunications. (Association, Society,Institute/1.08)CCIS. Common Control Interoffice Signalling. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CCIS. Command and Control Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CCITT. Comite Consultatif International Telegraphique et Telephonique. Consultative Committee forInternational Telephone and Telegraphy. The standards body for data transmission, the CCITT haveproduced a series of standards numbered X1-X29 and V1-V57 (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)CCL. Casing Collar Log. (Petrochemical/1.07)CCM. Central Connectivity Module (Røyken). Norwegian traffic Information node located at Røyken(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CCOU. Construction Central Operations Unit. (General/2.10)CCP. Compressor Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)CCP. Concepcion Airport. CL. Chili. (Airport Codes/1.06)CCP. Current Contract Price. (Project Management/1.07)CCP. Compression Control Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CCr. Creatinine Clearance. (Medical/1.05)CCR. Concurrency, Commitment and Recovery. (IT, Computing/1.05)CCR. Central Control Room. (Petrochemical/1.05)CCR. Constant Current Regulators. Konstantstromregler (Electrical/2.01)CCRS. Change Control Record Sheet. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CCS. Common Communication Support. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CCS. Caracas Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)CCS. Common Channel Signalling. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CCSS. Current Contract Summary Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)CCT. Continuous Cooling Transformation. (Petrochemical/1.07)CCT. China Coast Time. (Time or Space/2.03)CCTA. Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)CCTV. Closed Circuit TeleVision. Video Camera and monitoring system (Security/1.05)CCU. Coronary Care Unit. (Medical/1.05)CCU. Calcutta Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)CCW. Counter clockwise. (General/1.07)CD. Caesearean Delivered, Convulsive Disorder, Curative Dose. (Medical/1.05)CD. Compact Disc. (General/1.05)CD. Conflict Detection. (IT, Computing/1.05)cd. Congo, Democratic Peoples Republic. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 49 of 314
  • 50. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Cd. Cadmium. Atomic number 48. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CD. Candela. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CD. Committee Draft. (General/1.07)CD4. Helper-Inducer Tcells. (Medical/1.05)CD8. Suprerssor-Cytotoxic T Cells. (Medical/1.05)CDA. Centre for Defence Analysis. (Military/1.06)CDA. Chemical Damp-proofing Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CDC. Construction Document Control. (Project Management/1.07)CDC. Centre for Disease Control. (General/2.10)CDD. Corporate Development Department. (Government office/2.14)CDDB. Compact Disc DataBase. An online data base of disc information (artist, track titles, etc..)Freedb is another one (IT, Digital music/2.11)CDDI. Copper Distributed Data Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)CDE. Conference on Disarmament in Europe. (Military/1.05)CDF. Congolese Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CDFR. Commercial Demonstration Fast Reactor. (General/2.10)CDG. Charles de Gaulle. Paris Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)CD-I. Compact Disc - Interactive. Video and Audio tracks together. Similar to Video CDs, cannot beread in a PC without special hardware/software (IT, Computing/1.10)CDM. Construction Design and Management. (General/2.10)CDMA. Core Division Multiple Access. A digital standard for mobile telephone communications (IS95), operating in the frequency range 800 and 1900 MHz. Competitor for TDMA in the US of A. SeeAMPS, CDPD, FDMA, GSM, TDMA (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CDN. Co-ordination {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CDN. Common Data Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)CDN. Constanca. Romania. (Airport Codes/1.05)CDO. Civilian Detention Officer. (Policing/2.14)CDP. Cost of Deferred Production. (Project Management/1.07)CDPD. Cellular Digital Packet Data. A type of cellular telephone network, alternative to GSM. SeeGSM AMPS, CDMA, FDMA, GSM, TDMA (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CDR. Communicable Disease Report. (General/2.10)CDR. Critical Design Review. (OSL Project Related/1.05)CD-R. Compact Disc - Recordable. Write once blank CDs (IT, Computing/1.10)CDRL. Contract Data Requirement List. (General/1.05)CD-ROM. Compact Disc - Read Only Memory. Used to refer to computer CDs rather than audio CDs(IT, Computing/1.10)CDRP. Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership. (Policing/2.14)CD-RW. Compact Disc - Re-Writable (or Read/Write). Re-writable CDs allow you to write, and overwrite, (ie. re-use the CD). Formerly known as CD-E(rasable). See DVD (IT, Computing/1.06)CDS. Contract Detail Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)CDSC. Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre. (General/2.10)CDT. Central Daylight Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.02)CDTM. Controlled Depth Tow Method. (Petrochemical/1.07)CDU. Central Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)CDU. Corporate Development Unit. (General/2.14)CE. Carbon Equivalent. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 50 of 314
  • 51. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Ce. Cerium. Atomic number 58. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CE. The "CE" mark indicates that a product complies with European requirements for HSE andcustomer protection. (General/2.09)CE. Cardiac Enlargement. (Medical/1.05)CEA. Chemical Engineering Abstracts. (General/2.10)CEA. Council for Educational Advance. (General/2.10)CEA. Carcinoembryonic Antigen. (Medical/1.05)CEB. Cebu Airport. Philippines. (Airport Codes/1.06)CEC. Commission of the European Communities. (General/2.10)CECA. Communaute Eurepeenne du Charbon et de lAcier. (General/2.10)CEE. Communaute Economique Europeenne (French for EEC). (General/2.10)CEE. Communita Economica Europea (Italian for EEC). (General/2.10)CEEFA. Committee for Electrical Equipment for use in Flammable Atmospheres. (General/2.10)CEEMAC. Certification of Electrical Equipment for Mining Advisory Council. (General/2.10)CEEP. Centre Europeen de lEntreprise Publique. (General/2.10)CEF. Cluster Enhanced Filter. (General/2.10)CEF. Comite Electrotechnique Francais. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEFIC. Conseil Europeen des Federations de lIndustrie. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEFLC. European Council of Chemical Manufacturers Federation. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)CEFT. Combat Effectiveness. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CEHO. Chief Environmental Health Officer. (General/2.10)CEI. Centre dEtudes Industrielles. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEI. Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEI. Council of Engineering Institutions. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEIF. Council of European Industrial Federations. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Cellular Mobile Telephone System. System where each geographic area is covered by a basestation. This area is known as a cell. Each telephone in the cell communicates with the base station. Ifthe phone moves to another cell, the call is automatically transferred to the base station in the newcell (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)CEN. Comite Europeen de Normalisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)CENEL. Comite Europeen de Coordination des Normes Electriques. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)CENELEC. Comite Europeen de Normalisation Electrotechnique. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)centi. SI number prefix 0,01. Abbreviated as c. One hundreth (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)CEO. Chief Executive Officer. (General/2.02)CEOC. Colloque Europeen des Organismes de Controle. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEP. Contractors Execution Plan. (Project Management/1.07)CEPO. County Emergency Planning Officer. (Policing/2.14)CEPT. Conference of European Postal and Telecommunications Administrations. (Association,Society, Institute/2.10)CEPT. Conference Europeenne des administrations des Postes et des Telecommunications. A bit longwinded, and sorry about the spelling (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)CEPU. Central Equipment Purchasing Unit. (General/2.10)CER. Cherbourg Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)CER. Central Equipment Room. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 51 of 314
  • 52. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CER. Control and Equipment Room. (Petrochemical/1.07)CERCHAR. Centre dEtudes et Recherches des Charbonnages de France. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)CERD. Comite Europeen de Recherche et Developpment. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CERIAC. Ceramics Industry Advisory Committee. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CERN. Centre European de Researche Nucleare. The European research centre for particle physics(Nuclear power/1.05)CESD. Communications Electronics Security Department. (General/2.10)CESG. Communication Electronics Security Group. (Policing/2.14)CESI. Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CEST. Central European Summer Time. (Time or Space/2.08)CET. Central European Time. GMT + 1 hour. See GMT, UTC (Time or Space/1.06)CET. Corrected Effective Temperature. (General/2.10)CEU. Central Executive Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CF. Change Frequency to. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CF. Cystic Fibrosis. (Medical/2.02)cf. Central African Republic. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CF. Cresol Formaldehyde. (General/2.14)CF. Complement Fixation, Conversion Factor. (Medical/1.05)Cf. Californium. Atomic number 98. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CFCP. Common Facilities Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)CFCs. Chlorofluorocarbons. Man-made gases contributing to ozone depletion and global warming(Petrochemical/2.01)CFD. Computational Fluid Dynamics. (General/2.10)CFD. Cubic Feet per Day. (Petrochemical/2.01)CFDS. Centralised Fault Display Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CFE. Conventional Forces in Europe. (Military/1.05)CFE. Clermont-Ferrand Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)CFE. Customer Furnished Equipment. (General/1.05)CFI. Cost, Freight and Insurance. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.07)CFL. Cleared Flight Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CFMU. Central Flow Management Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CFO. Chief Financial Officer. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CFP. Central Fire Point. (Petrochemical/1.07)CFR. Cost and Freight. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)CFR. Caen Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)CFR. Code of Federal Regulations. (General/2.10)CFR. Code of Federal Regulation. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)CFRP. Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic. (General/2.10)CFSP. Common Foreign and Security Policy. (Military/1.05)CFU. Corfu. (Airport Codes/1.05)CFW. Center Field Wind. (IT, Telecommunications/2.02)cg. Centigram. Measure of weight. 1000mg = 100cg = 10dg = 1g = 0,35 ounces (avoirdupois)(Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)cg. Congo, Republic Of. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 52 of 314
  • 53. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CGA. Colour Graphics Adapter. See Video Board (IT, Computing/1.05)CGA. Compressed Gas Association. (Petrochemical/1.07)CGE. Cresol Glycidyl Ether. (General/2.14)CGI. Common Gateway Interface. A technique that allows web clients to pass input to web servers(IT, Internet/1.05)CGK. Soekarno-Hatta International. Jakarta Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.05)CGL. Circling Guidance Light. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CGL. Chronic Grnulocytic (Myelogeous) Leukemia. (Medical/1.05)CGN. Cologne/Bonn Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)CGO. Zhengzhou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)CGP. Chittagong Airport. Bangladesh. (Airport Codes/1.06)CGPM. General Conference of Weights and Measures. (General/2.10)CGPM. Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures. (Association, Society, Institute/2.08)CGQ. Changchun Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)CGS. Continuous Grain Silicon. A flat screen technology. See CRT, LCD, TFT, PDP, EL, FED (IT,Computing/1.05)Ch. Chapter, Child, Chief, Chest. (Medical/1.05)ch. Switzerland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CH. Channel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CHA. Chattanooga Airport. TN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Change. A modification to the scope of work. See Variation (Project Management/1.10)Change Control. The recording, control, and notification of changes also called Variation Control.Which ever side of the fence you are sitting on the registering and control of changes is veryimportant. Uncontrolled changes can be a financial disaster for a project. Quantity surveyors whoregister and estimate the cost affect of project changes should not be considered as an overhead, butas a necessity. In a nutshell changes to the scope of work can be identified by any member of theproject organisation. A project control group should be responsible for verifying that a variation doesexist and raising the appropriate change notification to the Client. The change should be immediatelydistributed to the planning department and incorporated into the working schedule, for calculation ofany schedule impact. Changes that are not identified or notified to the Client within a reasonabletime, may be considered to be a part of the contractual scope of work. See DVO, DVOR, PVN, PVOR,VI, VO, VODC, VOF, VOR (Project Management, Planning/1.10)CHAP. Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CHAPI. Compact Helicopter Approach Path Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Charlie. Viet Cong (from the phonetics Victor Charlie). (Military/1.10)Charlie Foxtrot. Phonetics for Cluster F*ck. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)Charpy Test. Metal Impact Test. A test performed on a sample piece of metal to show its resistanceto impact at low temperatures. Most steel plates become increasingly brittle as temperatures decreaseparticularly below -20 F. This test is performed on a test coupon which is machined with a v notch orkeyhole cut in one side. The coupon is then frozen to the test temperature and quickly placed in aclamp fixture, and struck with a pendulum hammer. The hammer is connected to a gauge whichregisters the impact resistance of the coupon as it breaks. The resistance is measured in FT-LBSenergy (Petrochemical/1.05)CHASE. Complete Health and Safety Evaluation Scheme. (General/2.10)Chateau. Chateau is the traditional designation in the Bordeaux district for a vineyard, with buildingsfor the production of wine. The chateau designation may also be applied in other wine districts ifthese have the right to the Appellation Controlee or V.D.O.S. designations (Wine Label Terms/1.05)CHC. Christchurch Airport. New Zealand. (Airport Codes/1.06)CHD. Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Childhood Disease. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 53 of 314
  • 54. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Check Sum. A type of error checking when data is transmitted. See CRC, block sum check (IT,Computing/1.05)CHF. Swiss Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CHF. Congestive Heart Failure. (Medical/1.05)CHG. Modification {message type indicator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CHI. Chicago Airport. IL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Chi. Twenty second letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Twenty second (GreekAlphabet/1.05)CHID. Chemicals and Hazardous Installations Division. (General/2.10)Chip. Integrated Circuit. A slip of silicon imprinted with a circuit designed to perform a specific set offunctions. See Boolean, RAM, CMOS, DTL, ECL, GTL, HLDTL, IIL, LPTTL, MOS, NMOS, PMOS, RTL,TTL, LSI, VLSI (IT, Computing/2.01)Chipset. A collection of chips that work together to perform a particular set of functions. (IT,Computing/2.02)CHIS. Covert Human Intelligence Source. (Policing/2.14)cho. Carbohydrate. (Medical/1.05)CHOP. Cold Heavy Oil Production. (Petrochemical/2.08)CHOP. Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine (Oncovin), Prednisone. (Medical/1.05)CHP. Combined Heat and Power. (General/2.10)CHQ. Chania. Crete. (Airport Codes/1.05)Christmas tree. The assembly of fittings and valves on top of the oil well which control theproduction rate of oil. (Petrochemical/1.08)CHS. Charleston Airport. SC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CHSC. Central Health and Safety Committee. (General/2.10)CHSG. Construction Health and Safety Group. (General/2.10)ci. Cote DIvoire. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CI. Cardiac Index. (Medical/1.05)CI. Cirrus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CI. Chlorine. Atomic number 17. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CI. Chief Inspector. (General/2.10)CI. Corrosion Inhibitor. (Petrochemical/1.07)CI. Configuration Item. (IT, Computing/1.05)CI. Contract Instruction. (Petrochemical/1.07)CIA. Chemical Industries Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)CIA. Ciampino. Roma Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)CIA. Central Intelligence Agency. USA (General/1.05)CIA. Crime Intelligence Analyst. (Policing/2.14)CIB. Complaints Investigation Bureau. (General/1.06)CIBER. Cellular Intercarrier Billing Exchange Record. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CIBSE. Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CIC. Carrier Identification Code. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CICA. Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorities. (Government office/2.14)CICB. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. (Government office/2.14)CICO. Coffee In, Coffee Out. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CID. Consolidated Interface Document. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 54 of 314
  • 55. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CID. Criminal Investigation Department. UK (General/1.05)CID. Municipal. Cedar Rapids, Iowa City Airport. IA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)CID. Critical Incident Detection. (General/2.10)CID. Crying In Disgrace. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CIDI. Central Index of Dose Information. (General/2.10)CIDIN. Common ICAO Data Interchange Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CIDST. Comite dInformation et de Documentation Scientifique et Technique. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)CIE. Counterimmunoelectrophoresis. (Medical/1.05)CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight. Incoterm. (Komplettpreis einschließlich Versicherung und Fracht)(Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/2.01)CIF. Chief Inspector of Factories. (General/2.10)CIM. Computer Integrated Manufacturing. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CINCC. Coal Industry National Consultative Council. (General/2.10)CINCENT. Commander-In-Chief Allied Forces Central Europe. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CINCNORTHWEST. Commander In Chief Allied Forces North-western Europe. (Military/1.05)CIOB. Chartered Institute of Building. (General/2.10)CIOMS. Council for International Organisations of Medical Sciences. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)CIP. Commercially Important Passenger. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CIP. Carriage and Insurance Paid to. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)CIPM. Comité International des Poids et Mesures. (Association, Society, Institute/2.08)CIRC. Centre International de Recherche sur le Cancer. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Circuit switched services. A communication service which applies circuit-switching for each call toestablish a circuit with the other party and then disconnect that circuit upon call completion. (IT,Telecommunications/2.04)Circuit Switching. A switched circuit is only open while the sender and recipient are communicating.As opposed to a dedicated circuit which is held open regardless of whether data is being sent or not(IT, Telecommunications/1.07)CIRIA. Construction Industry Research and Information Association. (General/2.10)CIS. Colliery Information System. (General/2.10)CIS. Communication and Information Systems. (IT, Computing/1.05)CISC. Complex Instruction Set Computer. See RISC, EPIC (IT, Computing/1.05)CIST. Communication Infrastructure Sub-project Team. (General/2.13)CIT. Near or over large towns. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CIT. Computer Integrated Telephone. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CIT. Conductivity Indicator Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)CITB. Construction Industry Training Board. (General/2.10)CIU. Collision Investigation Unit. (Policing/2.14)CIV. Civil. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CJA. Criminal Justice Act. (Policing/2.14)CJD. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. The human equivalent of mad cow disease. (Medical/1.10)CJI. Controller Jurisdiction Indicator. (IT, Computing/1.05)CJS. Controller Jurisdiction Symbol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CJS. Ciudad Juarez Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)CJTF. Combined Joint Task Forces. (Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 55 of 314
  • 56. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CJU. Cheju Airport. South Korea. (Airport Codes/1.06)CJU. Criminal Justice Unit. (Policing/2.14)CK. Creatine Kinase. (Medical/1.05)CK. Check Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)ck. Cook Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CK. Check. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CKG. Chongqing Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)CK-MB. Creatinine Kinase Myocardial Band. (Medical/1.05)CKV. Check Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)CKY. Conakry Airport. Guinee. (Airport Codes/1.06)cl. Clear. (Medical/1.05)cl. Centiliter. Measure of capacity. 1000ml = 100cl = 10dl = 1l = 1,7596 pints = 0,21997 gallons(imperial) (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)CL. Centre Line. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CL. Connection Less. (IT, Computing/1.05)CL. Coefficient of Lift. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)cl. Chile. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CLA. Clear type of ice formation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLASS. Custom Local Area Signalling Services. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CLBR. Calibration. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLD. Cloud. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLD. Clearance Delivery. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLE. Cleveland Airport. OH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CLER. Classification and Labelling of Explosives Regulations. (General/2.10)CLG. Calling. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLGA. Ceramic Land Grid Array. I suggest you buy a book on micro chip architecture (IT,Computing/1.05)CLI. Command Line Interpreter. Commands entered into the computer are interpreted line by line,the command is normally executed by pressing return (IT, Computing/2.01)CLI. Calling Line Identification. The telephone number that appears on your telephones displayscreen, if your switchboard supports CLI, and the caller has this option enabled (IT,Telecommunications/1.06)Client. A computer program or user that requests information in a client-server relationship. Forexample an internet user using a browser is the client, while the web site being browsed is the server.Incidentally the web site (server) is more than likely stored on a piece of hardware also called aserver. See server (IT, Computing/1.05)CLIP. Calling Line Identification Presentation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CLL. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. (Medical/1.05)CLM. Crude oil Level Measurement. (Petrochemical/1.07)CLNAP. Connectionless Network Access Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLNP. Connection Less Network Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLNS. Connection Less Network Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLO. Cali Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)CLO. hypochlorite (Kloroksid). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)CLONO2. Chlorine Nitrate (klorinnitrat). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 56 of 314
  • 57. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Clos. A walled or in other ways closed vineyard. This term may only be applied on a label as part ofthe name of a wine, if such a "clos" exists (Wine Label Terms/1.05)Close Out. The finalisation of a project. There is a lot of documentation and work involved with thecompletion of a project, from the final invoice, through documentation for operations (user manuals),to acceptance certificates (Project Management, Planning/1.10)CLP. Chilean Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CLR. Clear, Cleared, Clearance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLSD. Close, Closed, Closing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLSF. Connectionless Service Function. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLT. Charlotte Airport. SC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CLT. Cairo Local Time. (Time or Space/2.03)CLTP. Connectionless Transport Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLTS. Connectionless Transport Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)CLUB. CUTE Local User Board. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CLY. Calvi Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)cm. Centimetre. Linear measure.1000mm = 100cm = 10dm = 1m = 3,281 feet (Weights & Measures,Metric/1.05)Cm. Curium. Atomic number 96. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CM. Configuration Management. (IT, Computing/1.05)CM. Cooling Medium. (Petrochemical/1.07)cm. Cameroon. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CM. Costal Margin. (Medical/1.05)CM. Compression Molded. (General/2.14)CMAS. Confèdèration Mondiale des Activitès Subaquatiques. World Underwater Federation. OrConfederacion Mindial de Actividades Subacàticas (Association, Society, Institute/2.08)CMB. Bandaranaike International. Colombo Airport. Sri Lanka. (Airport Codes/1.05)CMC. Carboxy Methyl Cellulose. (General/2.14)CMC. Cellular Mobile Carrier. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CMD. Control and Monitoring Display. (IT, Computing/1.05)CMF. Chambery. (Airport Codes/1.05)CMF. Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, 5-Fluoracil. (Medical/1.05)CMH. Columbus Airport. OH. USA. Duplicate see LCK (Airport Codes/1.06)CMI. Cordless Multicell Integration. Cordless Telephone. See DECT (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CMI. Champaign Airport. IL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CMIIW. Correct Me If I’m Wrong. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CMIP. Common Management Information Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CMIS. Common Management Information Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)CMISE. Common Management Information Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)CML. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. (Medical/1.05)CMM. Corrective Maintenance Man-hours. (Project Management/1.07)CMN. Mohamed 5th. Casablanca Airport. Morocco. (Airport Codes/1.05)CMO. Chief Medical Officer. (General/2.10)CMO. Cardiac Minute Output. (Medical/1.05)CMO. Contractors Mechanical Outfitting. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 57 of 314
  • 58. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CMOS. Complimentary channel Metal Oxide Silicon. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits ifyou need a description (IT, Computing/1.05)CMOT. CMIP Over TCP. (IT, Computing/1.05)CMP. Configuration Management Plan. (IT, Computing/1.05)CMPL. Completion, Completed, Complete. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CMS. Control and Management System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CMS. Construction Master Schedule. Contract Master Schedule (Project Management/1.07)CMSP. Corrective Maintenance Spare Parts. (Petrochemical/1.07)CMV. Cable Maintenance Vessel. (Petrochemical/1.07)CMV. Controlled Mechanical Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)CMYK. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. (IT, Computing/1.05)cn. China. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CN. Cellulose Nitrate. (General/2.14)CNAD. Conference of National Armaments Directors. (Military/1.06)CNC. Computer Network Communication. (IT, Computing/1.07)CNES. French National Space Research Centre. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)CNF. Belo Horizonte. Tancredo Neves (Airport Codes/1.07)CNGF. Common New Generation Frigate. (Military/1.06)CNI. Common Network Infrastructure. (IT, Computing/2.13)CNL. Flight plan cancellation {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CNL. Cancellation. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)CNL. Cancel, Cancelled. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CNP. Continued In Next Post. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CNRS. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CNS. Central Nervous System. (Medical/1.05)CNS. Comite de Normalisation de la Soudure. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CNS. Cairns Airport. QL. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)CNS. Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CNS/ATM. Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management. (IT,Telecommunications/2.09)CNSE. Common Network Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)CNX. Chiang Mai Airport. Thailand. (Airport Codes/1.06)CNY. Chinese Yuan Renminbi. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)co. Colombia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CO. Commanding Officer. (Military/1.05)CO. Change Order. See VO (Project Management/1.05)CO. Cardiac Output, Carbon Monoxide. (Medical/1.05)CO. Connection Oriented. (IT, Computing/1.05)CO. Crystal Oscillator. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)CO. Conference or Company. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Co. Cobalt. Atomic number 27. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CO2. Carbon Dioxide. (Chemical Compounds/1.05)CoA. Coenzime A. (Medical/1.05)COA. Certificate Of Authenticity. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 58 of 314
  • 59. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14COAST. Cache On A STick. (IT, Computing/1.05)Coaxial cable. Two cables sharing the same axis. The inner axis carries the signal and the outer axisis the ground (earth). Both axis are separated by insulation. Coaxial is the type of cable used toconnect your TV to it’s antenna or cable TV company, and is also used in local area networks. Coaxialcables were designed to carry analogue signals (IT, Computing/1.05)COBOL. Common Business Orientated Language. (IT, Languages/1.05)COBRA. Counter Battery Radar. (Military/1.06)COBRA. Common Object Request Broker Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)COC. Certificate Of Conformity. Certificate Of Compliance (Petrochemical/1.07)COD. Cash On Delivery. (General/1.07)COD. Chief Of Defence. (Military/1.05)COD. Crack Opening Displacement. (Petrochemical/1.07)CODAM. Corrosion Damages. (Petrochemical/1.07)Code of Accounts. A coding structure where a cost code is a single element of the account, andeach cost code uniquely identifies an element of work. See Cost Code, CBS, WBS (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)CODEC. Code Division Multiple Access. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)CODEC. Coding/Decoding Device. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CODEC. Compression and Decompression. (of video streams) (IT, Computing/2.13)COE. Council of Europe. (General/2.10)COF. Coefficient of Friction. (General/2.14)COG. Centre Of Gravity. (Petrochemical/1.05)COI. Critical Oxygen Index. (General/2.10)COIT. Central Office of Industrial Tribunals. (General/2.10)Cold Platform. A platform that is shutdown. (Petrochemical/1.08)COLP. Connected Line Identification Presentation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)COM. Component Object Model. (IT, Computing/2.02)COM. Communication. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)com. Commercial. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)COMAH. Control of Major Accident Hazards. (Policing/2.14)COMARE. Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)COMET. Committee on Middle East Trade. (General/2.10)COMLA. Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine (Oncovin), Methotrexate, Leucovorin, Cytosine Arabinoside.(Medical/1.05)Commercial field. An oil or gas field that is worth developing. I.e. the field is judged to be capableof producing enough oil and or gas to make it profitable (Petrochemical/1.08)Communication. The science, art, skill, practice of transmitting information effectively.Communication can take many forms from body language, tone of voice, to the written word (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)Completion Date. The point at which liquidated damages begin. (Humour/1.05)Compound Impact. The cumulative and downstream affect of changes. A schedule impact whichcomprises of a number of inter-related episodes, risks, and extra work that can not be absorbedwithin the schedules time frame, the schedule impact is usually associated with the cumulativeconsequence of an unreasonable amount of changes (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Computer. A machine/device which processes data. There are three types of computer. Digital(counting on your fingers is a digital operation). Analogue (usually measurement devices like avoltmeter or thermometer). Hybrid (a combination of digital and analogue) (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 59 of 314
  • 60. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14COMSONOR. Commander Allied Forces South Norway. (Military/1.05)CON. Change of aircraft configuration/version. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)CON. Construction Order Notification. (Petrochemical/1.07)Conax. Conditional access an encryption method for satellite TV. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.08)conc. Concentrate. (Medical/1.05)CONC. Concrete. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)COND. Condition. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Condensate. A mixture of pentanes and higher hydrocarbons. could be considered a by-product ofdrilling for oil. Hydrocarbons which are in a gaseous state under reservoir conditions become liquidwhen the temperature or pressure is reduced, (ie on the way to the surface) (Petrochemical/1.08)Connate water. Salt water mixed with oil and gas in the reservoir. (Petrochemical/1.08)CONP. Connection Oriented Network Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)CONS. Continuous. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CONS. Connection Oriented Network Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)CONST. Construction, Constructed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Constraint. A term used to describe restrictions and dependencies imposed on a schedule. There aremany factors that affect a schedule. E.g. beds available for the work force, lifting capacities,scaffolding, logical (an activity can not start until the preceding activity is finished), working hours,availability of skilled labour, etc (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Consumable. Material, equipment, or resources that can only be used once. Welding Rods are aconsumable, once they have been used new ones need to be ordered to replace them. A welding seton the other hand can be re-used and maintained from job to job, until it becomes irreparable orobsolete (Project Management, Planning/1.10)CONT. Continue, Continued. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Contingency. A value set aside to cover for the unforeseen, which is not expected to be used. Everybudget and schedule should have a contingency reserve, of cost and time to cover for un-expectedoverruns (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Contractor. A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal. (Humour/1.05)Conventional Memory. Main Memory. A CPUs storage area for processing. The first 640k of a PCsmain memory is called conventional or sometimes base memory. When PC’s were first developed theywere designed around a main memory size of 640k, a large amount in 1977. A particular chip (CPU)can only address a given size of memory, for older chips this was 640k, newer chips can addressgigabytes (billions-us). Normally k means kilo or one thousand. The exception is of course computerswhere 1k=1024, so 640k=655.360 bytes. For older PC’s Conventional memory was reserved forstorage in the following order, 1) the Basic Input Output System, 2) Disc Operating System, 3)Drivers, 4) Programs, 5) Data. (I think). See upper memory (IT, Computing/1.05)COO. Cotonou Airport. Benin. (Airport Codes/1.06)Cookies. Internet authentication. On the Internet, a "cookie" is a file that a web site stores on yourcomputer for use by that web site. Sites that you can customise, use cookies to store the customchoices youve made. With some browsers you can choose to be warned before a cookie is stored onyour computer and then decide whether or not to accept it (IT, Internet/1.05)COOR. Co-Ordinate, Co-Ordination. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)COP. Close Observation Platoon. (Military/1.10)COP. Colombian Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)COP. Capillary Osmotic Pressure. (Medical/1.05)COP. Change Over Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)COP. Code of Practice. (General/2.10)COPA. Comite des Organisations Professionelles Agricoles de la CEE. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 60 of 314
  • 61. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14COPD. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. (Medical/1.05)COPS. Common Operational Performance Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)COQ. Cost Of Quality. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)COR. Correct, Correction, Corrected. Used to indicate corrected meteorological message (AviationCivil and Military/1.05)COR. Cordoba Airport. AR. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.06)Coring. Rock samples taken from a well. (Petrochemical/1.08)COS. Colorado Springs Airport. CO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)COSAL. COntrol Systems for Airfield Lighting. System für Flughafenbefeuerung (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.01)COSHH. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)COSHH. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations. (Policing/2.14)Cost Code. A Code which is an element of a code of accounts. The code is allocated to costs(activities) which allows those costs to be summarised according to the elements of the codingstructure (Project Management, Planning/1.10)COT. At the coast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)COTS. Commercial Off The Shelf. (IT, Computing/1.05)COTS. Connection Oriented Transport Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)COV. Crossover Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)COW. Carry Over Work. (Petrochemical/1.07)CP. Command Post. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CP. Cerebral Palsy. (Medical/1.05)CP. Cor Pulmonale. (Medical/1.05)CP. Central Processor. (IT, Computing/1.05)CP. Construction Plan. (Project Management/1.07)CP. Capillary Pressure. (Medical/1.05)CP. Cellulose Propionate. (General/2.14)CP. Community Programme. (General/2.10)CPA. Crime Pattern Analysis. (Policing/2.14)CPA. Child Protection Agency. (Government office/2.14)CPA. Critical Path Analysis. The process of calculating start and finish dates for a network. Whichprovides the longest sequence of activities called the critical path. The same principles apply for botharrow and precedence networks. CPA consists of three steps, a forward pass, a backward pass, andfloat calculations. It is a simple process for a small network, but a complex and very tedious processfor large networks. The job is ideally suited for computer processing. See Network, AON, AOA, CPM,PERT (Project Management, Planning/1.08)CPAP. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. (Medical/1.05)CPBW. Community Penalty Breach Warrant. (Policing/2.14)CPC. Cement Pump Control. (Petrochemical/1.07)CPC. Chemical Protective Clothing. (General/2.10)CPC. Chronic Passive Congestion. (Medical/1.05)CPCS. Common Part Convergence Sublayer. (IT, Computing/1.05)CPD. Continuing Professional Development. (General/2.10)CPDA. Crime Prevention Design Advisor. (Policing/2.14)CPE. Chlorinated PolyEthylene. (General/2.14)CPE. Customer Premises Equipment. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 61 of 314
  • 62. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CPH. Kastrup. Copenhagen Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.05)CPI. Cost Performance Index. An indication of the difference between budgeted and actual costBCWP / ACWP (Project Management, Planning/1.10)CPI. Consumer Price Index. (General/2.02)CPI. Common Programming Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)CPIA. Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996. (Policing/2.14)CPIU. Child Protection Investigation Unit. (Policing/2.14)CPK. Creatinine Phosphokinase. (Medical/1.05)CPL. Current flight plan {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CPL. Capillary Pump Loop. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)CPM. Critical Path Method. A network model where each activity is considered to have a duration offixed length. This is sometimes referred to as a deterministic approach. See Network, AON, AOA,CPA, PERT (Project Management, Planning/1.07)CPO. Community Punishment Orders. (Policing/2.14)CPO. Central Pay Office. (General/2.10)CPP. C Plus Plus or C++. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CPQ. Viracopos De Caminas Airport. SP. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)CPR. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. (General/2.10)CPR. Cardiopulmonary Resucitation. (Medical/1.05)CPR. Construction Performance Report. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CPR. Casper Airport. WY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CPRO. Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Orders. (Policing/2.14)CPS. Crown Protection Service. (General/1.06)CPS. Crown Prosecution Service. (Government office/2.14)CPSA. Civil and Public Services Association. (General/2.10)CPSS. Composition of Proprietary Substances Scheme. (General/2.10)CPST. Central Project System Tools. (Project Management/1.07)CPT. Cape Town International Airport. South Africa. (Airport Codes/1.05)CPT. Critical Pitting Temperature. (Petrochemical/1.07)CPT. Carriage Paid To. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.05)CPU. Central Processing Unit. The CPU determines how much memory the computer system canaddress, what kind of software it can run, and how fast it can operate. A CPU consists of variouscomponents amongst others registers and Arithmetic Logic Unit. Microprocessor examples are Intel8088, 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium MMX, Cyrix 686 P133, etc. See microprocessor (IT,Computing/1.05)CPU. Child Protection Unit. (Policing/2.14)CPU Speed. Measured in MHz. In theory a 66MHz computer should be faster than a 33Mhzcomputer. However the speed of a computer is dependant on many factors, for example the speedand size of storage devices (RAM/Hard disc), the type of video board, etc (IT, Computing/1.05)CPV. Correlation Preference Value. (IT, Computing/1.05)CPVC. Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride. (General/2.14)CPX. Command Post Exercise. (Military/1.06)CR. Cardiorespiratory. (Medical/1.05)CR. Criticality Rating. (Project Management/1.07)CR. Polychloroprene Rubber. (General/2.14)cr. Costa Rica. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 62 of 314
  • 63. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CR. Created. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)CR. Clot Retraction. (Medical/1.05)Cr. Chromium. Atomic number 24. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CRA. Corrosion Resistant Alloy. (Petrochemical/1.07)CRA. Chemical Recovery Association. (General/2.10)Cracker. Someone who breaks into computer systems without the authority to do so. (IT,Computing/2.02)Cracking. A process in which large molecules of oil are broken down into smaller ones. Thermalcracking, catalytic cracking, and hydro cracking are different methods used. (Petrochemical/2.01)Crane barge. A floating crane. A large barge with a crane capable of lifting heavy equipment ontooffshore platforms (Petrochemical/1.08)CRAP. Concur Rewrite All Paragraphs (Reasonably Rude!). (Humour/1.05)CRAWHQ. Central Region Alternate War Headquarters. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CRB. Come Right Back. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CRB. Crime Reporting Bureau. (Policing/2.14)CRBT. Crying Real Big Tears. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CRC. Corporate Research Centre. (Petrochemical/1.07)CRC. Current Role Configuration. (IT, Computing/1.05)CRC. Cyclic Redundancy Check. A type of error checking when data is transmitted. See check sum,block sum check (IT, Computing/1.05)CRC. Costa Rican Colon. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CRD. Chronic Renal Disease. (Medical/1.05)CRD. Comodoro Rivadavia Airport. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.06)CRD. Chronic Respiratory Disease. (Medical/1.05)CRE. Commission for Racial Equality. (Government office/1.06)CREIPI. Central Research Institute of Electric Power Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CREST. Comite de Recherche Scientifique et Technique. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CRH. Corticotropin Releasing Hormone. (Medical/1.05)CRIS. Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme. (Government office/2.14)Critical Path. The longest sequence of activities in a network, the critical path is only as accurate asthe network it is based on. See Network, AON, AOA, CPM, PERT, ES, EF, LS, LF, TF (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)Critical Path Method. A managing technique for losing your shirt under perfect control.(Humour/1.05)CRM. Collision Risk Model. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CRM. Customer Relationship Management. (General/2.10)CRM. Cockpit Resource Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CRM. Crew Resource Management. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CRO. Community Rehabilitation Orders. (Policing/2.14)CRO. Cave Rescue Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)CRO. Criminal Records Office. (Policing/2.14)CROP. Covert Rural Observation Point. (Policing/2.14)CRP. Corpus Christi Intl Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CRP. Corporate Research Programme. (Military/1.06)CRP. Capacity Requirements Planning. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CRP. Co-ordinated Research Programme. (General/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 63 of 314
  • 64. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CRR. Critical Review Report. (Project Management/1.05)CRS or CRAS. Cant Remember a Sh**. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CRT. Cathode Ray Tube. Your TV contains a CRT. A CRT traditionally has a curved surface, howeverCRTs are being developed with flat viewing surfaces, which reduce reflection. See LCD, TFT, PDP, EL,FED, CGS (IT, Computing/1.05)Cru. Growth. The growth site for wines with special characteristics depending on the sort of grape,soil conditions, and micro climate (Wine Label Terms/1.05)CRU. Crime Reporting Unit. (Policing/2.14)CRW. Charleston Airport. WV. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)cryogenic gas. A gas that has been liquified by lowering its temperature. (Petrochemical/2.14)CRZ. Cruise. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CS. Civil Service. (General/2.10)CS. Carbon Steel. (Petrochemical/1.07)Cs. Caesium. Atomic number 55. (Chemical Elements/1.05)CS. Cirrostratus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CS. Circuit Switched. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)CS. Convergence Sublayer. (IT, Computing/1.05)CSA. Canadian Standards Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)CSAT. Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CSBF. Civil Service Benevolent Fund. (General/2.10)CSBM. Confidence And Security Building Measures. (Military/1.05)CSBS. Civil Service Building Society. (General/2.10)CSBTS. China State Bureau of Technical Supervision. (General/2.10)CSC. Computer Software Component. (IT, Computing/1.05)CSC. Civil Service Commission. (General/2.10)CSC. Car Sealed Closed. (Petrochemical/1.07)CSC. Civil Service College. (General/2.10)CSCFE. Civil Service Council for Further Education. (General/2.10)CSCI. Computer Software Configuration Item. (IT, Computing/1.05)CSD. Civil Service Department. (General/2.10)CSE. Concept Safety Evaluation. (Petrochemical/1.07)CSF. Cerebrospinal Fluid. (Medical/1.05)CSF. Critical Success Factor. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CSFSAC. Civil Service Foreign Service Allowances Committee. (General/2.10)CSG. Chuckle, Snicker, Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CSG. Casing. (Petrochemical/1.07)CSHA. Civil Service Housing Association. (General/2.10)CSIS. Civil Service Insurance Society. (General/2.10)CSMA/CD. Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection. IEEE Standard 802.3 (Ethernet)(IT, Computing/1.05)CSN. Channel Sequence Number. (IT, Computing/1.05)CSNET. Computer Science Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)CSNI. Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations. (General/2.10)CSO. Community Support Officer. (Policing/2.14)CSO. Central Statistical Office. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 64 of 314
  • 65. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CSO. Car Sealed Open. (Petrochemical/1.07)CSOHS. Civil Service Occupational Health Service. (General/2.10)CSP. Community Safety Partnership. (Policing/2.14)CSP. Continuous Sampling Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CSPA. Civil Service Pensioners Alliance. (General/2.10)CSRF. Civil Service Retirement Fellowship. (General/2.10)CSS. Contract Summary Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)CSSB. Civil Service Selection Board. (General/2.10)CSSR. Cost Schedule Status Report. (Project Management/1.10)CST. Coast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CST. Central Standard Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.02)CSTA. Computer Supported Telecommunication Applications. (IT, Computing/1.05)CSTP. Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)CSTU. Control Systems Technology Committee. (General/2.10)CSU. Central Services Unit. (General/2.10)CSU. Channel Service Unit. A device that terminates digital telephone channels. See DSU (IT,Computing/1.05)CSX. Changsha Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)CT. Cordless Telephony. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)CT. Computed Tomography. (Medical/1.05)CT3. Cordless Telephony Version 3. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CTA. Control Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTA. Catane Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)CTAM. Climb To And Maintain. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTB. Central Tender Board. (Project Management/1.07)CTB. Concrete Treated Base. Hydraulisch Gebundene Tragschicht (HGT) (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.01)CTB. Control Tower Building. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CTBT. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. (Military/1.06)CTC. Contact. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTCF. Comments To Contractor Form. (Project Management/1.07)CTCSS. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)CTD. Cumulative Trauma Disorder. (General/2.10)CTE. Coefficient of Thermal Expansion. (General/2.14)CTF. Cut To Suit. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)CTFS. Cant Type For S***. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CTG. Cartagene Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)CTI. Comparative Tracking Index. (General/2.14)CTI. Computer Telephone Integration. Telephone lines carry more than just voice messages, theycarry amongst other things fax signals and modem signals. CTI is a term that covers the area ofintegration between computing and telecommunications services. For example sorting and distributionof incoming calls to a switchboard, or Personal Digital Assistants with in-built telecommunicationcapabilities. See TAPI, TSAPI, API, CAPI (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)CTI. Cooling Tower Institute. (Petrochemical/1.07)CTIA. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 65 of 314
  • 66. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CTL. Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTMS. Central Technical Management System. (IT, Computing/1.05)CTMU. Central Training Management Unit. (General/2.10)CTN. Caution. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTO. Central Ticket Office. (Policing/2.14)CTOD. Crack Tip Opening Displacement. (Petrochemical/1.07)CTOL. Conventional Take-Off and Landing. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CTOT. Calculated Take Off Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTP. Central Tower Processor. (IT, Computing/1.05)CTPF. Central Treating and Pumping Facility. (Petrochemical/2.06)CTPV. Coal tar pitch volatiles. (General/2.10)CTR. Control zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CTR Sheet. Cost, Time, Resource Sheet. A sheet which for some reason I have always associatedwith engineering companies, that describes the cost, time, resources, and deliverables associated withan activity. The equivalent for a construction site or fabrication yard would be a task sheet, or a jobcard (Project Management/1.06)CTRIA. Construction Industry Research Association. (General/2.10)CTS. Common Time Source. (General/1.05)CTS. Counter Terrorist Search. (Policing/2.14)CTS. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)CTS. Central Time Reference System. (General/1.05)CTU. Counter Terrorism Unit. (Policing/2.14)CTU. Chengdu Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)CU. See You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CU. Cumulus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Cu. Copper. Atomic number 29. (Chemical Elements/1.05)cu. Cuba. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CU2. See You, Too. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CUBES. Common User Baggage Enterprise System. (IT, Computing/1.05)CUF. Cumuliform. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CUI. Common User Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)CUL. See You Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CUL8ER. See you later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CUL8R. See You Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CULA. See You Later, Alligator. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CUN. Cancun Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)CUNT. Concur Until Next Topic (Very Rude!). This acronym is a very rude word in English, if you wantto upset people you can use it! (Humour/1.05)CUP. Cuban Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CUR. Curacao Airport. Netherlands Antilles. (Airport Codes/1.06)CUSTY. Customs. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CUTE. Commonly Used Terminal Equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CV. Cost Variance. CV=BCWP-ACWP (Project Management/1.10)cv. Cape Verde. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CV. Cardiovascular. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 66 of 314
  • 67. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CV. Curriculum Vitae. (General/1.09)CV. Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)CV. Calorific Value. (General/2.10)CV. Check Visit. (General/2.10)CVA. Cerebrovascular Accident. (Medical/1.05)cva. Costovertebral Angle. (Medical/1.05)CVC. Central Vacuum Cleaning System. (Petrochemical/1.05)CVCS. Chemical and volume control system. (General/2.10)CVD. Chemical Vapor Deposition. (General/2.14)CVD. Cardiovascular Disease. (Medical/2.10)CVDC. Cables Via Drag Chain. (Petrochemical/1.07)CVE. Cape Verdian Escudo. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CVF. Courchevel Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)CVG. Cincinnati Airport. OH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CVL. Charpy V Longitudinal. See Charpy Test (Petrochemical/1.07)CVM. Continuos Vibration Monitoring. (Petrochemical/1.07)CVN. Charpy V Notch. (Petrochemical/2.11)CVO. Albany Airport. OR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)CVP. Central Venous Pressure. (Medical/1.05)CVR. Centre line Visual Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CVR. Cockpit Voice Recorder. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CVRS. Contract Vehicle Recovery Scheme. (Policing/2.14)CVS. Council for Voluntary Services. (Government office/2.14)CVS. Chronic Villus Sampling. (General/2.10)CVT. Coventry Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)CVT. Charpy V Transverse. See Charpy Test (Petrochemical/1.07)CW. Cooling Water. (Petrochemical/1.07)CW. Continous Waves. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)CW. Continuous Wave. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CWB. Curitiba Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)CWCS. Control of Work in Confined Spaces. (General/2.10)CWE. Current Working Estimate. (Project Management/1.07)CWL. Cardiff Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)CWS. Current Working Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)cwt. Short hundredweight. Avoirdupois system. 100 pounds = 1 short cwt = 45,36 kg (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)CWY. Clearway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)CWY. Runway Clearway. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)CWYL. Chat With You Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CX. Cathay Pacific. (Airline Codes/1.07)cx. Christmas Island. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CXR. Chest X-Ray. (Medical/1.05)cy. Cyprus. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CYA. See Ya or Cover Your Ass. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 67 of 314
  • 68. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14CYAL8R. See You All Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Cyberspace. The system of all WWW servers is called cyberspace. The phrase originates from anovel by William Gibson. See gopher (IT, Internet/1.05)CYMB. Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and Black. See RGB (IT, Computing/2.01)CYO. See You Online. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)CYP. Cypriot Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CYP. Children and Young Persons. (Policing/2.14)cysto. Cystoscopy. (Medical/1.05)cz. Czech Republic. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)CZ. China Southern. (Airline Codes/1.07)CZK. Czech Republic Koruna. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)CZL. Constantine Airport. Algerie. (Airport Codes/1.06)CZM. Cozumel Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 68 of 314
  • 69. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.145. DeltaD. Downward {tendency in RVR during previous 10 minutes}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)D. Danger area {followed by identification}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)D&C. Dilatation And Curettage. (Medical/1.05)D&ID. Ducting and Instrument Diagram. (Petrochemical/1.07)D/C. Discontinue. (Medical/1.05)D2O. Heavy water. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)D5W. Dextrose (5%) In Water. (Medical/1.05)DA. Delayed Action (Drugs). (Medical/1.05)DA. Decision Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DAB. Digital Audio Broadcast. Digital Radio Transmission (replacement for FM radio) (General/1.05)DAC. Dacca Airport. Bangladesh. (Airport Codes/1.06)DAC. Distance Amplitude Curve. (Petrochemical/1.07)DACL. Discretionary Access Control List. See SACL (IT, Computing/1.05)DAD. Da Nang Airport. Vietnam. (Airport Codes/1.06)DAE. Digital Audio Extraction. The process used to obtain data from an Audio CD digitally. Mostmodern CD-ROMs will support this. (See ripping) (IT, Digital music/1.10)Daemon. A program that runs continuously and exists for the purpose of handling periodic servicerequests that a computer system expects to receive. The daemon program forwards the requests toother programs (or processes) as appropriate. Web servers have an HTTPD (Hypertext TransportProtocol Daemon) that continually waits for requests to come in from web clients and their users (IT,Computing/2.09)DAF. Delivered at Frontier. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)DAFS. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland. (Government office/2.10)DAFWC. Days Away From Work Cases. (Project Management/2.14)DAH. Disordered Action Of The Heart. (Medical/1.05)DAK. Data Assistert Konstruksjon. Computer Aided Design (General/1.05)DAL. Dallas Regional Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DAL. Data Access Line. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)DAM. Damascus International Airport. Syria. (Airport Codes/1.05)DAM. Dry As Molded. (General/2.14)D-AMPS. Digital Advanced Mobile Phone System. A digital network based on the IS-136 digital USstandard. Operates on frequency ranges 800Mhz and 1900Mhz (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)DAMSS. Data Acquisition and Monitoring Subsea System. (Petrochemical/1.07)Dangle. An activity in a network that does not have any predecessors or successors. (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)DAP. Data Analysis Programme. (IT, Computing/1.05)DAP. Datamaskin Assistert Produksjon. (Petrochemical/1.07)DAP. Diallyl Phthalate. (General/2.14)DAP. Document Application Profile. (IT, Computing/1.05)DAR. Dar Es Salam Airport. Tanzania. (Airport Codes/1.06)DARC. Direct Access Radar Channel. (IT, Computing/1.05)DARG. Drug and Alcohol Reference Group. (Government office/2.14)DARS. Digital Audio Radio System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)DAS. Dypvanns ArbeidsSystem. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 69 of 314
  • 70. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DASD. Direct Access Storage Device. (IT, Computing/2.02)DAT. Delayed Action Tablet. (Medical/1.05)DAT. Diet As Tolerated. (Medical/1.05)DAT. Drug Action Team. (Policing/2.14)DAT. Direktoratet for Arbeidstilsynet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)DAT. Digital Audio Tape. (General/1.05)Data. Basic Facts. (IT, Computing/1.05)DAY. Dayton Airport. OH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DB. Deutsche Bundesbahn. German National Railway (Railways/1.08)dB. deciBel. Unit for measuring the relative level of sound (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)dB. Decibels. (General/2.10)dBA. Decibel Adjusted. (Petrochemical/1.07)DBA. Design Basis Accident. (General/2.10)DBA. Doing Business As. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DBE. Direktoratet for Brann og Eksplosjonsvern. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)DBIL. Direct Bilirubin. (Medical/1.05)DBL. DataBase Language. (IT, Languages/1.05)DBM. Design Basis Memorandum. (Petrochemical/2.06)DBMS. DataBase Management System. (IT, Languages/1.05)DBS. Database Specialist. (IT, Computing/1.05)DBS. Direct Broadcast Satellites. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)DBV. Dubrovnik Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)DC. District Command. (Military/1.05)DC. Direct Current. (Electrical/1.05)DC. Discipline Check. (Petrochemical/1.07)DCA. Washington DC National Airport. DC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)DCASMA. Defence Contract Administration Services Management Area. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)DCC. Document Control Centre. (Project Management/1.07)DCC. Deputy Chief Constable. (Policing/2.14)DCD. Data Carrier Detect. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCD. Double Channel Duplex. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DCE. Data Communications Equipment. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCE. Distributed Computing Environment. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCF. Design rule for Camera File system. A file naming convention for images taken by a digitalcamera (IT, Computing/2.08)DCF. Deoxycoformycin. (Medical/1.05)DCI. Detective Chief Inspector. (Policing/2.14)DCI. Data Communication Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCKG. Docking. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DCM. Castres Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)DCM. Distinguished Conduct Medal. (Military/2.02)DCM. Data Collection Module. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCMS. Drilling Control and Monitoring System. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 70 of 314
  • 71. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DCMS. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. (Government office/2.14)DCOM. Distributed Component Object Model. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCPD. Dicyclopentadiene. (General/2.10)DCQ. Daily Contract Quantity. (Project Management/1.07)DCR. Design Change Request. (Project Management/1.07)DCS. Distributed Control System. (Petrochemical/1.05)DCS. Double Channel Simplex. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DCS. Digital Communication System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)DCS. Departure Control System. An automated system for check-in, capacity, load, and dispatch offlights (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)DCT. Discrete Cosine Transformation. (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)DCT. Digital Cordless Telephony. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)DCT. Direct {in relation to flight plan clearances and type of approach}. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)DCTE. Data Circuit Terminating Equipment. (IT, Computing/1.05)DCTU. Dominant Certified Telecommunications Utility. See TDMA, CDMA PACS (IT, Computing/1.05)DCV. Directional Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)DD. Dishonourable Discharge. (Military/2.02)DD. Defence District. (Military/1.05)DDAS. Drilling Data Acquisition System. (Petrochemical/1.07)DDAVP. Desmopresin. (Medical/1.05)DDI. Direct Dialling In. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)DDL. Dedicated Data Link. (IT, Computing/1.05)ddl. Dideoxyinosine. (Medical/1.05)DDP. Delivered Duty Paid. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)DDPH. Deputy Director of Public Health. (General/2.10)DDRS. Daily Drilling Report System. (Petrochemical/1.07)DDR-SRAM. Dual Data Rate - Static Random Access Memory. (IT, Computing/1.05)DDS. Dataphone Digital Services. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)DDS. DiaminoDiphenyl Sulfone. (General/2.14)DDT. Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane. A toxic insecticide. (General/2.02)DDU. Delivered Duty Unpaid. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)DE. Deleted. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)de. Germany. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)DE. Discipline Engineer. (Petrochemical/1.07)DEA. Drug Enforcement Agency. USA (Association, Society, Institute/1.08)DEC. December. (Time or Space/1.05)decd. Deceased. (Medical/1.05)deci. SI number prefix 0,1. Abbreviated as d. One tenth (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)Decimal Numbers. Numbers to base 10. Known also as deanery numbers, are the numbers we useevery day, where 10 is the basis of the numbering system. See Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal (IT,Coding/1.05)DECT. Digital European Cordless Telephone. System for wireless non-cellular telephones intendedmainly for office use (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)DEFCOM. Defence Command South Norway. (Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 71 of 314
  • 72. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DEFCOMNON. Defence Command North Norway. (Military/1.05)DEFRA. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. (Government office/2.14)DEG. Degrees. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)deka. SI number prefix 10. Abbreviated as da (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)del. Delusion. (Medical/1.05)DEL. Indira Gandhi International. Delhi Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.05)DELAB. Data & Electronic Laboratory at NTH. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Delayed Payment. A tourniquet applied at the pockets. (Humour/1.05)Delta. Fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Increment, deflection, coefficient ofdiffusion, lowering of the freezing point. Lower Case symbol = Fourth, elongation, angle of set (GreekAlphabet/1.05)Delta Sierra. Phonetics for Dumb Shit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)DEM. German Deutsche Mark. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)DEN. Denver International. Colarado Airport. CO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)DENEB. Fog dispersal operations. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DEO. Divisional Enquiry Officer. (Policing/2.14)DEP. Departure {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DEP. Depart, Departure. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Dependencies. The logical links used in a precedence network to describe how activities are relatedto each other. See SS, FF, FS, SF, network, CPA, AOA, AON, dummy (Project Management,Planning/1.10)DEQ. Delivered Ex Quay. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)DERA. Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. (Military/1.06)Derrick. A German detective series. The tower structure that houses the drilling equipment on adrilling rig or platfom. (Petrochemical/1.08)DES. Descend to, Descending to. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DES. Delivered Ex Ship. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)DES. Data Encryption Standard. A standard in the US for encryption (IT, Computing/1.05)DEST. Destination. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DET. Detroit City Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DETR. Department of Environment, Transport & Regions. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)DETR. Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions. (Government office/2.14)DETRESFA. Distress phase. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DEV. Deviate, Deviating. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DF. Direction Finder. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DFA. Direct Fluorescent Antibody. (Medical/1.05)DFC. Delayed Function Call. (IT, Computing/1.05)DFES. Department For Education and Skills (Government). (Government office/2.14)DFI. Design, Fabrication, Installation. (Project Management/1.07)DFID. Department For Developing International Development. (Government office/2.14)DFLA. Disenhanced Four-Letter Acronym (that is, a TLA). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DFM. Dust, Fume and Mist. (General/2.10)DfMA. Design for Manufacture and Assembly. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)DFO. Documentation For Operation. (Project Management/1.07)DFR. Department of Fisheries Research. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 72 of 314
  • 73. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DFR. Design Functional Requirements. (Project Management/1.07)DFT. Dry Film Thickness. (Petrochemical/1.07)DfT. Department for Transport. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)DFW. Dallas Fort Worth International, Texas Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)dg. Decigram. Measure of weight. 1000mg = 100cg = 10dg = 1g = 0,35 ounces (avoirdupois)(Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)DGA. Delegation Générale á lArmement. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)DGH. Directorate General of Hydrocarbon. India (Petrochemical/1.07)DGI. Disseminated Gonococcal Infection. (Medical/1.05)DGP. Defence Group on Proliferation. (Military/1.06)DGPS. Differential Global Positioning System. (OSL Project Related/1.05)DH. Decision Height. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DHA. District Health Authority. (General/2.10)DHA. Dharan Airport. Saudi Arabia. (Airport Codes/1.06)DHCP. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Allows dynamic configuration of IP addresses (IT,Computing/1.05)DHE. Defence Housing Executive. (Military/1.06)DHPG. Ganciclovir. (Medical/1.05)DHQ. Division Headquarters. (Policing/2.14)DHS. Data Handling System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)DHSV. Down Hole Safety Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)DHTML. Dynamic Hyper Text Mark-up Language. (IT, Internet/1.05)DI. Detective Inspector. (Policing/2.14)DI. Digital Input. (Petrochemical/1.07)Dial. Dialysis. (Medical/1.05)DIANE. Direct Information Access Network for Europe. (General/2.10)DIAS. Directorate of Information and Advisory Services. (General/2.10)DIC. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. (Medical/1.05)DID. Data Item Description. (IT, Computing/1.05)DID. Drink Impaired Drivers Programme. (Policing/2.14)DIE. Diego-Suarez Airport. Madagascar. (Airport Codes/1.06)DIF. Diffuse. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Digital Signal. A signal that only has two values during transmission. See Boolean and Analogue (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)Digital Signature. Confirmation of the identity of an electronic message sender. In theory a digitalsignature is verifiable and non-repudiable, and ensures that the contents of an electronic message (ortransaction) has not been altered. Germany was the first country to pass a law on digital signatures,(where the digital signature is not legally binding!?). My own views on this matter are that cash canbe stolen, travellers checks can be stolen, and credit cards can be stolen or used withoutauthorisation. If you deal on a bartering system your cows and goats can also be stolen! At the end ofthe day who do you trust and who can rob you during the process of an exchange. As a closing notesmart cards, which are banking cards with a built in chip instead of a magnetic strip, are widely in usein Europe and contain a type of digital signature called a unique key or unique id which the card isnever meant to reveal. (Has no one ever heard of torture). See SET, PGP (IT, Computing/1.05)Digitising. The conversion of an analogue audi signal into digital information (see ripping). (IT,Digital music/2.11)DIIK. Damned If I Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 73 of 314
  • 74. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DIJ. Dijon Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)DIKU?. Do I Know You?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)dil. Dilute. (Medical/1.05)DILLIGAD. Do I Look Like I Give A Darnn?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DIMM. Dual Inline Memory Module. See SIMM (IT, Computing/1.05)DIN. Deutche Industri Normen. also seen as (Deutsches Institut fur Normung). The Germanstandards institute (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)DINK. Double Income No Kids. (General/1.05)DIP. Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonitis. (Medical/1.05)DIP. Dual Inline Plug. (IT, Computing/1.05)DIP. Distal Interphalangeal. (Medical/1.05)DIP Switch. An on/off switch or a bank of them. (IT, Computing/2.01)DIRO. Dial in, ring out. (IT, Computing/1.05)DIS. Draft International Standard. (Petrochemical/1.07)DIS. Defence Intelligence Staff. (Military/1.06)DIS. Detailed Interface Specification. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)Disc. English method of spelling disk. A disc is a circular platter coated with a magnetic medium onwhich data is stored. Discs may be rigid or flexible and may be permanently installed in yourcomputer, in a peripheral device or in removable cases (IT, Computing/1.05)DISC. Diversity Incorporating Safer Communities. (Policing/2.14)DISCOS. Distributed Supervisory Control and Safety System. (Petrochemical/1.07)Disk. American method of spelling disc. God save the Queen, and her English. See disc (IT,Computing/1.05)DIST. Distance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DITYID. Did I Tell You Im Distressed?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DIV. Divert, Diverting. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DIY. Do It Yourself. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)dj. Djibouti. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)DJ. Disc Jockey. (General/2.02)DJD. Degenerative Joint Disease. (Medical/1.05)DJE. Djerba Airport. Tunisie. (Airport Codes/1.06)DJF. Djibouti Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)DJG. Djanet Airport. Algerie. (Airport Codes/1.06)DK. Don’t Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DK. Premiair. (Airline Codes/1.05)dk. Denmark. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)DKA. Diabetic Ketoacidosis. (Medical/1.05)dkg. Dekagram. Measure of weight. 1000g = 100dkg = 10hg = 1kg = 2,205 pounds (avoirdupois)(Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)DKK. Danish Kroner. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)dkl. Dekaliters. Measure of capacity. 1000l = 100dkl = 10hl = 1kl = 220 gallons (imperial) (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)dkm. Dekameter. Linear measure. 1000m = 100dkm = 10hm = 1km = 0,621 miles (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)DKR. Dakar Airport. Senegal. (Airport Codes/1.06)DL. Dead Link. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 74 of 314
  • 75. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14dl. Deciliter. Measure of capacity. 1000ml = 100cl = 10dl = 1l = 1,7596 pints = 0,21997 gallons(imperial) (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)DL co. Diffusing Capacity Of Lung For Carbon Monoxide. (Medical/1.05)DLA. Douala Airport. Cameroun. (Airport Codes/1.06)DLA. Delay, Delayed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DLC. Data Link Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)DLC. Dalian Airport. China. Duplicate see DLI (Airport Codes/1.06)DLE. Drug-Related Lupus Erythematosus, Diseminated Lupus Erythematosus. (Medical/1.05)DLE. Data Link Escape. (IT, Computing/1.05)DLH. Duluth Airport. MN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DLI. Dalian Airport. China. Duplicate see DLC (Airport Codes/1.06)DLM. Dalaman. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.05)DLR. Docklands Light Railway. (General/2.10)DLSW. Data Link Switching. (IT, Computing/1.05)DLTBBB. Dont Let The Bed Bugs Bite. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DM. Diabetes Mellitus. (Medical/1.05)DM. Maersk Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)dm. Dominica. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)dm. Decimeter. Linear measure. 1000mm = 100cm = 10dm = 1m = 3,281 feet (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)DM. Drain Mud. (Petrochemical/1.07)DM&A. Design, Manufacture and Assemble. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)DMA. Direct Memory Access. A process for transferring data directly to and from the main memory,without passing through the CPU. DMA improves speed and efficiency by allowing the system tocontinue processing even while it is retrieving new data from the drive (IT, Computing/1.05)DMAF. Defence Military Assistance Fund. (Military/1.06)DME. Distance Measuring Equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DME. Domodedovo. Moscow Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.05)DMI. Desktop Management Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)DMM. Damman Airport. Saudi Arabia. (Airport Codes/1.06)DMS. Database Management System. (IT, Languages/1.05)DMS. Domain Management Service. Or Domain Management System (IT, Computing/1.05)DMU. Diesel Multiple Unit. (General/2.10)DN. Direktoratet for Naturforvalting. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)DNA. Dynamic Network Agents. (IT, Computing/1.05)DNA. Did Not Attend. (General/1.05)DNA. Desoxyribonucleic Acid. A nucleic acid that carries the genetic information which determinesindividual hereditary characteristics and which is the major constituent of chromosomes(Medical/1.05)DNA. Distributed Network Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)DNG. Danger, Dangerous. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DNMI. Den Norsk Meteorologiske Institutt. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Association,Society, Institute/1.05)DNR. Dinard Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)DNS. Domain Naming System. Internet address. For example Fred.Bloggs@ABC.btX400.co.uk willhave an equivalent Internet Protocol address that may look like 200.83.40.73 (IT, Internet/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 75 of 314
  • 76. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DNV. Det Norske Veritas. Norwegian Certification/Inspection Company. See TUV (Association,Society, Institute/1.05)DO. Dangerous Occurrence. (General/2.10)DO. District Office. (General/2.10)do. Dominican Republic. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)DO. Drawing Office. (General/2.10)DOA. Dead On Arrival. (Medical/1.05)DOA. Drawing Office Assistant. (General/2.10)DOB. Date Of Birth. (General/2.02)DOD. Department of Defence. UK (General/1.05)DoE. Department of the Environment. (General/2.10)DOE. Department of Energy. (General/2.10)DOH. Department of Health. (General/2.10)DOH. Doha Airport. Qatar. (Airport Codes/1.06)DOJ. Department Of Justice. US (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)DoKoMo. Japanese mobile phone operator. Name derived from company slogan Do Communicationsover the Mobile network. Doko mo is the Japanese for "anywhere" (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)DOL. Deauville Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)DOL. Department of Labor. (General/2.10)DOM. Dominica Airport. Dominica. (Airport Codes/1.06)DOM. Department Organisation Manual. (Petrochemical/1.07)DOM. Dirty Old Man. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DOM. Domestic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Domain. The character string address of a host computer. (IT, Computing/2.13)Domaine. Applied in Burgundy about wine slopes or vine yards which form a single property. Thevineyards may be located in different local districts or villages. However, in Bordeaux and in Provence,this term is applied quite synonymously with Chateau (Wine Label Terms/1.05)DOORS. Dynamic Object Oriented Enterprise System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)DOP. Drop Off Point. (Military/1.10)DOP. Dominican Republic Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)DOR. Drop Off Rate. (Petrochemical/1.07)DORA. Directorate of Operational Research and Analysis. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DOS. Dozing Off Soon. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DoS. Denial of Service. A security breach that makes a computer hang or unusable. See BSOD (IT,Computing/1.05)DOS. Disk Operating System. (IT, Computing/1.05)DOT. Department of Transport. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)dotgov. A government official (from the .gov of government domain names). (IT, InternetChat/2.11)Downstream. Piping Located on outlet side of equipment, orifice, nozzle, turbine meter.(Petrochemical/1.05)DP. Diaphragm Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)DP. Detained Person. (Policing/2.14)DP. Dew Point temperature. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DP. Dynamisk Posisjonering. (Petrochemical/1.07)DP. Dial Pulse. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 76 of 314
  • 77. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DP. Display Processor. (IT, Computing/1.05)DP. Dorsal Pedis. (Medical/1.05)DPAG. Dangerous Pathogens Advisory Group. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)DPAS. Drug Prevention Advisory Service. (Policing/2.14)DPC. Defence Planning Committee In NATO. (Military/1.05)DPI. Dots Per Inch. (IT, Computing/1.05)DPLL. Digital Phase Locked Loop. (IT, Computing/1.05)DPM. Disrupted Pattern Material (camouflage). (Military/1.10)DPOF. Digital Print Order Format. (IT, Computing/2.08)DPP. Director of Public Prosecutions. (Policing/2.14)DPS. Den Pasar Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)DPT. Differential Pressure Transmitter. An instrument that converts differential pressure to anelectrical current by sensing motion/force. See SPT, TT, ST (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.05)DPT. Depth. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DPT. Dye Penetration Testing. (Petrochemical/1.07)DPT. Diphteria, Pertussis, Tetanus. (Medical/1.05)DPWS. Deepwater Production Work System. (Petrochemical/1.07)DQDB. Distributed Queue Dual Bus. (IT, Computing/1.05)DQDB. Dual Queue Dual Bus. (IT, Computing/1.05)DQMOT. Dont Quote Me On This. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DR. Directive. (Petrochemical/1.07)DR. Dead Reckoning. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DR. Delivery Room. (Medical/1.05)dr. dram. Avoirdupois system. 27 11/32 grains = 1 dram = 1,772 g (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)DR. Low drifting {followed by SA=SAnd, DU=DUst, SN=SNow}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DRA. Defence Research Agency. (Military/1.06)DRA. Direct Radar Access. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DRAM. Dynamic Random Access Memory. See RAM (IT, Computing/1.05)DRAS. Direct Radar Access Server. (IT, Computing/1.05)DRC. Disaster Research Centre. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)DRC. Direct Radiating Collector. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)DRDF. Digital Resolution Direction Finding equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)DRF. Data Recording Facility. (IT, Computing/1.05)DRF. Document Review Form. (Petrochemical/1.07)DRG. During. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Drilling rig. A drilling unit that is not permanently fixed in one location. (Petrochemical/1.08)DRO. Durango Airport. CO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DROPS. De-mountable Rack Off-loading and Pick-up System. (Military/1.06)DRS. Klotzsche. Dresden Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)DRS. Driver Rectification Scheme. (Policing/2.14)DRW. Darwin Airport. NT. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)Dry hole. A well without oil. (Petrochemical/1.08)DS. Detective Sergeant. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 77 of 314
  • 78. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ds. Double Strand. (Medical/1.05)DS. Detective Sergant. (General/1.06)DS. Detective Superintendent. (Policing/2.14)DS. Dust Storm. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DS. Distributed Services. (IT, Computing/1.05)DS. Danish Standard. (General/1.07)DS. Dual Seal. A removable rubber seal ring. Normally Nitrile Rubber (Petrochemical/1.05)DSA. Distributed System Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)DSA. Directory System Agent. (IT, Computing/1.05)DSA. Draft Strategic Alliance. (Policing/2.14)DSB. Danska Stats Banan. Danish National Raiway (Railways/1.08)DSB. Double Sideband. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DSC. Differential Scanning Calorimetry. (General/2.10)DSD. Dry Sterile Dressing. (Medical/1.05)DSE. Display Screen Equipment. (General/2.10)DSI. Digital Speech Interpretation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)DSL. Digital Subscriber Line. See ADSL, VDSL, HDSL, SDSL, ISDN (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)DSM. Des Moines Airport. IA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DSMA/CD. Digital Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detect. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)DSP. Domain Specific Part. (IT, Computing/1.05)DSR. Data Set Ready. (IT, Computing/1.05)DSS. Department of Social Security. (Government office/2.10)DST. Daylight Saving Time. When the clocks are adjusted (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)DST. Dexamethasone Supression Test. (Medical/1.05)DSU. Data Service Unit. A device that terminates digital telephone channels. See CSU (IT,Computing/1.05)DSV. Diving Support Vessel. See MSV (Petrochemical/1.05)DT. Delirium Tremens. (Medical/2.02)DT. Diphteria Tetanus. (Medical/1.05)DT. Density Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)DTA. Differential Thermal Analysis. (General/2.10)DTAM. Descend To And Maintain. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DTD. Document Type Definition. Part of the SGML specification (IT, Computing/1.05)DTE. Data Terminal Equipment. (IT, Computing/1.05)DTEO. Defence Test and Evaluation Organisation. (Military/1.06)DTF. Dairy Trades Federation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)DTG. Date Time Group. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DTH. Direct-to-Home. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)DTI. Department of Trade and Industry. (Government office/1.07)DTIC. Dacarbazine. (Medical/1.05)DTL. Diode Transistor Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need a description(IT, Computing/1.05)DTLR. Transport Local Government Regions. (Government office/2.14)DTM. Dortmund Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 78 of 314
  • 79. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DTMF. Dual Tone Multi Frequency. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)DTN. Detroit Automotive Industries Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)DTP. Desk Top Publishing. (IT, Computing/1.07)DTP. Distributed Transaction Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)DTR. Deep Tendon Reflex. (Medical/1.05)DTRT. Do The Right Thing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DTRT. Deteriorate, Deteriorating. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DTs. Delirium Tremens. (Medical/1.05)DTS. Data Transmission System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)DTT. Detroit Airport. MI. USA. Duplicate see DTW (Airport Codes/1.06)DTTO. Drug Treatment and Testing Order. (Policing/2.14)DTUL. Deflection Temperature Under Load. (General/2.14)DTW. Dual Tandem Wheels. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DTW. Detroit Airport. MI. USA. Duplicate see DTT (Airport Codes/1.06)DU. Diagnosis Undetermined. (Medical/1.05)DU. Duodenal Ulcer. (Medical/1.05)DU. DUst. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DUA. Directory User Agent. (IT, Computing/1.05)Dual Band. Handsets that can operate on two different frequency ranges Eg. 800 and 1900Mhz. (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)Dual Band Antenna. Antenna that can be used in two different frequency ranges. (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)Dual Mode. Handsets that can operate on two different access technologies, such as both analogueand digital systems. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)DUB. Dublin Airport. Ireland. (Airport Codes/1.05)DUB. Disfuncional Uterine Bleeding. (Medical/1.05)DUC. Dense Upper Cloud. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DUD. Dunedin Airport. New Zealand. (Airport Codes/1.06)Dummy. A dependency/constraint used in an arrow network. See AOA. (Project Management,Planning/1.10)DUMV. Damage to Unattended Motor Vehicle. (Policing/2.14)Duplex. Double/Two Way. Duplex printing, double sided printing. Duplex comms, two waycommunications (IT, Computing/1.05)dur. Duration. (Project Management/1.05)DUR. Durban Airport. South Africa. (Airport Codes/1.06)DUS. Dusseldorf Rhein-Ruhr Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)DV. Developed Vetting. (Policing/2.14)DVB-RCS. Digital Video Broadcast Return Channel System. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)DVB-S. Digital Video Broadcast Satellite. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)DVD. Digital Versatile Disc. Sometimes referred to as Digital Video Disc, DVD is a replacement for CD-ROM/CD-RW drives. DVDs provide higher storage capacity, video, sound, data, read and writecapabilities. A DVD can store up to 17Gb of data on a two sided optical disc (IT, Computing/1.05)DVLA. Driving Vehicle Licensing Authority. (Government office/2.14)DVLC. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre. (Government office/2.14)DVO. Disputed Variation Order. See Change Control, DVOR, PVN, PVOR, VI, VO, VODC, VOF, VOR(Project Management, Planning/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 79 of 314
  • 80. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14DVOR. Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Radio. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DVOR. Disputed Variation Order Request. See Change Control, DVO, PVN, PVOR, VI, VO, VODC, VOF,VOR (Project Management, Planning/1.05)DVR. Digital Video Recording. (IT, Computing/2.13)DVS. Dual Vulcanised Seal. A seal that is moulded on (Petrochemical/1.05)DVT. Deep Venous Thrombosis. (Medical/1.05)DW. Dual Wheels. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)DWB. Dont Write Back. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DWIMC. Do What I Mean, Correctly. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)DWIMNWIS. Do What I Mean, Not What I Say. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Dwt. Dead weight tonnage. The weight a ship can carry when fully loaded (Freight andShipping/2.01)Dx. Diagnosis. (Medical/1.05)DXB. Dubai International Airport. United Arab Emirates. (Airport Codes/1.05)DXF. AutoCAD Drawing Interchange file format. (IT, Telecommunications/2.02)Dy. Dysprosium. Atomic number 66. (Chemical Elements/1.05)DYW. Metro Wayne Co. Detroit Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)DZ. Drizzle. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)dz. Algeria. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)DZA. Dzaoudzi Airport. Mayotte. (Airport Codes/1.06)DZD. Algerian Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 80 of 314
  • 81. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.146. EchoE. East, Eastern Longitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)E&A. Exploration & Appraisal. (Petrochemical/1.07)E&E. Escape and Evasion. (Military/1.10)E&I. Electrical and Instrumentation. (Petrochemical/1.07)E&M. Ear and Mouth. (General/1.05)E&P. Engineering and Procurement. (Petrochemical/1.07)E.g.. Exempli gratia. For example (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)EA. Environment Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EAB. Abbse Airport. Yemen. (Airport Codes/1.06)EAC. European Agency for Cooperation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EAC. Estimate at Completion. See BAC (Project Management, Planning/1.10)EAD. East Australian Daylight. (Time or Space/2.03)EAEC. European Atomic Energy Community. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EAG. Emergency Action Group. (Petrochemical/1.07)EAGGF. European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EAH. Early Administrative Hearing. (Policing/2.14)EAI. Enterprise Application Integration. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)EAM. Emergency Action Manager. (Petrochemical/1.07)EAN. European Article Number. Known as Universal Product Code in the USA. EAN is the barcodeprinted on the side of packages in supermarkets (General/1.05)EANPG. European Air Navigation Planning Group. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EAOS. Enterprise Airport Operational System. (IT, Computing/2.12)EARA. European Asbestos Removal Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EARN. European Academic Research Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)Earned Value. The theoretical value of the work performed. Earned Value is an extension of eitheran estimated base value or forecast value, and is used to aggregate progress upwards to higherlevels. The formula is Earned=(weighted value * percent complete)/100. Where the weighted valuecould be just about anything from dollars, man-hours, quantities, in any permutation of budget,forecast, multiplied by productivity and divided by my dob (Project Management, Planning/1.10)EAROM. Electrically Alterable Read Only Memory. (IT, Computing/1.05)EAS. East Australian Standard. (Time or Space/2.03)EAS. San Sebastian Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)EASE. Estimation and Assessment of Substance Exposure. (General/2.10)Easter egg. An unexpected surprise hidden within the interface of an application like rarely-clickedcredit buttons. (IT, Computing/2.09)EAT. Employment Appeal Tribunal. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EAT. Expected Approach Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EATCHIP. European ATC Harmonisation and Integration Programme. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)EATMS. European Air Traffic Management System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EB. Eastbound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EBAA. European Business Aviation Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EBAS. Engineering (Something, Something) System?. An ABB report generator for printing outstatistics from the backup generator system (OSL Project Related/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 81 of 314
  • 82. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14EBB. Entebbe Airport. Uganda. (Airport Codes/1.06)EBCDIC. Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. EBCDIC pronounced "Eb-see-Dick". An8-bit character code. There are 256 characters in an the EBCDIC character code set but only 64 inthe standard BCD 6 bit character code set. Representation of alphabetic characters is such: A=11000001. See bit, BCD, ASCII (IT, Coding/1.05)EBJ. Esbjerg Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)EBl. Estimated Blood Loss. (Medical/1.05)EBS. Early Baggage Storage. The area where baggage checked in a long time prior to an aircraft’sdeparture time is stored (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EBS. Enterprise Business System. (IT, Computing/2.12)EBU. European Broadcasting Union. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)EBU. Saint Etienne Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)EBV. Epstein-Barr Virus. (Medical/1.05)EBW. Electronic Beam Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)EC. European Commission. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EC. Ethyl Cellulose. (General/2.14)EC. European Community. (General/1.05)ec. Ecuador. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ECA. Euro Cybria. (Airline Codes/1.05)ECAC. European Civil Aviation Conference. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ECAFE. Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECAM. Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitoring. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ECB. European Central Bank. (Petrochemical/1.07)ECC. Emergency Control Centre. (Petrochemical/1.07)ECC. Error Correction Code. (IT, Computing/1.05)ECCM. Electronic Counter-Counter Measures. (IT, Computing/1.05)ECCS. Emergency Core Cooling System. (General/2.10)ECDIN. Environmental Chemical Data Information Network. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECDIS. Electronic Chart Display and Information System. (Military/1.06)ECE. Economic Commission for Europe. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECETOC. European Chemical Industry Ecology and Toxicology Centre. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ECF. Extracellular Fluid. (Medical/1.05)ECF. Extended Care Facility. (Medical/1.05)ECFTUC. European Confederation of Free Trade Unions in the Community. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)ECG. European Co-operation Grouping. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECG. Electrocardiograph. (General/1.05)ECG. Electrocardiogram. (Medical/1.05)ECGD. Export Credits Guarantee Department. (General/2.10)ECHR. European Convention on Human Rights. (General/2.14)ECIS. European Communities Information Service. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECISS. European Committee for Iron and Steel Standardisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ECITC. European Committee for IT Testing and Certification. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECL. Exposure Control Limit. (General/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 82 of 314
  • 83. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ECL. Emitter Coupled Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need a description(IT, Computing/1.05)ECLA. Economic Commission for Latin America. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECM. Erythema Chroniucum Migrans. (Medical/1.05)ECM. European Common Market. (General/2.02)ECM. Electronic Counter Measures. A system for jamming or misleading enemy weapons,communications, and radar (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)ECMA. European Computer Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ECMT. European Conference of Ministers of Transport. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ECN. Epoxy Cresol Novolac. (General/2.14)ECN. Ercan Airport. Cyprus. (Airport Codes/1.06)ECOIN. European Core Inventory. (General/2.10)ECR. Electrical Control Room. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ECS. Electronic Chart System. Electronic Navigation system that is not type approved to the ECDISPerformance Standard (Electronic Charting Systems/2.06)ECS. Ecuadorian Sucre. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ECSA. Exchange Carriers Standard Association. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ECSA. European Committee Ship owners Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ECU. European Currency Unit. (General/2.01)ECWP. Estimated Cost of Work Performed. (Project Management/1.07)ECWS. Estimated Cost of Work Scheduled. (Project Management/1.07)EDA. Emergency Distance Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EDB. Elektronisk Data Behandling. Electronic Data Processing. Norwegian (IT, Computing/1.05)EDC. Estimate Date Of Confinement. (Medical/1.05)EDF. European Development Fund. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EDG. Employment Department Group. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EDGE. Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution. Upgrade of GPRS systems that requires new basestations and claims to increase bandwidth to 384 kbps (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)EDI. Electronic Data Interchange. (IT, Computing/1.05)EDI. Electronic Data Interface. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EDI. Edinburgh Airport. Scotland. (Airport Codes/1.05)EDIFACT. Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport. (Association,Society, Institute/1.05)EDMS. Electronic Document Management Systems. Examples ODMA, SGML, HTML (IT,Computing/1.05)EDO. Extended Data Out. In connection with RAM. E.g. EDO RAM a method for speeding up thethroughput of data (IT, Computing/1.05)EDP. Electronic Data Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)EDR. Emergency Distance Required. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EDS. Engineering Delivery Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EDS. Engineering Design Specification. (Petrochemical/2.06)EDS. Environmental Data Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)EDT. Emergency Duty Team. (Policing/2.14)EDT. Eastern Daylight Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.02)EDTA. Ethylene Diaminetetraacetic Acid. (General/2.10)EDTA. Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetate. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 83 of 314
  • 84. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14edu. Colleges and universities. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)EDV. Elektronische DatenVerarbeitung (De). Electronic Data Processing (EDP) (General/2.01)EDZ. Emergency Depressurising Zone. (Petrochemical/1.07)ee. Estonia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)EEA. European Economic Area. (General/2.14)EEA. PolyEthylene Ethyl Acrylate. (General/2.14)EEC. European Economic Community. (General/2.10)EECMB. Electrical Equipment Certification Management Board. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EECS. Electrical Equipment Certification Service. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EEF. Engineering Employers Federation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EEG. Europese Economische Gemeenschap (Dutch for EEC). (General/2.10)EEG. Electroencephalogram. (Medical/1.05)EEG. Electroencephalograph. (Medical/2.02)EEI. Edison Electric Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EEK. Estonian Kroon. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)EEMUA. Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)EENT. Eyes, Ears, Nose And Throat. (Medical/1.05)EER. Evacuation, Escape, and Rescue. (Petrochemical/1.07)EEROM. Electrically Erasable Read Only Memory. (IT, Computing/1.05)EESD. Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)EEST. Eastern Europe Summer Time. (Time or Space/2.08)EET. Eastern European Time. (Time or Space/2.03)EET. Estimated Elapsed Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EETPU. Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)EEW. Epoxy Equivalent Weight. (General/2.14)EF. Ejection Fraction. (Medical/1.05)EF. Early Finish. See ES for full description (Project Management, Planning/1.08)EFC. Expected Further Clearance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EFC. European Frontiers Convention. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EFCP. Estimated Final Contract Price. (Project Management/1.07)EFCS. Electronic Flight Control System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EFIS. Electronic Flight Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EFL. Explosion and Flame Laboratory. (General/2.10)EFOA. European Fuel Oxygenates Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)EFQM. European Foundation of Quality Management. (General/2.14)EFR. Enhanced Full Rate. Automatic speech compression in a digital format which provides improvedvoice quality on cellular system (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)EFSD. Electronic Flight Strip Display. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EFT. Estimated Free Thyroxine. (Medical/1.05)EFTA. European Free Trade Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EFTPOS. Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale. Makes it easier for a merchant/retailer to get hishands on your money, and faster to boot! Traditionally these terminals have relied on land lines,Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 84 of 314
  • 85. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14which disqualifies them for use by for example taxi drivers, and others who rely on mobility to dobusiness. Now they can be connected to mobile telephones. See POS (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)eg. Egypt. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)EG or <eg>. Evil Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)EGA. Enhanced Graphics Adapter. See Video Board (IT, Computing/1.05)EGC. Bergerac Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)EGNOS. European Geostation Navigation Overlay System. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)EGP. Exterior Gateway Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)EGP. Egyptian Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)EGT. Evidence Gathering Team. (Policing/2.14)EGT. Exhaust Gas Temperature. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)eh. Western Sahara. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)EHA. European Helicopter Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EHF. Extremely High Frequency. (30 000 - 300 000 MHz). See ELF, HF, LF, MF, SHF, UHF, VHF, VLF(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EHO. Environmental Health Officer. (General/2.10)EHSR. Essential Health and Safety Requirement. (General/2.10)EI. Explosives Inspectorate. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EI. Aer Lingus. (Airline Codes/1.07)EIA. Electroimmunoassay. (Medical/1.05)EIA. Environmental Impact Assessment. (Petrochemical/1.07)EIA. Electronic Industries Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)EIB. European Investment Bank. (General/2.10)EIC. Energy Industries Council. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EID. Emergency Isolation Device. (General/2.10)EIDE. Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics. Hard disk drive interface. See SCSI, ESDI, IDE (IT,Computing/1.05)Eikon. Epocs Graphical User Interface (GUI). Which may leave you wondering what a GUI is. A GUIis a graphical interface to a computer (e.g. Windows) where you press buttons or icons, and open pulldown menus to perform actions, as opposed to a text based interface to a computer (e.g. DOS),where you have to type in cryptic commands like cd and dir to perform actions (Epoc/2.03)EIN. Eindhoven Airport. Holland. (Airport Codes/1.06)EIN. External Interface Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)EINECS. European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances. (General/2.10)EIR. Equipment Identification Register. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)EIRP. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)EIS. Executive Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EISA. Extended Industry Standard Architecture. Bus type. See Bus, ISA, PCI, MCA, PCMCIA (IT,Computing/1.05)EITB. Engineering Industry Training Board. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EKG. Electrocardiogram. (Medical/1.05)EL. Elevation. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)EL. Electro Luminescent. A flat screen technology. See CRT, LCD, TFT, PDP, FED, CGS (IT,Computing/1.05)ELBA. Emergency Location Beacon Aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ELC. Employee Learning Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 85 of 314
  • 86. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ELCB. Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker. (General/2.10)ELCI. Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ELCTEX. Enforcement Liaison Certification for Transport of Explosives. (General/2.10)ELEC. European League for Economic Co-operation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)elect. Electrolyte. (Medical/1.05)ELEV. Elevation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ELF. Extra Low Frequency. (General/2.10)ELF. Extremely Low Frequency. See EHF, HF, LF, MF, SHF, UHF, VHF, VLF (IT, Computing/1.05)ELINT. Electronic Intelligence. The gathering of electronic transmissions related to communications,weapons control, or reconnaissance (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)ELISA. Ensyme-Linked Immunoassay. (Medical/1.05)ELM. Elmira Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ELN. East London Airport. South Africa. Duplicate see ELS (Airport Codes/1.06)ELO. Explosives Liaison Officer. (Policing/2.14)ELP. El Paso Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ELR. Extra Long Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ELS. East London Airport. South Africa. Duplicate see ELN (Airport Codes/1.06)ELSIE. Electronic Signalling and Indicating Equipment. (General/2.10)ELT. Emergency Locator Transmitter. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EM. Electric Motor. (Petrochemical/1.07)EM. Environmental Monitoring. (Petrochemical/1.07)EM. Emission. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EMA. Engine Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)EMA. East Midlands Airport. Derby, Nottingham, Leicester. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)E-Mail. Electronic Mail. The ability to correspond electronically. As its name suggests E-Mail hasfeatures more familiar to the postal service, than the telephone service. The user of E-mail may havethe choice between sending information within their own organisation (via a LAN or intranet), orfurther a field (via a WAN or the WWW) (IT, Computing/1.05)EMBD. Embedded in a layer. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EMBO. European Molecular Biology Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EMC. Electro Magnetic Compatibility. A set of standards/norms for avoiding Electro MagneticInterference. EMC also involves earthing for discharge of any static electricity. See EMI (IT,Computing/1.05)EMCF. European Monetary Co-operation Fund. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EMD. Electromechanical Dissociation. (Medical/1.05)EMDA. Emergency Distance Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EMERG. Emergency. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EMFBI. Excuse Me For Butting In. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)EMG. Electromyogram. (Medical/1.05)EMI. Electro Magnetic Interference. Caused when electro magnetism is radiated or conducted toareas where it is not wanted. Examples of EMI are crosstalk and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).Crosstalk interference occurs when two cables are too close and cause disruption to each other.Solutions are, move the cables further apart, use twisted pairs, use shielded cable, or fibre opticcable. RFI is high frequency radiation produced by things like, radios, mobile telephones, computers,motors. RFI can cause disruption with high speed digital circuits found in computers when forexample the printer parallel cable starts acting like an antenna (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 86 of 314
  • 87. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14EMM. Extended Memory Manager. Or Expanded Memory Manager. See Upper Memory (IT,Computing/1.05)EMR. Emergency. (General/1.05)EMR. Electro Magnetic Radiation. What a Cathode Ray Tube monitor emits. See ELF, VLF (IT,Computing/1.05)EMS. Environmental Management System. (Petrochemical/2.09)EMSG. E-mail message. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)EMSIC. Emergency Service Incident Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EMSU. Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Unit. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EMT. Eastern Mediterranean. (Time or Space/2.03)EMU. Electrical Multiple Unit. (General/2.10)EN. European Norm. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ENA. Etter Nærmere Avtale. Norwegian. (General/1.05)ENC. Electronic Navigation Chart. Corresponding to the International Hydrographic OrganizationsS57/3 specification for exchange-format (Electronic Charting Systems/2.06)END. Stop-End (related to RVR). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ENE. East North East. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ENG. Engine. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Engineers Estimate. The cost of construction in heaven. (Humour/1.05)Enhanced oil recovery. Oil recovered from a well by means other than the natural pressure in thereservoir. (Petrochemical/1.08)ENRT. En Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ENS. Ehschede Airport. Holland. (Airport Codes/1.06)ENS. Environment Northern Seas. (Petrochemical/1.07)ENS. Engineering Numbering System. (Project Management/1.07)ENT. Ear, Nose And Throat. (Medical/1.05)EO. Executive Officer. (General/2.10)EO. Endrings Ordre. Norwegian for Change Order. See Change Control, OEO, DVO, PVN, PVOR, VI,VO, VODC, VOF, VOR (Project Management/1.05)EO. Ethylene Oxide. (General/2.10)EO. Equal Opportunities. (General/2.14)EOBT. Estimated Off Block Time. In this context block means chock, as referred to in Biggles stories"chocks away Ginger" (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EOC. Equal Opportunities Commission. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EOD. Explosives Ordnance Disposal. (Policing/2.14)EOD. Explosive Ordnance Disposal. (Military/1.06)EOF. End Of File. (IT, Computing/1.05)EOF. Europaeiske Okonomiske Faellesskab (Danish for EEC). (General/2.10)EOL. End of Life. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)EOM. Extraocular Movements. (Medical/1.05)EOM. End Of Message. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)EOP. End Of Picture. (IT, Computing/1.05)EOQC. European Organisation for Quality Control. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EOR. Enhanced Oil Recovery. (Petrochemical/1.07)EOR. End Of Record. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 87 of 314
  • 88. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14EOT. Electrical Overhead Travelling Crane. (Petrochemical/1.07)EOT. End Of Thread. (meaning: end of discussion) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)EOTC. European Organisation for Testing and Certification. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EP. European Parliament. (General/2.10)EPA. Environmental Protection Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)EPAC. Engineering, Procurement, Assistance and Construction. (Project Management/1.07)EPC. European Political Co-operation. (Military/1.05)EPC. European Policy Committee. (General/2.10)EPC. Engineering Procurement and Construction. (Project Management/1.05)EPCI. Engineering. Procurement, Construction and Installation. (Project Management/1.07)EPCM. Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management. (Project Management/1.07)EPCS. Engineering, Procurement and Construction Supervision. (Project Management/1.07)EPHOS. Europeen Procurement Handbook for Open System. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)EPIC. Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing. See RISC, CISC (IT, Computing/1.05)EPL. Epinal Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)EPMS. Engineering Procurement Manufacturing Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)EPO. European Patent Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)EPO. Erythropoietin. (Medical/1.05)EPOC. Epoc is an operating system (OS) developed by a company called Psion. Epoc Release 5 asused on the Psion Series 5mx, is a 32 bit multitasking operating system. It has a Graphical UserInterface (GUI) called Eikon, navigation is not with a mouse, but by touching the screen or using akeyboard. The Epoc OS is very compact and robust. Epoc Release 5 also contains office applicationsEg. word processor and spreadsheet (Epoc/2.03)EPOS. Electronic Point Of Sale. See EFTPOS, POS (IT, Computing/1.06)EPP. Emergency Preparedness Plan. (Project Management/1.07)EPPS. Engineering Procurement Production Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)EPR. Insululation material. (Electrical/2.01)EPROM. Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. (IT, Computing/1.05)EPS. Expanded Polystyrene. (General/2.14)EPS. Extrapyramidal Symptoms. (Medical/1.05)EPS. Early Production Scheme. (Petrochemical/2.08)EPS. Electronic Power Supply. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)EPS. European Polar System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)EPS/F. Encapsulated PostScript File. A graphic file format used to transfer PostScript pictureinformation between applications (IT, Computing/1.05)Epsilon. Fifth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Fifth, electrode potential, dielectricconstant, base of natural algorithms, angle of downwash (Greek Alphabet/1.05)EPV. Electric Passenger Vehicles. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EQM. Engineering Qualification Model. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)EQPT. Equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EQT. Change of equipment information. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ER. Explicit Rate. (IT, Computing/1.05)Er. Erbium. Atomic number 68. (Chemical Elements/1.05)ER. Emergency Room. (Medical/1.05)er. Eritrea. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 88 of 314
  • 89. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ER. Here, Herewith. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ER. Estrogen Receptor. (Medical/1.05)ERA. Electrical Research Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ERAs. Elected Regional Assemblies. (Government office/2.14)ERB. Emergency Response Belt. (Policing/2.14)ERCP. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. (Medical/1.05)ERCS. ECM Resistant Communication System. (IT, Computing/1.05)ERDF. European Rural Development Fund. (General/2.14)ERF. Erfurt Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)ERI. Erie Airport. PA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ERL. Emergency Reference Level. (General/2.10)ERMES. European Radio Messaging System. A paging network for Europe, the Middle East and Asia(IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ER-MODEL. Entity Relationship Model. This is a technique used to describe individual data entities,and the relationship between them. ER modelling is a method of analysing, designing, and describinga relational database. The attributes of each entity in the model eventually become columns in atable, while relationships between entities become keys (one table pointing to another). Another typeof modelling is called object modelling. Object oriented analysis and design assumes a processoriented approach rather than a data oriented one (IT, Computing/1.05)ERN. Eritrean Nakfa. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ERP. Error Recovery Procedure. (IT, Computing/1.05)ERP. Effective Radiated Power. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)ERP. Enterprise Resource Planning. (General/2.10)ERS. Emergency Radio System. (General/1.05)ERS. European Remote Sensing. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ERS. Evacuation Retained Secundines. (Medical/1.05)ERSP. Electronic Reservation Services Providers. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ERST. Electronic Reservation Service Providers. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ERV. Emergency Rendezvous. (Military/1.10)ERV. ECM Resistant Voice. (IT, Computing/1.05)es. Spain. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ES. Early Start. Early start and finish dates are calculated during a forward pass of the network. If thefirst activity starts on day 1 and has a duration of 5 days its ES will be day 1 and its EF day 5. Anyactivities succeeding it will start on day 6. However when the start of an activity is dependent onmore than one preceding activity its ES date is the maximum EF date of the preceding activities. EF =ES + Duration. The EF date of the last activity in the network is the expected completion date of theproject. The expected completion date represents the longest sequence of activities in the network,this sequence of activities is called the critical path. See FS, SS, TF, FF, ES, EF, LS, LF, Network, AON,AOA, CPM, CPA (Project Management, Planning/1.08)Es. Einsteinium. Atomic number 99. (Chemical Elements/1.05)ESA. European Space Agency. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ESAC. Education Services Advisory Committee. (General/2.10)ESAD. Eat Sh** And Die. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ESB. Esenboga. Ankara Airport. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.05)ESC. Economic and Social Committee. (General/2.10)ESCAP. Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific. (General/2.10)ESCAPE. Electrostatic Charging in Artificial Plasma Environment. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 89 of 314
  • 90. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ESCR. Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance. (General/2.14)ESD. Emergency Shut Down. (Petrochemical/1.05)ESD. Electrostatic Discharge. (General/1.05)ESDI. Enhanced Small Drive Interface. Hard disk drive interface. See SCSI, IDE, EIDE (IT,Computing/1.05)ESDI. European Spatial Data Infrastructure. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ESDRAM. Enhanced Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. First there was RAM, then cameStatic RAM, then came Dynamic RAM and also EDO-RAM, followed by Synchronous Dynamic RAMfollowed by DDR-SRAM. From my school days I remember text books about the industrial revolutionand the impact of the spinning jenny. I wonder if historians in ages to come will be able to describethis technological revolution in easy to understand terms. ESDRAM is the latest emerging volatilememory type, along with believe it or not DDR-SDRAM. What it all boils down to at the end of the dayis something called bandwidth, which is how fast this piece of computer architecture can transfer data(process information) (IT, Computing/1.05)ESDV. Emergency Shut Down Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)ESE. East South East. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ESF. European Social Fund. (General/2.10)ESF. Alexandria Airport. LA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ESFR. Early Suppression Fast Response. (General/2.10)ESH. Electric Surface Heating. (General/2.10)ESN. Electronic Serial Number. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ESP. Extra Sensory Perception. (General/2.02)ESP. Electrostatic Precipitator. (General/2.10)ESP. Spanish Peseta. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ESPRIT. European Strategic Programme for Research and development in IT. (Association, Society,Institute/2.10)Esprit de corps. Loyalty uniting a group. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)ESR. Erythrocite Sedimentation Rate. (Medical/1.05)ESRD. End-Stage Renal Disease. (Medical/1.05)ESRO. European Space Research Organisation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ESSF. Egnos System Simulation Facility. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)EST. Estimate, Estimated. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EST. Eastern Standard Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.02)EST, ECT. Electroshock Therapy. (Medical/1.05)ESTB. Egnos System Test Bed. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)et. Ethiopia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ET. Electronic Ticket. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ETA. Estimated Time of Arrival. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Eta. Seventh letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Seventh, efficiency, viscosity,electrolytic polarisation (Greek Alphabet/1.05)ETACS. Extended Total Access Communications System. An analog mobile phone network developedin the UK and available in Europe and Asia (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ETB. Ethiopian Birr. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ETC. Estimate To Completion. See BTC (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Etc. Et cetera. And other things of the same kind. Not to be confused with excreta (Latin, French,Greek/1.05)ETD. Extended Trunk Dialling. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 90 of 314
  • 91. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ETD. Estimated Time of Departure. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ETDMA. Enhanced Time Division Multiple Access. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ETH. Elat Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)Ethernet. International standard for LAN communication. A popular Local Area Network pioneered byXerox. Ethernet uses coaxial cable. Featuring 10Mbps transmission speeds, running over thin coaxial(10Base-2), thick coaxial (10Base-5), or twisted pair (10Base-T) cables (IT, Computing/1.07)ETIS. Electronic Traffic Information System. (IT, Computing/1.05)ETLA. Extended Three-letter acronym (that is, an FLA). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ETO. Estimated Time Over {significant point}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ETS. European Telecommunication Standards. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ETSI. European Telecommunications Standard Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ETZ. Metz- Nancy Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)Eu. Europium. Atomic number 63. (Chemical Elements/1.05)EU. European Union. (General/1.05)EUA. Examination Under Anesthesia. (Medical/1.05)EUCLID. European Co-operation for the Long Term in Defence. (Military/1.06)EUR. Euro. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)EUROCAE. European Organisation for Civil Aviation Electronics. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EV. Every. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EVA. Earned Value Analysis. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)EVE. Harstad/Narvik. Evenes Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)Event. A happening of importance. A milestone. The circle used to indicate the start point and finishpoint of an activity in an Activity on the Arrow Network. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)EVG. Sveg. (Airport Codes/1.07)EVV. Evansville Airport. IN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)EWB. New Bedford Airport. MA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)EWOS. European Workshop on Open Systems. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)EWR. Newark International. New York Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)EWS. Engineering Work Station. (Petrochemical/1.07)EX. Norving. (Airline Codes/1.05)Exa. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as E (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)EXC. Except. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EXER. Exercise, Exercising. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)EXIS. Expert Information System. (General/2.10)EXP. Expect, Expecting, Expected. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Exploration drilling. Drilling carried out to determine whether hydrocarbons are present in aparticular area. (Petrochemical/1.08)ext. Extremities, Extract. (Medical/1.05)EXT. Exeter Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)EXTD. Extend, Extending. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Extranet. Limited public access to an Intranet. An intranet is a private internet for the use of a singleorganisation, an extranet allows public access to this intranet, but restricts access to sensitive areas ofinformation. For example you might have visitors home, and give them a sightseeing tour of thehouse, without showing them the contents of all the cupboards and drawers. See Intranet, Internet,WWW, LAN, WAN (IT, Internet/1.05)EXW. Ex-Works. Delivery at factory (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 91 of 314
  • 92. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14EZE. M. Pistarini. Buenos Aires Airport. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 92 of 314
  • 93. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.147. FoxtrotF. Fahrenheit. A temperature scale with the freezing point of water at 32 degrees, and the boilingpoint of water at 212 degrees. Normal body temperature is 98,6 degrees (Weights & Measures,Temperature/1.05)F. Fixed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)F. Flourine. Atomic number 9. (Chemical Elements/1.05)F&G. Fire and Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)F2F. Face to Face. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FA. Flow Alarm. (Petrochemical/1.07)FAA. Federal Aviation Authority. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAC. Forecast At Completion. See BAC, EAC (Project Management, Planning/1.10)FAC. Facilities. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAC. Flight Augmentation Computer. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FACE. Field Artillery Computer Equipment. British Army (IT, Computing/1.05)FADU. File Access Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)FAE. Faroe Islands Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)FAF. Final Approach Fix. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAI. Federation Aeronautique Internationale. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)FAI. Fairbanks Airport. AK. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FAL. Facilitation of International Air Transport. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAN. Farsund Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)FANS. Future Air Navigation Systems. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAO. Food and Agriculture Organisation. (General/2.10)FAO. Faro Airport. Portugal. (Airport Codes/1.05)FAP. Final Approach Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAQ. Frequently Asked Questions. (IT, Computing/1.05)FAR. Fatal Accident Rate. (Petrochemical/1.07)FAS. Free Along Side. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.05)FAS. Final Acceptance Sheet. (Petrochemical/1.07)FAS. Fire Alarm System. (IT, Computing/2.13)FAST. Forecasting and Assessment of Science and Technology. (General/2.10)Fast Packet Switching. A packet-orientated digital technology. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)FAT. Fresno Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FAT. File Allocation Table. An index for keeping track of where files are located on a disc (IT,Computing/1.05)FAT. Factory Acceptance Test. Tests performed at the factory prior to dispatch to site (ProjectManagement/1.05)Fathom. Nautical Measure. 6 feet = 1 fathom = 1,829 m (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)FATT. Fracture Appearance Transition Temperature. (Petrochemical/1.07)FAX. Facsimile Transmission. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FAY. Fayetteville Airport. NC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FB. Full Bore. (Petrochemical/1.07)FBA. Freshwater Biological Association. (General/2.10)FBE. Fiber Bonded Epoxy. A coating for piping/pipelines (Petrochemical, Piping/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 93 of 314
  • 94. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigations. USA (General/1.05)FBL. Light. Used to indicate the intensity of weather phenomena, interference or static reports, e.g.FBL RA = Light Rain (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FBM. Lubumbashi Airport. Zaire. (Airport Codes/1.06)FBO. Football Banning Order. (Policing/2.14)FBO. Fixed Base Operator. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)FBOA. Football Banning Order Authority. (Policing/2.14)FBR. Fort Bridger. (Airline Codes/1.05)FBS. Fasting Blood Sugar. (Medical/1.05)FBU. Fire Brigades Union. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)FBU. Fornebu. Oslo Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)FC. Fail-Closed. (Petrochemical/1.07)FC. Fingers crossed. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FC. Funnel Cloud. Tornado or water spout (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FC. Force Command. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FC. Finance Committee. (Petrochemical/1.07)FC. Flow Control. (Petrochemical/1.07)FCA. Free Carrier. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.08)FCAW. Flux Corded Arc Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/2.11)FCC. Federal Communications Commission. USA. Regulatory body governing communicationstechnologies in the US (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)FCEC. Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)FCFS. First Come First Serve. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FCO. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Government office/2.10)FCO. Leonardo da Vinci. Rome Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)FCP. Freight and Carriage Paid. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.05)FCR. Force Control Room. (Policing/2.14)FCS. Frame Check Sequence. (IT, Computing/1.05)FCST. Forecast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FCT. Friction Coefficient. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FCV. Flow Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)FD. Fabrication Dossier. (Project Management/1.07)FDA. Food And Drug Administration. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)FDB. Flyplass Data Base. Airport Database. Norwegian (IT, Computing/1.05)FDB. Full Data Block. (IT, Computing/1.05)FDD. Flight Data Display. (IT, Computing/1.05)FDD. Fixed Disc Drive. (IT, Computing/1.05)FDD. Frequency Division Duplex. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FDD. Freight, Demurrage and Defence. (Petrochemical/1.07)FDDI. Fibre Data Distributed Interface. An optical fibre based network (IT, Computing/1.05)FDF. Fort De France Airport. Martinique. (Airport Codes/1.06)FDH. Lowenthal. Friedrichshafen Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)FDIR. Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)FDM. Frequency Division Multiplexing. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 94 of 314
  • 95. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FDMA. Frequency Division Multiple Access. Analogue standard for mobile telephone communications.(A method of sharing the radio spectrum, i.e. assigning specific frequencies to each cellular phone).See AMPS, CDMA, CDPD, GSM, TDMA (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)FDN. Forsvarets Digitale Nettverk. Norway. MODs digital network (IT, Computing/1.05)FDP. Field Development Plan. (Petrochemical/1.07)FDP. Fibrin Degradation Product. (Medical/1.05)FDP. Flight Data Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)FDPS. Flight Data Processing System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FDR. Final Design Review. (OSL Project Related/1.05)FDR. Flight Data Recorder. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FDS. Functional Design Specification. (Petrochemical/2.11)FDV. Forvaltning, Drift og Vedlikehold. Administration, Operations, and Maintenance. Norwegian (OSLProject Related/1.05)Fe. Iron, ferrum. Atomic number 26. (Chemical Elements/1.05)FE. Further Education. (General/2.10)FE. Flow Element. (Petrochemical/1.07)FE. Fractional Excretion. (Medical/1.05)FEATS. Future European Air Traffic System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FEB. February. (Time or Space/1.05)FEBI. Federations Europeennes des Branches dIndustries. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)FEC. Forward Error Correction. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FED. Federal. USA (General/1.05)FEED. Front End Engineering Design. (Petrochemical/2.06)FEEP. Field Effect Electrical Propulsion. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)FEGP. Fixed Electrical Ground Power. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)femto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as f (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)FEO. Firearms Enquiry Officer. (Policing/2.14)FEOGA. Fonds Europeen dOrientation et de Garantie Agricole. (General/2.10)FEP. Front End Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)FEP. Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene. (General/2.14)FERC. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (Petrochemical/2.01)FEV. Forced Expiratory Volume. (Medical/1.05)FEZ. Fez Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)FF. Force Fluids. (Medical/1.05)FF. Finish to Finish. Precedence network constraint. FF constraints are drawn from the finish of anode to the finish of the succeeding node, and imply that the succeeding activity can not finish untilthe preceding activity is completed. See FS, SS, TF, FF, Network, AON, AOA, CPM, CPA, PERT (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.08)FF. Flat Face. Flange Facing. See RF (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)FF. Tower Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)FF. Furan Formaldehyde. (General/2.14)FF. Free Float. The difference between the EF of an activity and the minimum ES of any succeedingactivities. FF represents the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying anysucceeding activities. FF = EF - minimum (ES of any succeeding activities) (Project Management,Planning/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 95 of 314
  • 96. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FFO. Full Functional Operability. Additional functionality that will ensure that the airport can beoperated in a flexible, rational, and effective method, as the total scope of the contract specifies (OSLProject Related/1.05)FFP. Fresh Frozen Plasma. (Medical/1.05)FG. Fog. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FG. Feature Group. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FG. Fuel Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)FH. Flight Hours. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FH. Family History. (Medical/1.05)FH. Fibre Hub. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FHC. Family Health Center. (Medical/1.05)FHM. Fetal Heart Monitor. (Medical/1.05)FHR. Fetal Heart Rate. (Medical/1.05)FI. Flow Indicator. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)FI. Iceland Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)fi. Finland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Fiber Optic Cable. See Optic fiber. (IT, Computing/1.05)FIC. Flight Information Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FIDS. Flight Information and Display System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Field. A geographical area under which an oil or gas reservoir lies. (Petrochemical/1.08)FIFO. First In First Out. See LIFO (Petrochemical/1.07)FIH. Kinshasa Airport. Zaire. (Airport Codes/1.06)FIM. Finish Markka. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)FIO. Field Intelligence Officer. (Policing/2.14)FIR. Flight Information Region. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FIR. Functional Interface Register. (General/2.13)FIR. Force Information Room. (Policing/2.14)Firewall. A security measure. The process of blocking transmission of certain traffic in order tosecure an internal network from illegal access. A firewall can consist of either hardware or software,but usually is a combination of both (IT, Computing/1.06)FireWire. Apple Computer’s trademarked name for the IEEE 1394 serial data protocol.. (IT,Telecommunications/2.14)Firkin. Measure of Ale. 9 gallons (72 pts). (Measure of Ale/1.05)FIS. Flight Information Service. Or Flight Information System (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FISA. Flight Information Service Automated. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FISH. First In, Still Here. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FIT. Flow Indicator Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)FITB. Fill In The Blank. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FITL. Fibre In The Loop. (IT, Computing/1.05)FIU. Force Intelligence Unit. (Policing/2.14)FIW. Flightplan Input Workstation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)fj. Fiji. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)FJD. Fijian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)fk. Falkland Islands (Malvinas). Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)FKP. Falkland Island Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 96 of 314
  • 97. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FL. Fail Locked. (Petrochemical/1.07)fl. Fluid. (Medical/1.05)FL. Flight Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)fl.dr. Fluid dram. Measure of capacity Imperial. 60 minims = 3,551 ml (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)fl.oz. Fluid ounce. Measure of capacity Imperial. 8 fluid drams = 1 fl.oz = 28,41 ml (not to beconfused with the US liquid measure which equals 29,57 ml) (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)FLA. Future Large Aircraft. (Military/1.06)FLA. Four-letter acronym. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Flagon. Measure of Ale. 2 pts (ca 1,14l). (Measure of Ale/1.05)Flash Memory. PC Card. A peripheral device that can add a variety of capabilities to computersincluding system memory, mass storage, LAN, fax/modem and wireless communications. The PCMCIAstandardised PC Card is roughly the dimensions of a thick credit card and has a 68-pin connector atone end. See PCMCIA (IT, Computing/1.05)FLD. Field. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLG. Flashing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLIR. Forward-Looking Infra-Red. (Military/1.06)FLL. International. Fort Lauderdale. Florida Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)FLMPTS. Future Land Mobile Personal Telephone Service. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FLN. Florianopo Airport. SC. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)FLO. Family Liaison Officer. (Policing/2.14)Flo2. Fraction Of Inspired Oxygen. (Medical/1.05)Float. The amount of time an activity can slip without having a knock-on effect on other activities.See CPA, TF, FF, IF (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Flotel. Floating accommodation used as living quarters for offshore personnel. (Petrochemical/2.01)FLR. Florence Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)FLR. Flares. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLT. Flight. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLT. Change of flight Identifier. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)FLT. Fork Lift Truck. (General/2.10)FLTCK. Flight Check. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLUC. Fluctuating, Fluctuation, Fluctuated. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLW. Follows, Following. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FLW. Four-letter word (bad language, swearword like f*** or s***). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FLY. Fly, Flying. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Fly By Wire. Computer-controlled operation of aircraft control surfaces. An alternative tomechanical/hydraulic actuation of control surfaces common in older jets (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.08)fm. Micronesia, Federal States Of. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)FM. Frequency Modulation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)FM. From {followed by time weather change is forecast to begin}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Fm. Fermium. Atomic number 100. (Chemical Elements/1.05)FMA. Fertiliser Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)FMAS. Financial Management Accounting System. (General/2.10)FMCS. Flight Movement Control System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FMEA. Failure Modes Effects Analysis. (Petrochemical/2.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 97 of 314
  • 98. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FMECA. Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis. (IT, Computing/1.05)FMF. Familial Mediterranean Fever. (Medical/1.05)FMGC. Flight Management and Guidance Computer. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FMI. Financial Management Initiative. (General/2.10)FMN. Farmington Airport. NM. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FMO. Munster-Osnabruck Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)FMP. Flow Management Positions. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FMRAAM. Future Medium Range Air to Air Missile. (Military/1.06)FMS. Flight Management System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)FMTYEWTK. Far more than you ever want to know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FMU. Flow Management Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FMY. Fort Myers Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FN. Fibre Node. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FNA. Final Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FNA. Fine Needle Aspiration. (Medical/1.05)FNA. Freetown Airport. Sierra Leone. (Airport Codes/1.06)FNC. Funchal. Madeira. (Airport Codes/1.05)FNI. Nimes Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)FNJ. Pyongyang Airport. North Korea. (Airport Codes/1.06)fo. Faroe Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)FO. Fred Olsen. (Airline Codes/1.05)FO/LST. Forsvarets Overkommando/Luftforsvarsstaben. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FOAD. F*** off and die. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FOAF. Friend Of A Friend. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FOAG. F*** Off And Google. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FOB. Free On Board. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.05)FOB. Freight On Board. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)FOC. Fuzhou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)FOE. Friends of the Earth. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)FOI. Folds Of Increase. (Petrochemical/2.08)FOIRL. Fibre Optic Inter Repeater Link. (IT, Computing/1.05)FOMC. Fell Off My Chair. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FOMCL. Falling off my chair laughing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FOPS. Falling Object Protective Structure. (General/2.10)FOR. Frame Of Reference. (Petrochemical/1.07)FOR. Free On Rail. (Freight and Shipping, Incoterms/1.07)FOR. Fortaleza Airport. CE. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)Force majeure. Act of God. (General/1.05)FORTRAN. FORmula TRANslation language. (IT, Languages/1.05)Forward pass. The process of calculating early dates for a network. See CPA. (Project Management,Planning/1.10)FP. Flight Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FP&P. Finances Policies and Procedures. (Petrochemical/1.07)FPA. Fire Protection Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 98 of 314
  • 99. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FPDA. Five Power Defence Arrangement. (Military/1.06)FPDPS. Flight Plan Data Processing System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FPGA. Field Programmable Gate Array. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)FPL. Filed Flight Plan {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FPM. Fast Page Mode. See EDO (IT, Computing/1.05)FPM. Feet Per Minute. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FPN. Fixed Penalty Notice. (Policing/2.14)FPO. Fire Prevention Officer. (General/2.10)FPO. Freeport Airport. Bahamas. (Airport Codes/1.06)FPP. Flight Plan Processor. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FPR. Flight Plan Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FPRI. Fine Payment Rate Indicator. (Policing/2.14)FPS. Fast Packet Switching. (IT, Computing/1.05)FPS. Flight Progress Strip. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FPSO. Floating Production, Storage and Offloading. (Petrochemical/1.07)FPT. Fixed Penalty Ticket. (Policing/2.14)FPU. Family Protection Unit. (Policing/2.14)FPVC. Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride. (General/2.14)FQI. Flow Quantity Indicator. (Petrochemical/1.07)FQT. Final Quality Test. (OSL Project Related/1.05)FR. Flame Retardant. (General/2.14)fr. France. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)FR. Fuel Remaining. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Fr. Francium. Atomic number 87. (Chemical Elements/1.05)FRA. Frame Relay Adaptor. (IT, Computing/1.05)FRA. Frankfurt International Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)FRC. Franca Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)FREEWARE. A copyrighted program that is released into the public domain, and distributed free ofcharge. See Shareware (IT, Computing/1.07)FREQ. Frequency. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Frequency. The number of times the crest of a radio wave passes that crest in a given time period.Frequency is measured in hertz, (cycles per second) and is abbreviated as Hz, or in its variations as,kHz, MHz, GHz. See Hz (General/1.05)FRF. French Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)FRI. Friday. (Time or Space/1.05)FRNG. Firing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FRO. Fløro Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)FROG. Free Rocket Over Ground. (Military/1.05)FRONT. Front (relating to weather). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FRQ. Frequent. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FRW. Francistown Airport. Botswana. (Airport Codes/1.06)FS. For Sale. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FS. Finish to Start. Precedence network constraint. FS constraints are drawn from the end of a nodeto the start of the succeeding node, and imply that the succeeding activity can not start until theTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 99 of 314
  • 100. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14preceding activity is completed. See SS, FF, TF, FF, Network, AON, AOA, CPM, CPA, PERT (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.08)FS. Flow Switch. (Petrochemical/1.07)FS. Frozen Section. (Medical/1.05)FSA. Final Site Acceptance. (Project Management/1.05)FSA. Foreign Service Allowances. (General/2.10)FSAC. Food Safety Advisory Centre. (General/2.10)FSBP. Finger systolic blood pressure. (Medical/2.10)FSD. Sioux Falls Airport. SD. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FSE. Flow Safety Element. (Petrochemical/1.07)FSH. Folicle Stimulating Hormone. (Medical/1.05)FSH. Full Screen Height. (Petrochemical/1.07)FSK. Frequency Shift Keying. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)FSL. Full Stop Landing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FSM. Fort Smith Airport. AR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FSO. Fire Safety Officer. (General/2.10)FSO. Floating Storage and Offloading. (Petrochemical/2.06)FSO. Field Storage and Offshore units. (Petrochemical/1.07)FSP. Saint Pierre Airport. St Pierre Et Miquelon. (Airport Codes/1.06)FSP. Flight Strip Printer. (IT, Computing/1.05)FSP. F&G System Panel. (Petrochemical/2.11)FSR. Funksjonelle spesifikasjoner. (OSL Project Related/1.05)FSR. Fuel Stroke Reference. (Petrochemical/1.07)FSS. Forensic Science Service. (Policing/2.14)FSS. Fixed Satellite Service. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)FSS. Flight Service Station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FSSL. Forensic Science Service Laboratory. (Policing/2.14)FST. First. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FSU. Floating Storage Unit. (Petrochemical/2.01)FT. Feet (dimensional unit). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ft. Foot/Feet. Linear measure. 12" = 1 = 30,48cm. See (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)FT. Flow Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)FTA. Free Trade Agreements. (General/2.10)FTA. Fault Tree Analysis. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)FTA-ABS. Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorbed. (Medical/1.05)FTAM. File Transfer Access and Management. (IT, Computing/1.05)FTASB. Faster Than A Speeding Bullet. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FTBOMH. From the bottom of my heart. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FTC. Federal Trade Commission. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)FTC. Forecast To Completion. See BTC, ETC (Project Management, Planning/1.10)FTD. Forsvarets Tele og Datatjeneste. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FTE. Full Time Employed. (General/2.14)FTF. Face To Face. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FTI. Free Thyroxine Index. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 100 of 314
  • 101. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14FTL. Faster Than Light. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FTP. File Transfer Protocol. A standard (convention) for transferring files between a local computerand a remote computer. Use of a FTP usually implies that files are being transferred between twocomputers running different operating systems. E.g. DOS to Unix (IT, Computing/1.06)FU. F**ked Up. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)FU. Smoke. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FUBAR. F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)FUBB. F***ed Up Beyond Belief. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FUD. Fear, Uncertainty, Disinformation. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)FUD. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FUE. Fuerteventura Iles Airport. Canaries Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)FUK. Fukuoka Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)FUO. Fever Of Undetermined Origin. (Medical/1.05)fur. Furlong/Furlongs. Linear measure. 660 = 1 furlong = 201,2 m (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)FURTB. Full Up Ready To Burst. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FV. Viva Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)FVC. Forced Vital Capacity. (Medical/1.05)FVWM. Full View Window Manager. (IT, Computing/1.05)FWA. Fort Wayne Airport. IN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FWB. Full Weight Bearing. (Medical/1.05)FWH. Flexible Working Hours. (General/2.10)FWIW. For What Its Worth. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)FWKO. Free Water Knock Out. (Petrochemical/2.08)fx. Fracture. (Medical/1.05)FYA. For Your Amusement. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)FYI. For Your Information. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)FYV. Fayetteville Airport. AR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)FZ. Freezing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FZDZ. Freezing Drizzle. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FZFG. Freezing Fog. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)FZRA. Freezing Rain. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 101 of 314
  • 102. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.148. Golfg. Gram. Measure of weight. 1000mg = 100cg = 10dg = 1g = 0,35 ounces (avoirdupois) (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)G. Green. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)G. Giga. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000. Abbreviated as G. One billion, or a thousand million(Weights & Measures, Systeme Internationale prefixes/1.05)G. Grin, or Giggle. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)G/A. Ground to Air. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)G/A/G. Ground to Air and Air to Ground. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)G/C. Gas Condensate. (Petrochemical/1.08)G/W enema. Glycerine And Water Enema. (Medical/1.05)G1. Good One. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)G2G. Got to Go. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)G4U. Good For You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)G6PD. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase. (Medical/1.05)ga. Gabon. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GA. General Aviation. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Ga. Gallium. Atomic number 31. (Chemical Elements/1.05)GA. Gate Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)GA. General Arrangement. (Petrochemical/1.07)GA. General Anesthesia. (Medical/1.05)GA. Go Ahead. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GAIN. Government Agency Intelligence Network. (/2.14)GAL. Get A Life. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)gal. Gallon. Measure of capacity Imperial.160 fl.oz = 8 pints = 1 gallon = 4,546 l (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)GAMA. Gas Appliance Manufacturer’s Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)Gamma. Third letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Gamma function. Lower Casesymbol = Third, conductivity, dihedral angle, surface tension, ionisation, micro gram, Eulerianconstant (Greek Alphabet/1.05)Gantt Chart. During the 1800’s Mr. Henry Gantt suggested pictorially illustrating when different tasksshould be completed. A ganttchart or barchart is named after Mr Gantt and shows a list of activitieswith their start and finish dates represented by bars which are proportional in length to their Duration.The bars are positioned along a horizontal time scale, in the sequence that they are to be performed(Project Management, Planning/1.10)GAP. Generic Access Profile. Standard for DECT equipment (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)GAQ. Gao Airport. Mali. (Airport Codes/1.06)Gas. Gas Composition. Natural Gas is composed of a variety of hydrocarbons and inert products,including methane, ethane, propane, nitrogen, water, carbon dioxide, etc., (like last nights vindaloo!)(Petrochemical/1.05)Gas field. A field containing natural gas but no oil. (Petrochemical/1.08)Gas injection. Injection of separated associated gas into a reservoir. The gas is pumped back intothe reservoir either for conservation purposes or to maintain the pressure in the reservoir, or evenboth (Petrochemical/1.08)Gas/oil ratio. The volume of gas at atmospheric pressure per unit of oil produced.(Petrochemical/1.08)GAT. General Aviation Terminal. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 102 of 314
  • 103. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14GAT. General Aviation Traffic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Gateway. A network point that acts as an entrance to another network. (IT, Computing/2.09)GATT. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. (General/1.05)GAV. Gate Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)gb. United Kingdom. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Gb. Gigabyte. One billion bytes. See bits, bytes, Kb, Mb, Gb, Tb, Pb (IT, Units/2.08)GB. Gall bladder. (Medical/1.05)GBE. Gaborone Airport. Botswana. (Airport Codes/1.06)GBH. Grievous Bodily Harm. (Policing/2.14)GBP. Great British Pound (Sterling). Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GBS. Gravity Base Structure. (Petrochemical/1.07)Gc. Gonococcus. (Medical/1.05)GCA. Ground Controlled Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GCHQ. Government Communications Head Quarters. (General/2.10)GCI. Guernsey Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)GCM. Grand Cayman Airport. Cayman Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)GCP. Generator Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)GCV. Gross Calorific Value. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)Gd. gadolinium. Atomic number 64. (Chemical Elements/1.05)gd. Grenada. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GD&R. Grinning, Ducking and Running. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GD&RF. Grinning, Ducking and Running Fast. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GD&WVF. Grinning, Ducking, and Walking Very Fast. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GDL. Guadalajara Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)GDMS. Global Document Management System. (Petrochemical/1.07)GDN. Rebiechowo. Gdansk Airport. Poland. (Airport Codes/1.05)GDP. Gross Domestic Product. (Military/1.06)GDW. Grin, Duck and Weave. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Ge. Germanium. Atomic number 32. (Chemical Elements/1.05)ge. Georgia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GEAS. Gardermoen Energi AS. (OSL Project Related/1.05)GEG. Spokane Airport. WA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GEL. Georgian Lari. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GEMS. Global Environment Monitoring System. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)GEN. Gardermoen. Oslo Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)GEN. General. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GEO. Georgetown Airport. Guyana. (Airport Codes/1.06)GEO. Geosynchronous Earth Orbit. A type of satellite orbit. See MEO, LEO and HALE (Time orSpace/1.05)GEO. Geographic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GERD. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. (Medical/1.05)GES. Ground Earth Station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GEV. Gallivare. (Airport Codes/1.07)GF. Girl Friend. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 103 of 314
  • 104. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14gf. French Guiana. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GFG. Graphics Function Generator. (IT, Computing/1.05)GFN. Gone For Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GFR. Glass Fiber Reinforced. (General/2.14)GFR. Grim File Reaper. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GFR. Glomerular Filtration Rate. (Medical/1.05)gg. Guernsey. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GG. Good Game. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GGP. Gotta Go Pee. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GGSN. Gateway GPRS Support Node. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)GGT. Gamma-Glutamyltransferase. (Medical/1.05)GGTP. Gamma-Glutamiltranspeptidase. (Medical/1.05)gh. Ghana. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GHC. Gahanna Cedi. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GHz. Gigahertz. A frequency measurement which equals one million hertz. One hertz equals onecycle per second (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)gi. Gill. Measure of capacity Imperial. 5 fl.oz = 142,1 ml (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)gi. Gibraltar. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GI. Gastrointestinal. (Medical/1.05)GIDK. Gee I Dont Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GIF. CompuServe picture format. (IT, Computing/1.05)GIG. Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.05)Giga. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000. Abbreviated as G (SI Number Prefixes/1.05)Gigajoule. A measure of energy. 1 gigajoule equals 1 billion joules. (Weights & Measures,Other/2.01)GIP. Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide. (Medical/1.05)GIP. Gibraltar Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GITS. Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System. (Medical/1.05)GIWIST. Gee, I Wish I’d Said That. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GIWU. GSM Inter Working Unit. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)GJT. Grand Junction Airport. CO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)gl. Greenland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GL. Globe Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)GL. Good Luck. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GLA. Glasgow Airport. Scotland. (Airport Codes/1.05)GLC. Gas Liquid Chromatography. (General/2.10)GLD. Glider. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GLGH. Good Luck and Good Hunting. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GLONASS. GLObal NAvigation Satellite System. See GNSS (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GLS. Galveston Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)glu. Glucose. (Medical/1.05)GLV. Globe Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)GLW. Gross Laden Weight. (General/2.10)gm. Gambia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 104 of 314
  • 105. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14GM. Gross Margin. (Petrochemical/1.07)GMAB. Give Me A Break. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GMAW. Gas Metal Arc Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)GMC. Ground Movement Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)GMD. Gambian Dalasi. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GMDSS. Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GMES. Global Monitoring for Environment and Security. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)GMI. Ground Movement Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GMR. Ground Movement Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)GMS. Gate Management System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GMSC. Gateway Mobile Services Switching Center. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)GMT. Greenwich Mean Time. International Standard Time. See CET, UTC (Time or Space/1.06)GMTA. Great Minds Think Alike. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)gn. Guinea. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GN. Graduate Nurse. (Medical/1.05)GN. Glomerulonephritis. (Medical/1.05)GNB. Grenoble Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)GND. Ground. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GND. Grenada Airport. Grenada. (Airport Codes/1.06)GNDCK. Ground Check. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GNF. Guinean Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GNP. Gross National Product. (General/2.10)GNSS. Global Navigation Satellite System. See GLONASS (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GNVQ. General National Vocational Qualification. (General/2.10)GOA. Genoa. Italia. (Airport Codes/1.05)GOI. Goa Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)GOL. Giggling out loud. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GON. New London Airport. CT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Gopher. Predecessor of HTTP. A system that enables computer users to find servers and files on theInternet. The system of all Gopher servers is called Gopherspace (IT, Computing/1.05)GOR. Gas Oil Ratio. (Petrochemical/1.07)GOSIP. Governmental OSI Profile. (IT, Computing/1.05)GOT. Landvetter. Gothenburg Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)GOU. Garoua Airport. Cameroun. (Airport Codes/1.06)gov. Agencies and branches of the United States Federal Government. Country code part of DNS.(IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GOWI. Get On With It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)gp. Guadeloupe. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GP. General Practitioner. (Medical/2.14)GP. Glide Path. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GPA. Guided Percutaneous Aspiration. (Medical/1.05)gph. Gallons per hour. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/2.14)gpm. Gallons per minute. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/2.14)GPMG. General Purpose Machine Gun. (Military/1.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 105 of 314
  • 106. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14GPO. Propylene Oxide Rubber. (General/2.14)GPPS. General Purpose PolyStyrene. (General/2.14)GPR. Guilty Plea Rate. (Policing/2.14)GPRS. General Packet Radio Service. This enables high speed data communications across wirelessnetworks, Eg. Faster email and Internet access for GSM phones. The current GSM network in Norwayis limited to a baud rate of 9600 (9.6 KBS), when the new GPRS network is constructed speeds of 170KBS should be possible). This means faster internet access using mobile telephones (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)GPS. Global Positioning System. Allows you to pinpoint your exact position via satellite (IT,Telecommunications/1.06)GPT. Gulfport Airport. MS. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GPU. Ground Power Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)gq. Equatorial Guinea. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)gr. Grain. Avoirdupois system. 1/7000 of a pound = 64,80 mg (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)GR. Hail. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)gr. Greece. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GR&D. Grinning, Running, & Ducking. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)GR&D. Grinning, Running and Ducking. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Grand Cru. Quality designation. Especially applied to wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy (WineLabel Terms/1.05)Grand Cru Classe. Quality indication for Bordeaux wines, and Bordeaux only. Indicates that the winein question is admitted into one of the classifications of the Bordeaux districts (Wine LabelTerms/1.05)Grand Vin. Reveals nothing about the quality of the wine. It may appear on any bottle of wine, alsowine not produced in France (Wine Label Terms/1.05)GRASS. Grass landing area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GRB. Green Bay Airport. WI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GRD. Greek Drachma. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GRE. Glass fibre Reinforced Epoxy. Glass fibre reinforced plastic made with epoxy resin(Petrochemical/1.07)GRID. Processed meteorological data in the form of grid point values. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)GRP. Glass fibre Reinforced Plastic. (Petrochemical/1.07)GRP. Ground Running Pen. A pen for aircraft engine testing (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)GRQ. Groningen Airport. Holland. (Airport Codes/1.06)GRR. Grand Rapids Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GRS. Grosseto. (Airport Codes/1.05)GRU. Guarulhos. Sao Paulo Airport. Brasil. (Airport Codes/1.05)GRVL. Gravel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GRZ. Thalerhof. Graz Airport. Austria. (Airport Codes/1.05)GS. Ground Speed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)gs. South Georgia And Sandwich Isl. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GS. Small Hail, Snow Pellets. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GS. Glide Slope. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)GSE. Global Security Environment. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 106 of 314
  • 107. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14GSM. Global System for Mobile communications. An international digital standard for mobiletelephone communications. Most widely used in Europe, but also used sparsely in the US of A. SeeAMPS, CDMA, CDPD, FDMA, TDMA, UMTS (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)GSN. GPRS Support Node (xGSN). (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)GSO. Greensboro Airport. NC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GSP. Greenville Spartanburg Airport. SC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GSR. Gun Shot Residues. (General/1.06)GSW. Gun Shot Wound. (Medical/1.05)GT. Grade Track. (Petrochemical/1.07)gt. Guatemala. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GT. Gifted and Talented. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GTA. Government Technical Adviser. (Policing/2.14)GTAW. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)GTC. Ground Traffic Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)GTF. Great Falls Airport. MT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)GTG. Got to Og. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GTL. Global Title Translation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)GTL. Gunning Transistor Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need adescription (IT, Computing/1.05)GTO. Geostationary Transfer Orbit. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)GTP. GPRS Tunnelling Protocol. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)GTQ. Guatemalan Quetzal. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GTRM. Going to read mail. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GTS. General Technical Specification. (Petrochemical/1.07)GTSY. Great To See You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)gtt. Drop. (Medical/1.05)GTT. Glucose Tolerance Test. (Medical/1.05)GTTS. Got The T-Shirt. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)GU. Genitourinary. (Medical/1.05)gu. Guam. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GUA. Guatemala Airport. Guatemala. (Airport Codes/1.06)GUI. Graphical User Interface. For example MS Windows is a GUI whereas MS DOS is not (IT,Computing/1.05)GUM. Guam International Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)GVA. Geneva Airport. Switzerland. (Airport Codes/1.05)GVGI. Generic Visual Slope Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)GVHD. Graft Versus Host Disease. (Medical/1.05)GVX. Gavle Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.06)gw. Guinea Bissau. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GWD. Gwadar Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.06)gy. Guyana. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)GYD. Guyanan Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)GYE. Guayaquil Airport. Equador. (Airport Codes/1.06)Gyn. Gynaecology. (Medical/1.05)GYN. Goiania Airport. GO. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 107 of 314
  • 108. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.149. HotelH. Hydrogen. Atomic number 1. (Chemical Elements/1.05)H&K. Hugs and Kisses. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)H&L. Heart And Lungs. (Medical/1.05)H&P. History And Physical Exam. (Medical/1.05)H/A. Headache. (Medical/1.05)H/H. Hemoglobin. (Medical/1.05)H/O. HandOff. (General/1.05)H24. Continuos day and night service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)H2O. Water (Vann). A compound of hydrogen and oxygen (Chemical Compounds/1.05)H2S. Hydrogen Sulfide. (Petrochemical/2.09)H4U. Hot For You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HA. Hyperalimentation. (Medical/1.05)HACCP. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. (General/2.10)Hacker. A computer buff, someone who likes programming, see Cracker. (IT, Computing/2.02)HACMP. High Availability Cluster Multi Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)HAGN. Have a good night. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HAH. Hahaya Intl Airport. Moroni Comorres. (Airport Codes/1.06)HAJ. Langenhagen. Hanover Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)HAK. Haikou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)HAK. Hugs And Kisses. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HAL. Heathrow Airport Limited. (T5 Project Related/2.13)HALE. High Altitude Long Endurance. A solar platform that hovers unmoving above the earth’ssurface. Theoretical See GEO, MEO, and LEO (Time or Space/1.05)HAM. Fuhlsbuttel. Hamburg Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)HAN. Gia Lam. Hanoi Airport. Vietnam. (Airport Codes/1.05)HAND. Have a nice day. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Hand Off. The passing of a call signal from one base station to the next. This occurs when the callermoves out of range of the base station or when the network software re-routes the call (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)HAPI. Helicopter Approach Path Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)HAR. Helicopter Alternate Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HAR. Harrisburg Airport. PA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Hardware. Name given to all the physical devices found in a computer system. The converse issoftware which is the term given to programs which are required to put ´life´ into the hardware (IT,Computing/1.05)HAU. Karmøy. Haugesund Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)HAV. Hepatitis A Virus. (Medical/1.05)HAV. Jose Marti International. Havana Airport. Cuba. (Airport Codes/1.05)HAW. Hazardous Airspace Warning. Or Hazardous Area Warning (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Hawk. 66kV ACSR conductor cable for Overhead Power Lines. In this industry all conductor cablesand components are named after birds (Electrical/1.05)HAZAN. Hazardous Analysis. (Petrochemical/1.07)HAZCHEM. HAZardous CHEMicals. (General/2.14)HAZID. HAZard Identification. (Petrochemical/2.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 108 of 314
  • 109. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14HAZOP. HAZardous OPerations study. A review of the basic design engineering and P&IDs, normallycarried out by a third party (Petrochemical/1.05)Hb. Hemoglobin. (Medical/1.05)HBA. Hobart Airport. TS. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)HBASTD. Hitting Bottom And Starting To Dig. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HBcAg. Hepatitis B Core Antigen. (Medical/1.05)HBIG. Hepatitis B Immune Globulin. (Medical/1.05)HBN. Hazard Beacon. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HBP. High Blood Pressure. (Medical/1.05)HBsAg. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen. (Medical/1.05)HBV. Hepatitis B Virus. (Medical/1.05)HC. Host Computer. (Petrochemical/1.07)HCAA. Hellenic Civil Aviation Administration. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.01)HCFCs. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons. A cooling agent. An alternative to the more ozone depleting CFCs(Petrochemical/2.01)HCL. Hardware Control List. (IT, Computing/1.05)HCM. Ho Chi Minh Ville Airport. Vietnam. Duplicate see SGN (Airport Codes/1.06)HCO3. Bicarbonate. (Medical/1.05)HCPV. Hydrocarbon Pore Volume. (Petrochemical/1.07)hct. Hematocrit. (Medical/1.05)HCV. Hepatitis C Virus. (Medical/1.05)HCV. Hand Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)HD. Hospital Discharge. (Medical/1.05)HDB. Historical Data Base. (Petrochemical/1.07)HDD. Hard Disc Drive. (IT, Computing/1.05)HDF. High frequency Direction Finding system. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HDG. Heading. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HDL. Highdensity Lipoprotein. (Medical/1.05)HDLC. High Level Data Link Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)HDM. Hydrogen content, deposit metal. (Petrochemical/1.07)HDPE. High Density PolyEthylene. (General/2.14)HDSL. High data rate Digital Subscriber Line. A DSL variant. See ADSL, VDSL, SDSL, ISDN (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)HDT. Heat Deflection Temperature. (General/2.14)HDT. Hawaiin Daylight Time. (Time or Space/2.02)HDTV. High Definition TeleVision. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)HDV. Hepatitis D Virus. (Medical/1.05)HDY. Hat Yai Airport. Thailand. (Airport Codes/1.06)He. Helium. Atomic number 2. (Chemical Elements/1.05)HE. Heat Exchanger. (Petrochemical/1.07)HEART. Heathrow airport Engineering Automation and Remote Telemetry. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.13)hecto. SI number prefix 100. Abbreviated as h (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)HEENT. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat. (Medical/1.05)HEL. Helicopter. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 109 of 314
  • 110. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14HEL. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)HEMA. Hydraulic Equipment Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)HEMPAS. Hereditary Erytroblastic Multinuclerity Associated With Possitive Acidified Serum.(Medical/1.05)HER. Heraklion. Crete. (Airport Codes/1.05)HES. Health, Environment, & Safety. (Project Management/1.05)HESS. Health, Environment, Safety, Security. (Petrochemical/1.07)HEX. Heathrow Express. (General/2.12)Hexadecimal Numbers. Numbers to base 16. Usually abbreviated to Hex. The sixteen symbols inthe hex numbering system are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, and F. See Decimal, Octal,Binary (IT, Coding/1.05)Hf. Hafnium. Atomic number 72. (Chemical Elements/1.05)HF. High Frequency 3 000 to 30 000 MHZ. See ELF, ELF, LF, MF, SHF, UHF, VHF, VLF (Aviation Civiland Military/1.05)HFA. Haifa Airport. Israel. (Airport Codes/1.06)HFD. Hartford Airport. CT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)HFE. Human Factors Engineering. (General/1.05)HFE. Hefei Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)HFIS. Helicopter Flight Information Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HFL. Highly Flammable Liquid. (General/2.10)HFO. Heavy Fuel Oil. (Petrochemical/1.07)HFT. Hammerfest Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)Hg. Mercury. Atomic number 80. Quicksilver (Chemical Elements/1.05)hg. Hectogram. Measure of weight. 1000g = 100dkg = 10hg = 1kg = 2,205 pounds (avoirdupois)(Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)HG. Home Guard. (Military/1.05)Hg hemoglobin. Hemoglobin. (Medical/1.05)HGH. Hangzhou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)HGT. Hydraulisch Gebundene Tragschich (De). Concrete Treated Base (CTB) (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.01)HGT. Height, Height above. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HGÜ. Hochspannungsgleichstromübertragung (De). High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)(Electrical/2.01)HGV. Heavy Goods Vehicle. (General/2.10)HHIS. Hanging Head In Shame. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HHOJ. Ha Ha Only Joking. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HHOK. Ha Ha Only Kidding. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HHOS. Ha Ha Only Serious. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HHTYAY. Happy Holidays to You and Yours. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HIC. Hand Indicator Controller. (Petrochemical/1.07)HiFi. High Fidelity. High quality reproduction of sound (General/2.14)HIG. Hows It Going. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HIJ. Hiroshima Airport. JP. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)HIJ. Hijack. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HIP. High Impact Projects. (Petrochemical/1.07)HIP. Hot Isostatic Pressing. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 110 of 314
  • 111. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14HIPP. High Integrity Pressure Pipelines. (Petrochemical/1.07)HIPPI. HIgh Performace Parallel Interface. (IT, Computing/2.13)HIPPS. High Integrity Pressure Protection System. (Petrochemical/1.07)HIPS. High Impact Polystyrene. (General/2.14)HIR. Honiara Airport. Solomon Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)HIS. Hughes Information Systems. (IT, Computing/1.05)HIV. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. (Medical/1.05)HJ. Sunrise to Sunset. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)hk. Hong Kong. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)HKD. Hong Kong Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)HKG. Kai Tak International Airport. Hong Kong SAR. (Airport Codes/1.05)HKT. Phuket Airport. Thailand. (Airport Codes/1.06)hl. Hectoliter. Measure of capacity. 1000l = 100dkl = 10hl = 1kl = 220 gallons (imperial) (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)HLA. Human Leukocyte Antigen. (Medical/1.05)HLDG. Holding. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HLDTL. High Level Diode Transistor Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you needa description (IT, Computing/1.05)HLF. Hultsfred. (Airport Codes/1.07)HLP. Djakarta Halim Perdana Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)HLR. Home Location Register. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)hm. Hectometer. Linear measure. 1000m = 100dkm = 10hm = 1km = 0,621 miles (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)hm. Heard And Mcdonald Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)HMA. Malmo City International Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)HMC. Her Majestys Customs. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)HMC&E. Her Majestys Customs and Excise. (Association, Society, Institute/2.13)HMCE. Her Majestys Customs and Excise. (Government office/2.14)HMCG. Her Majestys Coast Guard. (Government office/2.14)HMG-CoA. 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A. (Medical/1.05)HMI. Human Machine Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)HMI. Her Majestys Immigration. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)HMIC. Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary. (Government office/2.14)HMP. Her Majestys Prison. (Government office/2.14)HMR. Helicopter Main Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HMRI. Her Majestys Railway Inspectorate. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)HMS. His or Her Majestys Ship. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)HMS. Health, Environment, & Safety. Norwegian. (Project Management/1.05)HMSO. Her Majestys Stationary Office. (Government office/2.14)HMY. His or Her Majestys Yacht. (Military/1.06)HN. Sunset to Sunrise. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)hn. Honduras. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)HNC. Higher National Certificate. England. Obtained through evening classes (Qualification, Award,Title/1.05)HND. Haneda. Tokyo Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 111 of 314
  • 112. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14HND. Higher National Diploma. England. Obtained through full time attendance at college(Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)HNL. Honolulu Airport. HI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)HNL. Honduran Lempira. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)HNO3. Nitric Acid (Saltpetersyre). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)HNP. Herniated Nucleus Pulposus. (Medical/1.05)HNY. Happy New Year. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HO. Service available to meet operational requirements. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Ho. Holmium. Atomic number 67. (Chemical Elements/1.05)HO. Home Office. (Government office/2.14)HOCM. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. (Medical/1.05)HOD. Hodeidah Airport. Yemen. (Airport Codes/1.06)Hogshead. Measure of Ale. 54 gallons (432 pts). (Measure of Ale/1.05)Hogshead. Imperial system. Measure of capacity Imperial. 52,5 gallons = 1 hogshead = 238,5 l(Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)HOL. High Order Language. (IT, Languages/1.05)HOL. Holiday. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HOPD. Home Office Prison Department. (Government office/2.14)HORF. High-Output Renal Failure. (Medical/1.05)HOSP. Hospital aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HOST. Hinge Over Subsea Template. (Petrochemical/1.07)HOT. Hold Over Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Hot Platform. A platform that is operational. (Petrochemical/1.08)HOU. Houston Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Hovedkabel. Main Cable. Computer/Telecomm cabling structured as a mesh network betweencentral IT rooms and main telematikk rooms. See Stigekabel, Utjevningskabel, Spredenett (OSLProject Related/1.05)HOYEW. Hanging On Your Every Word. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HP. Horse Power. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)HP. High Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)HP. Higher Purchase or a type of brown sauce. (General/1.05)HPA. High Power Amplifier. (Petrochemical/1.07)HPA. Hectopascal. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HPC. Handheld Personal Computer (Palmtop). A small personal computer (organiser). Typicallypalmtops run word processors, spreadsheets, diaries, address books, and the like. They can beconnected to a desktop, and to mobile telephones for communication. See PDA (IT, Computing/1.05)HPCM. Hydraulic Power Control Module. (Petrochemical/1.07)HPD. Hearing Protection Device. (General/2.10)HPHT. High Pressure High Temperature. (Petrochemical/1.07)HPI. Hystory Of Present Illness. (Medical/1.05)HPN. White Plains Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)HPZ. Helicopter Protected Zone service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HQ. Head Quarters. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HQ DEFCOM. Head Quarters Defence Command. (Military/1.05)HR. Human Resources. (General/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 112 of 314
  • 113. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14HR. Heart Rate. (Medical/1.05)hr. Croatia/Hrvatska. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)HR. Hours. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HRB. Harbin Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)HRE. Harare Airport. Zimbabwe. (Airport Codes/1.06)HRH. His or Her Royal Highness. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)HRK. Croatian Kuna. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)HRL. Harlingen Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)HRM. His or Her Royal Majesty. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)HRM. Human Resource Management. (Project Management/1.05)HRS. Hardware Requirement Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)HRS. Hovedredningssentralen. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)HRS. Hepatorenal Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)HS. Service available during hours of scheduled operations. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)hs. Hours Of Sleep (At Bedtime). (Medical/1.05)HS. Home Service. (Military/1.06)HSC. Health and Safety Commission. (Government office/2.14)HSCSD. High Speed Circuit Switched Data. A compression technology (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)HSCT. High Speed Civil Transport. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)HSE. Health, Safety and Environment. (Project Management/1.07)HSFO. High Sulphur Fuel Oil. (Petrochemical/2.07)HSIK. How Should I Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HSLA. High Strength Low Alloy. (Petrochemical/1.07)HSSEC. Health, Safety, Security & Environment Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)HST. High Speed Train. (Railways/2.10)HST. Hawaiin Standard Time. (Time or Space/2.02)HSTF. High Side Tool Face. (Petrochemical/1.07)HSV. Huntsville Airport. AL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)HSV. Herpes Simplex Virus. (Medical/1.05)ht. Height. (Medical/1.05)HT. High Tension. (Electrical/1.05)HT. Heat Tracing. (Petrochemical/1.07)ht. Haiti. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)HT. Hi There. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HTA. Hochtief AG - Büro Athen (Spata). (General/2.01)HTE. Hochtief AG - Büro Essen. (General/2.01)HTG. Haitian Gourde. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)HTGR. High Temperature Gas cooled Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)HTH. Hope This (or That) Helps!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HTH. Hope This Helps. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)HTID. Hand over of Technical Information and Documentation. (Petrochemical/1.07)HTLV. Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus. A retrovirus that causes diseases similar to multiple sclerosis(Medical/2.02)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 113 of 314
  • 114. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14HTML. Hyper Text Mark-up Language. A subset of SGML that has evolved into a standard of its own.HTML is the standard format for web documents (IT, Internet/1.05)HTN. Hypertension. (Medical/1.05)HTPL. Hyper Text Programming Language. (IT, Internet/1.05)HTTP. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. A descendant of the gopher service. HTTP can read andinterpret files on a remote machine, not only text, but pictures, sounds, and video information. HTTPis the information transfer protocol that is the basis for the collection of distributed information calledthe World Wide Web (IT, Internet/1.05)HTZ. Helicopter Traffic Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)hu. Hungary. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)HUB. A computer network concentrator for connection of equipment. A computer hub can becompared to the hub of a bicycle wheel, where all the spokes “radiate” outwards. In this analogy thebicycle spokes are computer cables, or telephone lines, connected to equipment/computers at theother end. See Mux, Router, Switch (IT, Computing/1.06)HUB. Head Up Butt. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)HUD. Heads Up Display. A transparent screen mounted on the dashboard on which pertinent datafrom flight instruments and weapons systems are projected. The HUD eliminates the need to lookdown into the cockpit to read instruments (Aviation Civil and Military/1.07)HUF. Hungarian Forint. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)HURCN. Hurricane. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HUY. Humberside Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)HV. Hand Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)HV. High Voltage. (Petrochemical/1.07)HV. Transavia. (Airline Codes/1.05)HVAC. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. (Petrochemical/1.05)HVDC. High Voltage Direct Current. Hochspannungsgleichstromübertragung (HGÜ) (Electrical/2.01)HVDF. High and Very High Frequency Direction Finding Station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HVN. New Haven Airport. CT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)HVTR. High Voltage Tracking Rate. (General/2.14)HVY. Heavy. Used to indicate the intensity of weather phenomena. HVY RA = Heavy rain (AviationCivil and Military/1.05)HWCI. HardWare Configuration Item. (IT, Computing/1.05)HWI. Hot Wire Ignition. (General/2.14)HWR. Heavy Water Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)HX. No specific working hours. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)HX. History. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)HYD. Hyderabad Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)Hydrocarbon. Oil, gas or condensate. A compound containing only the elements hydrogen andcarbon (Petrochemical/1.08)Hydrotest. Pressure test. Pressurisation of any component by filling completely with water andapplying an established amount of pressure by use of a pumping device. All openings must beplugged or capped prior to test. Normally a pressure and temperature recording chart is hooked up tothe test unit to produce a permanent record of the test. The test pressure and duration must bespecified. See Leak Test (Petrochemical/1.05)HYR. Higher. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Hz. Hertz. Unit of frequency of electromagnetic waves. One hertz = one cycle per second. Seefrequency (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)HZ. Haze. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 114 of 314
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  • 116. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1410. IndiaI. Iodine. Atomic number 53. (Chemical Elements/1.05)i Node. The node at the start of an activity in a AOA network. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)I&D. Incision And Drainage. (Medical/1.05)I&O. Intake And Output. (Medical/1.05)I&T. Integration And Test. (IT, Computing/1.05)I.e.. Id est. That is (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)I/F. InterFace. (IT, Computing/1.05)i18n. internationalisation. There are 18 letters between the "i" and the "n" (General/2.09)IABP. Intraaortic Baloon Pump. (Medical/1.05)IAC. In Any Case. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IAC. Instrument Approach Chart. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IACA. International Air Carrier Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAD. Dulles International. Washington D.C Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)IADC. International Association of Drilling Contractors. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IAE. In Any Event. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)IAEA. International Atomic Energy Agency. (Military/1.05)IAEE. International Association for Energy Economics. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IAES. International Academy of Environmental Safety. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IAF. Initial Approach Fix. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAH. Intercontinental. Houston. Texas Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)IAL. Interim Arrangement Letter. (Petrochemical/2.11)IALA. International Aid & Lighthouse Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.12)IALI. International Association of Labour Inspection. (General/2.10)IANAL. I Am Not A Lawyer. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)IAO. In And Out of clouds. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAOPA. International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAR. Intersection of Air Routes. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAS. Indicated Air Speed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IASI. Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)IAT. Internal Acceptance Test. An internal test the supplier performs prior to a witnessed FactoryAcceptance Test. The supplier performs an IAT in order to satisfy himself that the FAT will besuccessful (IT, Computing/1.05)IAT. Interface Acceptance Test. (IT, Computing/2.13)IATA. International Air Transport Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IATC. International Air Traffic Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAU. Infrastructure Account Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IAW. In Accordance With. iht (i henhold til) (IT, Internet Chat/1.07)IB. IBERIA. (Airline Codes/1.07)IB. Interface Broker. Sometimes also referred to as information broker. A system that receivesmessages/alarms from other systems, re-formats the message/alarm if necessary and forwards it toan interfacing system. E.g. A security system might send an alarm that an illegal entry has beenmade, this is forwarded through the interface broker to the CCTV system so that cameras in the areacan be activated (IT, Computing/2.12)IBAC. International Business Aviation Council. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 116 of 314
  • 117. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IBC. Iron-Binding Capacity. (Medical/1.05)IBD. Inflamatory Bowel Disease. (Medical/1.05)ibid. Ibidem. in the same place (General/1.07)IBK. Idiot Behind Keyboard. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IBN. Identification Beacon. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IBRM. Institute of Boiler and Radiation Manufacturers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)IBS. Interactive Blowing System. (General/2.14)IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)IBTD. I Beg To Differ. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IBV. Injection Bypass Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)IBZ. Ibiza. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)IC. Integrated Circuit. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)IC. I See. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IC. Diamond Dust. Very small ice crystals in suspension (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ICAA. International Civil Airports Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ICAO. International Civil Aviation Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ICB. International Competitive Bid. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ICBM. Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile. (Military/1.06)ICC. Interline Communications Commitee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ICD. Interface Control Document. (IT, Computing/1.05)ICE. Icing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ICI. Interface Control Information. (IT, Computing/1.05)ICM. Interline Communications Manual. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)ICMP. Internet Control Message Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)ICP. Intracranial Pressure. (Medical/1.05)ICPO. International Criminal Police Organisation. (Policing/2.14)ICQ. I seek you. (IT, Computing/2.09)ICRP. International Commission on Radiological Protection. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ICRU. International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements. (Association, Society,Institute/1.05)ICS. International Chamber of Shipping. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ICT. Wichita Airport. KS. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ICT. Information and Communication Technology. (IT, Computing/2.13)ICTP. International Centre for Theoretical Physics. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ICU. Intensive Care Unit. (Medical/1.05)ICU. Internal Complaints Unit. (General/1.06)ICVA. Independent Custody Visitors Association. (Policing/2.14)ICW. Integrated Controller Workstation. (IT, Computing/1.05)ID. Inside Diameter. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)ID. Intradermal. (Medical/1.05)ID. Identifier, Identity. Or Identification (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)id. Indonesia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IDA. Indirect Access. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDA. Idaho Falls Airport. ID. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 117 of 314
  • 118. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IDAHO. Information Database for Airlines and Handling Organisations. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.12)IDBN. Intelligent DataBase Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDC. Inter Discipline Check. Clash check. A check performed on a drawing by all disciplines to insurethat there are no clashes (collisions) between them (Project Management/1.05)IDCP. Identification Data Combining Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDD. Interface Design Document. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDDM. Insulin Dependent Diabetes Melitus. (Medical/1.05)IDE. Integrated Development Environment. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDE. Integrated Drive Electronics. Hard disk drive interface. Or for that matter a CD drive interface.See SCSI, ESDI, EIDE (IT, Computing/1.05)IDEA. Improvement and Development Agency. (Government office/2.14)IDEAS. International Data Exchange on Aviation Safety. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IDENT. Identification. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IDF. Intermediate Connection Frame. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDI. Initial Domain Identifier. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDK. I Dont Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IDL. International Departures Lounge. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)IDP. Initial Domain Part. (IT, Computing/1.05)IDR. Indonesian Rupiah. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)IDR. Integrated Design Review. (OSL Project Related/1.05)IDU. In Door Unit. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)ie. Ireland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IEA. International Energy Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IEC. International Electrotechnical Commission. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IED. Improvised Explosive Device. (Policing/2.14)IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IEEE 1394. Developed by Apple Computers also known as FireWire, a serial data transmissionprotocol with rates up to 400 Mbits/sec. (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)IEP. Irish Punt. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)IETF. Internet Engineering Task Force. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IF. Idiopathic Flushing. (Medical/1.05)IF. Independent Float. See TF, FF, Float, CPA, Slack (Project Management, Planning/1.10)IF. Intermediate approach Fix. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IF. Intermediate Frequency. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)IFA. Immunofluorescent Assay. (Medical/1.05)IFALPA. International Federation of Airline Pilots Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IFAT. Integration Factory Acceptance Test. (OSL Project Related/1.05)IFATCA. International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)IFB. Invitation For Bid. (General/1.05)IFC. Issued For Construction. A completed drawing that is released for construction after allappropriate checks and controls have been taken. Same as AFC (Project Management/1.05)IFE. In Flight Entertainment. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)IFEA. Industriens Forening for Elektro og Automatisering. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 118 of 314
  • 119. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IFF. Identification Friend or Foe. Mode 2=Military Ssr Iff Mode_Mode 3=Ssr Utility Mode _ModeC=Ssr Flight Level Reporting Mode (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IFO. Interim Functional Operability. Interim Funksjonell Operabilitet. The level of functionaloperability required so that the control tower, east runway, and sections of the terminal building, andpier A, can be operated in a responsible manner (OSL Project Related/1.05)IFOR. Implementation Force (NATO Bosnia Herzegovina). (Military/1.05)IFPS. Integrated Initial Flightplan Processing System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IFPU. Initial Flight Plan Processing Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IFR. Instrument Flight Rules. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IFT. Issued For Tender. (Project Management/1.07)Ig. Immunoglobulin. (Medical/1.05)IG. Interoperability Guidelines. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IGA. International General Aviation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IGC. Inter Governmental Conference. (Military/1.06)IGES. Initial Graphics Exchange Specification file format. (IT, Telecommunications/2.02)IGMP. Internet Group Management Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)IGN. National Geographical Institute (France). (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)IGP. Interior Gateway Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)IGP. I Gotta Pee. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IGU. Iguassu Fa Pr Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)IGU. International Gas Union. (General/2.10)IGUS. International Group for Unstable Substances. (General/2.10)IH. Inspection Hatch. (Petrochemical/1.07)IHA. I Hate Acronyms. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IHAC. Industrial Health Advisory Committee. (General/2.10)IHO. International Hydrographic Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.12)IHSS. Idiopathic Hypertophic Subaortic Stenosis. (Medical/1.05)IHSSF. International Healthcare Safety and Security Foundation. (General/2.10)IHT. Institution of Highways and Transportation. (General/2.10)IHU. I Hear You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IHU. Installation and Hook-Up. (Petrochemical/1.07)IHVE. Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IIABDFI. If It Aint Broke, Dont Fix It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IIAC. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. (General/2.10)IIASA. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IIL. Integrated Injection Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need adescription (IT, Computing/1.05)IIRC. If I Recall/Remember/Recollect Correctly. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IIRSM. International Institute of Risk and Safety Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IIS. Internet Information Server (Microsoft). (IT, Computing/1.07)IISM. International Institute of Safety Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IISP. Interim Inter Switch Protocol. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IISS. International Institute For Strategic Studies. (Military/1.05)IISSP. Interim Inter Switch Signalling Protocol (P-NNI). (IT, Computing/1.05)IIW. International Institute of Welding. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 119 of 314
  • 120. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IIWDFI. If It Works, Dont Fix It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IIWM. If It Were Me. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IJ. Air Liberte. Duplicate see LIB (Airline Codes/1.05)IJWTK. I Just Want To Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IJWTS. I Just Want To Say. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IK. Internkontroll. (Petrochemical/1.07)IKT. Informasjon og Kommunikasjons Teknologi. (IT, Computing/2.13)IKU. Institutt for Kontinentalsokkelundersøkelse. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IKWUM. I Know What You Mean. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IKYABWAI. I Know You Are But What Am I?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)il. Israel. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ILAC. International Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. (General/2.10)ILD. Interstitial Lung Disease. (Medical/1.05)ILE. Institute of Lighting Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ILG. Wilmington Airport. DE. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ILGRA. Interdepartmental Liaison Group on Risk Assessment. (General/2.10)ILM. Wilmington Airport. NC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ILMI. Interim Local Management Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)ILO. International Labour Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ILS. Israeli Shekel. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ILS. Industrial Law Society. (General/2.10)ILS. Instrument Landing System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ILU or ILY. I Love You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ILWS. Inductive Loop Warning System. (General/2.10)IM. Injection Molded. (General/2.14)IM. Intramuscular. (Medical/1.05)IM. Inner Marker. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)im. Isle Of Man. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IM. Immediate Message. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IM. Interface Module. (Petrochemical/1.07)IMA. I Might Add. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IMAO. In My Arrogant Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IMAP. Internet Message Access Protocol. (IT, Internet/2.03)IMC. International Maritime Committee. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IMC. Instrument Meteorological Conditions. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IMCA. International Marine Contractors Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IMCO. In My Considered Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)IMDG. International Maritime Dangerous Goods. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IME. Institute of Mining Engineers. (General/2.10)IME. In My Experience. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IMF. International Metalworkers Federation. (General/2.10)IMF. International Monetary Fund. (Association, Society, Institute/2.02)IMG. Immigration. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IMHO. In My Humble Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 120 of 314
  • 121. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IMing. Chatting with someone online usually while doing other things such as playing trivia or otherinteractive game. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IMNSHO. In My Not So Humble Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)IMO. In My Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)IMO. International Maritime Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Imp. Impression. (Medical/1.05)IMPOV. In My Point Of View. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IMPR. Improve, Improving. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IMR. Internal Mold Release. (General/2.14)IMS. Industrial Methylated Spirit. (General/2.10)IMS. International Military Staff (NATO). (Military/1.05)IMS. I Am Sorry. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IMT. Immediate, Immediately. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IMT-2000. International Mobile Telecommunication Systems. Global standard for third generationtechnology being developed by ITU (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)IMV. Intermitent Mandatory Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)in. India. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)in. Inch. Linear measure. 1" = 25,4mm. See " (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)IN. Installed. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)In. Indium. Atomic number 49. (Chemical Elements/1.05)INA. Initial Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INAM. Inter Nordic Airport Meeting. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INBD. Inbound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INC. In Cloud. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INCERFA. Uncertainty phase. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Incoterms. International rules for interpretation of shipping terms. (Freight and Shipping,Incoterms/2.10)IND. Indianapolis Airport. IN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)IND. Immigration and Nationality Directorate. (Government office/2.14)INDC. International Nuclear Data Committee. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)inf. Infusion. (Medical/1.05)INF. Intermediate Nuclear Forces. (Military/1.05)INFO. Information. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Information. Facts. Data and information are often used interchangeably. However there is a subtledifference, Information is the result of processing data (basic facts) into a useful or intelligible form.Help "I can no longer see the wood for the trees" (IT, Computing/1.05)Information Superhighway. Eventual successor of today’s WWW. A theoretical goal of computercommunications to provide schools, libraries, businesses, and homes universal access to qualityinformation that will educate, inform, and entertain. See Internet, WWW (IT, Internet/1.05)INFOTERRA. International Referral System for Sources of Environmental Information.(General/2.10)Infrastruktur Integrator. Infrastructure Integrator. The Contractor that is responsible for co-ordinating interface activities between the technical infrastructure and different IT system solutions(OSL Project Related/1.05)inh. Inhalation. (Medical/1.05)INI. Nis Airport. Yougoslavia. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 121 of 314
  • 122. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14INIS. International Nuclear Information System. (Nuclear power/1.05)init.. Initio. in the beginning (General/1.07)inj. Injection. (Medical/1.05)Injection well. A well used for pumping water or gas into the reservoir. (Petrochemical/1.08)INM. Institute of Naval Medicine. (General/2.10)INN. Innsbruck Airport. Austria. (Airport Codes/1.06)INOP. Inoperative. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INP. If Not Possible. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INPACT. Institut pour lAmelioration des Conditions de Travail. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)INPO. In No Particular Order. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)INPO. Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)INPR. In Progress. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INR. Indian Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)INR. International Normalised Ratio. (Medical/1.05)INRS. Institut National de Recherche et de Securite. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)INS. Instrument Navigation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INSEAD. Institut Europeen dAdministration des Affaires. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)INST. Installasjon på Gardermoen. (OSL Project Related/1.05)INSTL. Install, Installed, Installation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INSTR. Instrument. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INT. Winston Salem Airport. NC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)INT. Intersection. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Integration. Combining parts into a whole. Joining together into equal membership of communitydisregarding race or religion. Buzz word for making a team perform effectively (Project Management,Planning/1.10)Interface. A common boundary between two regions. A place, a piece of equipment, or an elementof information where interaction occurs between two systems (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Internet. Interconnection of computer networks that enables connected machines to communicatedirectly. The term internet refers to a global interconnection of government, education, and businesscomputer networks that is available to the public. There also exists smaller internets, usually for theprivate use of a single organisation, called intranets. Internet technology is a primitive precursor ofthe Information Superhighway, which is a theoretical goal of computer communications to provideschools, libraries, businesses, and homes universal access to quality information that will educate,inform, and entertain. Internets allow information to pass between computers, and a variety ofservices have been built upon this function. Including logging onto and operating a computer from aremote location (telnet). Transferring files between a local computer and a remote computer, FileTransfer Protocol (FTP). Reading and interpreting files on remote computers (gopher). The newestand most important internet service is Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), a descendant of thegopher service. HTTP can read and interpret files on a remote machine, not only text, but pictures,sounds, and video information. HTTP is the information transfer protocol that is the basis for thecollection of distributed information called the World Wide Web (IT, Internet/1.06)INTL. International. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Intranet. A private internet for the use of a single organisation. See Internet, Extranet, WWW, LAN,WAN (IT, Internet/1.05)INTRG. Interrogator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INTRP. Interrupt, Interruption, Interrupted. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INTSF. Intensify, Intensifying. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)INTST. Intensity. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 122 of 314
  • 123. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14io. British Indian Ocean Territory. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IO. Investigating Officer. (Policing/2.14)IO. Input/Output. (IT, Computing/1.05)IOC. Initial Operational Capability. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IOC. Input/Output Controller. (IT, Computing/1.05)IOD. Identified Outline Design. (General/2.01)IOEM. Invert Oil Emulsion Mud. (Petrochemical/1.07)IOM. Installation, Operation and Maintenance. (Petrochemical/1.07)IONL. Internal Organisation of the Network Layer. (IT, Computing/1.05)IOP. Intraocular Pressure. (Medical/1.05)IOR. Improved Oil Recovery. (Petrochemical/1.07)IOS. International Organisation for Standardisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IOSH. Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IOT. Interface interOperability acceptance Test. (IT, Computing/2.13)Iota. Ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. A very small amount. Lower Case symbol = Ninth (GreekAlphabet/1.05)IOU. I Owe You. Signed paper given as a receipt for money borrowed (General/1.05)IOV. Injection Outer Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)IOW. In Other Words. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)IP. Internet Protocol. Internet Protocol provides the addressing needed to move information acrossnetworks to their target/destination, the address looks like 000.111.222.3. See HTTP, TCP/IP, URL,Protocol (IT, Computing/1.06)IP. Institute of Petroleum. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IP. Institute of Physics. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IP. Intermediate Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)IP. Injured Party. (Policing/2.14)IPA. Isopropyl Alcohol. (Medical/2.10)IPA. International Police Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)IPC. International Protection Category. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IPC. Integrated Pollution Control. (General/2.10)IPCP. Internet Protocl Control Protocl. (IT, Computing/1.05)IPCS. Institute of Professional Civil Servants. (General/2.10)IPG. Impedance Plethysmography. (Medical/1.05)IPG. Information Planning Group. (General/2.10)IPH. Ipoh Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)IPHE. Institute of Public Health Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IPIECA. International Petroleum Industry Environmental and Conservation Association.(Petrochemical/2.01)IPLDP. Initial Police Learning and Development Programme. (Policing/2.14)IPM. Internet Protocol Multicast. (IT, Computing/2.13)IPM. Institute of Personnel Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IPN. Im Posting Naked. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IPPB. Intermitent Positive Pressure Breathing. (Medical/1.05)IPPC. Infrastructure Payments and Progress Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IPR. Investment Performance Review. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 123 of 314
  • 124. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IPR. Intellectual Property Rights. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)IPR. Integrated Pollution Regulation. (General/2.10)IPS. Internet Protocol Suite. (IT, Computing/1.05)IPS. Integrated Protection System. (General/2.10)IPT. Interface Performance acceptance Test. (IT, Computing/2.13)IPT. Williamsport Airport. PA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)IPTF. International Police Task Force. (Policing/2.14)iPTH. Parathyroid Hormone By Radioimmunoassay. (Medical/1.05)IPU. International Police Unit. (Policing/2.14)IPX. Network protocol in the Novel Network protocol stack. A convention used to control thetransmission of data is called a protocol (IT, Computing/1.05)IQ. Intelligence Quotient. (Medical/1.05)iq. Iraq. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IQA. Institute of Quality Assurance. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IQD. Iraqi Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)IQI. Image Quality Indicator. (Petrochemical/1.07)IQQ. Iquique Airport. Chili. (Airport Codes/1.06)IQS. Institute of Quantity Surveyors. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ir. Iran. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IR. Ionising Radiation. (General/2.10)Ir. Iridium. Atomic number 77. (Chemical Elements/1.05)IR. Ice on the Runway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IR. Infrared. (IT, Computing/1.05)IRA. Irish Republican Army. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)IRACIS. Increase Revenue, Avoid Cost, Improve Service. (General/1.05)IRC. Internet Relay Chat. (IT, Internet Chat/2.02)IRCM. Infra Red Counter Measures. (Military/1.06)IRD. Interface Requirement Document. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)IRD. Independent Rotary Drive. (Petrochemical/1.07)IRD. International Research and Development. (General/2.10)IrDa. Infra Red Data Association. (IT, Computing/1.05)IRF. International Regulators Forum. (Petrochemical/1.07)IRF. Immediate Reaction Force. (Military/1.05)IRHD. International Rubber Hardness Degrees. (Petrochemical/1.07)IRIG-B. Inter Range Instrumentation Group, Format B. (IT, Computing/1.05)IRL. In Real Life (that is, when not chatting). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IRM. Institute of Risk Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IRP. Institute of Radiation Protection. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IRPA. International Radiation Protection Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IRPTC. International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals. (General/2.10)IRR. Iranian Rial. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)IRR. Ionising Radiation Regulations. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)IRU. Industrial Rehabilitation Unit. (General/2.10)IRV. Inverse Ratio Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 124 of 314
  • 125. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IRVR. Instrumented Runway Visual Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)IRWS. Integrated Remote Work Station. (IT, Computing/1.05)IS. International Staff. (Military/1.05)IS. Intrinsic Safety or Intrinsically Safe. (General/2.10)IS. Information Specialist. (General/2.10)IS. Information Systems. (IT, Computing/2.14)is. Iceland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IS-136. Latest digital standard implemented in D-AMPS systems. Replaces the initial D-AMPS digitalstandard IS-54 with major enhancements and advanced features. Developed specifically for one-phone (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)IS-41. Inter-network connection protocol for connecting systems based on both analogue and digitalUS standards. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)IS-54. Original D-AMPS digital standard. Implemented in 1992 and then upgraded to the latest IS-136 digital standard in 1996 (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)IS-95. US standard for implementing CDMA cellular technology on narrowband systems. (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)ISA. Industry Standard Architecture. Bus type. See Bus, EISA, PCI, MCA, PCMCIA (IT,Computing/1.05)ISA. International Standard Atmosphere. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ISA. Instrument Society of America. (Petrochemical/1.07)ISASI. International Society of Air Safety Investigators. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ISB. Islamabad Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.06)ISB. Independent Sideband. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ISBN. International Standard Book Numbering. (General/2.10)ISD. In Service Date. (Military/1.06)ISDN. Integrated Services Digital Network. Digital high speed telephone line. ISDN is in fact to lineseach line capable of transferring 64Kbs of data, giving a total transfer rate of 128Kbs, as opposed to33.6Kbs on a traditional analogue line (under good conditions). See BRI-ISDN, PRI-ISDN, ADSL andVDSL, or DSL (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)ISF. International Shipping Federation. (Petrochemical/1.07)ISG. Immune Serum Globulin. (Medical/1.05)ISGOTT. International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals. (General/2.10)ISHM. International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics. (Petrochemical/1.07)ISK. Icelandic Krona. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ISL. Internett Service Leverandør. Norwegian for ISP (IT, Internet/1.05)ISN. Information Systems Network. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ISO. Isometric. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)ISO. International Organisation for Standardisation. (International Standards Organisation)(Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ISO 9000. An independent accreditation for a quality management system. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.13)ISOL. Isolated. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ISP. Internet Service Provider. (IT, Internet/1.05)ISPEMA. Industrial Safety and Protective Equipment Manufacturers Association. (Association,Society, Institute/2.10)ISR. Grensesnitt spesifikasjoner. (OSL Project Related/1.05)ISR. Interrupt Service Routine. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 125 of 314
  • 126. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ISS. I’m So Sure. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ISSA. International Ship Suppliers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ISSP. Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme. (Policing/2.14)ISSYGTI. I’m So Sure You Get The Idea!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IST. Ataturk. Istanbul Airport. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.05)IST. Irish Summer Time. (Time or Space/2.08)ISUP. Integrated Services User Part. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ISWYM. I See What You Mean. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)it. Italy. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)IT. Information Technology. A term used to designate computer and telecommunication technologyelements. E.g. computers, switchboards, radios, personal beepers, public address systems,programme distribution, traffic information systems, electronic security systems, etc (IT,Computing/1.05)ITB. Insurance Technical Bureau. (General/2.10)ITF. Interface Testing Facility. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)ITFA. In The Final Analysis. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ITIGBS. I Think Im Going To Be Sick. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ITL. Italian Lira. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ITM. Osaka. Itami (Airport Codes/1.07)ITP. Information Technology Platform. (IT, Computing/1.05)ITP. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. (Medical/1.05)ITP. Inspection and Test Plan. (Petrochemical/1.07)ITRS. International Terrestrial Reference System. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)ITS. Information Technology Services. (General/2.10)ITSA. Independent Tank Storage Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ITSFWI. If The Shoe Fits Wear It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ITSI. Information Technology Standards Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ITT. Invitation To Tender. (Military/1.06)ITU. International Telecommunication Union. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)ITV. Internal TV Surveillance. Same as CCTV (Security/1.05)IUAT. International Union Against Tuberculosis. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IUD. Intrauterine Device. (Medical/1.05)IUMI. International Union Marine Insurers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)IUPAC. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IV. Intravenous. (General/1.05)IVC. Inferior Vena Cava. (Medical/1.05)IVC. Inlet Vane Controller. (Petrochemical/1.07)IVP. Intravenous Pyelogram. (Medical/1.05)IVPN. Internet Virtual Private Networks. (IT, Computing/2.03)IVR. Interactive Voice Response. Distribution of information automatically via telephone. For exampleyou can ring up your bank account and be told your balance, and last transactions. You can ring upan airport and be told about the latest traffic information. You can ring up the talking clock (froken ur)and be told the time (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)IVSN. Initial Voice Switched Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)IWALU. I Will Always Love You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 126 of 314
  • 127. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14IWBNI. It Would Be Nice If. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IWD. Iber World. (Airline Codes/1.05)IWEM. Institute of Water and Environmental Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IWHP. Injection Wellhead Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)IWM. Institute of Waste Management. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)IWRC. Independent Wire Rope Core. (Petrochemical/1.07)IXA. Agartala Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)IXD. Allahbad Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)IYFEG. Insert Your Favorite Ethnic Group. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IYSS. If You Say So. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IYSWIM. If You See What I Mean. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)IZM. Izmir Airport. Turkey. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 127 of 314
  • 128. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1411. JulietJ. Joule. A measure of energy. (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)j Node. The node at the end of an activity in a AOA network. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)J4F. Just For Fun. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)J4G. Just For Grins. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JAA. Joint Aviation Authorities. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JAA. Joint Association Authority. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JAC. Joint Advisory Committee. (General/2.10)Jacket. The structural support for an offshore platform. (Petrochemical/1.08)JAM. Just A Minute. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JAN. Jackson Ms Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)JAN. January. (Time or Space/1.05)JAR. Joint Aviation Rules. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JAR. Joint Airworthiness Requirements. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JAS. Just A Second. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Java. An object oriented programming language. From Sun Microsystems. The Microsoft equivalent iscalled ActiveX (IT, Languages/1.05)JAX. Jacksonville Fl Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)JB. Junction Box. (Petrochemical/1.07)JBB. Joint Branch Board. (Policing/2.14)JBOD. Just a Bunch Of Disks. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JC. Just Chilling. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JCC. Joint Central Committee. (Policing/2.14)JCL. Job Control Language. (IT, Languages/1.05)JCOC. Joint Command Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JCSI. Joint Command Systems Initiative. (Military/1.06)JDBC. Java DataBase Connectivity. See Java (IT, Languages/1.05)je. Jersey. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)JED. King Abdul Aziz International. Jiddah Airport. Saudi Arabia. (Airport Codes/1.05)JEDEC. Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council. (IT, Computing/1.05)JEIDA. Japan Electronic Industry Development Association. A sister organisation to PCMCIA that hasbeen responsible for the definition and publication of a variety of Japanese industry standards.Together, JEIDA and PCMCIA have made the PCMCIA standard a world-wide standard (IT,Computing/1.05)JEITA. Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association. (Association, Society,Institute/2.09)JER. Jersey. (Airport Codes/1.05)JET A-1. Aviation Turbine Fuel. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)JFAI. Joint Formal Acceptance Inspection. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JFI. Just For Information. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JFK. John F. Kennedy International. New York Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)JG. Juxtaglomerular. (Medical/1.05)JGR. Joint Geological Review. (Petrochemical/1.07)JHB. Johore Bahru Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 128 of 314
  • 129. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14JI. Midway Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.07)JIB. Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)JIB. Djibouti Airport. Jibouti. (Airport Codes/1.06)JIC. Joint Industrial Council. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)JIC. Just In Case. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JIC. Joint Intelligence Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JIS. Japanese Industrial Standards. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)JIS. Japanese Standard Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)JISC. Japanese Industrial Standards Committee. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)JIU. Jiuzhou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)JK. Spanair. (Airline Codes/1.07)JK. Just Kidding. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JKG. Axamo. Jonkoping Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)JKH. Chios. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)JKK. Spanair. (Airline Codes/1.05)JKT. Djakarta Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)JL. Japan Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.07)JLN. Joplin Airport. MO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)jm. Jamaica. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)JMC. Joint Maritime Course. (Military/1.06)JMD. Jamaican Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)JMHO. Just My Humble Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JML. Japanese Ministry of Labour. (General/2.10)JMO. Just My Opinion. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JMS. Java Message Service. (IT, Computing/2.12)JNB. Johannesburg International Airport. SouthAfrica. (Airport Codes/1.05)JNC. Joint National Committee. (General/2.10)JNCC. Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee. (Policing/2.14)JNU. Juneau Airport. AK. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)jo. Jordan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)JOC. Joint Operations Centre. (Policing/2.14)JOCC. Joint Operations Control Centre. (Policing/2.14)JOCE. Journal Officiel des Communautes Europeennes. (General/2.10)JOD. Jordanian Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)JOE. Joensuu Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.06)JOI. Joinville Airport. SC. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)JOPI. Joint Operational Instructions. (Policing/2.14)Jorden. Dannet for 4,6 mrd. år siden. Malmen funnet i Isua på Grønnland viser at det fantes vannallerede for 3,8 mrd. år siden. En ny type ionesonde brukes til å ana (General/1.05)Joule. Unit of energy or work. (Weights & Measures, Other/2.08)jp. Japan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)JPEG. Joint Photographic Experts Group. A data compression standard file format that is commonlyused for digital pictures (IT, Computing/1.05)JPM. Joint Performance Monitoring. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 129 of 314
  • 130. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14JPY. Japanese Yen. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)JR. Yogoslav Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.05)JRDF. Joint Rapid Deployment Force. (Military/1.06)JSCSC. Joint Service Command and Staff College. (Military/1.06)JSEODC. Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Report Centre. (Policing/2.14)JSI. Skiathos. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)JST. Japanese Standard Time. (Time or Space/2.03)JT. Joule Thompson. (Weights & Measures, Other/1.07)JTIDS. Joint Tactical Information Distribution System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JTLYK. Just To Let You Know. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JTM. Job Transfer and Manipulation. (IT, Computing/1.05)JTR. Santorini. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)JTST. Jet stream. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)JUL. July. (Time or Space/1.05)JUN. June. (Time or Space/1.05)JVD. Jugular Venous Distention. (Medical/1.05)JVM. Java Virtual Machine. (IT, Computing/2.12)JVP. Jugular Vein Pulse. (Medical/1.05)JWG. Joint Working Group. (General/2.10)JWK. Just Wondering. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)JWP. Joint Working Party. (General/2.10)JYV. Jyvaskyla Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 130 of 314
  • 131. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1412. Kilok. Kiribati. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)K. Okay. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)K. Potassium. Atomic number 19. (Chemical Elements/1.05)k. Kilo. SI number prefix 1.000. (Weights & Measures, Systeme Internationale prefixes/1.05)kA. Kiloampere. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/2.11)KA. Dragon Air. (Airline Codes/1.07)KAD. Kommunal og arbeidsdepartementet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Kappa. Tenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Tenth, modulus of elasticity,specific heat ration, susceptibility to magnetism (Greek Alphabet/1.05)kat. Kata (Mole, Sec). (Medical/1.05)Kb. Kilobyte. One thousand bytes. See bits, bytes, Kb, Mb, Gb, Tb, Pb (IT, Units/1.05)Kbps. Kilobytes per second. Data transfer rate over for example a telephone line (IT,Computing/1.05)KBR. Kota Bharu Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)KCH. Kuching Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)KD. Kystdirektoratet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)ke. Kenya. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KE. Korean Air. (Airline Codes/1.07)KEF. Keflavik. Reykjavik Airport. Iceland. (Airport Codes/1.05)Kelvin. A base unit of temperature. (Weights & Measures, Other/2.14)Kernel. The center of a computer operating system. The kernel is the core that provides basicservices for all other parts of the operating system. Whereas the shell of an operating system is theoutermost part that interacts with user commands (IT, Computing/2.09)KES. Kenyan Shilling. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Ketchup Bottle Effect. An undesirable situation where everything comes at once. A syndrome thatmany people have experienced on a project, the term is derived from the concept shake oh, shakethe ketchup bottle, none will come and then a lot will (Project Management, Planning/1.10)KF. Air Botnia. (Airline Codes/1.07)kg. Kilograms. Measure of weight. 1000g = 100dkg = 10hg = 1kg = 2,205 pounds (avoirdupois)(Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)kg. Kyrgzstan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KGD. Khrabrovo. Kaliningrad Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.05)KGS. Kyrgyzstanish Som. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)KGS. Kos. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)kh. Cambodia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KHH. Kaohsiung. International (Airport Codes/1.07)KHI. Karachi Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.05)KHN. Nanchang Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)KHR. Cambodian Riel. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)KHYF. Know How You Feel. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KHz. Kilohertz. (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)KIA. Killed In Action. (Military/1.10)KIBO. Knowledge In, Bullshit Out. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KID. Kristianstad Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 131 of 314
  • 132. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14KIJ. Niigata Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)Kilderkin. Measure of Ale. 16 gallons (2 bushels). (Measure of Ale/1.05)Kilo. SI number prefix 1.000. Abbreviated as k. One Thousand (SI Number Prefixes/1.05)KIPROS. Norwegian CID. Also German CID (General/1.05)KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KIT. Keep In Touch. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KJ. Knee Jerk. (Medical/1.05)KJA. Krasnoyarsk Airport. Cis. (Airport Codes/1.06)KKN. Høybuktmoen. Kirknes Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)kl. Kiloliter. Measure of capacity. 1000l = 100dkl = 10hl = 1kl = 220 gallons (imperial) (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)KL. KLM. (Airline Codes/1.05)Klick. Kilometer. (Military/1.10)KLR. Kalmar Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)KLU. Klagenfurt Airport. Austria. (Airport Codes/1.06)km. Comoros. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)km. Kilometre. Linear measure. 1000m = 100dkm = 10hm = 1km = 0,621 miles (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)KMA. Kiss My Ass. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KMF. Comorosian Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)KMG. Kunming Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)KMIA. Kiss My Italian Ass. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)kn. Saint Kitts And Nevis. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Knocking. A metallic rattling sound made by a car engine. See Pinking. (General/2.01)KO. Knock Out. (Petrochemical/1.07)KOK. Kokkola Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.06)KOM. Kommunaldepartementet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)KOP. Kick Off Point. (Petrochemical/1.07)KOTC. Kiss On The Cheek. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KOTL. Kiss On The Lips. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)kp. Korea, Democratic Peoples Rep. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KP. Kiwi International. (Airline Codes/1.07)KPA. Kilopascal. (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)kph. Kilometres Per Hour. Measure of speed (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)KPI. Key Performance Indicator. (General/2.13)KPR. Key Performance Report. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)KPW. North Korean Won. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Kr. Krypton. Atomic number 36. (Chemical Elements/1.05)kr. Korea, Republic Of. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KRF. Kramfors. (Airport Codes/1.07)KRK. Krakow. Poland. (Airport Codes/1.05)KRN. Kiruna Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)KRP. Karup Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.05)KRS. Kristiansand. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 132 of 314
  • 133. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14KRT. Khartoum Airport. Sudan. (Airport Codes/1.05)KRW. South Korean Won. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)KS. Kvalitetssikring. Norwegian for Quality Control. (Project Management/1.07)KSC. Kosice Airport. Slovak Republic. (Airport Codes/1.06)KSD. Karlstad Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)KSU. Kristiansund. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)KT. Knots. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)KUA. Kuala. (Airport Codes/1.05)KUB. Kidney, Ureter, Bladder. (Medical/1.05)KUB. Kuala Belait Airport. Brunei. (Airport Codes/1.06)KUD. Kudat Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)KUF. Kirke-, utdannings- og forskningsdepartementet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)KUL. Subang Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.05)KUO. Kuopio Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.06)kV. Kilo Volt. 1.000 Volts (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)kVA. Kilo Volt Ampere. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/2.11)kw. Kuwait. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)kW. Kilo Watt. 1.000 Watts (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)KWD. Kuwait Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)KWE. Guiyang Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)kWh. Kilowatt hour. (Electrical/2.01)KWI. Kuwait International Airport. Kuwait. (Airport Codes/1.05)KWIM. Know What I Mean?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)KWJ. Kwangju Airport. South Korea. (Airport Codes/1.06)KWL. Guilin Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)ky. Cayman Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KYD. Cayman Islands Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)KYFC. Keep Your Fingers Crossed. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)kz. Kazakhstan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)KZT. Kazakstanian Tenge. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 133 of 314
  • 134. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1413. Limal. Liter. Measure of capacity. 1l = 1,7596 pints = 0,21997 gallons (imperial) (Weights & Measures,Metric/1.05)L. Left {runway identification}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)L. Laugh. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)L2TP. Layer two Tunnelling Protocol. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)L8R. Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)L8R G8R. Later Gator. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)la. Lao, Peoples Democratic Republic. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LA. Left Atrium. (Medical/1.05)La. Lanthanum. Atomic number 57. (Chemical Elements/1.05)LA. Level Alarm. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)LAA. Local Authority Associations. (General/2.10)LABATYD or LAB&TYD. Lifes A Bitch And Then You Die. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)lac. Laceration. (Medical/1.05)LACT. Lease Automatic Custody Transfer. (Petrochemical/2.11)LAD. Left Axis Deviation. (Medical/1.05)LAD. Luanda Airport. Angola. (Airport Codes/1.06)LADD. Lifetime Average Daily Dose. (General/2.10)LAESI. Local Authority and Emergency Service Information. (Military/1.06)LAF. Load Alleviation Function. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LAFTA. Latin American Free Trade Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)LAHB. Eft Anterior Hemiblock. (Medical/1.05)LAK. Laos Kip. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LAM. Laughing At Myself. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LAM. Logical Acknowledgement Message {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)Lambda. Eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Equivalent conductivity. LowerCase symbol = Eleventh, wave length, angstrom unit, radioactive constant, cosmical constant,damping coefficient, area ratio, microliter, latitude (Greek Alphabet/1.05)LAN. Local Area Network. Networks used to connect computers in a single room, rooms within abuilding, or buildings on one site are normally called Local Area Networks (LANs). LANs tend to beprivately owned networks. Networks that connect computers on separate sites, cities or countries arecalled Wide Area Networks. (Sometimes Long Haul Networks (LHNs) (IT, Computing/1.05)LAN. Inland. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LANE. LAN Emulation. (IT, Computing/1.05)LAP. Local Area Policing. (Policing/2.14)LAP. Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase. (Medical/1.05)lap. Laparotomy. (Medical/1.05)LAPB. Link Access Procedure Balanced. (IT, Computing/1.05)LAPD. Link Access Procedure D. (IT, Computing/1.05)LAPG. Local Adult Protection Groups. (Policing/2.14)Large. Measure of Ale. 1 pt (ca 0,57l). (Measure of Ale/1.05)LAS. McCarran International. Las Vegas. Nevada Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)LASER. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. (General/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 134 of 314
  • 135. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LAT. Lowest Astronomical Tide. (General/1.07)LAT. Latitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LATA. Local Access and Transport Area. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)LAV. Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus (Same As HIV). (Medical/1.05)Lawyer. People who go in after the auditors and strip the bodies. (Humour/1.05)LAX. LA International. Los Angeles Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)lb. Pound. Avoirdupois system. 16 ounces = 1 pound = 453,59 g (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)lb. Lebanon. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LB. Lloyd Aero Boliviano. (Airline Codes/1.05)LBA. Leeds Bedford Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)LBA. London Boroughs Association. (General/2.10)LBAC. Logical Burst Access Channel. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LBB. Lubbock Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)LBBB. Left Bundle Branch Block. (Medical/1.05)LBC. Local Baggage Committee. (IT, Computing/1.06)LBG. Paris Le Bourget Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)LBP. Lebanese Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LBP. Low Back Pain. (Medical/1.05)LBT. Air Liberte Tunisie. (Airline Codes/1.05)LBV. Libreville Airport. Gabon. (Airport Codes/1.06)LBW. Leg Before Wicket. A foul in cricket (General/1.06)LC. Locked Closed. (Petrochemical/1.07)lc. Saint Lucia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LCA. Life Cycle Assessment. (Project Management/1.05)LCA. Larnaca International Airport. Cyprus. (Airport Codes/1.05)LCC. Life Cycle Cost. The estimate of the total expected cost of an element or product over itsexpected life time (Project Management/1.06)LCD. Liquid Crystal Display. A flat screen technology. See CRT, TFT, PDP, EL, FED, CGS (IT,Computing/1.05)LCF. Legal Contract and Finance committee. (General/1.05)LCH. Lake Charles Airport. LA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)LCI. Life Cycle Information. (Project Management/1.07)LCIE. Laboratoire Central des Industries Electriques. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)LCJB. Local Criminal Justice Board. (Policing/2.14)LCK. Columbus Airport. OH. USA. Duplicate see CMH (Airport Codes/1.06)LCN. Load Classification Number. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LCOC. Land Command Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LCP. Local Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)LCP. Link Control Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)LCP. Life Cycle Profit. The estimate of the total expected economic profit that may be gained from anelement or product over its expected life time (Project Management/1.05)LCP. Liquid Crystal Polymer. (General/2.14)LCPC. Local area Child Protection Committee. (Policing/2.14)LCR. Local Control Room. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 135 of 314
  • 136. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LCS. Lighting Control System. (IT, Computing/2.13)LCV. Level Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)lcwt. Long hundredweight. Avoirdupois system. 112 pounds = 1 long cwt = 50,80 kg (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)LD. Learning Disability or Learning Disabled. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LD. Later Dude. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LD. Lethal Dose. (Petrochemical/1.07)LDA. Landing Distance Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LDAP. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. (IT, Computing/2.12)LDB. Limited Data Blocks. (IT, Computing/1.05)LDC. Land Defence Command. (Military/1.05)LDD. Land Defence District. (Military/1.05)LDE. Lead Discipline Engineer. (Petrochemical/1.07)LDE. Lourdes/Tarbes Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)LDG. Landing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LDG. List of Dangerous Goods. (General/2.10)LDH. Lactate Dehydrogenase. (Medical/1.05)LDI. Landing Direction Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LDIN. Lead-In Lights. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LDL. Leverandør dokumentasjonsliste. (Petrochemical/1.07)LDL. Low Density Lipoprotein. (Medical/1.05)LDPE. Low Density Polyethylene. (General/2.14)LDR. Long Distance Relationship. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LDR. Landing Distance Required. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)LDRCR. Low Density Radio Communications Link. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LDU. Lahad Datu Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)LEA. Local Education Authority. (Government office/2.14)Leak Test. Pressure Test. Pressurisation of a component by filling completely with nitrogen, or airand applying an established amount of pressure with a pumping device. All openings must be pluggedor capped prior to test. Normally a pressure and temperature recording chart is hooked up to the testunit to produce a permanent record of the test. The test pressure and duration must be specified.Normally a leak test is combined with a soapy bubble test, where joints are coated in a soapy watersolution and visually inspected for bubbles. This type of test is associated with hazardous operations,E.g. pipes carrying gas, aviation fuel hydrant systems (Petrochemical/1.05)LEC. Local Exchange Carrier. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)LED. Light Emitting Diode. (IT, Computing/1.05)LED. Pulkovo. St Petesburg Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.05)Leet. Elite (see 1337). The opposite of n00b somene who does not have a clue (IT, InternetChat/2.14)LEH. Le Havre Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)LEJ. Leipzig Halle Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)LEL. Lower Explosion Limit. (Petrochemical/1.07)LEN. Length. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LENA. Lean Experimental Network For Alternates. (IT, Computing/1.05)LEO. Low Earth Orbit. A type of satellite orbit. See GEO, MEO, and HALE (Time or Space/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 136 of 314
  • 137. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LEP. Light Emitting Polymer. A flat screen technology. Large format and super thin TV screens andcomputer monitors made of plastic that glows? See CRT, LCD, TFT, PDP, EL, FED, CGS (IT,Computing/1.05)LER. Local Equipment Room. (Petrochemical/1.07)LES. Lower Esophageal Sphinter. (Medical/1.05)LETIS. LVs Elektroniske Trafikk Informasjon System. Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities TrafficInformation System (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LEX. Lexington Airport. Cayman Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)LF. Line Feed. (IT, Computing/1.05)LF. Low Frequency 30 to 300 KHz. See EHF, ELF, HF, MF, SHF, UHF, VHF, VLF (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)LF. Late Finish. See LS for full description (Project Management, Planning/1.08)LFDCA. London Fire and Civil Defence Authority. (General/2.10)LFT. Liver Function Test. (Medical/1.05)LFW. Lome Airport. Togo. (Airport Codes/1.06)LG. Level Gauge. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)LGA. La Guardia. New York Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)LGA. Local Government Association. (Government office/2.14)LGB. Long Beach Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)LGC. Laboratory of the Government Chemist. (Government office/2.14)LGCIU. Landing Gear Control and Interface Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LGIS. LVs Geografiske Informasjon System. Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities GeographicalInformation System (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LGK. Pulau Langkawi Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)LGT. Light, Lighting. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LGTD. Lighted. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LGV. Light Goods Vehicle. (General/2.14)LGV. Lymphogranuloma Venereum. (Medical/1.05)LGW. Gatwick. London Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)LH. Lufthansa. (Airline Codes/1.05)LH. Luteinizing Hormone. (Medical/1.05)LHD. Left Hand Drive. (General/1.05)LHE. Le Havre. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)LHN. Long Haul Network. (See WAN) (IT, Computing/2.13)LHO. Laughing Head Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LHP. Loop Heat Pipe. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)LHR. Heathrow. London Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)LH-RH. Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone. (Medical/1.05)LHS. Left Hand Side. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LHT. LuftHavnTjeneste. Norwegian. Airport services. E.g. terminal, fire fighting (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)LHW. Lanzhou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)li. Liechtenstein. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Li. Lithium. Atomic number 3. Atomic weight 6,939. Melting point 179 degrees c. (Litium. Det lettesteav alle metaller. Brukes til det meste fra glass til drifstoff for romfartøyer. Virker også beroligende påTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 137 of 314
  • 138. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Manisk-deepresive. Thankyou DFOS i know who to contact when i reach this state) (ChemicalElements/1.05)LI. Level Indicator. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)LIB. Air Liberte. Duplicate see IJ (Airline Codes/1.05)LIBOR. London Inter Bank Offered Rate. (General/1.07)LIC. Level Indicator Controller. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)Lidar. Light Detection and Ranging. Optisk radar for måling av Ozonlagets vertikale profil vhalysimpulser på 2 forskjellige frekvenser. Svalbard (General/1.05)LIF. Laser Induced Fluorescence. (General/2.10)LIF. Lighting Industry Federation. (General/2.10)LIFO. Last In First Out. See FIFO (Petrochemical/1.10)LIH. Light Intensity High. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LIL. Lille Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)LIL. Light Intensity Low. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LIM. Light Intensity Medium. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LIM. Jorge Chavez International. Lima Airport. Peru. (Airport Codes/1.05)LIN. Linate. Milan Airport. Italy. Duplicate see MXP (Airport Codes/1.05)LIO. Local Intelligence Officer. (Policing/2.14)Lip. Lipid. (Medical/1.05)liq. Liquid. (Medical/1.05)Liquidated Damages. A penalty for failing to achieve the impossible. (Humour/1.05)LIRS. Low Impact Resistant Supports. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LIS. Lisboa. Lisbon Airport. Portugal. (Airport Codes/1.05)Lisp. LISt Processing language. (IT, Languages/1.05)LIT. Little Rock Airport. AR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)LJBF. Let’s Just Be Friends. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LJU. Ljubljana Airport. Slovenia. (Airport Codes/1.06)lk. Sri Lanka. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LKL. Banak. Lakselv Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)LKR. Sri Lankan Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LKS. Liver, Kidney, Spleen. (Medical/1.05)LLA. Kallax. Luleå Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)LLC. Logical Link Control. (General/1.05)LLDPE. Linear Low Density Polyethylene. (General/2.14)LLL. Left Lower Lobe. (Medical/1.05)LLL. Low Liquid Level. (Petrochemical/1.07)LLQ. Left Lower Quadrant. (Medical/1.05)LLTA. Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LLW. Lilongwe Airport. Malawi. (Airport Codes/1.06)LLZ. Localiser. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LM. Locator Middle. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LMAO. Laughing My Ass Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LMD. Local Medical Doctor. (Medical/1.05)LMDPE. Linear Medium Density Polyethylene. (General/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 138 of 314
  • 139. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LMDS. Local Multipoint Distribution Services. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)LMFBR. Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor. (Nuclear power/2.10)LMHO. Laughing My Head Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LMIRL. Lets Meet In Real Life. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)LMN. Limbang Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)LMP. Last Menstrual Period, Lumbar Puncture. (Medical/1.05)LMSO. Laughing My Socks Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LMT. Local Mean Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LNB. Low Noise Block. The head on a satellite dish (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)LNG. Long (used to indicate type of approach desired or required). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LNG. Liquefied Natural Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)LNMP. Last Normal Menstrual Period. (Medical/1.05)LNN. Lausanne Airport. Switzerland. (Airport Codes/1.06)LNZ. Linz Airport. Austria. (Airport Codes/1.05)LO. Locator Outer. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LO. Lube Oil. (Petrochemical/1.07)LOA. Letter Of Agreement. (Petrochemical/1.07)LOC. Level Of Consciousness. (Medical/1.05)LOC. Localiser. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LOC. Letter Of Conformity. or Compliance (Petrochemical/1.07)LOC. Local, Locally, Location, Located. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LOFS. Life of Field Scheme. (Petrochemical/2.08)LOI. Letter of Intent. (Petrochemical/2.11)LOIS. Landing & Operational Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)LOL. Laughing Out Loud. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LOL. Lots Of Luck. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)LON. London Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)LON. Longitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LORAN. Long Range Air Navigation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LOS. Murtala Muhammed. Lagos Airport. Nigeria. (Airport Codes/1.05)LOT. Leak Off Test. (Petrochemical/1.07)Low Bidder. A contractor wondering what he left out. (Humour/1.05)LP. Lumbar Puncture. (Medical/1.05)LP. Long Playing. Record / Vinyl (General/2.10)LP. Low Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)LP. Liquefied Petroleum. (General/2.10)LPA. Local Planning Authority. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)LPA. Gran Canaria. Las Palmas Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)LPAS. LVs Parkeringsanlegg AS. Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities Parking Facility (registeredcompany) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LPB. La Paz. El Alto (Airport Codes/1.07)LPC. Linear Prediction Code. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)LPE. Liquid Penetrant Examination. (Petrochemical/1.07)LPG. Liquefied Petroleum Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 139 of 314
  • 140. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LPGA. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)LPH. Landing Platform Helicopter. (Military/1.06)LPHB. Left Posterior Hemiblock. (Medical/1.05)LPI. Lines Per Inch. The number of lines a printer can print in a linear inch (IT, Computing/1.05)LPI. Linkoping Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)LPL. Liverpool Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)LPN. Licenced Practical Nurse. (Medical/1.05)LPP. Lappeenranta. (Airport Codes/1.07)LPTTL. Low Power Transistor Transistor Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if youneed a description (IT, Computing/1.05)LQ. Living Quarters (Accommodation). (Petrochemical/1.05)lr. Liberia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LR. Level Recorder. (Petrochemical/1.07)LR. Long Radius. On an elbow (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)LRD. Liberian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LRD. Laredo Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)LRE. Last Revised Estimate. LRE=ACWP+ETC (Project Management/1.10)LRF. Little Rubber Feet. (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment) (IT, InternetChat/2.11)LRG. Long Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LRID. Logical Record Identification. (IT, Computing/1.05)LRM. Last Responsible Moment. (IT, Computing/2.12)LRM. Lowest Replaceable Module. (IT, Computing/1.05)LRS. Lloyds Register of Shipping. (General/1.07)LRT. Lorient Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)LRU. Line Replaceable Unit. Lowest Replaceable Unit (LRM - Module) (IT, Computing/1.05)LS. Lump Sum. (Project Management/1.07)ls. Lesotho. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LS. Late Start. Late start and finish dates are calculated during a backward pass of the network.Calculations are started with a completion date, which may be the expected completion datecomputed during the forward pass, or a target completion date that is imposed. If the last activity inthe network has a LF on day 10 and a duration of 5 days its LS date will be day 6. Any activitiespreceding it will have a LF date of day 5. However when the Late Finish of an activity is dependent onmore than one succeeding activity its LF date is the minimum LS date of the succeeding activities. LS= LF - Duration. The LS date of the first activity in the network is the latest date that the project muststart on if the objectives of the network are to be met. If the expected completion date of the projectcalculated during the forward pass was used as the LF date of the last activity in the network, thenthe LS date of the first activity in the network will be equal to its ES date. See FS, SS, TF, FF, ES, EF,LS, LF, Network, AON, AOA, CPM, CPA (Project Management, Planning/1.08)LSAP. Link Service Access Point. (IT, Computing/1.05)LSB. Least Significant bit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LSB. Least Significant Byte. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)LSB. Left Sternal Border. (Medical/1.05)LSE. Local Security Environment. (Policing/2.14)LSFROH. Low Smoke Flame Retarding Halogen Free. (General/1.05)LSHMBA. Laughing So Hard My Belly Aches. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LSHMBH. Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 140 of 314
  • 141. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LSI. Large Scale Integration. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)LSL. Lesothoian Loti. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LSL. Landing Ship Logistic. (Military/1.06)LSQ. Line Squall. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LSV. Light Strike Vehicle. (Military/1.10)LSZ. Losinj Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)lt. Lithuania. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LT. Level Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)LTA. Lost Time Accident. (Petrochemical/2.10)LTB. Local Tender Board. (Petrochemical/1.07)LTCP. Long Term Car Park. (General/2.13)LTD. Limited. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LTDR. Leverandørens tegninger og dokumentregister. (Petrochemical/1.07)LTHTT. Laughing Too Hard To Type. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LTI. Lost Time Injury. A measure of safety performance (Project Management/1.07)LTIF. Lost Time Injury Frequency. A measure of safety performance (Project Management/1.07)LTK. Latakia Airport. Syria. (Airport Codes/1.06)LTL. Lithuanian Lita. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LTM. Laughing To Myself. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LTN. Luton Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)ltn. Long ton. Avoirdupois system. 2240 pounds = 1 long ton = 1016,0416 kg (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)LTNS. Long Time No See. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LTNT. Long Time, No Type. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LTO. Low Toxic Oil. (Petrochemical/1.07)LTPS. Low Temperature PolySilicon. A technology used in manufacturing LCDs (IT, Computing/1.05)LTR. Long Term Relationship. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LTT. Landline TeleTypewriter. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LTT. LuftTrafikkTjeneste. Norwegian. Air Traffic Services. E.g. Tower, Meteorology (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)Lu. Lutetium. Atomic number 71. (Chemical Elements/1.05)lu. Luxembourg. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Lubeoil. Luricating oil. Used to grease mechanical joints and moving parts (Petrochemical/2.01)LUF. Luxembourg Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LUG. Lugano Airport. Switzerland. (Airport Codes/1.06)LUL. Left Upper Lobe. (Medical/1.05)LUL. London Underground Limited. (General/2.12)LULAB. Love You Like/Love A Brother. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LULAS. Love You Like A Sister. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LUN. Lusaka Airport. Zambia. (Airport Codes/1.06)LUP. Lying Up Point. (Military/1.10)LUQ. Left Upper Quadrant. (Medical/1.05)LUR. Lokalt utstyrsrom. (Petrochemical/1.07)LUWAMH. Love You With All My Heart. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 141 of 314
  • 142. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14LUX. Findel. Luxembourg Airport. (Airport Codes/1.05)lv. Latvia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LV. Low Voltage. (Petrochemical/1.07)LV. Light and Variable (relating to wind). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LV. Luftfartsverket. Norwegian. Civil Aviation Authority (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LVDT. Linear Variable Differential Transformer. (Petrochemical/1.07)LVE. Leave, Leaving. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LVEDP. Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure. (Medical/1.05)LVH. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. (Medical/1.05)LVL. Latvian Lat. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LVL. Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LW. Long Wave. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)Lw. Lawrencium. Atomic number 103. (Chemical Elements/1.05)LWD. Logging While Drilling. (Petrochemical/2.06)LWGR. Light Water Graphite Moderated Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)LWR. Light Water Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)LWY. Lawas Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)LXA. Lhaza Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)LXR. Luxor Airport. Egypt. (Airport Codes/1.06)LY. Love You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ly. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)LY4E. Love You Forever. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LYC. Lycksele. (Airport Codes/1.07)LYD. Libyan Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)LYLAB. Love You Like A Brother. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LYLAS. Love You Like A Sister. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)LYP. Faisalabad Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.06)LYR. Layer, Layered. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)LYR. Svalbard. Longyearbyen Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)LYS. Satolas. Lyon Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)LZ. Balkanair. (Airline Codes/1.05)LZ. Landing Zone. (Military/1.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 142 of 314
  • 143. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1414. MikeM. Mach number (followed by figures). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)m. Murmur. (Medical/1.05)M. Midnight, Monoclonal. (Medical/1.05)m. Metres. Linear measure. 1m = 3,281 feet (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)MA. Moisture Alarm. (Petrochemical/1.07)MA. Malev. (Airline Codes/1.07)ma. Morocco. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)mA. Milliampere. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/2.11)MAA. Maximum Authorised Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAA. Madras Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)MAASP. Maximum Allowable Annular Surface Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)MAB. Marine Amphibious Brigade. (Military/1.05)MAC. Macao Airport. Macau. Duplicate see MFM (Airport Codes/1.06)MAC. Mechanical Acceptance Certificate. (Petrochemical/1.07)MAC. Mycobacterium Avium Complex. (Medical/1.05)MAC. Mobile Attenuation Code. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)MAC. Medium Access Control. A unique identifier for PC cards (IT, Computing/1.05)MAC. Multiplex Analog Component. TV Satellite Standard (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)MACC. Military Aid to the Civil Community. (Policing/2.14)MACE. Methotrexate, Doxorubicin (Adriamycin), Cyclophosphamide, Epipodophyllotoxin.(Medical/1.05)MACF. Multiple Association Control Function. (IT, Computing/1.05)MACP. Military Aid to the Civil Power. (Military/1.06)Macro. A series of special instructions for a program. Macros enable a user to automate repetitivetasks with programs like MS Word or Excel (Modern day equivalent of batch processing) (IT,Languages/1.05)Macro virus. A self replicating piece of code written in an applications macro language. Macroviruses are very easy to create or modify. The distinguishing factor that makes it possible to create avirus with a macro is the existence of auto-execute macros in the macro language. An auto-executemacro is one that is executed in response to an event such as opening or closing a file, and not inresponse to an explicit user command. Once a Macro virus is running, it can copy itself to otherdocuments, delete files, and create general problems in a system. These things occur without theuser explicitly running the macro. Macro viruses spread by having one or more auto-execute macrosin a document. Opening or closing the document or using the "replace" command, activates the virusmacro. When the macro is activated, it copies itself and any other macros it needs, to the globalmacro file NORMAL.DOT. After they are stored in NORMAL.DOT they are available in all opendocuments. At this point, the macro viruses try to spread themselves to other documents, usually byincluding an Autoclose macro that attaches the virus macro to the document and saves it. The Macroviruses that cause damage contain a trigger that starts the damage routines. The trigger is someevent that the virus writer has programmed the virus to watch for, such as a date or the number ofdays since the infection occurred (IT, Computing/1.05)MAD. Mean Absolute Deviation. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MAD. Moroccan Dirham. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MAD. Barajas. Madrid Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)MADS. Modified Automatic Dependant Surveillance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAF. Midland Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 143 of 314
  • 144. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MAFF. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. (Government office/2.13)MAG. Magnetic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAH. Moisture Alarm High. (Petrochemical/1.07)MAIB. Marine Accident Investigation Branch. (Government office/2.14)MAINT. Maintenance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MALS. Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)MALSF. Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Sequenced Flashers. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/2.02)MALSR. Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights.(Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)MAN. Manchester Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)MAN. Metroplitan Area Network. See LAN, WAN (IT, Computing/1.05)Management by Project. The term used to describe the process of applying project managementtechniques to traditional management processes. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)MAO. Monoamine Oxidase. (Medical/1.05)MAO. Manaus Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)MAOC. Maritime Air Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAP. Aeronautical maps and charts. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAP. Mean Arterial Pressure. (Medical/1.05)MAPE. Mean Absolute Percentage Errors. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MAPI. Messaging Application Programming Interface. Microsoft standard (IT, Computing/1.05)MAPPA. Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements. (Policing/2.14)MAPPP. Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. (Policing/2.14)MAPT. Missed Approach Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAR. Maracaibo Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)MAR. March. (Time or Space/1.05)MAR. At sea. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MARS. Multiple Aircraft Ramp System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MAS. Main Air Station. (Military/1.05)MAS. Multiplexer Alarm System. (Petrochemical/1.07)MAS. Manual A1 simplex. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAST. Mutual Aid Support Team. (Policing/2.14)MASU. Manoeuvring Area Safety Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MAT. Multi-focal Atrial Tachycardia. (Medical/1.05)MATO. Military Air Traffic Operations. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.14)MATS. Manual of Air Traffic Services. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MAU. Media Adapter Units. (IT, Computing/1.05)MAWP. Maximum Allowable Working Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)MAX. Maximum. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MAY. The month of May. (Time or Space/1.05)Mayday. An international distress word used by ships and aircraft. (General/2.02)MB. Izoenzyme Of Cardiac Origin. (Medical/1.05)MB. Megged Both ends. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)Mb. Megabyte. One million Bytes. See bits, bytes, Kb, Mb, Gb, Tb, Pb (IT, Units/1.05)MBA. Mombasa Airport. Kenya. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 144 of 314
  • 145. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MBC. Minimum Bactericidal Concentration. (Medical/1.05)MBE. Member of the British Empire. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)MBh. 1,000 BTU per Hour. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/2.14)MBJ. Montego Bay Airport. Jamaica. (Airport Codes/1.06)MBM. Multi Bit Map. A standard Epoc OS file format called multi bit map. One or several image(s)formed by a rectangular grid of pixels, stored after each other in the file (Epoc/2.03)MBO. Management by Objectives. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MBOE. Million Barrels Oil Equivalent. (Petrochemical/1.08)Mbps. Megabytes per second. (Or Million bits per second). Data transfer rate over for example atelephone line (IT, Computing/1.05)MBS. Saginaw Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MBX. Maribor Airport. Slovenia. (Airport Codes/1.06)mc. Monaco. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MC. Military Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MC. Mechanical Completion. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCA. Middle Cerebral Artery. (Medical/1.05)MCA. Micro Channel Architecture. IBM PS/2 bus. See Bus, ISA, EISA, PCI, PCMCIA (IT,Computing/1.05)MCA. Maritime & Coastguard Agency. (Government office/2.14)MCA. Minimum Crossing Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MCAC. Mechanical Completion Acceptance Certificate. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCB. Miniature Circuit Breaker. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCC. Motor Control Centre. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCDDD. Multi-Carrier Demultiplexer/Demodulator/Decoder. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)MCFD. Millions of cubic feet per day. (Petrochemical/1.08)MCI. Kansas City International Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)MCI. Media Control Interface. (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)MCL. Midclavicular Line. (Medical/1.05)MCMV. Mine Counter Measures Vessel. (Military/1.06)MCO. Orlando International. Florida Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)MCO. Miscellaneous Charges Order. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)MCP. Metacarpophalangeal. (Medical/1.05)MCP. Management and Control Protocol. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)MCP. Motor Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCR. Marine Control Room. (Petrochemical/1.05)MCR. Motor Control Room. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCS. Master Control Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)MCT. Multi Cable Transit. (Petrochemical/1.07)MCT. Muscat Airport. Oman. (Airport Codes/1.06)MCT. Minimum Connecting Time. Guaranteed (IT, Computing/1.05)MCT. Minimum Connection Time. For transfer passengers (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MCTD. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. (Medical/1.05)MCU. Master Control Unit. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)MCV. Mean Cell Volume. (Medical/1.05)MCW. Modulated Continuous Wave. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 145 of 314
  • 146. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MD. Military District. (Military/1.05)MD. Metal Deactivator. (General/2.14)Md. Mendelium. Atomic number 101. (Chemical Elements/1.05)md. Moldova, Republic Of. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MD. Measured Depth. (Petrochemical/1.07)MDA. Minimum Descent Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MDA. Monochrome Adapter. See Video Board (IT, Computing/1.05)MDB. Main Distribution Board. (Petrochemical/1.07)MDBM. Materials Design Basis Memorandum. (Petrochemical/2.11)MDBMS. Multidimensional DataBase Management Systems. Traditional databases are twodimensional, consisting of rows (records) and columns (fields). A MDBMS allows storage and retrievalof data as a cubed matrix. An example application is storage of geographical data from a drillingsurvey program. See MDD, OLAP, MOLAP, BLObs, OODBMS (IT, Languages/1.05)MDC. Manado Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MDC. Main Display Controller. (IT, Computing/1.05)MDD. Multidimensional Discrete Data. An array of data which is variable in size and dimension. SeeMDBMS, OLAP, MOLAP, BLObs, OODBMS (IT, Languages/1.05)MDE. Medellin Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MDF. Medium frequency Direction Finding station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MDF. Maritime Directional Finding. (Petrochemical/1.07)MDFT. Minimum Dry Film Thickness. (Petrochemical/1.07)MDH. Minimum Descent Height. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MDI. Main Data Ingest. (IT, Computing/1.05)MDL. Moldavian Leu. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MDO. Medium Diesel Oil. (Petrochemical/2.07)MDP. Ministry of Defence Police. (Government office/2.14)MDPE. Medium Density Polyethylene. (General/2.14)MDR. Multimode Digital Radio. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)MDR. Master Document Register. See SDR (Project Management/1.06)MDS. Message Data Store. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MDS. Main Deck Structure. (Petrochemical/1.07)MDT. Mountain Daylight Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.03)MDT. Minimum Design Temperature. (Petrochemical/1.07)MEA. Minimun En-route Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MEA. East Midlands Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)Measure of Capacity. There are three systems of measurement, the British imperial system, the USliquid measure, and the US dry measure. Liquid and dry goods were once measured using differentsystems with varying measures, wine gallon, ale gallon, Winchester bushel, etc. The liquid measuresused in the US today are similar to the now defunct wine gallon. While the standard US bushel (drymeasure) used in the US is similar to the defunct Winchester bushel. The Imperial system formeasuring capacity was established in England in 1824 for measurement of both liquid and dry goods.The metric system of measurement is a lot easier than these systems but is not as quaint. Eg. "Wedowned a hogshead of ale last night", loses a lot in the conversion to "We downed 238,5 litres of pilslast night" (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)MEB. Melbourne Airport. VI. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MEB. Marine Expeditionary Brigade. (Military/1.05)MED. Medical. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 146 of 314
  • 147. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14med. Medication. (Medical/1.05)MEG. Monoethylene Glycol. (Petrochemical/1.07)Mega. SI number prefix 1.000.000. Abbreviated as M. One Million (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)MEGO. My Eyes Glaze Over. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MEHT. Minimum Eye Height over Threshold. For visual approach slope indicator systems (AviationCivil and Military/1.05)MEL. Tullamarine. Melbourne Airport. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.05)MEL. Master Equipment List. (Petrochemical/1.07)MEM. Memphis Airport. TN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Memes. In relation to the WWW a catchword or concept that spreads in a fast way over the Internet.(IT, Computing/2.14)Memory. The name given to a computers storage area for processing. E.g. Random Access memoryholds information fed to it by the hard drive for the processor (CPU) to access and process at quickspeeds. Memory is usually manufactured on a (silicon) chip. The most common type of memory isvolatile, which means that all data is lost if the power source is removed. See RAM and ROM (IT,Computing/1.05)MEN. Mutiple Endocrine Neoplasia. (Medical/1.05)MEO. Medium Earth Orbit. A type of satellite orbit. See GEO, LEO, and HALE (Time or Space/1.05)mEq. Milliequivalent. (Medical/1.05)MER. Relative to mean sea level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MERCAD. Measurement Electronically Recorded Computer Aided Design. (Petrochemical/1.07)MERSA. Methicilin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. (Medical/1.05)MES. Medan Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MET. Middle European Time. (Time or Space/2.03)MET. Meteorological, Meteorology. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)METAR. Aviation Routine Weather Report. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)METBRIEF. METeorological selfBRIEFing station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)mets. Metastases. (Medical/1.05)MeV. Million electron Volts. (Electrical/2.10)MEX. Benito Juarez International. Mexico City Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.05)MEZ. Missile Engagement Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MF. Megged From end. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)MF. Maturation Factor. (Medical/1.05)MF. Medium Frequency. (300 to 3 000 KHz). See EHF, ELF, HF, LF, SHF, UHF, VHF, VLF (AviationCivil and Military/1.05)MFC. Multi Frequency Code. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)MFD. Mechanical Flow Diagram. (Petrochemical/1.07)MFE. Mac Allen Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MFH. Missing From Home. (Policing/2.14)MFI. Melt Flow Index. (General/2.14)MFM. Macao Airport. Macau. Duplicate see MAC (Airport Codes/1.06)MFR. Medford Airport. OR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Mg. Magnesium. Atomic number 12. (Chemical Elements/1.05)mg. Madagascar. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)mg. Milligram. 1/1000 of a gram. Measure of weight. 1000mg = 100cg = 10dg = 1g = 0,35 ounces(avoirdupois) (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 147 of 314
  • 148. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MGA. Managua Airport. Nicaragua. (Airport Codes/1.06)MGF. Malagasian Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MGM. Montgomery Airport. AL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MGQ. Mogadishu Airport. Somalia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MgSO4. Magnesium Sulfate. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)mh. Marshall Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MH. Malignant Hyperthermia. (Medical/1.05)MHDF. Medium and High frequency Direction Finding Stations. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MHIC. My Husband Is Coming. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MHOTY. My Hats Off To You. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)MHQ. Mariehamn Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.06)MHS. Message Handling System or Message Handling Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)MHT. Manchester Airport. NH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MHTAP. Microhemmagglutination Assay For Antibody To Treponema Pallidum. (Medical/1.05)MHVDF. Medium High and Very high frequency Direction Finding stations. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)MHz. Megahertz. See Frequency (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)MI. Moisture Indicator. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)MI. Meteorologiske Institutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)MI. Miocardial Infarction. (Medical/1.05)MI. Mentally Ill. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)mi. Mile. Linear measure. 5280 = 1 mile = 1,6093 km (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)MI. Military Intelligence. (Military/1.10)MIA. Miami International Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)MIA. Missing In Action. (Military/1.05)MIB. Management Information Base. (IT, Computing/1.05)MIBG. Meta-Iodobenzyl Guanidine. (Medical/1.05)MIC. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration. (Medical/1.05)MIC. Moisture Indicator Controller. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)micro. SI number prefix 0,000 001. Abbreviated as µ. One millionth (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)Micro Processor. A small processor manufactured on a single chip. The first micro processor wasproduced in 1972 by the Intel corporation it was the model 4004 (IT, Computing/1.05)MICS. Mineral Insulated Copper Sheathed. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MID. Motor Insurance Database. (Policing/2.14)MID. Multiplex Identifier. (IT, Computing/1.05)MID. Mid point (related to RVR). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MIDI. Musical Instrument Digital Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)MIFG. Shallow Fog. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MIK. Mikkeli. (Airport Codes/1.07)MIL. Milan Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)MIL. Military. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)mil. United States military. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Milestone. An event. An activity of zero duration which represents a significant deliverable or stageof the project. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 148 of 314
  • 149. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Milestone Plan. A plan containing the project milestones that represent the significant deliverablesor stages of a project. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)MILJØSOK. Miljøutfordringer for norsk sokkelvirksomhet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)milli. SI number prefix 0,001. Abbreviated as m. One thousandth (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)MIME. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension. (IT, Computing/1.05)min. Minim. Measure of capacity Imperial. 1 minims = 0,0592 ml (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)MIN. Minutes. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MIN. Mobile Identification Number. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)MIPS. Million Instructions Per Second. (IT, Computing/1.05)MIR. Monastir. Tunisa. (Airport Codes/1.05)MIR. Material Integrity Report. (Petrochemical/2.11)MIRV. Multiple Independently targetable Re-entry Vehicle. (Military/1.05)MIS. Management Information System. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)MIS. Meteorological Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Mis en Bouteille au Chateau or au Domaine. A "chateau vintage" This may be a quality criterion,but is not necessarily so. An indication of the origin of the wine, and that the bottling has taken placeat the ideal time in the development of the wine (Wine Label Terms/1.05)MISPER. Missing Person. (Policing/2.14)mixt. Mixture. (Medical/1.05)MJF. Mosjoen Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)MJN. Majunga Airport. Madagascar. (Airport Codes/1.06)MJT. Mitlini. (Airport Codes/1.05)mk. Macedonia, Former Yugoslavia Rep. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MKD. Macedonian Denar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MKE. Milwaukee Airport. WI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MKG. Muskegon Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MKR. Marker Radio Beacon. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ml. Millilitre. 1/1000 of a litre. Measure of capacity. 1000ml = 100cl = 10dl = 1l = 1,7596 pints =0,21997 gallons (imperial) (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)ml. Mali. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ML. Malignant Lymphoma. (Medical/1.05)MLA. Multiple Letter Acronym. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MLA. Malta. (Airport Codes/1.05)MLB. Melbourne Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MLE. Male Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MLH. Mulhouse. (Airport Codes/1.05)MLI. Moline Airport. IL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MLS. Maximum Length Sequence. Measurement for analysing sound (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)MLS. Microwave Landing System. Instrument Landing System based on microwave transmissions(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MLV. Medium Launch Vehicle. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MLW. Maximum Landing Weight. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MLW. Monrovia Airport. Liberia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MLWA. Maximum Landing Weight Authorised. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 149 of 314
  • 150. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MM. Multimode fibre. (IT, Computing/1.05)mm. Millimeter. 1/1000 of a meter. Linear measure.1000mm = 100cm = 10dm = 1m = 3,281 feet(Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)MM. Middle Marker. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)mm. Myanmar. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MM. Million. (Petrochemical/2.07)MM. Mobility Management. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)MMA. Malmo Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.06)mmbbls. Million barrels. (Petrochemical/2.07)mmboe. Million barrels of oil equivalent. (Petrochemical/2.07)MMC. Man Machine Communication. (Petrochemical/1.07)MMC. Multi Media Cards. An MMC is a small solid state storage device (IT, Computing/1.05)MME. Teeside International Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)MMI. Man Machine Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)MMK. Myanmarian Kyat. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MMK. Murmansk Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MMMF. Man Made Mineral Fibres. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MMMI. (M3I) Managing Monitoring Mapping and Inferencing. (IT, Computing/1.05)MMO. Main Mechanical Outfitting. (Petrochemical/1.07)MMS. Multimedia Message Service. (IT, Telecommunications/2.12)MMS. Manufacturing Messaging Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)MMS. Maintenance Management System. (IT, Computing/1.05)mmscf. million standard cubic feet. (Petrochemical/2.08)mmscfd. Million standard cubic feet per day. (Petrochemical/2.07)MMSE. Mini Mental State Exam. (Medical/1.05)mmstb. millions of stock tank barrels. (Petrochemical/2.08)MMT. Material Movement Ticket. (Petrochemical/1.07)MMX. Multi Media eXtensions. MMX technology includes new instructions and data types. Using theSingle Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) technique, these instructions process multiple data elementsin parallel which can enhance performance. Application types that benefit most from MMX technologyare 2D and 3D graphics, audio, video, and data compression. MMX instructions using the SIMDtechnique are designed to speed up the algorithms in these applications to improve the performanceand quality of activities such as interactive video, virtual reality, and realistic 3D environments (IT,Computing/1.05)MMX. Sturup. Malmo Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)Mn. Manganese. Atomic number 25. (Chemical Elements/1.05)mn. Mongolia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MNC. Major NATO Commands. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Mnemonic. Programming abbreviation where the sound suggests the meaning. (Mnemosyne a Titan,was the Greek goddess of memory). Eg. The command LDA means LoaD Accumulator, MOV meansmove, ADD means add (IT, Languages/1.05)MNL. Ninoy Akino. Manila Airport. Philipines. (Airport Codes/1.05)MNM. Minimum. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MNPS. Minimum Navigation Performance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MNR. Minimum Noise Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MNS. Message Normalisation Server. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 150 of 314
  • 151. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MNT. Mongolian Tugrik. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MNT. Monitor, Monitoring, Monitored. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MNTN. Maintain. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MO. Modus Operandi. (Policing/2.14)mo. Macau. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Mo. Molybdenum. Atomic number 42. (Chemical Elements/1.05)MOA. Military Operating Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOB. Man Overboard Boat. (Petrochemical/1.05)MOB. Mobile Airport. AL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MOC. Minimum Obstacle Clearance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOD. Moderate. Used to indicate the intensity of weather phenomena interference or static e.g. MODRA = Moderate Rain (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOD. Ministry Of Defence. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOD. Modification. (General/1.05)MODACE. Management of Disaster and Civil Emergency. (Policing/2.14)Modem. MODulator/DEModulator. A device which allows two computers to communicate with eachother over a telephone line. The modulator converts digital to analogue, and the demodulatorconverts back to digital (IT, Computing/1.05)MOE. Method of Entry. (Policing/2.14)MOF. Matter Of Fact. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MOIS. Meteorological Observation and Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOL. Molde. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)MOLAP. Multidimensional OnLine Analytical Programming. See MDD, OLAP, MDBMS, BLObs,OODBMS (IT, Languages/1.05)MOM. Milk Of Magnesia. (Medical/1.05)MOM. Minutes Of Meeting. (General/1.05)MON. Mo I Rana Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)MON. Above mountains. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MON. Monday. (Time or Space/1.05)MONTE. Meteorological Operational Telecommunications Network Europe. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)Monte Carlo Analysis. A risk/probability analysis performed on a network. See PERT (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)MOP. Macau Pataca. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MOPP. Mechlorethamine, Vincristine (Oncovin), Procabarbazine, Prednisone. (Medical/1.05)MOPS. Minimum Operational Performance Standards. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOR. Meteorological Optical Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOR. Military Operational Requirements. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MorF. Male or Female. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Morgan. Welsh buccaneer. Sir Henry Morgan (1635-88), was born in Llanrhymny. It is believed thathe was kidnapped in Bristol when a boy and sold as a servant on the West Indian island of Barbados.From there he worked his way to Jamaica, and joined the buccaneers, pirates who preyed on Spanishsettlements and shipping. By 1666 he was in command of his own vessel. Commissioned by thegovernor of Jamaica to carry on hostilities against the Spanish, Morgan captured and sackedsettlements in Cuba, Panama, and Venezuela. He was brought to England in 1672 to be tried forplundering Panama City after a treaty had been signed between England and Spain. Convinced of hisloyalty, King Charles II knighted Morgan and appointed him lieutenant governor of Jamaica. TheTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 151 of 314
  • 152. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14difference between a buccaneer and a privateer is that a buccaneer is a state sponsored pirate, whilsta privateer is a self employed pirate, ie. he is not bothered about the nationality of the ships andsettlements he plunders! Captain Morgan was the most feared and renowned of the buccaneers, heachieved state recognition for his state commissioned exploits against the Spanish. On the other handBlackbeard (an Englishman) was the most feared of the privateers, Blackbeard died a bloody deathoff the coast of America at the hands of two English frigates (General/1.05)Morgan. A great British sports car. (General/1.05)MOS. Meteorological Observation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOS. Metal Oxide Silicon. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need a description(IT, Computing/1.05)MOS. Maintenance Override Switch. (Petrochemical/2.11)mOsm. Milliosmol. (Medical/1.05)MOSS. Member Of Same Sex. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MOT. Ministry of Transport. (General/2.10)MOTAS. Member Of The Appropriate Sex. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MOTD. Message Of The Day. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MOTIS. Message Oriented Text Interchange System. (IT, Computing/1.05)MOTOS. Member Of The Opposite Sex. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MOTSS. Member Of The Same Sex. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MOU. Memorandum Of Understanding. (General/1.05)MOU. Mobile Offshore Units. (Petrochemical/1.07)MOV. Move, Moving, Movement. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MOW. Moscow Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.06)MP. Member of Parliament. (General/2.14)mp. Northern Mariana Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MP. Metacarpophalangeal. (Medical/1.05)MP. Medium Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)MPa. Megapascal. (Petrochemical/1.07)MPAPI. Mobile Phone Application Programme Interface. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)MPB. Male Pattern Baldness. (Medical/1.05)MPC. Maximum Permissible Concentrations. (General/2.10)MPC. Mud Pump Control. (Petrochemical/1.07)MPD. Multi Purpose Document. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)MPE. Maximum Permissible Exposure. (General/2.10)MPEG. Motion Picture Experts Group. MPEG is a standard for compressing and decompressingdigitised audio and video. The difference between MPEG1 and MPEG2 is the rate at which bitinformation is processed and the ability of MPEG2 to support fully interlaced video. This providesMPEG2 with the ability to process information at a rate of up to four times that of MPEG1. The resultis improved video playback, crisper resolution and full-screen digital video. MPEG2 is fully backward-compatible with MPEG1 (IT, Computing/1.05)MPGN. Membrane Proliferative Glomerulonephritis. (Medical/1.05)MPH. Miles Per Hour. See KPH (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)MPI. Magnetic Particle Inspection. (Petrochemical/2.11)MPL. Montpellier Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)MPLS. Multi Protocol Label Switching. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)MPM. Maputo Airport. Mozambique. (Airport Codes/1.06)MPP. Manpower Projection Plan. (Project Management/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 152 of 314
  • 153. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MPPA. Million Passengers Per Annum. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MPS. Metres Per Second. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MPT. Magnetic Particle Testing. (Petrochemical/1.07)MPT. Ministry of Post and Telegraph. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)MPT 1327. Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Industry standard for Private Mobile Radio(signalling). Norway (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)MPT 1343. Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Industry standard for Private Mobile Radio(radio interface). Norway (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)MPTP. Analog Of Mepoeridine (Uses By Drug Addicts). (Medical/1.05)MPWP. Maximum Permissible Working Pressure. (General/2.10)mq. Martinique. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MQC. Miquelon St Pierre Airport. ET. Miquelon. (Airport Codes/1.06)MR. Mitral Regurgitation. (Medical/1.05)MR. Material Requirements. (Petrochemical/1.07)MR. Manufacturing Records. (Petrochemical/1.07)MR. Mentally Retarded. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)mr. Mauritania. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MRA. Minimum Reception Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MRA. Moving Right Along. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MRB. Manufacturing Record Book. (Petrochemical/1.07)MRBM. Medium Range Ballistic Missile. (Military/1.05)MRC. Medical Research Council. (General/2.10)MRCC. Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre. (Policing/2.14)MRDP. Multi Radar Data Processing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MRG. Medium Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MRI. Anchorage Merril Field Airport. AK. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (Medical/1.05)MRL. Maximum Residue Limit. (General/2.10)MRO. Mauritanian Ouguiya. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MRP. ATS/MET Reporting Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MRR. Material Receipt Report. (Petrochemical/1.07)MRS. Provence. Marseille Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)MRSA. Methicilin Rresistant Staphylococcus Aureus. (Medical/1.05)MRSC. Marine Rescue Sub-Centre. (Policing/2.14)MRT. Multi Radar Tracker. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MRT. Mountain Rescue Team. (General/2.14)MRU. Maurice Airport. Mauritius. (Airport Codes/1.06)MRU. Maximum Receive Unit. (IT, Computing/2.13)MRY. Monterey Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MS. Multiple Sclerosis. (Medical/1.05)MS. Mitral Stenosis. (Medical/1.05)MS. Store Message. (General/1.05)MS. Minus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MS. Egypt Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 153 of 314
  • 154. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MS. Mental Status. (Medical/1.05)MS. Mobile Station. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)MS. Muscle Strength. (Medical/1.05)ms. Montserrat. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MSA. Metropolitan Serving Area. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)MSA. Minimum Sector Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MSÆH. Med Særlig Ærbødig Hilsen. (Humour/1.05)MSAS. Multi-function Space Augmentation System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)MSAW. Minimum Safe Altitude Warning. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MSB. Most Significant Bit. (IT, Computing/1.07)MSB. Most Significant Byte. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)MSC. Message Sequence Chart. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MSC. Major Subordinate Command. (Military/1.05)MSC. Master Supervisory Computer. (Petrochemical/1.07)MSC. Mobile Switching Centre. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)Msc. Master of Science. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)mscfd. thousand cubic feet per day. (Petrochemical/2.08)MSCP. Master Shutdown Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)MSCP. Multi Storey Car Park. (General/2.12)MSDS. Material Safety Data Sheets. (General/2.10)MSE. Manston Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)MSF. Most Similar Force. (Policing/2.14)MSF. Module Support Frame. (Petrochemical/1.07)MSG. Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MSK. Moscow Time. (Time or Space/2.08)MSL. Mean Sea Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MSN. Madison Airport. WI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MSN. Multiple Subscriber Number. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)MSO. Multiple System Operator. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)MSO. Main Signal Office. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MSP. Minneapolis/St. Paul International. Minnesota Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)MSP. Manual Shutoff Plate. (Petrochemical/1.07)MSQ. Minsk Airport. Belarus. (Airport Codes/1.06)MSR. Main Supply Route. (Military/1.10)MSS. Mobile Satellite System. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)MSS. Manufacturers Standardisation Society. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)MSSR. Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MST. Mountain Standard Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.03)MST. Multi-purpose Shuttle Tankers. (Petrochemical/1.07)MST. Maastricht Airport. Holland. (Airport Codes/1.06)mstb. thousand stock-tank barrels. (Petrochemical/2.08)mstbd. thousand stock-tank barrels per day. (Petrochemical/2.08)MSU. Monosodium Urate. (Medical/1.05)MSU. Maseru Airport. Guyana. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 154 of 314
  • 155. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MSV. Marine Support Vessel. Multi Service Vessel. See DSV (Petrochemical/1.05)MSVT. Multimedia System Validation Test-bed. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)MSWHP. Maximum Shut-in Wellhead Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)MSY. New Orleans Airport. LA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MT. Mountain Time (MST or MDT). (Time or Space/2.08)MT. Military Task. (Military/1.06)mt. Malta. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MT. Moisture Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)MT. Megged To end. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)MT. Mountain. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MTA. Message Transfer Agent. (IT, Computing/1.05)MTB. Major Tender Board. (Petrochemical/1.07)MTB. Motor Torpedo Boat. (Military/1.05)MTBF. Mean Time Between Failure. (IT, Computing/1.05)MTBUR. Mean Time Between Unscheduled Removal. (IT, Computing/1.05)MTC. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma. (Medical/1.05)MTD. Moscow Time Daylight. (Time or Space/2.03)MTD. Moving Target Detector. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MTD. Marine Technology Directorate. (Petrochemical/1.07)MTF. More To Follow. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MTFBWY. May The Force Be With You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MTL. Maltese Lira. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MTO. Material Take Off. (Project Management/1.07)MTOW. Maximum Take-Off Weight. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MTP. Metatarsophalangeal. (Medical/1.05)MTS. Moscow Time Standard. (Time or Space/2.03)MTS. Message Telecommunications Service. Mobile Telephone Service. (IT,Telecommunications/1.06)MTS. Message Transfer System. (IT, Computing/1.05)MTS. Manzini Airport. Swaziland. (Airport Codes/1.06)MTSO. Mobile Telephone Switching Office. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)MTTR. Mean Time To Repair. (IT, Computing/1.05)MTU. Maximum Transmission Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)MTU. Metric Units. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MTU. Master Terminal Unit. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/2.11)MTW. Maximum Taxi Weight. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MTW. Manitowoc Airport. WI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)MTW. Mountain Waves. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MTWA. Maximum Total Weight Authorised. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)MTY. Monterrey Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)Mu. Twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Twelfth, micron, micro, permeability,modulusm coefficient of viscosity, index of refraction, amplication factor, chemical potential, dipolemoment, coefficient of friction, molar conductance (Greek Alphabet/1.05)mu. Mauritius. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MUB. Måling Under Boring. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 155 of 314
  • 156. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14MUC. Franz Josef Strauss. Munich Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)Mud. A lubricant used when drilling. (Petrochemical/1.08)MUGA. Multiple Gated (Image) Acquisition (Analysis). (Medical/1.05)MUM. Marked, Utvikling, og Miljø. Marketing, Development, and Environment Division OSL (OSLProject Related/1.05)MUP. Måling Under Produksjon. (Petrochemical/1.07)MUR. Mauritician Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MUSM. Miss You So Much. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MUX. Multan Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.06)MUX. Multiplexer. A device that allows a number of lower bit rate devices to share a single higher bitrate transmission line. The data carrying capacity of the multiplexed must be higher than thecombined bit rates of the devices attached. See Hub, Router, Switch (IT, Computing/1.06)mV. Millivolt. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/2.11)mv. Maldives. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MVA. Motor Vehicle Accident. (Medical/1.05)MVA. Megavolt Ampere. (Petrochemical/1.07)MVB. Franceville Airport. Gabon. (Airport Codes/1.06)MVD. Montevideo Airport. Uruguay. (Airport Codes/1.06)MVDF. Medium and Very high frequency Direction Finding stations. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MVL. Mekaniske Verksteders Landsforening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)MVP. Mitral Valve Prolapse. (Medical/1.05)MVR. Maldivian Rufiyaa. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MVR. Maroua Airport. Cameroun. (Airport Codes/1.06)MVS. Multiple Virtual Storage. (IT, Computing/1.05)MVV. Maximum Voluntary Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)MW. Medium Wave. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)mw. Malawi. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MWD. Molecular Weight Distribution. (General/2.14)MWIC. My Wife Is Coming. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MWK. Malawian Kwacha. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MWL. Mean Water Level. (Petrochemical/1.07)MWO. Meteorological Watch Office. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)mx. Mexico. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MX. Mixed type of ice formation (white and clear). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)MXP. Linate. Milan Airport. Italy. Duplicate see LIN (Airport Codes/1.05)MXP. Mexican Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MXX. Mora. (Airport Codes/1.07)my. Malaysia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MYJ. Matsuyama Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)MYOB. Mind Your Own Business. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)MYR. Malaysian Ringgit. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)MYY. Miri Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)mz. Mozambique. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)MZI. Mopti Airport. Mali. (Airport Codes/1.06)MZM. Mozambique Metical. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 156 of 314
  • 157. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1415. NovemberN. No distinct tendency (in RVR during previous 10 minutes). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)N. Nitrogen. Atomic number 7. A colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that makes up about 80% ofthe earths atmosphere (Chemical Elements/1.05)N. Normal. (Medical/1.05)N. North, Northern Latitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)N.b.. Nota bene. Note well, Remember, Obs(ervere) (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)n00b. Newbie, new comer. A way to insult someone who does not know much (IT, InternetChat/2.14)N2. Nitrogen. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)Na. Sodium, natrium. Atomic number 11. (Chemical Elements/1.05)na. Namibia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NA. Not Applicable. (General/1.05)NÅ. Normalt åpen. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)NAC. North Atlantic Council. (Military/1.05)NACC. North Atlantic Co-operation Council. (Military/1.05)NACE. National Association of Corrosion Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NaCHO3. Sodium bicarbonate. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)NACISA. NATO Communication and Information Systems Agency. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NaCl. Sodium Chloride. Salt (Chemical Compounds/2.14)NACOSS. National Approval Council for Security Systems. (Policing/2.14)NACRO. National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders. (Policing/2.14)NAD. Namibian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)NADGE. NATO Air Defence Ground Environment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NADT. Not A Darn Thing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NAE. National Administrative Expenses. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NAEW. NATO Airborne Early Warning. (Military/1.05)NAFIS. National Automatic Fingerprint Identification System. (Policing/2.14)NAFTA. North American Free Trade Agreement. US, Canada, and Mexico (Petrochemical/2.01)NAI. Non-Accidental Injury. (Policing/2.14)NAIR. National Arrangements for Incidents involving Radioactivity. (Policing/2.14)NAIS. Norwegian Aeronautical Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NAK. Negative Acknowledgement. (IT, Computing/1.05)NALF. Norges Arbeidslederforbund. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NAM. Number Assignment Module. Memory position in a mobile phone where the telephone numberis stored (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)NAM. North America Region. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NAMSA. NATO Materiel Supply Agency. (Military/1.05)NAN. Nandi Airport. Fiji. (Airport Codes/1.06)nano. SI number prefix 0,000 000 001. Abbreviated as n (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)NAP. Capodichino. Naples Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)NAPA. N-Acetyl-Procainamide, N-Acetyl-Paraaminophenol. (Medical/1.05)NARDS. Norwegian Automated Radar Display System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NAS. Northern Airspace System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 157 of 314
  • 158. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NAS. No Added Sodium. (Medical/1.05)NAS. Network Access Server. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)NAS. Nassau Airport. Bahamas. (Airport Codes/1.06)NASA. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (Association, Society, Institute/1.08)NASA. North American Space Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NASC. National Aviation Security Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NASP. National Aviation Security Programme. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NASS. National Asylum Seekers Service. (Policing/2.14)NAT. Network Address Translation. (IT, Computing/2.13)NAT. North Atlantic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NATM. New Austrian Tunnelling Method. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NATMAC. National Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NATO. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Natural gas. Gas occurring naturally. often found in association with crude oil. See gas composition(Petrochemical/1.08)Nautical Leauge. Nautical Measure. 3 admiralty miles = 1 nautical league = 5560 m (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)Nautical Mile. Nautical Measure. 10 cable lengths = 1.1516 statute miles. However an Admiraltymile. 6080 feet = 1853,2 m. Whereas a US sea mile. 6080,2 feet = 1853,248 m. Finally to put theicing on the cake an International nautical mile = 1851,8 m (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)NAV. Navigation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NAVAID. Navigational Aids. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NAVF. Norges Almennvitenskaplige Forskningsråd. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NAVY. Never Again Voluneer Yourself. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NB. Newborn. (Medical/1.05)Nb. Niobium. Atomic number 41. (Chemical Elements/1.05)NB. Sterling. (Airline Codes/1.05)NB. North Bound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NBC. Nuclear, Biological, Chemical. (Military/1.05)NBD. No Big Deal. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NBF. Norges Byggtekniske Forening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NBFR. Not before. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NBJ. Narrow Bodied Jet. E.g. Avro Avroliner. Boeing 727, 737, 757. Fokker F28, 70, 100. McDonnellDouglas DC9, MD81, MD82, MD83, MD87, MD90 (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NBM. National Briefing Model. (Policing/2.14)NBO. Jomo Kenyatta International. Nairobi Airport. Kenya. (Airport Codes/1.05)NBR. Norges Byggstandardiserings Råd. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NBS. National Bureau of Standards. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NC. Normally Closed. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)nc. New Calendonia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NC. No Change. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NCAA. Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NCC. Network Configuration Computer. (Petrochemical/1.07)NCCDPC. NATO Command Control and information systems, and Automatic Data ProcessingCommittee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 158 of 314
  • 159. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NCCIS. NATO Command Control And Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NCDC. National Climatic Data Center. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)NCE. Cote Dazur. Nice Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)NCEC. National Chemical Emergency Centre. (Policing/2.14)NCF. National Crime Faculty. (Policing/2.14)NCF. National Competency Framework. (Policing/2.14)NCF. NATO Composite Force. (Military/1.05)NCF. Network Computing Framework. (IT, Computing/1.05)NCIS. National Criminal Intelligence Service. (Policing/2.14)NCL. Newcastle International Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)NCMP. Network Connection Management Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)NCOC. Naval Command Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NCOF. National Crime and operations Faculty. (Policing/2.14)NCP. Nursing Care Plan. (Medical/1.05)NCP. Network Core Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)NCS. National Crime Squad. (Policing/2.14)NCS. Norwegian Continental Shelf. (Petrochemical/1.07)Nd. Neodymium. Atomic number 60. (Chemical Elements/1.05)ND. Naval District. (Military/1.05)NDB. Non Directional radio Beacon. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NDB. Nouadibou Airport. Mauritanie. (Airport Codes/1.06)NDE. Non Destructive Examination. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)NDFT. Nominal Dry Film Thickness. (Petrochemical/1.07)NDIS. Network Driver Interface Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)NDJ. Ndjamena Airport. Chad. (Airport Codes/1.06)NDT. Non Destructive Testing. Normally associated with welding, where welds are x-rayed "bombed"to check for defects in the weld. Standing in close proximity to gamma rays can lead to sterility(Petrochemical/1.05)Ne. Neon. Atomic number 10. (Chemical Elements/1.05)NE. North East. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NE. Normally Energised. (Petrochemical/1.07)ne. Niger. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NE14KFC?. Anyone For KFC. (Kentuckey Fried Chicken) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NEA. Nuclear Energy Agency. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)NEB. North East Bound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NEC. Northern European Command. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NEG. Nedre EksplosjonsGrense. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NEG. Negative, No, Permission not granted, That is not correct. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)neg. Negative. (Medical/1.05)Negative Float. Where total float is computed to a minus figure. Minus float in theory representshow many time units the expected completion date of a network has been delayed. In practicehowever it depends on the quality of the logic that the network is built on and the size of itsactivities. See CPA, network, TF, ES, EF, LS, LF (Project Management, Planning/1.10)NEK. Norsk Elektroteknisk Komite. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NELFO. Norges Elektroentrepenørforbund. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 159 of 314
  • 160. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NEMA. National Electrical Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NET. Norm Europeenne de Telecommunication. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NET. Network Entity Title. (IT, Computing/1.05)net. Entities and computers that represent part of the Internets infrastructure. Country code part ofDNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NETCU. National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit. (Policing/2.14)NETT. Nasal Endotracheal Tube. (Medical/1.05)Network. A network in a scheduling context is a chain of interconnected activities that describe thesequence and the duration required to complete a particular project. A network is a model of theexecution philosophy for a project, just as an electrical nodal diagram is a two-dimensional model ofcable conduits, trays, and racks. See AOA, AON, PERT, CPM, CPA (Project Management,Planning/1.08)NEU. Non European Union. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Neuro. Neurology. (Medical/1.05)NEW. Insertion of new flight information. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)NEXCOM. Next-Generation Air/Ground Communications. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)nf. Norfolk Island. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NFA. No Further Action. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NFG. No F*****g Good. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NFI. Nordic Forum for Information. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NFIU. National Football Intelligence Unit. (Policing/2.14)NFM. Near Field Monitor. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NFO. Necessary Functional Operability. The level of functional operability required so that the airport,all buildings, equipment, and infrastructure, can be operated in a responsible manner (OSL ProjectRelated/1.05)NFP. Net Flight Path. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NFPA. National Fire Protection Association. USA. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NFPA. National Fire Protection Association. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NFR. Norges ForskningsRåd. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NFS. Network File System. (IT, Computing/1.05)NFU. National Farmers Union. (Policing/2.14)NFW. No F**king Way. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)NFW. No Feasible Way. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NG. Nasogastric. (Medical/1.05)ng. Nigeria. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ng. Nanogram. Measure of weight. 1ng the approximate weight of my brain (Weights & Measures,Metric/1.05)NGB. Ningbo Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)NGLA. New Generation Large Aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NGLs. Natural gas liquids. Liquid hydrocarbons found in association with natural gas(Petrochemical/1.08)NGN. Nigerian Naira. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)NGO. Nagoya Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)NGO. Non Governmental Organisation. (General/2.10)NGS. Nordic Group of Steel regulations. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NGST. Next Generation Space Telescope. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 160 of 314
  • 161. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NGT. Night. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NGU. Nongonococcal Urethritis. (Medical/1.05)NHFR. Non Halogen Flame Retardant. (General/2.14)NHK. Norsk HeisKontroll. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NHL. Non-Hodgkin Limphoma. (Medical/1.05)NHO. Næringslivets HovedOrganisasjon. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NHOH. Never Heard Of Him/Her. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NHS. National Health Service. (General/2.10)NI. National Insurance. (General/2.14)ni. Nicaragua. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Ni. Nickel. Atomic number 28. (Chemical Elements/1.05)NI. Network Interconnect. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)NIA. Norges Industriattacheer. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NIC. Nicosie Airport. Cyprus. (Airport Codes/1.06)NIC. Network Interface Card. (IT, Computing/2.13)NiCd. Nickel Cadium. Old fashioned rechargeable batteries (Electrical/1.05)NICS. NATO Integrated Communication System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NID. Network Interface Device. (IT, Computing/1.06)NIDDM. Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. (Medical/1.05)NIF. Norsk Sivilingeniørers Forening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NIFO. Norsk Industriforening for Operatørselskaper. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NIFOC. Naked In Front Of Computer. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NIH. National Institutes Of Health. (Medical/1.05)NIH. Not Invented Here. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NIHHS. Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances. (General/2.14)NIL. Nothing to send. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NIM. National Intelligence Model. (Policing/2.14)NIM. Niamey Airport. Niger. (Airport Codes/1.06)NIMBY. Not In My Back Yard. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NiMh. Nickel Metal hydrate. Longer lasting rechargeable batteries (Electrical/1.05)NINO. Nothing In, Nothing Out or No Input, No Output. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NIO. Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)NIOSH. National Institute Of Occupational Safety And Health, USA. (Association, Society,Institute/1.05)Nip. Measure of Ale. 1/4 pt. (Measure of Ale/1.05)NIP. Notice of Intended Prosecution. (Policing/2.14)NIREP. Nuclear Industry Road Emergency Plan. (Policing/2.14)NIS. National Identification Service. (Policing/2.14)NIS. NATO Identification System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NIS. Network Information System. A network directory service that stores information such as hostnames, usernames, and passwords (IT, Computing/1.05)NIS. NATO International Staff. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NISDN. NATO Integrated Services Digital Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NISO. National Information Standards Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 161 of 314
  • 162. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NITL. Not In This Lifetime. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NITO. Norges Ingeniørorganisasjon. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NITS. Network Independent Transport Service. (IT, Computing/2.13)NIU. Network Interface Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)NIVA. Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NK. Spirit Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.07)NKA. No Known Allergy. (Medical/1.05)NKC. Nouakchott Airport. Mauritanie. (Airport Codes/1.06)NKDA. No Known Drug Allergy. (Medical/1.05)NKF. Norsk Korrosjonsteknisk Forening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NKG. Nanjing Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)NL. Nordiske leveringsbetingelser. (Petrochemical/1.07)nl. Netherlands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)nl. Nanoliter. Measure of capacity (Weights & Measures, Metric/1.05)NLA. Ndola Airport. Zambia. (Airport Codes/1.06)NLES. Navigation Land Earth Station. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)NLG. Natural Liquid Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)NLG. Dutch Guilder. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)NLGI. National Lubricating Grease Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NLL. Normal Liquid Level. (Petrochemical/1.07)NLM. Nordiske Leveringsbetingelser med Montasje. (Petrochemical/1.07)NLSP. Netware Link Service Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)NM. Nautical Miles. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NM. Neuromuscular. (Medical/1.05)NM. Never Mind. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)nm. Nanometer. Linear measure. 1nm the approximate length of my john thomas (Weights &Measures, Metric/1.05)NMD. Norwegian Maritime Directorate. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NMDC. Nonmagnetic Drillcollar. (Petrochemical/1.07)NMI. Need More Input. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NMI. Norges Meterologiske Institutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NMICC. NATO Maritime Intelligence Co-ordination. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NMIS. National Management Information Systems. (Policing/2.14)NML. Normal. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NML. Norske Maritime Leverandører. (Petrochemical/1.07)NMOS. NATO Maritime Opintel Support. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NMOS. N channel Metal Oxide Silicon. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need adescription (IT, Computing/1.05)NMOS. NATO Maritime Operation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NMS. Network Management System. (IT, Computing/1.05)NMT 450. Nordic Mobile Telephone. Nordic Analogue mobile telephone system operating in thefrequency range 450MHz (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)NMT 900. Nordic Mobile Telephone. Nordic Analogue mobile telephone system operating in thefrequency range 900MHz (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)NNE. North North East. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 162 of 314
  • 163. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NNG. Nanning Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)NNI. Network to Network Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)NNTP. Network News Transfer Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)NNW. North North West. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)no. Number. (Medical/1.05)NO. Normally Open. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)no. Norway. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)No. Nobelium. Atomic number 102. (Chemical Elements/1.05)NO2. Nitrate (Nitrat). Formed from nitric acid, used as fertiliser (Chemical Compounds/1.05)NOAA. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)NOAH. Norwegian Adapted Hawk System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)noc. Nocturnal (Night). (Medical/1.05)Node. A junction or connection point. E.g. the main foot nodes on a north sea module are thefoundation for the module, and also a connection point for structural columns, diagonals, andbracing’s, which give the structure its strength (Petrochemical/1.05)Node. A junction or connection point. Eg. used in precedence and arrow networks. Eg. used inprecedence and arrow networks as connection points for the logic of the network. With Precedencenetworks the activity is on the node, and with arrow networks the activity is on the connector (ProjectManagement/1.05)Node. A junction or connection point. Eg. a modem with a lot of incoming lines. Eg. a modem with alot of incoming lines belonging to an Internet Service Provider. The node is where you ring when youconnect to the WWW. If you are sensible you will only call nodes that provide cheap local telephonerates! (IT, Computing/1.05)NOE. Nærings- og energidepartementet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NOF. International NOTAM office. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NOI. Notice of Inquiry. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)NOK. Norwegian Kroner. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)nomenclature. A system for naming things. (General/2.14)NOPEF. Norsk olje- og petrokjemisk fagforbund. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NORAIDS. Nordic Accident Incident Data System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NORCCIS. Norwegian Command and Control Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NORRET. Norsk Oljeforening for Rettighetshavere. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NORSOK. Norsk Sokkels Konkurranseposisjon. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NOS. Nosy Be No Airport. Madagascar. (Airport Codes/1.06)NOS. Network Operating System. Or Network Operating Software (IT, Computing/1.05)NOSIG. No significant change expected. in Meteorological Forecasts (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NOSIG. No Significant change. Used in trend type landing forecast (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NOSIP. Norsk OSI Profil. (IT, Computing/1.05)NOTAM. Notice to Airmen. A notice containing information concerning the establishment, condition,or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure, or hazard, the timely knowledge of which isessential to personal concerned with flight operations (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NOU. Noumea Nouvelle Airport. Caledonie. (Airport Codes/1.06)NOV. November. (Time or Space/1.05)NOx. Nitrogen Oxide. (Petrochemical/2.01)NOYB. None Of Your Business. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NP. Norsk Petroleumsinstitutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 163 of 314
  • 164. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14np. Nepal. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Np. Neptunium. Atomic number 93. (Chemical Elements/1.05)NP or N/P. No Problem. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NPAI. Network Protocol Access Information. (IT, Computing/1.05)NPC. NATO Programming Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NPD. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NPDN. Norwegian Public Data Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NPDU. Network Protocol Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)NPG. Nuclear Planning Group. (Military/1.05)NPH. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Neutral Protamine Hagedorn (Insuline). (Medical/1.05)NPL. New Plymouth Airport. New Zealand. (Airport Codes/1.06)NPO. Nothing By Mouth. (Medical/1.05)NPR. Noise Preferential Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)NPR. Nepalese Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)NPS. Nominal Pipe Size. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)NPSH. net positive suction head. (Petrochemical/2.08)NPT. Newport Airport. RI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)NPT. National Pipe Thread. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)NPT. Non Proliferation Treaty. (Military/1.05)NPV. Net Present Value. (General/2.08)NQA. No Questions Asked. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NQN. Neuquen Airport. Argentina. (Airport Codes/1.06)NR. Number. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NR. Do Not Repeat (In Prescriptions). (Medical/1.05)NR. Norsk Rederiforbund. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NR. Normal Range. (Medical/1.05)nr. Nauru. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NR. Non-Rebreathing. (Medical/1.05)NR. Nutritive Ratio. (Medical/1.05)NRH. No Reply Heard. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NRK. Kungsangen. Norrkoping Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)NRK. Norsk Riks Kringkasting. Norweigian Broadcasting Corporation (Association, Society,Institute/1.08)NRM. Normal Response Mode. (IT, Computing/1.05)NRM. Non Return to Zero. (IT, Computing/1.05)NRN. No Reply Necessary. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)NRN. No Response Necessary. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NRPB. National Radiological Protection Board. (Policing/2.14)NRT. Narita. Tokyo Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.05)NRZI. Non Return to Zero Inverted. (IT, Computing/1.05)NS. Neuro Surgery. (Medical/1.05)NS. Network Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)NS. Normal Saline. (Medical/1.05)NS. Norwegian Standard. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 164 of 314
  • 165. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14NS. Nimbostratus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NS. Normal Serum. (Medical/1.05)NS. Nervous System. (Medical/1.05)NSAID. Nonesteroidal Antiinflamatory Drug. (Medical/1.05)NSAP. Network Service Access Point. (IT, Computing/1.05)NSB. Norges StatsBaner. Norwegian National Railway (Railways/1.05)NSC. No Significant Cloud. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NSC. National Security Council. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NSF. Norges Standardiseringsforbund. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NSFI. Norges Skipsforskningsinstitutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NSI. Yaounde Nsimalen Airport Airport. Cameroun. (Airport Codes/1.06)NSILA. Nonsuppressable Insulin-Like Activity. (Medical/1.05)NSNR. National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal. (Policing/2.14)NSOAF. North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NSPCA. National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (Association, Society,Institute/2.02)NSPCC. National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. (Policing/2.14)NSR. Normal Sinus Rhythm. (Medical/1.05)NST. Nuclear and Space arms Talks. (Military/1.05)NSW. No Significant Weather. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NT. New Technology. (IT, Computing/1.05)NT. No Text. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NTA. Norwegian Telecommunication Authority. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)NTE. Nantes. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)NTG. Nitroglycerin. (Medical/1.05)NTH. Norwegian Institute of Technology. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NTIM. Not That It Matters. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NTIMM. Not That It Matters Much. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NTIS. National Technical Information Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)NTNF. Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskaplige Forskningsråd. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NTNU. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NTP. Network Time Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)NTPD. Normal Temperature, Pressure, Dry. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NTS. Norsk Teknologistandardisering. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NTS. Norsk Teknologistandard. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NTSB. National Transportation Safety Board. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NTSC. National Television Standards Committee. Colour system for American TVs. PAL is thestandard used in Europe (Association, Society, Institute/1.08)NTSS. No Trace Suspect Stolen. (Policing/2.14)NTT. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone. Analogue mobile telephone system operating in the frequencyranges 800 and 1500Mhz. (Japanese) (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)NTTS. NATO Terrestrial Transmission System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NTW. Not To Worry. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NTYMI. Now That You Mention It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)NTZ. No Transgression Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 165 of 314
  • 166. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Nu. Thirteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Thirteenth, kinematic viscosity,frequency, reluctivity (Greek Alphabet/1.05)nu. Niue. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NUE. Nuremberg Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)Nuking. Sending a packet of information that the recipients system can not process resulting in ithanging. Eg during an IRC session. See DoS and BSoD. (IT, Internet/2.02)NUPI. Norsk Utenrikspolitiske Institutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NUTEC. Norwegian Underwater Technology Centre. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NVA. Night Viewing Aid. (Military/1.10)NVASEC. National Voluntary Aid Societies Emergency Committee. (Policing/2.14)NVC. Non Verbal Communication. (Policing/2.14)NVE. Norges Vassdrags og Elektrisitetsvesen. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)NVG. Night Viewing Goggles. (Military/1.10)NVP. Network Voice Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)NVQ. National Vocational Qualification. (General/1.06)NVR. Networked Video Recording. (IT, Computing/2.13)NVS. Norsk Verkstedindustris Standardiseringssentral. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)NVT. Navegantes Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)NVT. Network Virtual Terminal. (IT, Computing/1.05)NW. North West. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NWB. North West Bound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NWI. Norwich Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)NWK. Norwalk Airport. CT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)NWN. National Wireless Network. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)NXT. Next. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)NYC. New York Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)NYHA. New York Heart Association. (Medical/1.05)NYSE. New York Stock Exchange. (Association, Society, Institute/2.02)NZ. Air New Zealand. (Airline Codes/1.07)nz. New Zealand. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)NZD. New Zealand Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)NZT. New Zealand Time. (Time or Space/2.03)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 166 of 314
  • 167. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1416. OscarO. Oxygen. Atomic number 8. Atomic weight 15.9994, a colorless, odorless gas (ChemicalElements/1.05)O. Over. (Indicates the end of a communication) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)O&D. Origin and Destination. (IT, Computing/1.06)O&M. Operation and Maintenance. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)O&S. Operation And Support. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)O/R. On Request. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)o:-). Angelic. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)O2. Oxygen, Dioxygen. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)O3. Ozone molecule (Ozonmolekyl). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)OA. Oral Airway. (Medical/1.05)OA&M. Operations, Administration, and Management. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)OAC. Oceanic Area Control Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OAF. Osteoclast Activating Factor. (Medical/1.05)OAK. Oakland International. California Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)OAM. Operation And Maintenance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OAPEC. Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries. (Petrochemical/2.01)OAS. Obstacle Assessment Surface. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OAT. Organic Acid Technology. (General/2.12)OATUS. On A Totally Unrelated Subject. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OAU. Organisation for African Unity. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)OAUS. On An Unrelated Subject. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OB. Obligatory. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OB. Obstetrics. (Medical/1.05)OBE. Order of the British Empire. (Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)OBO. Or Best Offer. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OBP. On Board Processor. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)OBS. Organisational Breakdown Structure. (Project Management/1.05)OBS. Observe, Observed, Observation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OBSC. Obscure, Obscured, Obscuring. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OBST. Obstacle. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OBTJ. Offences Brought to Justice. (Policing/2.14)OBTW. Oh By The Way. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OCA. Obstacle Clearance Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OCA. Oceanic Control Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OCC. Occulting. Light (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OCC. Other Common Carrier. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)OCH. Obstacle Clearance Height. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OCIC. Operations Control Incident Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)OCIMF. Oil Companies International Marine Forum. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OCMA. Oil Companies Material Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OCNL. Occasional, Occasionally. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 167 of 314
  • 168. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14OCR. Optical Character Recognition. A scanning device in conjunction with a computer programmerecognises each character by the amount of light reflected. See OMR (IT, Computing/1.05)OCS. Obstacle Clearance Surface. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OCSC. Operations Control Sub Commitee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)OCT. October. (Time or Space/1.05)Octal Numbers. Numbers to base 8. There are eight symbols used in the octal numbering system, 0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, place values increase in powers of 8. See Binary, Decimal, Hexadecimal (IT,Coding/1.05)OCU. Operational Conversion Unit. (Military/1.06)OD. Occupational Disease. (Medical/1.05)OD. Outside Diameter. (Medical/1.05)OD. Optical Density. (Medical/1.05)OD. Oljedirektoratet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OD. Over Dose. (Medical/1.05)OD. Oculus Dexter (Right Eye). (Medical/1.05)ODA. Open Document Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)ODA. Office Document Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)ODALS. Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ODBC. Open DataBase Connectivity. (IT, Computing/1.05)ODE. Odense Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)ODI. Open Data-link Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)ODIF. ODA Interchange Format. (IT, Computing/1.05)ODMA. Open Document Management API. A set of interfaces between desktop applications anddocument management clients, allowing access to a repository without running another application(IT, Computing/1.05)ODP. Ozone Depletion Potential. (General/2.14)ODU. Out Door Unit. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)OEB. Orebro-Borfos Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)OECD. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (Association, Society,Institute/1.05)OEM. Original Equipment Manufacturer. An OEM (original equipment manufacturer) is a companythat provides a component to another company for use in that companys brand name product. Manycomputer hardware manufacturers that have their own brand-name products derive considerablerevenue by reselling the product or key parts of it to companies that seem to be competing in thesame market. Arguments for being an OEM are that you may be able to make money from a marketsector that your competitor already owns (perhaps because they have an existing customer base) andthat you can be a more efficient producer because you sell and manufacture more of your product.Frequently, a company that incorporates OEM parts or products differentiates itself from the OEMsbrand-name products by adding features or using different selling concepts (IT, Computing/1.05)OEO. Omtvistet Endrings Ordre. Norwegian for Disputed Change Order. See Change Control, EO,DVO, PVN, PVOR, VI, VO, VODC, VOF, VOR (Project Management/1.05)OER. Ornskoldsvik Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)OETT. Oral Endotracheal Tube. (Medical/1.05)OFA. Object Free Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)OFDM. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)OFG. Operational Firearms Group. (Policing/2.14)OFIR. Oceanic Flight Information Region. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OFS. Oljeindustriens Fellessammenslutning. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 168 of 314
  • 169. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14OFT. Office of Fair Trading. (Government office/2.14)OFU. Orifice Flange Union. (Petrochemical/1.05)OFZ. Obstacle Free Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)OGC. Office of Government Commerce. (Government office/2.14)OGJ. Oil and Gas Journal. (Petrochemical/1.07)OGO. Abengourou Airport. Cote Divoire. (Airport Codes/1.06)OHAS. Oslo Hovedflyplass AS. The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities Daughter Company forConstruction of the New Oslo Airport at Gardermoen. Renamed 1996 to Oslo Lufthavn AS. See OSL(OSL Project Related/1.05)OHD. Overhead. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OHD. Ohrid Airport. Macedonia. (Airport Codes/1.06)OHG. Oslo Hovedflyplass Gardermoen. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OHLE. OverHead Line Electrification. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Ohm. Unit of electrical resistance. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)OHP. Over Head Projector. (General/2.08)OHRAT. Offshore Hazard and Risk Analysis Toolkit. (Petrochemical/1.07)OHSW. Over Head Shield Wire. (Electrical/1.05)OIC. Officer in Charge. (Policing/2.14)OIC. Oh I See. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Oil. A mixture of liquid Hydrocarbons of different molecular weights. (Petrochemical/1.08)Oil field. A geographic area under which a reservoir of oil lies. (Petrochemical/1.08)oint. Ointment. (Medical/1.05)OIWR. Offshore Installation and Well Regulations. (Petrochemical/1.07)OJEC. Official Journal of the European Communities. (General/2.14)OJT. On the Job Training. (Petrochemical/1.07)OKA. Okinawa Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)OKC. Will Rogers. Oklahoma City Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)OLA. Ørlandet Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)OLADE. Organización Latino-Americana De Energía. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)OLAP. On Line Analytical Processing. This type of program has something to do withmultidimensional data analysis. (Traditional databases are two dimensional consisting of rows andcolumns) (IT, Languages/1.05)OLB. Olbia Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)OLE. Object Linking and Embedding. (IT, Computing/2.12)OLF. Oljeindustriens Landsforening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OLL. OnLine Love. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OLM. Olympia Airport. WA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)OLS. Overlastsystem. (Petrochemical/1.07)OLTP. OnLine Transaction Processing. (IT, Computing/1.05)om. Oman. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)OM. Outer Marker. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OMA. Omaha Airport. NE. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Omega. Twenty fourth and last letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Ohm. Lower Casesymbol = Twenty fourth, the last, angular velocity, angular frequency (Greek Alphabet/1.05)OMEMS. Optical Micro Electro-Mechanical System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 169 of 314
  • 170. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14OMG. Operational Manoeuvre Group. (Military/1.05)OMG. Oh My God. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Omicron. Fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Fifteenth (GreekAlphabet/1.05)OMO. Mostar Airport. Bosnia Herzegovinia. (Airport Codes/1.06)OMR. Oman Sul Rial. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)OMR. Optical Mark Recognition. An OMR scans a document for a mark in a particular position thatwill trigger a response. An example is bar code. or a questionnaire, where the OMR scans for crossesagainst questions (IT, Computing/1.05)On Line. Connected to a computer. (IT, Computing/1.06)on the fly. A process that takes place in real time. (IT, Telecommunications/2.11)ONA. Open Network Architecture. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)ONNA. Oh No Not Again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ONNTA. Oh No Not This Again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ONS. Offshore Northern Seas. (Petrochemical/1.07)ONT. Ontario Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)OO. Over and Out. (End of communication) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OOB. Out Of Band. (IT, Computing/2.09)OOB. Out Of Bed. (Medical/1.05)OODBMS. Object Oriented DataBase Management Systems. See MDD, OLAP, MOLAP, BLObs,MDBMS (IT, Languages/1.05)OOG. Out Of Gauge. Baggage handling (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)OOIP. Original Oil In Place. (Petrochemical/2.09)OOP. Object Oriented Programming. (IT, Languages/1.05)OOP. Out On Pass. (Medical/1.05)OOR. Out Of Range. (Petrochemical/1.07)OOTB. Out Of The Box. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)OOTC. Obligatory On-Topic Comment. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OP. Observation Post. (Military/1.10)OP. Output signal. (Petrochemical/1.07)OPA. Opaque, white type of ice formation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OPA. Oppgaveansvarlig (innen OD-tilsyn). (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OPC. Operational Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OPC. OLE for Process Control. Or Open Process Control (IT, Computing/2.12)OPD. Outpatient Department. (Medical/1.05)OPD. Optical Path Difference. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)OPEC. Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Formed in 1960, the member countries areAlgeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UnitedArab Emirates and Venezuela (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Operator. Company that operates a mobile telephone network. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)Operator. The company that has a concession or legal authority to drill wells and undertakeproduction of hydrocarbons in a particular area. The Operator is usually part of a consortium that actson behalf of the owners (Petrochemical/1.08)Opex. Operating Expenditure. (General/2.07)ophth. Ophthalmology. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 170 of 314
  • 171. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14OPL. Organiser Programming Language. A basic like programming language for Psion PDAs(Epoc/2.03)OPL. Over Prescribed Limit. (Policing/2.14)OPL. Oppgaveleder (innen OD-tilsyn). (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OPM. Office for Public Management. (Military/1.06)OPMET. Operational Meteorological (information). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OPN. Open, Opening, Opened. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OPO. One Person Operation. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)OPO. Francisco Sa Carneiro. Porto Airport. Portugal. (Airport Codes/1.05)OPP. Oriented Polypropylene. (General/2.14)OPR. Operator, Operate, Operative, Operating, Operational. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OPS. Operations. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OPS. Oriented Polystyrene. (General/2.14)OPSR. Office of Public Services Reform. (Government office/2.14)OPSYS. Operational System. (IT, Computing/1.05)opt. Optimum. (Medical/1.05)OPTAT. Off Premises Transitional Automated Ticket. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)Optic fiber. A glass or plastic wire as thin as a human hair, which carries signals using pulses of lightemitted by a laser. Fibre optic cable is not subject to electro magnetic or radio frequency interference,and is capable of carrying a lot more information than copper wire. Fibre optic cable is constructed ofa core which is the glass in the centre of the cable, and the region through which the light pulsestravel. A cladding which surrounds the core and keeps the light from escaping the core, and a coatingor sheath, which surrounds, protects, and acts as a cushion for the glass fibre. Light travels fast anddigital signals are based on pulses (imagine a Morse code message). A laser can be turned on and offa billion times per second, and a single strand of glass fibre can carry multiple wavelengths (differentcolours) of light simultaneously. See Boolean, Bits, Twisted pair, Coaxial (IT, Computing/1.05)OPX. Organiser Programming eXtension. OPXs are written in C++ and provide additional commandsand functions that do not exist in OPL. There are many OPXs available from Symbian, and quite a lotwritten by developers (Epoc/2.03)OQC. Offshore Qualification Course. (Petrochemical/1.07)OR. Operating Room. (Medical/1.05)ORB. Orebro Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.06)ORC. Operator Remote Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)ORCA. Objectives, Risk, Controls & Actions. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ORD. Indication of an order. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ORD. OHare. Chicago Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)ORF. Norfolk Airport. VA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)org. Entities that do not fit under any of the other top level domains. Country code part of DNS. (IT,Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Orifice Fitting. Any device which allows orifice plate insertion into and removal from a pipelinewithout "breaking" the line. May be either a "deadline" fitting (pipe section must be depressurisedbefore plate removal) or a "liveline" fitting which allows plate removal under flowing conditions. Anorifice plate is used in gas metering runs to measure the volume of gas passing through the run, thisis achieved by measuring the pressure on both sides of the orifice plate, the differential is then usedto calculate the volume of gas transferred. This process is called custody transfer. See SCF(Petrochemical/1.05)ORK. Cork. Ireland. (Airport Codes/1.05)ORL. Orlando Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 171 of 314
  • 172. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ORN. Oran Airport. Algerie. (Airport Codes/1.06)ORP. Operational Readiness Platform. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ORS. Operational Radio System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Orth or Ortho. Orthopedics. (Medical/1.05)ORV. Off Road Vehicle. See SUV. (General/2.02)ORY. Orly. Paris Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)OS. Left Eye. (Medical/1.05)OS. Oil Seal. (Petrochemical/1.07)OS. Ordinance Survey. (General/2.14)Os. Osmium. Atomic number 76. (Chemical Elements/1.05)OS. Operating System. (IT, Computing/1.05)OS. Operatørstasjon. (Petrochemical/1.07)OS&D. Overage, Shortage and Damage. (Report) (Petrochemical/1.07)OSA. Itami. Osaka Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.05)OSAT. On Site Acceptance Test. (Petrochemical/1.07)OSC. Office of the Surveillance Commissioners. (/2.14)OSC. On Scene Commander. (Petrochemical/1.07)OSCE. Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. (Military/1.05)OSD. Ostersund/Froso Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)Osha. A protective coating made by halfbaking a mixture of fine print, split hairs, red tape andbaloney. (Humour/1.05)OSHA. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. USA. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)OSI. Operational Safety Instruction. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)OSI. Open System Interconnection. A basis for standardising all layers in network architecture. Theinternational Standards Organisation (ISO) devised a model of network architecture known as thereference model for Open System Interconnection (OSI). The OSI model has several layers, PhysicalControl, Data Link, Network, Transport, Session, Presentation, and Application (IT, Computing/1.05)OSIS. Ocean Surveillance and Intelligence Satellite. US (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OSK. Oskarshamn. (Airport Codes/1.07)OSL. Gardermoen. Oslo Airport. Norway. The IATA code for the New Oslo Airport at Gardermoen,Norway. Acronym for the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities Daughter Company for Construction andOperation of the New Oslo Airport at Gardermoen (Airport Codes/1.05)osm. Osmolality. (Medical/1.05)OSO. Operational Support Officer. (Policing/2.14)OSO. Offshore Supply Office. (Petrochemical/1.07)OSP. Operator Service Provider. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)OSPF. Open Shortest Path First. (IT, Computing/1.05)OSPRE. Objective Structured Performance Related Examination. (Policing/2.14)OSR. Ostrava Airport. Czech Republic. (Airport Codes/1.06)OSS. Operations Support System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)OSS. Operator Service Switch. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)OSSL. Olje Service Selskapenes Landsforening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)OST. On Second Thoughts. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OST. Ostend Airport. Belgium. (Airport Codes/1.06)OSTA. Optical Storage Technology Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 172 of 314
  • 173. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14OSV. Ocean Station Vessel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OSY. Namsos Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)OT. Occupational Therapy. (Medical/1.05)OTD. Other Than Dwelling. (Policing/2.14)OTF. On the Floor. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OTFL. On the Floor Laughing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OTH. North Bend Airport. OR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)OTL. Out To Lunch. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OTLK. Outlook. Used in SIGMET message for volcanic ash and tropical cyclones (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)OTOH. On The Other Hand. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)OTOOH. On The Other Other Hand. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OTP. Bucarest Otopeni Airport. Rumania. (Airport Codes/1.06)OTP. On top. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OTS. Operational Technical and Support Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OTS. Organised Track System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OTT. Over The Top. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OTTH. On The Third Hand. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)OTTOMH. Off The Top Of My Head. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OTWPBB. Over the Wing Passenger Boarding Bridge. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)OU. Each Eye. (Medical/1.05)OUA. Ouagadougou Burkina Airport. Faso. (Airport Codes/1.06)OUBD. Outbound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OUD. Oujda Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)OUL. Oulu Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)Outsourcing. One company provides services for another company that could have been providedin-house. This is a similar concept to sub-contracting, however sub-contracting involves services thatare not available in-house (General/1.06)OVC. Overcast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)OWC. Oscillating Water Column. (Petrochemical/1.07)OWC. Oil-Water Contact. (Petrochemical/2.08)OWR. Outstanding Work Register. (Petrochemical/1.07)OWTTE. Or Words To That Effect. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)OXB. Bissau Airport. Guinee. Duplicate see BXO (Airport Codes/1.06)oz. Ounce. Avoirdupois system. 16 drams = 1 ounce = 28,35 g (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)Ozone. Yes Its being depleted. 90% of ozone is found at a height of 10-50km. Between 20.1 and9.4.96 ozone concentration over the arctic was depleted by 46%! A form of oxygen ozone in thestratosphere acts as a filter against ultraviolet radiation. Ozone is destroyed by CFCs and halons.Norsk. 90% av all Ozon ligger i en høyde mellom 10-50 km. Mellom 20.1 og 9.4.1996 minketkonsentrasjonen over Arktisk med 64 prosent! (Chemical Compounds/1.05)OZZ. Ouarzazate Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 173 of 314
  • 174. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1417. PapaP. Phosphorus. Atomic number 15. (Chemical Elements/1.05)p. Pulse, After. (Medical/1.05)P. Prohibited area {followed by identification}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)P and P COM. Payment And Progress Committee. (General/1.05)P&A. Percussion And Auscultation. (Medical/1.05)P&ID. Piping & Instrument Diagram. A schematic diagram showing all process and instrumentation,these drawings are never to scale (Petrochemical/1.05)P.m. Post meridiem. After noon (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)P.p.s. Post postscript. Post, post script (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)P.s. Postscript. Additional paragraph at the end of a letter (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)P2. Pulmonic Second Sound. (Medical/1.05)P2P. Peer to Peer. Direct online contact between computers (IT, Computing/2.10)PA. Point of Attachment. (IT, Computing/1.05)pa. Panama. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PA. Posteroanterior, Pulmonary Artery. (Medical/1.05)PA. Public Affairs. (Petrochemical/1.07)PA. Public Address. Public address and announcement system (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)Pa. Protactinium. Atomic number 91. (Chemical Elements/1.05)PA. Product Assurance. (Project Management/1.05)PAA. Police Athletic Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)PAAMS. Principal Anti Air Missile System. (Military/1.06)PAB. Panamanian Balboa. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PABG. Packing A Big Gun. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PABX. Private Automatic Branch eXchange. Automatic telephone switchboard (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)PACC. Police Authority Community Consultation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)PACE. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. (Policing/2.14)PACF. Performance Assessment and Checkout Facility. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)Packet switching services. A communication service where data is transmitted in packets of setsize. (Eg GPRS). Communication between terminals with differing speeds and formats is possible astransmission and reception is performed after data has first been stored at the exchange. In contrastto circuit-switching where a circuit is occupied until all data transfer has been completed, packet-switching improves efficiency through common use of circuits (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)PaCO2. Partial Pressure Of CO2 In Arterial Blood. (Medical/1.05)PACS. Personal Access Communications Systems. See TDMA, CDMA, DCTU (IT, Computing/1.05)PAD. Packet Assembler-Disassembler. (IT, Computing/1.05)PAD. Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)PAD. Plan for anlegg og drift. (Petrochemical/1.07)Padear. Lifting point/connection point. Lifting point shaped like an ear to accommodate lifting slings,a padear is also a node (Petrochemical/1.05)Padeye. Lifting point/connection point. See Node. Lifting point shaped like an eye to accommodatehooks, a padeye is also a node (Petrochemical/1.05)PADP. Pulmonary Artery Diastolic Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PAG. Police Advisory Group. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 174 of 314
  • 175. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PAH. Pressure Alarm High. (Petrochemical/1.07)PAL. Phase Alternation Line / Phase Alternating Line. Colour system for Euopean TVs. NTSC is thestandard used in America and Japan (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)PAL. Pressure Alarm Low. (Petrochemical/1.07)PALS. Precision Approach Lighting System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PAM. Project, Accounting and Management. (Petrochemical/1.07)PAM. Pulse Amplitude Modulation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)PAMCS. Panel on Airspace Management and Control Systems. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PAN. Project Administration Notes. (Petrochemical/1.07)PANS. Procedures for Air Navigation Services. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PANS. Pretty Awesome New Stuff (as opposed to "POTS"). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PaO2. Partial Pressure Of O2 In Arterial Blood. (Medical/1.05)pap. Papanicolaou. (Medical/1.05)PAP. Password Authentication Protocol. See CHAP (IT, Computing/1.05)PAP. Port Au Prince Airport. Haiti. (Airport Codes/1.06)PAP. Pulmonary Artery Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PAPA. Parallax Aircraft Parking Aid. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PAPI. Precision Approach Path Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PAR. Paris Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)PAR. Precision Approach Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PAR. Pre Assembled Rack. (Petrochemical/1.07)para. Number Of Pregnancies. (Medical/1.05)PARL. Parallel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PARP. Planning and Review Process. (Military/1.06)PARROT. Position Adjustable Range Reference Orientation Transponder. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)PAS. Paraaminosalicylic Acid. (Medical/1.05)PAS. Prosessavstenging. (Petrochemical/1.07)PASP. Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PAT. Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia. (Medical/1.05)PATMS. Passenger Air Transport Movements. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PAU. Pre Assembled Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)PAU. Pau Airport. France. Duplicate see PUF (Airport Codes/1.06)PAVA. Public Address and Video Annunciation. (IT, Computing/2.13)PAW. Plasma Arc Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)PAW. Parents Are Watching. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PAWP. Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PAX. Passenger(s). (Also Latin for peace) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PAYE. Pay As You Earn. A tax collection scheme (General/1.05)Pb. Lead. Atomic number 82. (Chemical Elements/1.05)Pb. Petabyte. I can not count this high as I have only ten fingers, ten toes, and one other digit.However a Petabyte is a measurement along the lines of Gigabyte. See Peta, Kb, Mb, Gb, Tb, Pb (IT,Units/1.05)PB. Process Blow down. (Petrochemical/1.07)PBB. Passenger Boarding Bridge. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 175 of 314
  • 176. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PBC. Pprimary Biliary Cirrhosis. (Medical/1.05)PBC. Parallel Bus Connection. (Petrochemical/1.07)PBC. Puebla Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)PBI. West Palm Beach Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PBL. Project Baseline. See Baseline (Project Management/1.07)PBL. Puerto Cabello Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)PBM. Paramaribo Airport. Surinam. (Airport Codes/1.06)PBR. Polished Bore Receptacle. (Petrochemical/1.07)PBSRAM. Pipelined Burst Static Random Access Memory. Cache (IT, Computing/1.05)PBT. Polybutylene Terephthalate. (General/2.14)PBX. Private Branch eXchange. A telephone exchange system, generally for a company or otherprivate body, providing the capability to allow internal and external calls and also operate the internaltraffic (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PC. Personal Computer. (IT, Computing/1.05)pc. After Meals. (Medical/1.05)PC. Police Constable. (Policing/1.06)PC. PolyCarbonate. (General/2.14)PC. Progressing Cavity. (Petrochemical/2.08)PC. Project Completion. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCA. Pre-Conditioned Air. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PCA. Police Complaints Authority. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)PCA. Procurement Criticality Assessment. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCB. Project Control Baseline. See Baseline (Project Management, Planning/1.05)PCB. Printed Circuit Board. (IT, Computing/1.05)PCB. Poly Chlorinated Biphenyl. (General/2.02)PCC. Project Commissioning Concept. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCC. Proof of Core Capability. Tests to be performed prior to installation in order to prove fitness forpurpose (OSL Project Related/1.05)PCC. Pre-Cast Concrete. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PCD. Proceed, Proceeding. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PCDA. Process Control and Data Acquisition. (Petrochemical/1.05)PCE. Preliminary Control Estimate. (Project Management/1.07)PCI. Peripheral Connect Interface. Bus type. See Bus, ISA, EISA, MCA, PCMCIA (IT, Computing/1.05)PCI. Protocol Control Information. (IT, Computing/1.05)PCIA. Personal Communications Industry Association. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)PCM. Pulse Coded Modulation. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)PCM. Pulse Code Modulation. (IT, Computing/1.05)PCM. Process Corrosion Monitoring. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCMCIA. Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association. Now known as a PC Card since it iseasier to pronounce. PCMCIA is a technical design standard and an international industry tradeassociation. The PCMCIA interface is a series of hardware and software standards for PC Cards. Thesecredit-card sized devices can expand the memory, storage, I/O and processing capabilities of hostmachines. A host machine can be any computer based device including notebooks, palmtops, desktopPCs, personal communicators, laser printers, digital cameras, fax machines, test equipment andmedical imaging equipment. See Bus, ISA, EISA, MCA, PCI, Flash memory (IT, Computing/1.05)PCMCIA. People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 176 of 314
  • 177. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PCN. Pavement Classification Number. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PCN. Personal Communications Network. Refers to GSM based systems, eg DCS1800 and PCS1900(IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PCO2. Carbon Dioxide Tension. (Medical/1.05)PCP. Progressing Cavity Pump. (Petrochemical/2.08)PCP. Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia. (Medical/1.05)PCP. Provisional Contracts Plan. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCR. Polymerase Chain Reaction. (Medical/1.05)PCR. Project Change Request. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCS. Preliminary Control Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)PCS. Process Control System. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCS. Personal Communication Services. Frequency range from 1850-2200MHz used in north Americafor mobile phones (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PCS. Platform Completion System. (Petrochemical/1.07)PCSO. Police Community Safety Officer. (Policing/2.14)PCT. Polycyclohexylenedimethylene Terephthalate. (General/2.14)PCU. PolyCarbonate Urethane. (General/2.14)PCU. Packet Control Unit. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)PCV. Passenger Carrying Vehicle. (Policing/2.14)PCV. Pressure Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)PCWP. Pulmonary Capilary Wedge Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PD. Project Documentation. (Petrochemical/1.07)PD. Public Domain. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PD. Process Data. (Petrochemical/1.07)Pd. Palladium. Atomic number 46. (Chemical Elements/1.05)PD. Programme Distribution. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PDA. Personal Digital Assistant. See HPC (IT, Computing/1.05)PDA. Public Display of Affection. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PDAU. Physical Delivery Access Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)PDC. Pressure Differential Controller. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PDC. Personal Digital Cellular. Digital mobile telephone system. Japanese standard operating in thefrequency ranges 800 and 1500Mhz (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)PDCP. Power Distribution Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)PDF. Portable Document Format. (IT, Telecommunications/2.08)PDF. Personal Descriptive Form. (Policing/2.14)PDG. Padang Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PDH. Plesisynchronous Digital Hierarchy. (IT, Computing/1.05)PDI. Pressure Differential Indicator. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PDIC. Pressure Differential Indicating Controller. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PDIS. Pressure Differential Indicating Switch. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PDL. Ponta Delgada Airport. Portugal. (Airport Codes/1.06)PDL. Program Design Language. (IT, Languages/1.05)PDM. Precedence Diagram Method. See AON, Network, CPA (Project Management, Planning/1.10)PDM. Precedence Diagramming Method. See AON (Project Management, Planning/2.01)PDN. Public Data Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 177 of 314
  • 178. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PDN. Packet Data Network. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)PDO. Plan for Development and Operation. (Petrochemical/1.07)Pdoc. Psychiatrist. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PDP. Performance Development Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PDP. Packet Data Protocol. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)PDP. Program Definition Phase. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)PDP. Plasma Display Panel. A flat screen technology. See CRT, LCD, TFT, EL, FED, CGS (IT,Computing/1.05)PDP. Professional Development Profile. (Policing/2.14)PDQ. Production, Drilling and living Quarters. (Petrochemical/1.07)PDQ. Pretty Damned Quick. (General/2.01)PDR. Packaged Drilling Rig. (Petrochemical/1.07)PDR. Preliminary Design Review. (OSL Project Related/1.05)PDR. Personal Development Review. (Policing/2.14)PDS. Pressure Differential Switch. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PDS. Programme Definition Stage. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)PDS. Power Distribution System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PDS. Please Dont Shout (typing all in capital letters is rude). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PDT. Pressure Differential Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PDT. Pacific Daylight Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.02)PDU. Protocol Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)PDX. Portland Airport. OR. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PE. Produkt og elektrisitetstilsynet. (Petrochemical/1.07)pe. Peru. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PE. Procurement Executive. (Military/1.06)PE. Plain End. (Petrochemical/1.07)PE. Permanent Echo. (IT, Computing/1.05)PE. Ice pellets. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PE. Physical Exam, Pulmonary Embolism. (Medical/1.05)PE. PolyEthylene. (General/2.14)PEARL. Pupils Equal And Reactive To Light. (Medical/1.05)PEBCAK. Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Peck. Measure of Ale. 2 gallons (16 pts). (Measure of Ale/1.05)PECU. PCDA/ESD Communication Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)PED. Positional Entry Device. (IT, Computing/1.05)ped. Pediatric. (Medical/1.05)PED. Pin Entry Device. Card Reader/Kort leser (Security/1.06)PEEP. Possitive End-Expiratory Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PEFR. Peak Expiratory Flow Rate. (Medical/1.05)PEG. Polyethylene Glycol. (General/2.14)PEI. Pereira Airport. Colombia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PEI. Polyetherimide. (General/2.14)PEK. PolyEtherKetone. (General/2.14)PEK. Capital. Beijing (Peking) Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 178 of 314
  • 179. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PEN. Peruvian Nuevo Sol. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PEN. Polyethylene Naphthalate. (General/2.14)PEN. Penang Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PEP. Project Execution Plan. (Project Management/1.07)PEP. Production Execution Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PER. Perth Airport. WA. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PER. Project Expenditure Request. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Per. For each, in accordance with. (General/1.05)PER. Performance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Percent Complete. An assessment of the progress achieved. The definition of progress is toadvance, while the terms physical progress or percent complete used in status reporting are apercentage expression of the proportion of completeness of a given activity or task (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)Perl. A programming language. (IT, Languages/1.05)PERM. Permanent. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PERRLA. Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive To Light And Accomodation. (Medical/1.05)Persona grata. Acceptable Person. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)Persona non grata. Unacceptable Person. (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)PERT. Program Evaluation Review Technique. PERT was developed in the mid 50s by the UnitedStates Navy for use on its Polaris missile programme. It is a method of evaluating probable outcomesbased on three scenarios. Best case, expected case, and worst case. The term is often misused tomean critical path analysis. The model allows for variable activity duration. a = optimistic duration, m= realistic duration, b = pessimistic duration. See Network, AON, AOA, CPM, CPA (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.07)PES. Petrozavodsk Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PET. Polyethylene Terephthalate. (General/2.14)PET. Performance Evaluation Test. (IT, Computing/1.05)Peta. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as P (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)PETE. Polyethylene Terephthalate. (General/2.14)Petroleum. From the Latin petra (rocks) and oleum (oil). Petroleum is a generic name forhydrocarbons, including crude oil, natural gas and NGLs (Petrochemical/2.01)PEW. Peshawar Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.06)PF. Phenol Formaldehyde. (General/2.14)PF. Piston engined aircraft fuel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PF. Panel Front. (Petrochemical/1.07)pf. French Polynesia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PF. Polyteknisk Forening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)PFD. Process Flow Diagram. A PFD is a flow chart representing the main processes and equipment,and excludes any information about instrumentation. Normally basic design data is included on thediagram such as flow rates, flow pressures, temperature (Petrochemical/1.05)PFD. Primary Flight Display. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PFG. Platform Fire and Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)PFI. Papirindustriens Forskningsinstitutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)PFI. Pipe Fabrication Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)PFI. Private Finance Initiative. (Military/1.06)PFN. Panama City Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PFO. Paphos Airport. Cyprus. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 179 of 314
  • 180. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PfP. Partnership for Peace. (Military/1.06)PFR. Police Federation Regulations. (Policing/2.14)PFS. Project Functional Specifications. (Petrochemical/1.07)PFT. Pulmonary Function Test. (Medical/1.05)pg. Picogram. (Medical/1.05)pg. Papua New Guinea. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PGE. Prostaglandin E. (Medical/1.05)PGF. Perpignan Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)PGK. Papua New Guinea Kina. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PGP. Pretty Good Privacy. (IT, Computing/1.05)PGT. Pegasus Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.05)PH. Past History. (Medical/1.05)pH. Potential Hydrogen. Measure of the acidity/alkalinity of a solution. Equals 7 for neutral solutions,increasing with increasing alkalinity and decreasing with increasing acidity (General/2.02)ph. Philippines. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Pharming. Farming is the redirection of internet traffic from one web site to another identical lookingsite operated by charlatans. The intention of pharming is to acquire your user name, password,banking details, etc in order to steal your identity and empty your account. Pharming sounds a bit likephishing, however it is more sinister because you can be redirected to a bogus site without yourknowledge. See phishing. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharming (IT, Computing/2.14)PHC. Port Harcourt Airport. Nigeria. (Airport Codes/1.06)PhD. Philosophiae Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy). (Qualification, Award, Title/2.02)PHF. Newport News Airport. VA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Phi. Twenty first letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Magnetic flux, radiant flux. LowerCase symbol = Twenty first, phase, angular phase difference, potential, peripheral speed, longitude(Greek Alphabet/1.05)Phishing. Phishing (fishing) is an attempt to extract sensitive information out of people over theinternet, for example user names, passwords, credit card details, etc. See pharming. For more detailsfollow these links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishinghttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/phishing (IT, Computing/2.14)PHL. Philadelphia International Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)phos. Phosphorus. (Medical/1.05)PHP. Pseudohypoparathyroidism. (Medical/1.05)PHP. Philippino Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PHR. Project Hand over Requirement. (Petrochemical/1.07)PHR. Peak Heart Rate. (Medical/1.05)PHR. Peak Hour Rate. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PHS. Personal Handyphone System. Digital mobile telephone system. Japanese standard operating inthe frequency range 1900Mhz (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)PHWR. Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)PHX. Sky Harbour. Phoenix. Arizona Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)Physical Progress. See Percent Complete. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)PI. Pressure Indicator. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)Pi. Sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Pressure, product. Lower Casesymbol = Sixteenth, the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter ca. 3.141, product, osmeticpressure (Greek Alphabet/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 180 of 314
  • 181. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PI. Present Illness. (Medical/1.05)PIA. Peoria Airport. IL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PIA. Pakistan International Airlines. (Airline Codes/2.02)PIB. Pre-flight Information Bulletin. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PIBKAC. Problem Is Between Keyboard And Chair. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PIC. Pressure Indicating Controller. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PIC. Pilot In Command. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)pico. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as p (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)Pico Cell. Very small cell for boosting capacity within buildings. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)PICS. Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement. (IT, Computing/1.05)PID. Project Initiation Document. (Policing/2.14)PID. Proportional Integral Derivative. (Petrochemical/1.07)PID. Pelvic Inflamatory Disease. (Medical/1.05)Pig. A plug used for cleaning a pipeline or separating two liquids being moved down the pipeline. Thepig is inserted into the pipeline and carried along by the flow of oil or gas. An intelligent pig is fittedwith sensors which check for corrosion or defects in the pipeline. A pig launcher projects the pig intothe pipeline, while a pig receiver catches the pig at the other end (Petrochemical/2.01)Pigeon. 20kV ACSR conductor cable for Overhead Power Lines. In this industry all conductor cablesand components are named after birds. Another type of conductor cable for example is Quail(Electrical/1.05)PIH. Pocatello Airport. ID. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PII. Public Interest Immunity. (Policing/2.14)PIK. Glasgow Prestwick Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)PIL. Prosess og foredlingsindustriens Landsforening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)PIM. Personal Information Manager. A computer program which you can use to store information likebirthdays, appointments, notes, etc (General/1.06)PIMS. Police Informant Management System. (Policing/2.14)Pin. Measure of Ale. 4 1/2 gallons (36 pts). (Measure of Ale/1.05)PIN. Personal Identification Number. A secret code designed to control unauthorised access/use offor example, SIM cards, bank cards, security access cards. See PUK (Security/1.05)Ping. Packet INternt Groper. A diagnostics program that checks whether a device is correctlyconnected to a host. (Pinging). (IT, Computing/2.02)Pinking. A metallic rattling sound made by a car engine, also known as knocking. Pinking is causedby using the wrong octane fuel resulting in pre-ignition, or when the distributor points are not setcorrectly (General/2.01)PIO. Principle Investigating Officer. (Policing/2.14)PIP. Proximal Interphalangeal. (Medical/1.05)Pipe. Measure of Ale. 128 gallons (4 barrels). (Measure of Ale/1.05)PIR. Parents In Room. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)PIR. Passive Infra Red Detector. (Security/1.05)PIRA. Provisional Irish Republican Army. (Military/1.06)PIT. Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)PITA. Pain In The Ass. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PITA. Pain In The Arse. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)PITCL. Procedure Inspection Testing Certificate List. (Petrochemical/1.07)PITF. Petroleum Industry Training Forum. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 181 of 314
  • 182. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Pixel. A pixel is the smallest unit (dot) used to make up a digital image. Clear images require a lot ofpixels. (IT, Computing/2.08)Pixels. Points on a screen. Each pixel (point) is identified by two numbers, usually giving the pixelsposition across and down from the top left hand corner of the screen. Therefore a screen with aresolution of 640 x 240, has a total of 153.600 pixels, where 0,0 is the pixel in the top left handcorner, and 0,240 is the pixel in the bottom left hand corner (IT, Computing/1.05)PJE. Parachute Jumping Exercise. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PJHQ. Permanent Joint Headquarters. (Military/1.06)pk. Pakistan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PKR. Pakistani Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PKU. Phenilketonuria. (Medical/1.05)PL. Petroleumsloven. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)PL. Power Level. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)pl. Poland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PL. Plug Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)PLA. Plasminogen Activator. (Medical/1.05)PLA. Practice Low Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PLASI. Pulse Light Approach Slope Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Platform. An offshore structure that is fixed to the seabed. (Petrochemical/1.08)PLC. Programmable Logic Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)PLC. Public Limited Company. (General/2.10)PLH. Plymouth Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)PLL. Phase Locked Loop. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)PLM. Pulse Length Modulation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)PLM. Palembang Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PLMN. Public Land Mobile Network. Generic name for all mobile wireless networks that use earthbase stations rather than satellites. The mobile equivalent of the PSTN (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)PLN. Flight Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PLOKTA. Press Lots Of Keys To Abort. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PLOWR. Punch List and Outstanding Work Register. (Petrochemical/1.07)PLP. Packet Level Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)PLS. Providenciales Airport. Turks And Caicos Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)PLS. Programmerbar Logisk Styring. Norwegian, PLC in English. Sammenheng SRO. Flere PLSerunder én SRO (IT, Computing/1.05)PLVL. Present Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PLZ. Port Elizabeth Airport. South Africa. (Airport Codes/1.06)PLZ. Polish Zloty. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PM. Programme Manager. Preventive Maintenance, or Project Manager (IT, Computing/1.05)PM. Program Manager. (Petrochemical/1.07)PM. Preventive Maintenance. (Petrochemical/1.07)PM. Platform Manager. (Petrochemical/1.07)Pm. Promethium. Atomic number 61. (Chemical Elements/1.05)pm. St. Pierre And Miquelon. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PM. Phase Modulation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)PM. Performance Management. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 182 of 314
  • 183. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PM. Performance Monitoring. (IT, Computing/1.05)PM. Post Mortem. (Policing/2.14)PM. Private message. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PM&R. Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation. (Medical/1.05)PMAS. Police Mutual Assurance Society. (Policing/2.14)PMB. Police Monitoring Board. (Policing/2.14)PMBI. Pardon My Butting In. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMBX. Private Manual Branch eXchange. See PABX (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PMF. Pardon My French or Pure Freaking Magic. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMFBI. Pardon Me For Butting In. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMFJI. Pardon Me For Jumping In. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)PMFJIB. Pardon Me For Jumping In But. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMI. Palma de Mallorca Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)PMI. Point of Maximum Impulse. (Medical/1.05)PMI. Positive Material Identification. (Petrochemical/1.07)PMIGBOM. Put Mind In Gear Before Opening Mouth. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMJI. Pardon My Jumping In. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMM. Preventive Maintenance Man-hours. (Petrochemical/1.07)PMN. Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte. (Medical/1.05)PMO. Palermo. (Airport Codes/1.05)PMOS. P channel Metal Oxide Silicon. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need adescription (IT, Computing/1.05)PMP. Peeing My Pants. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PMP. Previous Menstrual Period. (Medical/1.05)PMR. Polymyalgia Rheumatica. (Medical/1.05)PMR. Private Mobile Radio. Walky-Talky generally for use within a defined user group such as theemergency services or by an airport authority. See Trans European Trunked Radio (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)PMS. Project Master Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)PMSP. Preventive Maintenance Spare Parts. (Petrochemical/1.07)PMV. Porlamar Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)PMV. Production Master Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)PN. Prior Notice Required. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)pn. Pitcairn Island. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PNB. Police Negotiating Board. (Policing/2.14)PNC. Police National Computer. (Policing/2.14)PNCAH. Please No Cursing Allowed Here. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PNCB. Police National Computer Bureau. (Policing/2.14)PNCD. Police National Computer Database. (Policing/2.14)PND. Peroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea. (Medical/1.05)PNE. Private Network Emulators. (IT, Computing/1.05)PNH. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. (Medical/1.05)PNH. Phnom-Penh Airport. Cambodia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PNL. Passenger Name List. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)PNLD. Police National Legal Database. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 183 of 314
  • 184. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14P-NNI. Private Network-To-Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)PNR. Point of No Return. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PNR. Passenger Name Record. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)PNR. Pointe Noire Airport. Congo. (Airport Codes/1.06)PNS. Pensacola Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PNT. Private Network Terminators. (IT, Computing/1.05)Po. Polonium. Atomic number 84. (Chemical Elements/1.05)PO. By Mouth. (Medical/1.05)PO. Purchase Order. (Project Management/1.05)PO. Dust devils. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)POA. Porto Alegre Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)POAHF. Put On A Happy Face. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)POB. Persons On Board. Personnel On Board (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)POC. Point Of Contract. (OSL Project Related/1.05)POC. Proof Of Capability. (OSL Project Related/1.05)POC. Proof Of Concept. (IT, Computing/2.13)PoD. Plan of Development. (Petrochemical/2.07)POD. Pay On Demand. (General/1.05)PODS. Policing on Doorsteps. (Policing/2.14)POE. Port of Entry. (Freight and Shipping/1.05)POE. Point of Entry. (Policing/2.14)POETS. Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday. (General/1.05)POG. Port Gentil Airport. Gabon. (Airport Codes/1.06)POH. Path OverHead. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)POM. Port Moresby Airport. Papua New Guinea. (Airport Codes/1.06)POM. Project Organisation Manual. (Project Management/1.07)PONQ. Price of Non-Quality. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)POOH. Pull Out Of Hole. (Petrochemical/1.07)POP. Point of Presence. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)POP. Puerto Plata Airport. Dominican Republic. (Airport Codes/1.06)POP. Post Office Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)POR. Pori Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)POs. Persistent Offenders. (Policing/2.14)POS. Port Of Spain Airport. Trinidad And Tobago. (Airport Codes/1.06)POS. Point Of Sale. A POS unit/terminal is an electronic cash register. E.g. a debit/credit card readerat supermarket. See EFTPOS, POS (IT, Computing/1.05)POS. Parent Over Shoulder. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)POS. Piece Of S**t. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)POSIX. Portable Operating System Interface for Computer Environments. (IT, Computing/1.05)POSS. Possible. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)POSSLQ. Person Of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Postop. Postoperative. (Medical/1.05)POTS. Plain Old Telephone Service. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)POTUS. President Of The United States. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 184 of 314
  • 185. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14POU. Poughkeepsie Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)POW. Prisoner Of War. (Military/2.02)POZ. Lawica. Poznan Airport. Poland. (Airport Codes/1.05)PP. PolyPropylene. (General/2.14)PP. Postpartum. (Medical/1.05)PP. Project Procedures. (Petrochemical/1.07)PPA. Polyphthalamide. (General/2.14)PPAF. Police Performance Accountability Framework. (Policing/2.14)PPD. Purified Protein Derivative. (Medical/1.05)PPE. Personal Protective Equipment. (Petrochemical/2.10)PPE. PolyPhenylene Ether. (General/2.14)PPF. Phenol-Furfural. (General/2.14)PPFP. Procurement Package and Follow-up Plan. (Project Management/1.07)PPG. Pounds Per Gallon. (Petrochemical/1.07)PPG. PolyPropylene Glycol. (General/2.14)Pphpd. persons per hour per direction. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PPI. Plan Position Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PPL. People. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ppm. parts per million. (Petrochemical/2.08)PPNG. Penicilinase-Producing Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. (Medical/1.05)PPO. Prior Permission Only. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PPO. PolyPhenylene Oxide. (General/2.14)PPOs. Prolific and other Priority Offenders. (Policing/2.14)PPOX. Polypropylene Oxide. (General/2.14)PPP. Point to Point Protocol. A standard for connecting your computer to your Internet ServiceProviders host computer (IT, Computing/1.05)PPPoE. Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. (IT, Computing/2.13)PPR. Prior Permission Required. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PPS. Precise Position Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PPS. Present Position Symbol. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PPS. PolyPhenylene Sulfide. (General/2.14)PPS. Plasmic Propulsion System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)PPSDN. Public Packet Switched Data Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)PPSN. Present position. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PPSU. Polyphenylsulfone. (General/2.14)PPT. Prisoner Processing Team. (Policing/2.14)PPT. Papeete Polynesie Airport. Francaise. (Airport Codes/1.06)PPTP. Point to Point Tunneling Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)PPX. Parallel Packet Express. (IT, Computing/1.05)PQC. Pavement Quality Concrete. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PR. Pulmonic Regurgitation. (Medical/1.05)PR. Progesterone Receptor. (Medical/1.05)PR. Public Relations. (General/2.02)PR. Procedure. Prosedyre (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 185 of 314
  • 186. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PR. Per Rectum. (Medical/1.05)Pr. Praseodymium. Atomic number 59. (Chemical Elements/1.05)PR. Pipe Rack. (Petrochemical/1.07)pr. Puerto Rico. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PRA. Primary Rate Access. (IT, Computing/1.05)PRB. Package Responsible Buyer. (Petrochemical/1.07)PRC. Primary Rate Channel. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)PRCU. Policing and Reducing Crime Unit. (Policing/2.14)PRE. Package Responsible Engineer. (Petrochemical/1.07)Predecessor. The activity or activities that come before the current activity. See Successor, CPA,Network, AOA, AON (Project Management, Planning/1.10)Preop. Preoperative. (Medical/1.05)Prep. Preparation. (Medical/1.05)PRF. Plastics Recovery Facility. (General/2.14)PRF. Pulse Repetition Frequency. (IT, Computing/1.05)PRG. Ruzyne. Prauge Airport. Czech Republic. (Airport Codes/1.05)PRI. Primary. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PRI. Primary Rate Interface (ISDN). There are two types of ISDN Basic Rate Interface and PrimaryRate Interface (IT, Computing/1.05)PRI. Petroleum Recovery Institute. Canada (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)PRIME. Problem Solving in Multi agency Environments. (Policing/2.14)PRINCE. PRojects IN Controlled Environments. A project management methodology developed bythe Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) for IT projects (Association, Society,Institute/2.05)Priority. Ranking activities to be performed in the order that they need to be performed. Ensuringthat priorities are set and met (being goal orientated) is essential. See ketchup affect (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)PRISM. Programme Reducing Individual Substance Misuse. (Policing/2.14)PRKG. Parking. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PRM. Passenger Reservation Manual. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)PRM. Program Review Meeting. (IT, Computing/1.05)PRMD. Private Management Domain. (IT, Computing/1.05)PRML. Partial Response Maximum Likelihood. (IT, Computing/1.05)PRN. Pristina Airport. Yougoslavia. (Airport Codes/1.06)prn. As Needed. (Medical/1.05)PROB. Probability. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PROC. Procedure. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Produced water. Water naturally present in a reservoir or water injected into a reservoir to enhanceproduction. (Petrochemical/2.01)Productivity Factor. A theoretical measurement of effectivness. The ratio of actual manhoursexpended to estimated manhours earned. The formula is Productivity=Actual/Earned. If the value isgreater than 1 then productivity is poor, or the estimate is poor, or too little progress is being claimed,etc, etc. On the other hand if the value is less than 1 then productivity is good, or there is a lot ofslack in the estimate, or too much progress is being claimed, etc, etc. As a footnote someorganisations calculate productivity factor as Earned/Actual which can be confusing (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 186 of 314
  • 187. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Program. A series of instructions that make a computer perform a specific task. (IT,Computing/1.05)Project. An undertaking with a clearly defined goal, that is undertaken within a given time scale andbudget. Some contemporary texts on the subject attempt to argue that in addition, a project is aunique venture carried out by a temporary organisation. This maybe the case, all snow flakes areundoubtedly unique, snow however is still snow (Project Management/1.05)Project Manager. The conductor of an orchestra in which every musician is from a different union.(Humour/1.05)Project Phase. Specific periods within a project. Project phases vary according to the undertaking,and the type of industry involved. Phases tend to overlap, and as one phase reaches completion thenext phase tends to attract more attention. An example of project phases, Engineering, Procurement,Fabrication, Installation, Commissioning, Operations (Project Management/1.05)PROM. Premature Rupture of Membranes. (Medical/1.05)PROM. Programmable Read Only Memory. (IT, Computing/1.05)Protocol. Convention for data transmission. A convention used to control the transmission of data iscalled a protocol. The use of start and stop bits is an example of a very simple protocol. See HTTP,TCP/IP, URL, Protocol (IT, Computing/1.06)PROV. Provisional. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PRP. Prop Jet Aircraft. Aerospatiale ATR. de Havilland DHC7. Fokker 50 (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)PRSP. Penicillinase-Resistant Synthetic Peicillin. (Medical/1.05)PRU. Pupil Referral Unit. (Policing/2.14)PRW. Parents Are Watching. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)PS. Plus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PS. Person Søker. Personal Beeper (General/1.05)PS. Pulmonic Stenosis. (Medical/1.05)PS. Provisional Sum. (Project Management/1.07)PS. Pressure Switch. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)PS. PolyStyrene. (General/2.14)PS. Pulling Slip printed. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)PSA. Pisa. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)PSA. Public Service Agreement. (Policing/2.14)PSA. Preliminary Site Acceptance. (OSL Project Related/1.05)PSA. Prostatic Specific Antigen. (Medical/1.05)PSAP. Presentation Service Access Point. (IT, Computing/1.05)PSC. Pointer Symbol Communication. (IT, Computing/1.05)PSC. Principal Subordinate Command. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PSC. Pasco Airport. WA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PSC. Product Sharing Contracts. (Petrochemical/1.07)PSC. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. (Medical/1.05)PSC. Passenger Service Conference. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)PSD. Process Shut Down. (Petrochemical/1.07)PSD. Prosjekt Styring Drift. Norwegian. (OSL Project Related/1.05)PSDB. Police Scientific Development Branch. (Policing/2.14)PSDN. Packet Switched Data Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)PSDV. Process Shut Down Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)PSE. Pressure Safety Element. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 187 of 314
  • 188. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PSF. Pounds per Square Foot. Compound unit (pressure) = 4,8824 kg/cm squared (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)PSG. Passing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PSGN. Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis. (Medical/1.05)PSH. Pressure Switch High. (Petrochemical/1.07)PSI. Pounds per Square Inch. Compound unit (pressure) = 0,0703 kg/cm squared (Weights &Measures, Imperial/1.05)Psi. Twenty third letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Dielectric flux, electrostatic flux.Lower Case symbol = Twenty third, yaw (Greek Alphabet/1.05)psia. pounds per square inch absolute. (Petrochemical/2.09)psig. pounds per square inch gauge. (Petrochemical/2.09)PSK. Phase Shift Keying. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)PSL. Pressure Switch Low. (Petrochemical/1.07)PSM. Passenger Service Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PSN. Packet Switch Node. (IT, Computing/1.05)PSN. Position. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PSP. Pierced Steel Plank. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PSPDN. Packet Switched Public Data Network. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)PSR. Primary Surveillance Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PSS. Project Summary Schedule. (Project Management/1.07)PSS. PolySuperSulfone. (General/2.14)PSS. Prosjekt Styring Sentralt. Norwegian. (OSL Project Related/1.05)PSSO. Police Skills and Standards Organisation. (Policing/2.14)PST. Pacific Standard Time. (US and Canada) (Time or Space/2.02)PSTN. Public Switched Telephone Network. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PSU. Police Support Unit. (Policing/2.14)PSU. PolySulfone. (General/2.14)PSU. Prosjekt Styring Utbyggning. Norwegian. (OSL Project Related/1.05)PSV. Public Service Vehicle. (Policing/2.14)PSV. Pressure Support Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)PSV. Pressure Safety Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)PSVT. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia. (Medical/1.05)Psych. Psychiatry. (Medical/1.05)PSZ. Public Safety Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PT. Prothrombin Time. (Medical/1.05)PT. Pocket Telephone. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)PT. Physical Therapy. (Medical/1.05)PT. Posterior Tibia. (Medical/1.05)PT. Pressure Transmitter. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)pt. Patient. (Medical/1.05)Pt. Platinum. Atomic number 78. (Chemical Elements/1.05)PT. Pacific Time (PST or PDT). (Time or Space/2.08)pt. Portugal. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PT. Physical Training. (Military/1.10)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 188 of 314
  • 189. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14pt. Pint. Measure of capacity Imperial. 20 fl.oz = 4 gills = 1 pint = 0,5683 l (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)PTA. Prior To Admission. (Medical/1.05)PTA. Prepaid Ticket Advice. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)PTB. Parts per Thousand Barrels. (Petrochemical/2.10)PTC. Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography. (Medical/1.05)PTC. Permission To Commit. (Petrochemical/1.07)PTC. Police Training Centre. (Policing/2.14)PTCA. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty. (Medical/1.05)PTCE. Pre-Tender Cost Estimate. (Project Management/1.07)PTE. Portuguese Escudo. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PTFE. Polytetrafluoroethylene. (General/2.14)Pth. Pathology. (Medical/1.05)PTH. Parathormone. (Medical/1.05)PTHrP. Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein. (Medical/1.05)PTI. Public Transport Interchange. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PTI. Physical Training Instructor. (Policing/2.14)PTL. Predicted Track Line. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PTMM. Please Tell Me More. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PTN. Personal Telephone Number. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)PTN. Morgan City Patterson Airport. LA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PTN. Procedure Turn. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PTO. Power Take Off. (Petrochemical/1.07)PTP. Point To Point. Or in Norwegian Punkt Til Punkt (IT, Computing/1.05)PTP. Pointe A Pitre Airport. Guadeloupe. (Airport Codes/1.06)PTRA. Percutaneouus Transluminal Renal Angioplasty. (Medical/1.05)PTS. Personnel Tracking System. (Petrochemical/1.07)PTS. Post-traumatic Stress. (Policing/2.14)PTS. Polar Track Structure. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PTT. Partial Thromblopastin Time. (Medical/1.05)PTT. Post, Telephone & Telecommunications. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)PTT. Push To Talk. A radio that will not transmit until the PTT button is pressed (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)PTU. Power Transfer Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PTU. Propylthiouracil. (Medical/1.05)PTV. Passenger Transfer Vehicle. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)PTW. Permit To Work. (General/2.10)PTY. Panama City Airport. Panama. (Airport Codes/1.06)PTZ. Pan, Tilt, & Zoom. A description of the capabilities of a closed circuit video camera(Security/1.05)PU. That stinks!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)PU. Polyurethene. (General/2.14)PU. Pulled. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)Pu. Plutonium. Atomic number 94. (Chemical Elements/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 189 of 314
  • 190. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PU. Processing Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)PU. Polyurethane. (General/2.10)PUBLIC DOMAIN. Programs that are available to everyone as their authors want to share them witheveryone. Programs in the public domain can be used without restriction as components of otherprograms. When using public domain code or programs, it is prudent to know the programs origins,so that you can be sure that it is in fact public domain. See Shareware, Freeware (IT,Computing/1.07)PUD. Peptic Ulcer Disease. (Medical/1.05)PUD. Plan for Utbygging og Drift. (Petrochemical/1.07)PUF. Pau Airport. France. Duplicate see PAU (Airport Codes/1.06)PUF. Polyurethane Foam. (General/2.10)PUK. Personal Unblocking Key. A code designed to unblock cards that have been "blocked" (closeddown) due to repeated entry of an incorrect PIN number. See PIN (Security/1.05)PUQ. Punta Arenas Airport. Chili. (Airport Codes/1.06)PUS. Pusan Airport. Kenya. (Airport Codes/1.06)Push Technology. Information is sent to you from the WWW. Instead of searching (browsing) theweb for information, you subscribe to an information channel, (usually for free) and the informationchannel that you have subscribed to sends (pushes) information to you automatically every time youconnect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). The program that I use remembers how much of afile has been pushed (downloaded) so that if you disconnect in the middle of the download, it beginsagain at the break-off point (IT, Internet/1.05)PUST. Power Up Self Test. (IT, Computing/1.05)PUY. Pula Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)PVAC. PolyVinyl Acetate. (General/2.14)PVAL. PolyVinyl Alcohol. (General/2.14)PVB. PolyVinyl Butyral. (General/2.14)PVC. Premature Ventricular Contraction. (Medical/1.05)PVC. Permanent Virtual Circuit. (IT, Computing/1.05)PVC. Polyvinyl Chloride. Plastic (General/1.05)PVCA. PolyVinyl Chloride Acetate. (General/2.14)PVD. Providence Airport. RI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PVD. Plan View Display. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PVFM. PolyVinyl Formal. (General/2.14)PVK. Preveza. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)PVN. Project Variation Notice. See Change Control, DVO, DVOR, PVOR, VI, VO, VODC, VOF, VOR(Project Management, Planning/1.07)PVOR. Pending Variation Order Request. A preliminary notification to the client that contractorbelieves a variation to the scope of work exists. See Change Control, DVO, DVOR, PVN, VI, VO,VODC, VOF, VOR (Project Management/1.10)PVR. Puertoi Vallarta Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)PVR. Premature Voluntary Release. (Military/1.06)PVR. Pulmonary Vascular Resistance. (Medical/1.05)PVT. Pressure Volume Temperature. (Petrochemical/1.07)pw. Palau. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PWB. Printed Wiring Board. (IT, Computing/1.05)PWHT. Post Weld Heat Treatment. Also known as stress relieving. After welding of steel (pipe,plates, girders) Heating elements are wrapped around the weld & immediate vicinity to heat up thearea and relieve stresses caused by welding (Petrochemical, Welding/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 190 of 314
  • 191. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14PWM. Portland Airport. ME. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)PWP. Pulmonary Wedge Pressure. (Medical/1.05)PWR. Pressurised Water Reactor. (Nuclear power/1.05)PWR. Power. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)PWS. Produced Water Separator. (Petrochemical/1.07)PWV. Production Wing Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)PX. Physical. (Medical/1.05)PX. Post eXchange. Military Duty Free Shop. (Military/1.09)py. Paraguay. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)PYG. Paraguayan Guarani. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)PYO. Persistent Young Offender. (Policing/2.14)PZO. Puerto Ordaz Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 191 of 314
  • 192. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1418. Quebecq. Every. (Medical/1.05)qa. Qatar. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)QA. Quality Assurance. (Project Management/1.07)QAM. Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. Some sort of a system where two transmissions can occursimultaneously on the same frequency (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)QAR. Qatar Rial. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)QBI. Compulsory IFR flight. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)QC. Quality Control. (Project Management/1.07)qd. Every Day. (Medical/1.05)QDM. Magnetic heading (zero wind). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)QDR. Magnetic bearing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)QDR. Quality Design Review. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)QED. Quod Erat Demonstrandum. (Latin, French, Greek/2.02)QEMM. Quarterdecks Extended Memory Manager. See Upper Memory (IT, Computing/1.05)QF. Qantas Airways. (Airline Codes/1.07)QFE. Atmospheric pressure at aerodrome elevation. Or at runway threshold (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)QFU. Magnetic orientation of runway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)QGM. Queens Gallantry Medal. (General/2.14)qh. Every Hour. (Medical/1.05)qhs. Every Bed Time. (Medical/1.05)qid. Four Times A Day. (Medical/1.05)QNH. Altimeter sub-scale setting to obtain elevation when on the ground. (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)QNH. Barometric Pressure Above Mean Sea Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)qns. Quantity Not Sufficient. (Medical/1.05)qod. Every Other Day. (Medical/1.05)QOS. Quality Of Service. (Project Management/1.05)QP. Quality Plan. (Project Management/1.07)QPI. Pietarsaari Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.06)QPM. Queens Police Medal. (General/2.14)QPSK. Quadrature Phase Shift Keying. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)QPSX. Queued Packet, Distributed Switch. (IT, Computing/1.05)QQ. Reno Air. (Airline Codes/1.07)QRA. Quantitative Risk Assessment. (Petrochemical/1.07)QS. Quality Surveillance. (Project Management/1.07)qs. Quantity Sufficient. (Medical/1.05)QS. Quantity Surveyor. (Project Management/1.07)QSIF. Quarter Standard Image Format. (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)Q-Sig. Signalling at Q reference point in ISDN model. (IT, Computing/1.05)QSR. Quality System Requirement. (Petrochemical/1.07)qt. Quart. Measure of capacity Imperial. 40 fl.oz = 2 pints = 1 quart = 1,1365 l (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 192 of 314
  • 193. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14QT. Cutie. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)QTE. True bearing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)QUAD. Quadrant. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Quail. 66kV ACSR conductor cable for Overhead Power Lines. In this industry all conductor cablesand components are named after birds (Electrical/1.05)QUEST. Query Using Extended Search Techniques. (Policing/2.14)QWERTY. A type of keyboard layout. The name refers to the six leftmost characters in the top row ofalphabetic characters on a keyboard. Designed in 1873, the layout of a qwerty keyboard wasoriginally designed to slow down typing speeds, in order to reduce the number of typing errors (IT,Computing/1.07)QWL. Quality of Working Life. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 193 of 314
  • 194. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1419. RomeoR. Red. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)R. Runway {runway identification}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)R. Respiratory Rate (Per Min). (Medical/1.05)R. Restricted area {followed by identification}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)R U THERE?. Are you there?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)R&D. Research and Development. (General/1.07)R&E. Round and Equal. (Medical/1.05)R&I. Research and Innovation. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)R&R. Rest and Recuperation. (General/1.05)R&R. Recovery and Reconfiguration. (IT, Computing/1.05)R/O. Rule Out. (Medical/1.05)R/T. Related To. (Medical/1.05)RA. Reumathoid Arthritis, Rightatrium. (Medical/1.05)RA. Royal Artillery. (Military/1.06)RA. Regional Assembly. (Government office/2.14)RA. Radio Altimeter. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Ra. Radium. Atomic number 88. (Chemical Elements/1.05)RA. Rain. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RA. Receipt Acknowledged. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAC. Rules of the air and air traffic services. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAC. Royal Automobile Club. (General/2.14)RAD. Rapid Application Development. (IT, Computing/1.05)RADIUS. Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)RADSL. Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line. An alternative to ASDL and ISDN. See DSL, ISDN (IT,Computing/1.05)RAEBNC. Read And Enjoyed But No Comment. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RAF. Royal Air Force. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAFC. Regional Area Forecast Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAFVR. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. (Military/1.06)RAG. Runway Arresting Gear. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAG. Ragged. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAI. Radioactive Iodine. (Medical/1.05)RAI. Runway Alignment Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RAID. Remote Access Integrated Dialler. (IT, Telecommunications/2.07)RAID. Redundant Array of Independent Disks. An array of multiple hard discs which appears to thecomputer as one storage device (IT, Computing/1.05)RAIL. Runway Alignment Indicator Lights. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)RAIME. Research Institute of Applied Mechanics and Electrodynamics (Moscow). (Association,Society, Institute/2.09)RAK. Marrakech Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)RAM. Random Access Memory. Semiconductor memory. Volatile. Each bit in RAM is represented by acell with one of two states (yes believe it or not, see Boolean and Bits). Each cell can be electricallycharged or not electrically charged representing 1 or 0 respectively. Semiconductor memories areconstructed in different ways. Examples are Bipolar, Static MOS, Dynamic MOS, CMOS, Silicon OnTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 194 of 314
  • 195. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Sapphire, and Integrated Injection Logic. Static RAM does not require refreshing with power due topower leakage. Dynamic RAM does require refreshing with power due to power leakage (dissipation).A power failure empties the cell contents of both dynamic and static RAM. The result is you loosewhatever you were working on at the time, unless you’ve been smart and backed up often. In PCterms it gets even more confusing because there are different ‘logical’ types of memory calledconventional memory, upper memory, expanded memory, and extended memory (IT,Computing/1.05)RAMC. Royal Army Medical Corps. (Military/1.06)RAMS. Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RAN. Residents Admission Note. (Medical/1.05)RAP. Right Atrial Pressure. (Medical/1.05)RAP. Rapid City Airport. SD. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)RAR. Rarotonga Airport. Cook Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)RAS. Remote Access Server. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)RAS. Resource Allocation System. A system for effective use of airport resources, for example gates(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RASP. Remote Antenna Signal Processor. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)RAT. Rapid Access Taxiway. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RAuxAF. Royal Auxiliary Air Force. (Military/1.06)RB. Rescue Boat. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RB. Reduced Bore. (Petrochemical/1.07)Rb. Rubidium. Atomic number 37. (Chemical Elements/1.05)RBA. Rabat Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)RBBB. Right Bundle Branch Block. (Medical/1.05)RBC. Red Blood Cells. (Medical/1.05)RBL. Range Bearing Line. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RC. Radar Controller. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RC. Regional Command. (Military/1.05)RCA. Reach Cruising Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCC. Radio Common Carrier. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)RCC. Rescue Co-ordination Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCF. Radio Communication Failure {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCF. Radio Control Facility. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)RCH. Reach, Reaching. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCL. Runway Centre Line. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCLL. Runways Centre Line Light. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCLR. Recleared. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCM. Remote Control and Monitoring. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCM. Reliability Centred Maintenance. (Petrochemical/1.07)RCMP. Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Gendarmerie royale du Canada (General/2.08)RCO. Route Charge Office. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCSU. Remote Control and Status Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RCU. Remote Cell Unit. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)RCU. Remote Communication Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)rd. Rod/Rods sometimes called a perch or a pole. Linear measure. 16,5 = 1 rod = 5,029 m (Weights& Measures, Imperial/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 195 of 314
  • 196. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14RDA. Remote Database Access. (IT, Computing/1.05)RDA. Regional Development Agency. (Government office/2.14)RDBMS. Relation Data Base Management System. (IT, Languages/1.05)RDH. Reference Datum Height. For Instrument Landing System (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDI. Remote Data Ingest (file- and application server at OSL). (IT, Computing/1.05)RDL. Radial. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDN. Radar Distribution Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDO. Radio. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDOP. Radar Data Output Processing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDP. Reservoir Development Plan. (Petrochemical/2.08)RDPS. Radar Data Processing System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDS. Respiratory Distress Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)RDS. Radio Data System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RDS. Rural Development Service. (Government office/2.14)RDU. Remaining Duration. (Project Management, Planning/1.10)RDU. Raleigh Durham Airport. NC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)RDW. Red Cell Distribution Width. (Medical/1.05)RE. Hello again or In Regard to. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RE. Recent. Used to qualify weather phenomena, e.g. RERA = Recent Rain (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)RE. Released. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)re. Reunion Island. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Re. Rhenium. Atomic number 75. (Chemical Elements/1.05)RE. Radiographic Examination. (Petrochemical/1.07)RE. Royal Engineers. (Military/1.06)readm. Readmission. (Medical/1.05)Real Time. A computer system which processes input and gives a response immediatley or veryquickly. (IT, Computing/1.06)REC. Racial Equality Councils. (Government office/2.14)REC. Recife Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)REC. Receive, Receiver. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)REDL. Runway EDge Lights. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)REF. Reference to, Refer to. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)REG. Reggio Calabria Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)REG. Registration. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)REHI. Hi again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)REK. Reykjavik Airport. Iceland. (Airport Codes/1.06)REM. Rapid Eye Movement. (Medical/1.05)REME. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. (Military/1.06)REMF. Rear Echelon Mother F*cker. (Military/1.10)REN. Ringer Equivalent Number. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)RENL. Runway ENd Lights. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)REP. Report, Reporting, Reporting point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Repeater. Receives radio signals from a base station. The signals are amplified and re-transmitted toareas where radio shadow occurs. Repeats also work in the opposite direction, i.e. receiving radioTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 196 of 314
  • 197. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14signals from mobile telephones, then amplifying and re-transmitting them to the base station (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)REQ. Request, Requesting. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RERTE. Reroute. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RESA. Runway End Safety Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Réservé. A commercial designation without any specific meaning. (Wine Label Terms/1.05)Reservoir. An underground formation of oil and gas. (Petrochemical/1.08)RET. Rapid Exit Taxiway. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RETILS. Rapid Exit Taxiway Indicator Lights System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)REVEX. Revenue expenditure. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RF. Raised Face. Flange Facing. See FF (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)RF. Rheumatic Fever. (Medical/1.05)RF. Respiratory Failure. (Medical/1.05)RF. Rheumatoid Factor. (Medical/1.05)RF. Radio Frequency. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)RFA. Royal Fleet Auxiliary. (Military/1.06)RFC. Request For Comment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RFC. Ready For Commissioning. (Petrochemical/1.07)RFFS. Rescue and Fire Fighting Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RFG. Ready For Gas. (Petrochemical/1.07)RFI. Radio Frequency Interference. See EMI and EMC (IT, Computing/1.05)RFID. Radio Frequency Identification Device. (IT, Computing/1.06)RFL. Requested Flight Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RFO. Ready For Operation. (Petrochemical/1.07)RFP. (External) Repetitive Flight Plan (File). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RFP. Request for Proposal. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RFQ. Request for Quotation. (Project Management/1.05)RFQ. Request for Quote. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RFS. Remote File Sharing. (IT, Computing/1.05)RFS. Ready For Start-up. (Petrochemical/1.07)RFT. Right First Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RG. Range. Of lights (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RGA. Revenue General Aviation. Or even Regional General Aviation (OSL Project Related/1.05)RGB. Red, Green, Blue. (IT, Computing/1.05)RGN. Yangoon Airport. Myanmar. (Airport Codes/1.06)Rh. Rhesus Blood Factor. (Medical/1.05)Rh. Rhodium. Atomic number 45. (Chemical Elements/1.05)RHA. Royal Horse Artillery. (Military/1.06)RHD. Right Hand Drive. (General/1.05)RHIP. Rank Has Its Privileges. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RHO. Rhodos airport. (Airport Codes/1.05)Rho. Seventeenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Seventeenth, density,resistivity, refractive power, coefficient of reflection, radius of curvature (Greek Alphabet/1.05)RI. Runway Instrumentation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 197 of 314
  • 198. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14RIA. Radio Immunoassay. (Medical/1.05)RIAA. Recording Industry Association of America. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)Ribbon. A graphical user interface. With Office 2007 the menu structure has disappeared and hasbeen replaced by something called the ribbon. What is the ribbon you may or may not be askingyourself? The ribbon is something called a fluid user interface. Microsoft describe it as “a userinterface that makes it easier for people to get more out of Microsoft Office applications so they candeliver better results faster”. Well that is bollo*ks it takes me three times as long (at the moment) tonavigate around and search for items. Why could they just not include a classic view!! I used to beable to say that will take six hours to do, meaning it will take me two hours to do now og away andleave me alone. Not anymore, thanks Bill! (IT, Computing/2.14)RIC. Richmond Airport. VA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)RID. Review Item Discrepancy. (General/1.05)RIDDOR. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. (Policing/2.14)RIDS. Ramp Information and Display System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RIF. Reclearance In Flight. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RIF. Right Iliac Fosa. (Medical/1.05)RIH. Run In Hole. (Petrochemical/1.07)RIM. Reaction Injection Molding. (General/2.14)RIMS. Risk Management Services. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)RIMS. Ranging and Integrity Monitoring Station. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)RIN. Reinstatement. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)RIN. Runway Instrumentation Network. (IT, Computing/1.05)RIND. Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Deficit. (Medical/1.05)RIO. Rio De Janiero Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)RIO. Rail Incident Officer. (Policing/2.14)RIP. Raster Image Processor. (IT, Computing/1.05)RIP. Requiescat in pace (Rest In Peace). (Latin, French, Greek/2.02)RIP. Routing Information Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)Ripping. The process of reading and copying digital information stored on an audio CD (seedigitising, and DAE). (IT, Digital music/2.11)RIRO. Ring in, ring out. (IT, Computing/1.05)RIS. Runway Instrumentation System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RISC. Reduced Instruction Set Computer. See CISC, EPIC (IT, Computing/1.05)Riser. A pipe between the seabed and a floating drilling rig, or the pipe that joins a seabed wellheadto a Christmas tree. (Petrochemical/1.08)Risk Analysis. The examination of the potential risks involved with the execution of a project. RiskAnalysis is the assessment of the likelihood or probability of a risk occurring and what its impact onthe project will be. A technique like PERT or Monte Carlo might be employed, brainstorming is alsoquite a good technique, as well as good old common sense, and a nice fat contingency (which ofcourse is not to be used) (Project Management/1.10)RITE. Right. Direction of turn (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RIU. Radio Interface Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)RIX. Riga International Airport. Latvia. (Airport Codes/1.05)RIY. Riyan Mukalla Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)RJE. Remote Job Entry. (IT, Languages/1.05)RJK. Rijeka Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)RK. Registered Keeper. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 198 of 314
  • 199. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14RL. Report Leaving. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RL. Ringers Lactate, Coarse Rales (Chest Auscultation). (Medical/1.05)RL. Real Life (that is, when not chatting). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RLA. Relay to. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RLC. Royal Logistic Corps. (Military/1.06)RLCE. Request Level Change Enroute. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RLCO. Real Life Conference. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RLE. Run Length Encoding. (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)RLL. Right Lower Lobe. (Medical/1.05)RLLS. Runway Lead-in Lighting System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RLNA. Requested Level Not Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RLP. Radio Link Protocol. Improves transmission for data communication over wireless networks (IT,Telecommunications/2.04)RLQ. Right Lower Quadrant. (Medical/1.05)RM. Royal Marines. (Military/1.06)RMA. Reliability, Maintainability and Availability. (General/1.05)RMI. Radio Magnetic Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RMI. Rimini airport. (Airport Codes/1.05)RMK. Remark. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RML. Right Middle Lobe. (Medical/1.05)RMM. Remote Monitoring Maintenance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RMON. Remote Monitoring. (General/1.05)RMPE. Royal Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)RMR. Royal Marines Reserve. (Military/1.06)RMU. Remote Monitoring Unit. (IT, Computing/2.13)RN. Aural Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)RN. Royal Navy. (Military/1.06)RN. Registered Nurse. (Medical/1.05)Rn. Randon. Atomic number 86. (Chemical Elements/1.05)RNA. Ribonucleic Acid. (Medical/1.05)RNAS. Royal Naval Air Station. (Military/1.06)RNAV. Area navigation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RNB. Kallinge. Ronneby Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)RNC. Radio Network Controller. (General/1.05)RNG. Radio range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RNN. Bornholm Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)RNO. Reno Airport. NV. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)RNP. Required Navigation Performance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RNR. Royal Naval Reserve. (Military/1.06)RNTR. French National Telecommunications Research Centre. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)RO. Routed. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)ro. Romania. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ROA. Roanoke Airport. VA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 199 of 314
  • 200. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Roaming. A GSM networks ability to identify a portable telephone via base stations and SIM cards.Roaming gives the user of the mobile telephone freedom to roam from location to location, andacross national borders (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)ROB. Monrovia Roberts Intl Airport. Liberia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ROBEX. Regional Opmet Bulletin EXchange. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Robot. A program that collects data that is used in the indexes of web search engines. A robotautomatically surfs (browses) the internet seeking and recording information about documents.Associated words: spider, wanderer (IT, Internet/1.05)ROC. Rochester Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)ROC. Rate Of Climb. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ROCIS. Remote Operated Crack Inspection System. (Petrochemical/1.07)ROD. Rate Of Descent. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RODS. Referral Order Division Scheme. (Policing/2.14)ROFA. Runway Object Free Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)ROFL. Rolling On Floor Laughing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROFLAS. Rolling On Floor Laughing And Screaming. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROFLMAO. Roll On Floor Laughing My Ass Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROFLPMP. Rolling On the Floor Laughing Peeing in My Pants. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROFOR. Route Forecast. In meteorological code (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ROI. Return On Investment. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROL. Romanian Leu. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ROM. Rome Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)ROM. Read Only Memory. A non volatile alternative to RAM in which all the cell states of thesemiconductor are set permanently during manufacture. A set of instructions stored in this way issometimes referred to as ´hard wired´ or even ´firmware´. ROM is frequently used to store data orinstructions a computer needs all the time from the moment it is switched on, like BIOS. See PROM,EPROM, EAROM, EEROM for other types of ROM (IT, Computing/1.05)ROM. Range Of Motion. (Medical/1.05)RON. Receiving Only. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ROP. Runway Observation Post. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)ROP. Rate Of Penetration. (Petrochemical/1.07)ROR. Raffing Out Roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud"). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RoRo. Roll on Roll off. (General/2.10)ROS. Review Of Systems. (Medical/1.05)ROSE. Remote Operation Service Element. (General/1.05)ROSPA. Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ROT. Tarom. (Airline Codes/1.05)ROTF. Rolling On The Floor Laughing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROTFL. Rolling on the floor laughing. Type of abbreviation you are likely to encounter on the internet(IT, Computing/1.05)ROTFLMAO. Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROTFLMAOTID. Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off Till I Die. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROTFLMAOWPIMP. Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off While Peeing In My Pants. (IT,Internet Chat/2.11)ROTFLMBO. Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROTFLOL. Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 200 of 314
  • 201. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14ROTFLOLAPMP. Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud And Peeing My Pants. (IT, InternetChat/2.11)ROTFLTIC. Rolling On The Floor Laughing Till I Cry. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ROTI. Record of Taped Interview. (Policing/2.14)Roughneck. Someone who works on the derrick floor, screwing together the sections of drillpipewhen running or pulling a drillstring. (Petrochemical/1.08)Roustabout. Someone who handles the loading and unloading of equipment and assists in generaloperations on the rig. (Petrochemical/1.08)Router. A dedicated computer hardware and/or software package that manages the connectionbetween two or more networks. See Hub, Mux, Switch (IT, Computing/1.06)ROV. Remotely Operated Vehicle. (Petrochemical/1.05)ROVI. Record of Video Interview. (Policing/2.14)RP. Reporting Person. (Policing/2.14)RPC. Remote Procedure Call. (IT, Computing/1.05)RPD. Robust Product Design. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RPG. Role-Playing Games. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RPG. Rocket Propelled Grenade. (Military/1.10)RPG. Road Policing Group. (Policing/2.14)RPGN. Rapid Progressive Glomerulonephritis. (Medical/1.05)RPI. Reticulocyte Production Index. (Medical/1.05)RPL. Repetitive Flight Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RPL. Replacement. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)RPLC. Replace, Replaced. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RPM. Revolutions Per Minute. (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)RPO. Regional Programme Office. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RPR. Rapid Plasma Reagin. (Medical/1.05)RPS. Radar Positioning System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RPSU. Redundant Power Supply Unit. (Electrical/1.05)rpt. Repeat. (Medical/1.05)RPT. Registered Physical Therapist. (Medical/1.05)RPVC. Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride. (General/2.14)RPZ. Runway Protection Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)RQMNTS. Requirements. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RQP. Request flight Plan {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RQS. Request supplementary flight plan {message type designator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RR. Recovery Room. (Medical/1.05)RR. Report Reaching. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RRA. Delayed meteorological message {message type indicator}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RRF. Rapid Reaction Forces (In NATO). (Military/1.05)RRIM. Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding. (General/2.14)RRM. Re Route Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)RRP. Rapid Reinforcement Plan. (Military/1.05)RRQ. Return Receipt Request. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RRR. Rapid Runway Repair. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RRS. Roros Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 201 of 314
  • 202. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14RRT. Change of routing. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)RSA. Runway Safety Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)RSA. Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman. A public key encryption technology named after its authors (IT,Computing/2.12)RSA. Rural Serving Area. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)RSC. Rescue Sub Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RSCD. Runway Surface Condition. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RSE. Radar Site Equipment. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RSF. Riser Support Frame. (Petrochemical/1.07)RSI. Roadside Interview. (Policing/2.14)RSN. Real Soon Now. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)RSO. Registered Sex Offender. (Policing/2.14)RSP. Responder Beacon. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RSPB. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)RSPCA. Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)RSR. Regular Sinus Rhythm. (Medical/1.05)RSR. Enroute surveillance radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RSS. Really Simple Syndication. (IT, Computing/2.14)RSVP. Resource reSerVation Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)RSVP. Réspondez s’il vous paît. Please reply (Latin, French, Greek/1.05)RT. Real Time. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RT. Radiographic Testing. (Petrochemical/2.11)RT. Radio Telephony. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RT. Remote Terminal. (Meldingsterminal) (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)rT3. Reverse Triiodothyronine. (Medical/1.05)RTA. Road Traffic Accident. (Medical/1.05)RTA. Renal Tubular Acidosis. (Medical/1.05)RTBM. Read The Bloody Manual. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RTC. Road Traffic Collision. (Policing/2.14)RTC. Real Time Clock. (IT, Computing/1.05)RTC. Return To Clinic. (Medical/1.05)RTCA. Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RTCP. Real time Transport Control Protocol. (IT, Computing/2.13)RTD. Resistance Temperature Detector. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)RTD. Delayed {message type designator}. Used to indicate delayed meteorological message (AviationCivil and Military/1.05)RTE. French Earth and Space Network. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)RTE. Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RTF. Radio Telephone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RTF. Rich Text Format. (IT, Computing/1.05)RTFAQ. Read The Frequently Asked Questions. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RTFF. Read The F**king FAQ. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RTFM. Read The F**king Manual. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)RTG. Radio telegraph. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 202 of 314
  • 203. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14RTHL. Runway THreshold Light(s). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RTI. Relative Thermal Index. (General/2.14)RTJ. Ring Type Joint. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)rtl. Rectal. (Medical/1.05)RTL. Resistor Transistor Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need adescription (IT, Computing/1.05)RTM. Read The Manual. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RTM. Rotterdam Airport. Holland. (Airport Codes/1.06)RTN. Return, Returned, Returning. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RTOL. Reduced Take-Off and Landing. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RTOS. Real-Time (network) Operating System. (IT, Computing/1.05)RTOW. Regulated Take-Off Weight. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)RTP. Real time Transport Protocol. (IT, Computing/2.13)rt-PA. Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator. (Medical/1.05)RTPU. Rigid Thermoplastic PolyUrethane. (General/2.14)RTQC. Real Time Quality Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)RTS. Reliable Transfer Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)RTSE. Reliable Transfer Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)RTSM. Read The Silly Manual. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RTSP. Real Time Streaming Protocol. (IT, Computing/2.13)RTT. Radio teletypewriter. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RTU. Remote Telemetry Unit. (IT, Computing/2.13)RTU. Remote Termination Unit. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/2.11)RTV. Room Temperature Vulcanizing. (General/2.14)RTWFQ. Read The Whole F**king Question. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RTZL. Runway Touchdown Zone Light(s). (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ru. Russian Federation. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Ru. Ruthenium. Atomic number 44. (Chemical Elements/1.05)RUC. Royal Ulster Constabulary. (Military/1.06)RUH. King Khalid International. Riyadh Airport. Saudia Arabia. (Airport Codes/1.05)RUL. Right Upper Lobe. (Medical/1.05)RUMORF. Are You Male Or Female. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)RUN. Saint Denis Airport. Reunion. (Airport Codes/1.06)Runaway Project. A project that is like a runaway train, hard to bring under control. Typified by aconstantly changing design, changing scope, lack of change control, slippage, and budget problems(Project Management, Planning/1.10)RUQ. Right Upper Quadrant. (Medical/1.05)RUR. Russian Ruble. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)RUT. Standard region route transmitting frequencies. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RUTH. Reservoir Utilisation through advanced Technological Help. (Petrochemical/1.07)RUUP4IT. Are You Up For It. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)RV. Right Ventricle. (Medical/1.05)RV. Rescue Vessel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RV. Residual Volume. (Medical/1.05)RV. Retro Version. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 203 of 314
  • 204. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14RV. Rubella Vaccine. (Medical/1.05)RV. Rendezvous Point. (Military/1.10)RVH. Renovascular Hypertension. (Medical/1.05)RVH. Right Ventricular Hypertrophy. (Medical/1.05)RVP. Reid Vapour Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)RVR. Runway Visual Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)rw. Rwanda. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)RW. Runway. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)RWF. Rwanda Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)RWMA. Resistance Welder Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)RWP. Replaceable Wear Pad. (Petrochemical/1.07)RWY. Runway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)RX. Prescription. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RYFM. Read Your Friendly Manual. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RYO. Roll Your Own. (write your own program; derived from cigarettes rolled yourself with tobaccoand paper) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)RYS. Read Your Screen. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 204 of 314
  • 205. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1420. SierraS. Smile. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)S. Sulphur. Atomic number 16. (Chemical Elements/1.05)S. South, Southern latitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)s. Without. (Medical/1.05)S&WE. Safety & Work Environment. (Petrochemical/1.07)S/A. Sugar And Acetone. (Medical/1.05)S/P. Status Post. (Medical/1.05)S/S. Signs Andsymptoms. (Medical/1.05)S^ or Sup. whats up. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)S1. First Heart Sound. (Medical/1.05)S2. Second Heart Sound. (Medical/1.05)S3. Third Heart Sound. (Medical/1.05)S4. Fourth Heart Sound. (Medical/1.05)S4L. Spam for Life. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SA. Separation Assurance. (General/1.05)SA. Sinoatrial. (Medical/1.05)SA. Sand. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SA. Speed Alarm. (Petrochemical/1.07)SA. System Administrator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)sa. Saudi Arabia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SA. Selective Availability. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)SAA. System Application Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)SAC. Sortation Allocation Computer. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SAC. Sacramento Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SAC. Subsea Atmospheric Chamber. (Petrochemical/1.07)SAC. Strategic Air Command. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SACEUR. Supreme Allied Command Europe. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SACF. Single Association Control Function. (General/1.05)SACINTNET. Strategic Air Command Intelligence Network. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SACL. System Access Control List. See DACL (IT, Computing/1.05)SACLANT. Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SAE. Society of Automative Engineers. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SAFOP. Safety and Operability. Review (Petrochemical/1.07)SAGD. Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage. (Petrochemical/2.08)SAH. Sanaa Airport. Yemen. (Airport Codes/1.06)SAH. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. (Medical/1.05)SAL. San Salvador Airport. El Salvador. (Airport Codes/1.06)SALS. Simple Approach Lighting System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SALT. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. (Military/1.05)SAM. Surface to Air Missile. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SAML. Security Assertion Markup Language. (IT, Telecommunications/2.13)SAMS. Shape ACCIS Maintenance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 205 of 314
  • 206. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SAN. San Diego International. California Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)SAN. Sanitary. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SAO. Sao Paulo Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)SAO. Single Association Object. (General/1.05)SAP. Service Access Point. (General/1.05)SAP. Service Advertising Protocol. (General/1.05)SAP. San Pedro Sula Airport. Honduras. (Airport Codes/1.06)SAP. Soon As Possible. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SAP. Special Application Program. (IT, Computing/1.05)SAPFU. Surpassing All Previous F**k Ups. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SAR. Search And Rescue. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SAR. Site Anomaly Report. (General/1.05)SAR. Segmentation And Reassembly. (General/1.05)SAR. Saudi Arabian Riyal. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SARDA. Search and Rescue Dog Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)SARPS. Standards And Recommended Practices ICAO. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SARPS. Standards and Recommended Practices. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SARSAT. Search and Rescue Satellite System. (Policing/2.14)SAS. Scandinavian Airline System. (Airline Codes/1.08)SAS. Safety and Automation System. (Petrochemical/1.07)SAS. Special Air Service. (Military/1.06)SASE. Specific Application Service Element. (IT, Computing/1.05)SAT. Supervisory Audio Tone. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)sat. Saturated. (Medical/1.05)SAT. Site Acceptance Test. (OSL Project Related/1.05)SAT. Saturday. (Time or Space/1.05)SAT. San Antonio Airport. TX. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SATCO. Senior Air Traffic Control Officer. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SATCOM. Satellite Communication. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SATT. Systems Assurance Task Team. (IT, Computing/2.13)SATURN. Second generation Anti-jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SAU. Signal Acquisition Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)SAV. Savannah Airport. GA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SAW. Submerged Arc Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)SAYE. Save as You Earn. (General/2.14)SB. Starboard. (Petrochemical/1.07)SB. Southbound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Sb. Antimony. Atomic number 51. (Chemical Elements/1.05)sb. Solomon Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SB. Special Branch. (Policing/2.14)SB. Stillbirth. (Medical/1.05)SBA. Standard Beam Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SBA. Sovereign Base Area. (Military/1.06)SBA. Santa Barbara Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 206 of 314
  • 207. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SBAS. Space-Based Augmentation System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)SBD. Solomon Islands Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SBE. Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis. (Medical/1.05)SBI. Steel Boiler Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SBL. Seborgian Luigino. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SBM. Single Buoy Mooring. (Petrochemical/2.01)SBN. South Bend Airport. IN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SBP. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. (Medical/1.05)SBS. Static Bypass Switch. (Petrochemical/1.07)SBS. Special Boat Service. (Military/1.06)SBT. Serum Bactericidal Titer. (Medical/1.05)SBU. Strategic Business Unit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SBW. Sibu Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)SBY. Salisbury Airport. MD. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SC. Stratocumulus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SC. Subcutaneous. (Medical/1.05)Sc. Scandium. Atomic number 21. (Chemical Elements/1.05)SC. Signal Converter. (General/1.05)sc. Seychelles. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SCA. Subsidiary Communications Authorisation. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SCA. Site Control Agency. (Petrochemical/1.07)SCADA. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. See PCDA and DCS (Petrochemical/1.05)SCAM. SCSI Configure AutoMatically. (IT, Computing/1.05)SCAN. Scientific Content Analysis. (Policing/2.14)SCAS. Serious Crime Analysis Section. (Policing/2.14)SCC. Schedule Coordination Conference. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SCC. Senior Command Course. (Policing/2.14)SCCS. Standard Cost Coding System. (Project Management/1.07)SCF. Standard Cubic Foot. A standard cubic foot of gas is a cubic foot measured under standardconditions of, 60 F and 14.73 psi (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)SCFD. Standard Cubic Feet per Day. (Petrochemical/2.07)SCG. Special Consultative Group. (Military/1.05)SCI. Convergence Sublayer Indication. (General/1.05)SCI. System Configuration Index. (Petrochemical/1.07)SCL. Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez. Santiago Airport. Chile. (Airport Codes/1.05)SCL. Sprayed concrete lining. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SCM. Station Class Mark. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SCN. Saarbrucken Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)SCNR. Sorry Could Not Resist. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)ScOACC. Scottish and Oceanic Area Control Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SCP. Standard Care Plan. (Medical/1.05)SCP. Service Control Point. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SCP. Session Control Protocol. (IT, Computing/2.13)SCQ. Santiago Compostelle Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 207 of 314
  • 208. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SCQL. Structured Card Query Language. (IT, Computing/1.06)SCR. Security Council Resolution. (Military/1.06)SCR. Schedule Clearance Request. See SCR, SMA, SIR, TLQ (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SCR. Specification Clarification Request. (General/1.05)SCR. Seychellian, Rupee. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SCSI. Small Computer System Interface. Hard disk drive interface pronounced "scuzzy". See ESDI,IDE, EIDE (IT, Computing/1.05)SCSSV. Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)SCT. Scattered. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SCUBA. Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Invented by Yves le Prieur (General/2.08)SCV. Safety Cut-Off Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)SD. Sentralt Driftssystem. Central Technical Management System. Computer System located in theCivil Aviation Authorities Compound which receives and collates technical data from localised "SRO"systems (OSL Project Related/1.05)sd. Sudan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SD and IC. System Design And Integration Contract. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDA. Saddam International. Baghdad Airport. Iraq. (Airport Codes/1.05)SDAC. System Data Acquisition Concentrator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SDBY. Standby. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SDD. Situation Data Display. SDDW Workstation (IT, Computing/1.05)SDD. Sudanese Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SDD. System Design Document. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDDR. Suppliers Drawing and Document Register. (Project Management/1.07)SDF. Louisville Airport. KY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SDH. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDI. Strategic Defence Initiative. (Military/1.05)SDJ. Sendai Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)SDK. Sandakan Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)SDK. Software Development Kit. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDL. Sundsvall Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)SDLC. Synchronous Data Link Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDM. System Design Manual. (Petrochemical/1.07)S-DMB. Satellite - Digital Multimedia Broadcasting. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)SDØE. Statens Direkte Økonomiske Engasjement. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SDP. Simultaneous Drilling and Production. (Petrochemical/1.07)SDP. Software Development Plan. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDQ. Saint Domingue Airport. Dominican Republic. (Airport Codes/1.06)SDR. Supplier Document Register. See MDR (Project Management/1.06)SDRAM. Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. Replacement for DRAM. Increases thebandwidth fourfold. The latest type of PC memory architecture. SDRAM provides a significantperformance improvement over conventional Fast Page Mode (FPM) or Extended Data Output (EDO).The main difference is that SDRAM is synchronised to the system clock signal, which means that alloperations run at the same speed as the processor bus, compared to conventional memoryarchitectures which run asynchronously to the processor bus. Due to this synchronisation, data bitsare retrieved faster and thereby increase system performance (IT, Computing/1.05)SDRL. Standard Document Requirement List. (Project Management/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 208 of 314
  • 209. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SDSL. Single line Digital Subscriber Line. A DSL variant. See ADSL, HDSL, VDSL, ISDN (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)SDU. Service Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)SDU. Rio De Janiero Santos Dumont Airport. RJ. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)SDV. Shut Down Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)Se. Selenium. Atomic number 34. (Chemical Elements/1.05)se. Sweden. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SE. South East. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SE. Service Element, Service Entity. (IT, Computing/1.05)SEA. Seattle-Tacoma International. Washington Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)Seamless. No Joins. An example of working seamlessly is that you can copy information from anexcel spreadsheet and paste that same information into a word document (IT, Computing/1.05)SEB. South East Bound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SEC. Seconds. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SEC. Wait A Second. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SECAM. Séquentiel Couleur à Mémoire. a colour TV transmission system used in France and EasternEurope (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)SECT. Sector. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SEG. Special Escort Group. (Policing/2.14)SEG. S***-eating grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SEG. Stand Entry Guidance. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SEGS. Stand Entry Guidance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SEK. Swedish Kroner. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SEL. Kimpo International. Seoul Airport. South Korea. (Airport Codes/1.05)SELCAL. Selective Calling system. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SELV. Safety Extra Low Voltage. (Electrical/1.05)SENC. System Electronic Navigation Chart. ENC after being converted to any Industrial binarystorage-format for use in a navigation computer (Electronic Charting Systems/2.06)SEP. September. (Time or Space/1.05)SEQUEL. Structured English QUEry Language. (IT, Languages/1.05)SER. Service, Servicing, Served. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SER. Signal Equipment Room. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SER. Sequence of Events Recorder. (Petrochemical/2.11)Server. Can be used to mean either software or hardware. A server is a computer program thatprovides information and services to other computer programs in a client-server relationship. Just toconfuse matters the computer that a server program runs on is also known as a server. See Client(IT, Computing/1.05)SES. Société Européenne des Satellites. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)SESAME. Secure European System for Applications in a Multivendor Environment. (IT,Computing/1.05)SET. Secure Electronic Transaction. Standard for providing confidentiality, payment integrity, security,and authentication, electronically (IT, Computing/1.05)SETE. Smiling Ear To Ear. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SETUP. Configuration of computer hardware or a computer programme. (IT, Computing/1.05)SEU. Star Europa. (Airline Codes/1.05)SEU. Social Exclusion Unit. (Policing/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 209 of 314
  • 210. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SEV. Severity. Used to qualify e.g. icing and turbulence reports (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SEWOP. Self Elevating Work Over Platform. (Petrochemical/1.07)SEZ. Mahe Airport. Seychelles. (Airport Codes/1.06)SF. Surfer-Friendly. (low-graphics Web site) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SF. Special Forces. (Military/1.06)SF. Sikkerhetsforskriften. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SFA. Sfax Airport. Tunisie. (Airport Codes/1.06)SFAT. System Factory Acceptance Test. (OSL Project Related/1.05)SFC. Surface. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SFCC. Slat Flap Control Computer. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SFD. Sjøfartsdirektoratet. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SFEMG. Single Fiber Electromyography. (Medical/1.05)SFJ. Kangerlussuaq Airport. Greenland. (Airport Codes/1.05)SFLA. Stupid Four Letter Acronym. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SFO. San Francisco International. California Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)SFT. Statens forurensningstilsyn. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SFT. Skellefteå Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)SG. Snow Grains. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)sg. Specific gravity. (General/1.07)sg. Singapore. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SGA. Small For Gestational Age. (Medical/1.05)SGD. Sonderborg Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)SGD. Singapore Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SGF. Springfield Airport. MO. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SGHWR. Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor. (General/2.10)SGL. Signal. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SGLR. Senior Government Liaison Representative. (Policing/2.14)SGML. Standard Generalised Mark-up Language. An ISO standard for creating platform andapplication independent documents. See HTML (IT, Internet/1.05)SGN. Ho Chi Minh Ville Airport. Vietnam. Duplicate see HCM (Airport Codes/1.06)SGOT. Serum Glutamic Oxalacetic Transaminase (Aspartateaminotransferase, AST). (Medical/1.05)SGPT. Serum Glutamic Pyruvate Transaminase (Alanine Aminotransferase, ALT). (Medical/1.05)SGSN. Serving GPRS Support Node. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)SH. Air Toulouse. (Airline Codes/1.05)sh. St. Helena. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SH. Showers. Followed by RA=Rain, SN=Snow, PE=Pellets, GR=Grain (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)SHA. Hongqiao. Shanghai Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.05)SHAPE. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. (Military/1.05)SHAREWARE. A program that is distributed on a trial basis. Usually shareware programs have an in-built expiry date, after which they will no longer work. Alternatively certain functions maybe disabled.Shareware is usually distributed/redistributed on the understanding that the user may have or want topay for it after trying it out. See Freeware (IT, Computing/1.07)SHCOON. Shoot Hot Coffee Out Of Nose. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SHE. Safety, Health & Environment. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 210 of 314
  • 211. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SHE. Safety, Health, and Environment. (Project Management/1.07)SHE. Shengyang Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)shell. The outermost section of a computer operating system that interacts with user commands. Seekernel (IT, Computing/2.09)SHEWS. Shapes Early Warning System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SHF. Super High Frequency. See EHF, ELF, HF, LF, MF, UHF, VHF, VLF (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)SHID. Slaps Head In Disgust. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SHJ. Sharjah Airport. United Arab Emirats. (Airport Codes/1.06)SHK. Sharok Air. (Airline Codes/1.05)SHK. Sharemel El Seikh. (Airport Codes/1.05)SHNC. Scottish Higher National Certificate. Obtained through evening classes (Qualification, Award,Title/1.05)SHND. Scottish Higher National Diploma. Obtained through full time attendance at college(Qualification, Award, Title/1.05)SHP. Saint Helena Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Shutdown. To stop production, for maintenance or modification work. (Petrochemical/1.08)SHV. Shreveport Airport. LA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SI. Silicone. (General/2.14)Si. Silicon. Atomic number 14. (Chemical Elements/1.05)SI. Site Instruction. (Project Management/1.07)si. Slovenia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SI. Systeme Internationale. (Medical/1.05)SIA. Xian Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)SIADH. Syndrome Of Inappropriate Secretion Of Antidiuretic Hormone. (Medical/1.05)SIB. System Implementation Branch. (IT, Computing/1.05)SIBO. SIxteen Bit Operating system. (Epoc/2.03)SIC. Standard Industrial Code. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SICP. Shut In Casing Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)SICS. Sitting In Chair Snickering. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SID. Standard Instrument of Departure. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SID. Source Input Document. (Policing/2.14)SID. Sal Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)SID. System Identification. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SIDPP. Shut In Drill Pipe Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)Sierra Hotel. Phonetics for Shit Hot. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)SIESO. Society of Industrial Emergency Services Officers. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)SIF. Standard Image Format. (IT, Telecommunications/2.14)SIF. Selective Identification Feature. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SIFO. Statens institutt for forbruksforskning. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Sigma. Eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Sum of. Lower Case symbol =Eighteenth, standard deviation, surface tension, density, current density, charge density, resistivity,normal stress, 1/1000 of a second, diameter of a molecule (Greek Alphabet/1.05)SIGMET. Weather information. Information concerning enroute phenomena which may affect thesafety of aircraft operations (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SIGWX. Significant weather. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 211 of 314
  • 212. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Sikringsbygg. ATC Building. (OSL Project Related/1.05)SIM. Subscriber Identification Module. SIM cards are used in mobile telephones and contain allsubscriber related information such as the users telephone number, home operator, and home area.The sim card is required for billing purposes (Security/1.05)SIM. Space Interferometry Mission. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)SIMD. Single Instruction Multiple Data. These instructions process multiple data elements in parallel(at the same time), which increases processing speed. See MMX (IT, Computing/1.05)SIMM. Single Inline Memory Module. See DIMM (IT, Computing/1.05)SIMUL. Simultaneous, Simultaneously. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SIMV. Syncronised Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation. (Medical/1.05)SIN. Changi. Singapore Airport. (Airport Codes/1.05)SINDRE. Silo Nedsenkbar Dekkbar Radarenhet. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SIO. Senior Investigating Officer. (Policing/2.14)SIP. Subscriber Interface Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)SIP. SMDS Interface Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)SIPD. Standard Interface Policy Document. (IT, Computing/2.13)SIR. Serial InfraRed. (IT, Computing/1.05)SIR. Schedule Information Request. See SCR, SMA, SIR, TLQ (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SIS. Statens Institutt for Strålehygiene. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SIS. Staff Information System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SIS. Social Information Systems. (Policing/2.14)SISC. Schedules Information Standards Committe. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SISG. System Integration Steering Group. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SISI. Surface Independent Subsea Intervention. (Petrochemical/1.07)SIT. Slovenian Tolar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SITA. Societe International de Telecommunication Aeronautique. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SITD. Still In The Dark. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)SITP. Shut In Tubing head Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)SITT. Systems Integration Task Team. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SIWL. Single Isolated Wheel Load. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)sj. Svalbard And Jan Mayen Isl. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SJ. Statens Järnvägar. Swedish National Railway (Railways/1.08)SJC. San Jose International. California Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)SJJ. Sarajevo. (Airport Codes/1.05)SJO. San Jose Airport. Costa Rica. (Airport Codes/1.06)SJU. San Juan Airport. PR. Puerto Rico. (Airport Codes/1.06)SJY. Seinajoki. Ilmajoki (Airport Codes/1.07)SK. SAS Scandinavian Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.07)sk. Slovakia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SKB. Basseterre Airport. Saint Kitts. (Airport Codes/1.06)SKC. Sky Clear. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SKD. Schedule Update Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SKED. Schedule, Scheduled. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SKG. Thessaloniki. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)SKK. Slovakian Koruna. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 212 of 314
  • 213. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SKP. Skopje Airport. Macedonia. (Airport Codes/1.06)SKS. Skrydstrup Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)SL. Sublingual. (Medical/1.05)sl. Sierra Leone. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SLA. Soluble Liver Antigens. (Medical/1.05)SLA. Service Level Agreement. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)SLBM. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles. (Military/1.05)SLBM. Submarine-launched Ballistic Missile. (Military/1.06)SLC. Salt Lake City Airport. UT. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SLC. Self Loading Cargo. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SLCA. Slant Range Correct Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SLCC. Switch Logic Control Cabinet. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SLCM. Sea Launched Cruise Missile. (Military/1.05)SLD. Single Line Diagram. (Petrochemical/1.07)SLE. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. (Medical/1.05)SLIP. Serial Line Internet Protocol. See PPP (IT, Computing/1.05)Slippage. Quantifiable delays to the schedule. The time difference between the latest scheduleddates for an Activity and the Baseline dates (Project Management, Planning/1.10)SLL. Sierra Leonian Leone. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SLM. See Last Mail. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SLOC. Sea Lines Of Communication. (Military/1.05)SLOC. Source Lines Of Code. (IT, Computing/1.05)SLP. Self-Loading Pistol. (Policing/2.14)SLP. Speed Limiting Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SLR. Straight Leg Raising. (Medical/1.05)SLU. Sainte Lucie Airport. Saint Lucia. Duplicate see UVF (Airport Codes/1.06)SLW. Slow. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SM. Single Mode fibre. (IT, Computing/1.05)sm. San Marino. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Sm. Samarium. Atomic number 62. (Chemical Elements/1.05)SMA. Schedule Movement Advice. See SCR, SMA, SIR, TLQ (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SMA. Memory Alloy. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)Small. Measure of Ale. 1/2 pt. (Measure of Ale/1.05)SMAP. System Management Application Process. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-framed. (Policing/2.14)SMART. Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. In connection with hard disc drives (IT,Computing/1.05)SMAW. Shielded Metal Arc Welding. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)SMB. Server Message Block. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMC. System Monitoring and Control. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMC. Sheet Molding Compound. (General/2.14)SMC. Surface Movement and Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SMDL. Standard Master Document List. (Project Management/1.07)SMDR. Suppliers Master Document Register. (Project Management/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 213 of 314
  • 214. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SMDS. Switched Multimegabit Data Service. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMDS. Software Maintenance and Development System. (IT, Computing/1.05)SME. Single Model Environment. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SME. Small and Medium-size Enterprise. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)SMF. Metropolitan. Sacramento. California Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)SMGCS. Surface Movement and Ground Control System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SMI. Suggested Minimum Increment. (Medical/1.05)SMI. Samos airport. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)SMI. Structure of Management Information. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMIRF. Safety Management Information Retrieval Facility(BAA). (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SMIS. Seamless. (Petrochemical/1.07)SMLT. Storage and Marine Loading Terminal. (Petrochemical/2.06)SMM. Semporna Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)SMM. Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine. (Petrochemical/1.07)SMMA. Styrene Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer. (General/2.14)SMOP. Small Matter of Programming. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SMP. Simple Management Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMP. Symmetrisk Multi Prosessing. Norwegian. For systemer med mange prosessorer (32). WindowsNT (IT, Computing/1.05)SMR. Special Mobile Radio. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SMR. Surface Movement Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SMS. Supervisory Monitoring System. (Petrochemical/1.07)SMS. Service Management System. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SMS. Short Message Service. Short text messages that can be sent or received via a GSM mobiletelephone. The current SMS is restricted to 160 characters (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)SMS. System Management Server. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMS. Safety Management System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SMS. Surface Movement and Surveillance. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SMS. Somatostatin. (Medical/1.05)SMS. Software Maintenance System. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMSC. Short Message Service Centre. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)SMTP. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)SMX. Santa Maria Airport. CA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SMYS. Specified Minimum Yield Strength. (Petrochemical/1.07)SN. Snow. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)sn. Senegal. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Sn. Tin. Atomic number 50. (Chemical Elements/1.05)SN. Sabena. (Airline Codes/1.05)SN. Service Node. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SN. Serial Number. (General/2.03)SNA. System Network Architecture. IBM communication protocol (IT, Computing/1.05)SNAFU. Situation Normal All F**ked Up. (Humour/1.05)Snail Mail. Derogative term for a traditional postal service. (IT, Computing/1.05)SNAP. SubNetwork Access Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 214 of 314
  • 215. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SNAP. Shape Nuclear Analysis Programme. (IT, Computing/1.05)SNARE. SubNetwork Address Resolution Entity. (IT, Computing/1.05)SND. Statens nærings- og distriktsutviklingsfond. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SNEN. Single Non Emergency Number. (Policing/2.14)SNF. Skilled Nurse Facility. (Medical/1.05)SNI. Stand Number Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SNI. Subscriber Network Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)SNMP. Simple Network Management Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)SNN. Dublin. Ireland. (Airport Codes/1.05)SNOWTAM. Special notice to airmen. A special series NOTAM notifying the presence or removal ofhazardous conditions due to snow, ice, slush, or standing water associated with snow, ice, and slushon the movement area, by means of a specified format (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SNPA. SubNetwork Point of Attachment. (IT, Computing/1.05)SNR. Signal to Noise Ratio. (Petrochemical/1.07)SNS. Social Network Service. Facebook is an example of a SNS site (IT, Computing/2.14)SNTP. Simple Network Time Protocol. (IT, Computing/2.13)so. Somalia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SO. Significant Other. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SO. Slip On. Flange connection. See WN, SW, T (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)SO. Seal Oil. (Petrochemical/1.07)SO2. Sulphur Dioxide. Contributes to acid rain and other air quality problems such as arctic hazeformation (Chemical Compounds/1.05)SOAP. Simple Object Access Protocol. Imposes a header and body structure on XML messages (IT,Computing/2.12)SOB. Short Of Breath. (Medical/1.05)SOB. Stressd Out Bigtime. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SOC. Scenes of Crime. (Policing/2.14)SOC. State Of Cosciousness. (Medical/1.05)SOCO. Scenes Of Crime Officer. (Policing/2.14)SODS. Senior Officers Dining club. (Policing/2.14)SOE. Start of Exchange. (IT, Computing/1.05)SOER. Scottish Office Emergency Room. (Government office/2.14)SOF. Sofia Airport. Bulgaria. (Airport Codes/1.06)Software. A term to describe programs which can be used on a computer system. See Hardware,program (IT, Computing/1.05)SOHO. Small Office - Home Office. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)SOL. Sockolet. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)SOL. Smilling Out Loud or Sh*t Out of Luck. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SOL. Scandinavia OnLine (an ISP). (IT, Computing/1.05)sol. Solution. (Medical/1.05)SOLAP. Student Officer Learning and Assessment Portfolio. (Policing/2.14)SOLAS. Safety Of Life At Sea. (Petrochemical/1.05)SOMY. Sick Of Me Yet?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SONET. Synchronous Optical NETwork. (IT, Computing/1.05)SOO. Soderhamn. (Airport Codes/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 215 of 314
  • 216. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SOP. Start of Picture. (IT, Computing/1.05)SOP. Standard Operating Procedure. (Military/1.10)SOS. Same Old Stuff or Help!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SOS. Distress signal. A call or transmission for help. (General/2.02)SOS. Somalian Shilling. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SOSB. System Operating and Support Branch. (IT, Computing/1.05)SOT. Short On Time. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SOTMG. Short On Time Must Go. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SOU. Southampton Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)Sour Gas (Liquid). Any Gas (or liquid) containing sufficient H2S (hydrogen sulphide) to beconsidered sour. Actual amount of H2S is a variable depending on pressure and other parameters.When a fluid is established as being sour, certain metallurgical considerations are required. One of themain considerations is that of material hardness. H2S is not as much a corrosion problem as it is apotential cause of metal failure (Sulphide Stress Cracking). Some metals are more susceptible to SSCthan others. Very small concentrations of H2S when breathed can be Fatal (Petrochemical/1.05)SOW. Scope Of Work. The definition of work to be performed, usually accompanied by a specificationof the work to be performed (Project Management/1.05)SOW. Speaking Of Which. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SOx. Sulphur oxides. (Petrochemical/2.01)SP. Switching Point. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SP. Set Point. Sett punkt (Petrochemical/1.07)SP. Air Azores. (Airline Codes/1.05)SP. Speared. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)Spam. Junk e-mail. I.e. un-solicited e-mail sent over the Internet. (A tinned meat product). I wouldimagine that the term originates from the Monty Python Spam sketch "Well, theres egg and bacon;egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spambacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam baconspam tomato and spam", leading onto the song "Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam,Spam, everybody loves Spam" sung by a group of Vikings (IT, Internet/1.10)SPARC. Scaleable Processor Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)SPB. System Policy Branch. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SPBM. Single Point Buoy Mooring. (Petrochemical/1.07)SPC. Scheduling Procedures Committee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SPC. Special Condition. (General/1.05)SPCS. Stored Program Controlled Switch. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SPDL. Standard Page Description Language. (IT, Computing/1.05)SPE. Synchronous Payload Envelope. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SPECI. Aviation selected special weather report. In aeronautical meteorological code (Aviation Civiland Military/1.05)SPECIAL. Special meteorological report. In abbreviated plain language (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)SPF. Shortest Path First. (IT, Computing/1.05)SPI. Special Purpose Identification. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SPI. Schedule Performance Indicator. SPI = BCWP / BCWS (Project Management, Planning/2.14)Spider. See Robot (Im not sure if there is a difference in definition). (IT, Computing/1.05)SPIE. International Society for Optical Engineering. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)SPIR. Spare Parts Inter changeability Record. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 216 of 314
  • 217. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SPK. Sapporo Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)SPL. Supplementary Flight Plan. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SPL. Amsterdam Schipol Intl Airport. Holland. (Airport Codes/1.06)SPL. Sound Pressure Level. (Weights & Measures, Other/1.05)SPM. Single Point Mooring. (Petrochemical/1.07)SPN. Saipan Airport. Mariana Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)SPOC. Single Point Of Contact. (Policing/2.14)Spook. Member of the Intelligence Corps. (Military/1.10)SPOOL. Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On Line. (IT, Computing/1.05)SPOT. Spot wind. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Spot market. An international market in which oil products are traded for immediate delivery at thecurrent price. (Petrochemical/2.01)SPP. Special Priority Payment. (Policing/2.14)Spredenett. Distribution Network. Computer/Telecomm cabling from local telematikk rooms toinstalled equipment, units, points (OSL Project Related/1.05)SPS. Standard Positioning Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SPT. Static Pressure Transmitter. See DPT, TT, ST (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.05)SPT. Smoothing Parameters Table. (IT, Computing/1.05)SPT. Stationary Plasma Thruster. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)SPU. Split Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)Spudding. To start drilling an oil/gas/water well (To spud a well). (Petrochemical/2.09)SQ. Subcutaneous. (Medical/1.05)SQ. Squall. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SQ. Site Query. What you send the engineer when you are unclear of the intention of the drawing, orwish to construct it another way (Project Management/1.05)SQA. Software Quality Assurance. (IT, Computing/1.05)SQC. Square Cut. Pipe end configuration. See BOE, BBE, TBE, TOE (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)SQL. Structured Query Language. A standard language used for querying, updating, and managingrelational database (IT, Computing/1.05)SQO. Storuman. (Airport Codes/1.07)Squaddy. Soldier. (Military/1.10)SR. Sunrise. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SR. Swissair. (Airline Codes/1.05)SR. Slow Release. (Medical/1.05)Sr. Strontium. Atomic number 38. (Chemical Elements/1.05)sr. Suriname. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SRA. Surveillance Radar Approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRAM. Static Random Access Memory. See RAM (IT, Computing/1.05)SRB. Single Regeneration Budget. (Policing/2.14)SRB. Software Review Board. (IT, Computing/1.05)SRBM. Short Range Ballistic Missiles. (Military/1.05)SRCA. Slant Range Correction Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRD. System Requirement Document. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)SRE. Signal Reference Earth. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRE. Surveillance Radar Element. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 217 of 314
  • 218. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SRE. Sucre Airport. Bolivia. (Airport Codes/1.06)SRG. Surinamese Guilder. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SRG. Short Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRINF. Short Range Intermediate Nuclear Forces. (Military/1.05)SRM. Spontaneous Rupture Of Membranes. (Medical/1.05)SRO. Styring, Regulering og Overvåking. Control, Regulation, & Surveillance System (OSL ProjectRelated/1.05)SRP. Self Reinforcing Polymer. (General/2.14)SRP. Stord. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.07)SRQ. Sarasota/ Bradenton Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SRR. System Requirement Report. (IT, Computing/1.05)SRR. Search and Rescue Region. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRS. Software Requirement Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)SRT. Single Radar Tracker. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRY. Secondary. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SRZ. Santa Cruz Airport. Bolivia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ss. Half. (Medical/1.05)SS. Stainless Steel. (Petrochemical/1.07)SS. Start to Start. Precedence network constraint. SS constraints are drawn from the start of a nodeto the start of the succeeding node, and imply that the succeeding activity can not start until thepreceding activity has started. See FS, FF, TF, FF, Network, AON, AOA, CPM, CPA, PERT (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.08)SS. Sandstorm. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SS. Sjorgen Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)SS. Sunset. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SSA. Serial Storage Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSA. Salvador Bahia Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)SSAIB. Security Systems and Alarm Inspections Board. (Policing/2.14)SSAP. Session Service Access Point. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSB. Single SideBand. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SSBN. Ship Submersible Nuclear. Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (Military/1.06)SSC. Sulphide Stress Cracking. Metal fatigue caused by concentrations of H2S in sour gas pipelines.See Sour Gas (Petrochemical/1.05)SSCOP. Service Specific Connection Oriented Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSCS. Service Specific Convergence Sublayer. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSCV. Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel. (Petrochemical/1.07)SSD. Shared Secret Data. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SSD. Solid State Disc. See Flash Memory (IT, Computing/1.05)SSDD. System Segment Design Document. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSE. South South East. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SSE. Soap Suds Enema. (Medical/1.05)SSEB. South of Scotland Electricity Board. (General/2.10)SSG. Malabo Airport. Guinee Equatoriale. (Airport Codes/1.06)SSI. System Service Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSI. Synchronous Serial Interface. (IT, Computing/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 218 of 314
  • 219. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SSID. Service Set ID. (IT, Computing/2.13)SSIM. Standard Schedules Information Manual. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SSJ. Sandnessjoen Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)SSKI. Saturated Solution Potassium Iodide. (Medical/1.05)SSL. Secure Socket Layer. A protocol that uses public key encryption to transmit data securely over anetwork (IT, Computing/2.12)SSM. Standard Schedule Message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)SSM. Surface To Surface Missile. (Military/1.05)SSP. Service Switching Point. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)SSPC. Steel Structures Painting Council. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)SSR. Secondary Surveillance Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SSRB. Senior Salaries Review Body. (Military/1.06)SSS. System Segment Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSS. Sick Sinus Syndrome. (Medical/1.05)SSSB. Ship-Shore-Ship Buffer. (IT, Computing/1.05)SSSV. Sub-Surface Safety Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/2.11)SST. SuperSonic Transport. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SSTV. Slow Scanning TeleVision. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)SSV. Slam Shut Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)SSV. Subsurface Safety Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)SSW. South South West. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ST. Signalling Tone. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)st. Sao Tome And Principe. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ST. Speed Transmitter. Stroke Transmitter (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)ST. Smart Transmitter. See DPT, SPT, TT (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.05)st. Stone. Avoirdupois system. 14 pounds = 1 stone = 6,35 kg (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)ST. Satellite Terminal. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)ST. Stratus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STA. Scheduled Time of Arrival. Refers to the scheduled on-block time of an aircraft (Aviation Civiland Military/1.06)STA. Stauning Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)STA. Straight in approach. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STAMI. Statens Arbeidsmiljøinstitutt. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)STAMINA. Standard Automated Message Interface for NATO Automated CCIS. (IT, Computing/1.05)STAR. Standard Arrival Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)START. Strategic Arms Reduction Talks. (Military/1.05)stat. Inmediately. (Medical/1.05)Status. Standing or progress of a project, activity, or task in relation to a schedule at any given time.(Project Management, Planning/1.10)STB. Stock Tank Barrels. (Petrochemical/2.08)STB. Saint Barthelemy Airport. Guadeloupe. (Airport Codes/1.06)STBD. Stock Tank Barrels per Day. (Petrochemical/2.08)STCA. Short Term Conflict Alert. (IT, Computing/1.05)STD. Subscriber Trunk Dialling. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)STD. Sexually Transmited Disease. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 219 of 314
  • 220. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14STD. São Tome and Principe Dobra. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)STD. Scheduled Time of Departure. Refers to the scheduled off-block time of an aircraft (AviationCivil and Military/1.06)STD. Standard. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STECO. Steering Committee. (Petrochemical/1.07)Stenching. The process of adding an odour to odourless natural gas, so that it is noticable in theevent of a leakage. (Petrochemical/2.01)STF. Statens TeleForvaltning. National Telecommunications Administration Norway (Association,Society, Institute/1.05)STF. Stratiform. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STFU. Shut The F*** Up. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)STFW. Search The F**king Web. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)STI. Steel Tank Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)STI. Speech Transmission Index. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)Stigekabel. Cable Riser (Literal Translation). Computer/Telecomm cabling between main telematikkroom and local telematik room. See Utjevningskabel (OSL Project Related/1.05)STL. Submerged Turret Loading. (Petrochemical/1.07)STL. Lambert St Louis International Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)STM. Synchronous Transfer Mode. (IT, Computing/1.05)STN. Station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STN. Stansted. London Airport. England. (Airport Codes/1.05)STNR. Stationary. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STO. Stockholm Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.06)STOIIP. Stock Tank Oil Initially In Place. (Petrochemical/2.08)STOL. Short Take Off and Landing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)stone. Unit of mass, 1 stone = 14 pounds = 6.35026 kg. (Weights & Measures, Imperial/2.10)STP. Signal Transfer Point. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)STP. Shielded Twisted Pair. Or Screened Twisted Pair. The sheath protection of twisted pair cableacts as a ground (earth). See Twisted pair, UTP (IT, Computing/1.05)STP. Software Through Picture. (IT, Computing/1.05)STP. Submerged Turret Production. (Petrochemical/1.07)STP. System Test Plan. (IT, Computing/1.05)STR. System Trouble Report. (IT, Computing/1.05)STR. Stuttgart Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)STRADIS. Structured Analysis Design and Implementation of Information Systems. (IT,Computing/1.05)Straightening vanes. A bundle of tubes welded together to fit closely inside the upstream section ofa meter run. This bundle breaks up swirls caused by upstream piping configurations. The use of vaneswill normally shorten upstream piping configurations (Petrochemical/1.05)Strike. An effort to increase egg production by strangling the chicken. (Humour/1.05)Strukturert. Structured. Easily identifiable data (information) for a computer. Normally held within aDBMS or table form, but can also be stored as ASCII flat format (IT, Computing/1.05)STS. Serologic Test for Syphilis. (Medical/1.05)STS. Special Technical Specification. (Petrochemical/1.07)STS. Status. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STT. Saint Thomas Airport. U.S. Virgin Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 220 of 314
  • 221. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14STW. Search the Web. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)STWL. Stopway Lights. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)STX. Saint Croix Airport. U.S. Virgin Islands. (Airport Codes/1.06)SU. Suspended. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)SU. Shut Up. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SU. Aeroflot. (Airline Codes/1.05)SUAKM. Shut Up And Kiss Me. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SUB. Surabaya Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)subcu, SC. Subcutaneous. (Medical/1.05)SUBJ. Subject to. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Subrør. Norwegian. Plastic Sleeve (pipe) pulled through concrete cable ducts. (OSL ProjectRelated/1.05)Successor. The activity or activities that come after the current activity. See Predecessor, CPA,Network, AON, AOA (Project Management, Planning/1.10)SUFID. Screwing Up Face In Disgust. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SUL. Snooze You Loose. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SUN. Start Up Notice. (Petrochemical/1.07)SUN. Sunday. (Time or Space/1.05)SUP. Whats up. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SUP. Supplement. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)supp. Suppository. (Medical/1.05)SUPPS. Regional supplementary procedures. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)susp. Suspension. (Medical/1.05)SUV. Suva Airport. Fiji. (Airport Codes/1.06)SV. Schedule Variance. SV=BCWP-BCWS (Project Management/1.10)sv. El Salvador. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SVC. Superior Vena Cava. (Medical/1.05)SVC. El Salvadoran Colon. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SVC. Switched Virtual Connection. (IT, Computing/1.05)SVC. Service message. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SVCBL. Serviceable. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SVD. Saint Vincent Airport. Saint Vincent. (Airport Codes/1.06)SVFR. Special Visual Flight Rules. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)SVG. Sola. Stavanger Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)SVGA. Super Video Graphics Accelerator. See Video Board (IT, Computing/1.05)SVID. (AT&T) System V Interface Definition (Unix). (IT, Computing/1.05)SVJ. Svolvaer Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.06)SVL. Savonlinna. (Airport Codes/1.07)SVN. System Variable Number. (Petrochemical/1.07)SVO. Sheremetyevo. Moscow Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.05)SVP. Senior Vice President. (Petrochemical/1.07)SVQ. Seville Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)SVR. Systemic Vascular Resistance. (Medical/1.05)SVR4. (Unix) System V Release 4. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 221 of 314
  • 222. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14SVT. Supraventricular Tachycardia. (Medical/1.05)SW. Short Wave. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)SW. South West. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SW. Socket Weld. Flange connection. See WN, SO, T (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)SWA. Shantou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)SWAG. Stupid Wild-A** Guess. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SWAK. Sealed With A Kiss. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SWATH. Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull. (Petrochemical/1.07)Sweet Gas. Natural Gas with either no H2S (hydrogen sulphide) or so small amount that it is not aconsideration. See Sour Gas (Petrochemical/1.05)SWF. Newburgh Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SWG. Switchgear. (Petrochemical/1.07)SWIFT. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. (Banking and Finance/2.03)SWIM. See What I Mean?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Switch. A higher capacity hub. See Hub, Mux, Router (IT, Computing/1.06)SWL. Safe Working Load. (Petrochemical/1.07)SWL. Screaming With Laughter. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SWOPS. Single Well Oil Production System. (Petrochemical/1.07)SWP. Safe Working Pressure. (General/2.10)SWT. Socket Weld Tee. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)SWU. Switching Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)SWY. Stopway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Sx. Symptoms. (Medical/1.05)SXB. Strasbourg Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)SXF. Schoenefeld. Berlin Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)SXM. Saint Martin Airport. Guadeloupe. (Airport Codes/1.06)sy. Syrian Arab Republic. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SYD. Kingsford Smith. Sydney Airport. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.05)Synchronous. Transmission Type. Synchronous transmissions occur at fixed intervals and at fixedrates. E.g. a prepared set of characters maybe transmitted as a single block of characters, which ismore efficient than transmitting them singly by asynchronous means. Confused then look upasynchronous (IT, Computing/1.05)SYNOP. Report of Surface Observation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)SYP. Syrian Pound. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)syr. Syrup. (Medical/1.05)SYR. Syracuse Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)SYS. See You Soon. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)SYY. Stornoway Airport. UK. (Airport Codes/1.06)sz. Swaziland. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)SZG. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salzburg Airport. Austria. (Airport Codes/1.05)SZL. Swaziland Lilangeni. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)SZX. Shenzhen Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)SZZ. Goleniow. Szczecin Airport. Poland. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 222 of 314
  • 223. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1421. TangoT. Tera. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000. (Weights & Measures, Systeme Internationaleprefixes/1.05)T. Temperature. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)T. Threaded. Flange connection. See WN, SO, SW (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)T&A. Tonsillectomy And Adenoidectomy. (Medical/1.05)T&C. Threaded and Coupled. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)T/C. Throat Culture. (Medical/1.05)T/R. Transceiver. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)T3. Triiodothyronine. (Medical/1.05)T3RU. T3 Resin Uptake. (Medical/1.05)T4. Thyroxine. (Medical/1.05)TA. Temperature Alarm. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)Ta. Tantalum. Atomic number 73. (Chemical Elements/1.05)TA. Territorial Army. (Military/1.06)TA. Transition Altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TA. Thanks Again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)tab. Tablet. (Medical/1.05)TAB. Tobago Airport. Trinidad And Tobago. (Airport Codes/1.06)TAC. Topping Air Compressor. (Petrochemical/1.07)TACAN. UHF tactical air navigation aid. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TACAS. Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TACE. Type A Cost Estimate. (General/1.05)TACS. Total Access Communications System. British standard analogue mobile telephone systemoperating in the frequency range 900Mhz (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)TADCOM. Tactical Digital Communications System. (Military/1.05)TAF. Thats All Folks!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TAF. Technical Aerodrome Forecast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TAFN. That’s All For Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TAG. Technical Advisory Group. (General/2.10)TAGON. TRI-MNCS Advisory Group On NAEW. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TAH. Temperature Alarm High. (Petrochemical/1.07)TAH. Total Abdominal Hysterectomy. (Medical/1.05)TAIL. Tail wind. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TAK. Takamatsu Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)TAKS. Thats A Knee Slapper. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TAL. Temperature Alarm Low. (Petrochemical/1.07)TANJ. There Ain’t No Justice. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TANSTAAFL. There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TAO. Quingdao Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)TAOC. Tactical Air Operation Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TAPI. Telephony API. A Microsoft Application Programmable Interface for sorting and sendingincoming telecom messages to the correct device. Eg. voice to telephone, email to computer, fax tofax machine. See CTI, TSAPI, API, CAPI (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 223 of 314
  • 224. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TAR. Terminal Area Radar. Or, Terminal Area surveillance Radar, or even Terminal Acquisition Radar(Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TAR. Tartous Airport. Syria. (Airport Codes/1.06)TARE. Telegraphic Automatic Relay Equipment. (IT, Computing/1.05)TARFU. Things Are Really Fouled Up. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TAS. Tashkent Airport. Uzbekistan. (Airport Codes/1.05)TAS. True Air Speed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Task. An item of work to be performed. A task is a detailed definition of the scope of work and isrelated to an activity in a many to one, or possibly one to one relationship. Referenced information foreach task should include a work description, required engineering information, material requirementsand estimated man-hours. In addition codes to uniquely number the task and identify it with itscorresponding activity, location, sub-system, the originator, and whether the task is original contractscope or varied scope. Quite often the term task is misused to mean activity, when infact tasks are abreakdown of an activity into smaller packets of work. For example an activity maybe defined asFoundation for heat exchanger abc, the tasks for which might be defined as, excavate, leanconcrete, formwork, re-bar, anchor bolts, pour concrete, curing time. See Activity, MTO, BOQ (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)TAT. Transitional Automated Ticket. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)TAT. Tatry/ Poprad Airport. Slovak Republic. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tau. Nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Nineteenth, time (when t is usedto symbolise something else), half life, temperature, volume, shear stress, transmission factor (GreekAlphabet/1.05)TAX. Taxiing, Taxi. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tb. Terbium. Atomic number 65. (Chemical Elements/1.05)TB. Terminated Both ends. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)Tb. Terabyte. One billion bytes. See bits, bytes, Kb, Mb, Gb, Tb, Pb (IT, Units/1.05)TB. Tuberculosis. An infectious wasting disease affecting the lungs (Medical/1.05)TBA. To Be Advised. (General/1.05)TBA. Tekniske Bygg og Anlegg. Technical Buildings and Facilities (OSL Project Related/1.05)TBAV. Tender Board Award Price. (General/1.07)TBC. Thyroxine Binding Capacity. (Medical/1.05)TBC. To Be Confirmed. (General/2.13)TBCE. Type B Cost Estimate. (General/1.05)TBD. To Be Determined. (General/1.05)TBD. To Be Decided. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TBE. Threaded Both Ends. Pipe end configuration. See BOE, BBE, TOE, SQC (Petrochemical,Piping/1.05)TBG. Total Blood Gases, Thyroxine Binding Globulin. (Medical/1.05)TBIL. Total Bilirubin. (Medical/1.05)TBK. Trykkbeholderkomiteen. (Petrochemical/1.07)TBL. Teknologi Bedriftenes Landforening. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)TBM. Tunnel Boring Machine. (General/2.12)TBNa. Total Body Sodium. (Medical/1.05)TBS. Transfer Baggage System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)TBS. To Be Supplied. (General/1.05)Tbsp. Tablespoon. (General/1.05)TBW. Total Body Water. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 224 of 314
  • 225. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TBYB. Try Before You Buy. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TC. Tropical Cyclone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)tc. Turks And Ciacos Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TC. Technical Committee. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tc. Technetium. Atomic number 43. (Chemical Elements/1.05)TC. Traffic Constable. (Policing/2.14)TCAP. Transaction Capabilities Application Part. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)TCAS. Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)TCC. Transportation Control Centre. (Petrochemical/1.07)TCE. Trichloroethane. A solvent, when vaporised contributing to ozone depletion. See CFCs, Halonsand HCFCs (Petrochemical/2.01)TCF. Trillion Cubic Feet. (Petrochemical/1.08)TCF. Time Critical Functions. (IT, Computing/1.05)TCG. Tasking and Coordinating Group. (Policing/2.14)TCI. Tenerife Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)TCM. Time Critical Manoeuvre. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)TCO. Total Cost of Ownership. (IT, Computing/1.05)TCOY. Take Care Of Yourself. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TCP. Turbine Control Panel. (Petrochemical/1.07)TCP. Transmission Control Protocol. A convention used to control the transmission of data is called aprotocol. TCP Controls data transmission, ensuring that data reaches its destination by detecting andre-sending corrupt or lost data. See HTTP, TCP, IP, URL, Protocol (IT, Computing/1.06)TCP/IP. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. Designation for a family of protocolsdefined by ITEF (Internet Engineering Task Force). See HTTP, TCP, IP, URL, Protocol (IT,Computing/1.06)TCS. Tele Communication Server. (IT, Computing/1.05)TCU. Towering Cumulus. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TCU. Terminal Control Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)TCV. Temperature Control Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)td. Chad. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TD. Total Depth. (Petrochemical/1.07)TDA. Take and Drive away. (Policing/2.14)TDAS. Transportation Data Acquisition System. (Petrochemical/1.07)TDB. Technical Data Book. (Petrochemical/1.07)TDD. Time Division Duplex. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)TDG. Test Data Generator. (IT, Computing/1.05)TDH. Traffic Data Handling. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.07)TDM. Time Division Multiplexing. (IT, Computing/1.05)TDM. Too Darn Many. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TDMA. Time Division Multiple Access. A digital standard for mobile telephone communications. Mostwidely used in the USA. See AMPS, CDMA, CDPD, FDMA, GSM (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)TDO. Tornado. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tdoc. Therapist. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TDTM. Talk Dirty To Me. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)TDU. Telephone Dial-up Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 225 of 314
  • 226. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TDWR. Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TDZ. Touchdown zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TE. Temperature Element. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)TE. Tender Evaluation. (Petrochemical/1.07)Te. Tellurium. Atomic number 52. (Chemical Elements/1.05)TEA. Tema Airport. Ghana. (Airport Codes/1.06)TECR. Technical reason. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TED. Thisted Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)TEL. Telephone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Telematikkrom. Computer and Telecomms Room. (OSL Project Related/1.05)Teleslynger. Norwegian. A device to help the hard of hearing. An amplifying loop built into check indesks (IT, Computing/1.05)TELNET. Teletypewriter Network Protocol. (Terminal Network Protocol) (IT, Computing/1.05)TEMA. Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Temp. Temperature. (General/1.05)TEMPO. Temporary, Temporarily. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TEND. Trend forecast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TENS. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. (Medical/1.05)Tera. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as T (SI Number Prefixes/1.05)TERPS. Terminal Instrument Procedures. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)TETRA. Trans European Trunked Radio. A digital standard for walkie-talkies (Private Mobile Radios)(IT, Telecommunications/1.05)TF. Total Float. The difference between the late dates and the early dates. TF represents the amountof time an activity can be delayed without affecting the expected completion date computed duringthe forward pass. TF = EF - ES or TF = LF - EF (Project Management, Planning/1.08)TF. Terminated From end. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)tf. French Southern Territories. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TF. Turbine engined aircraft Fuel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TFC. Traffic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TFDPS. Tower Flight Data Processing System. (IT, Computing/1.05)TFH. Thread From Hell. (a discussion that just wont die and is often irrelevant to the purpose of theforum or group) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TFL. Through Flowline. (Petrochemical/1.07)TFN. Tenerife. Tenerife Norte (Airport Codes/1.07)TFS. Tenerife. (Airport Codes/1.05)TFS. Three Finger Salute (Ctl-Alt-Del). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TFT. Thyroid Function Test (T4+TBP+TSH). (Medical/1.05)TFT. Thin Film Transistor. A flat screen LCD technology, normally associated with portable computers,however LCDs are beginning to replace the CRT monitors traditionally used with desktop computers.See CRT, LCD, PDP, EL, FED, CGS (IT, Computing/1.05)TFT. Tactical Firearms Team. (Policing/2.14)TFTHAOT. Thanks For The Help Ahead Of Time. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TFTP. Trivial File Transfer Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)TFTT. Thanks For The Thought. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TFU. Tactical Firearms Unit. (Policing/2.14)tg. Togo. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 226 of 314
  • 227. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Tg. Thyroglobulin. (Medical/1.05)TGAL. Think Globally Act Locally. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TGD. Podgorica Airport. Yougoslavia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TGG. Kuala Terengganu Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TGH. Tonga Airport. Vanuatu. (Airport Codes/1.06)TGIF. Thank God Its Friday. (IT, Internet Chat/2.02)TGL. Touch and Go Landing. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TGS. Taxiing Guidance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TGU. Tegucigualpa Airport. Honduras. (Airport Codes/1.06)TH. Threshold. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)th. Thailand. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Th. Thorium. Atomic number 90. (Chemical Elements/1.05)THB. Thai Baht. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)THBR. Thyroid Hormone-Binding Ratio. (Medical/1.05)THC. TetraHydroCannabinol. The primary intoxicant in pot. (Medical/2.02)Theta. Eighth letter of the Greek alphabet. Upper Case symbol = Temperature (when t is used tosymbolise something else). Lower Case symbol = Eighth, angular distance, angle, angular phasedifference, temperature in degrees above 0 centigrade, Curie point, pitch (Greek Alphabet/1.05)THF. Berlin Tempel Hof Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.06)THN. Trollhattan. (Airport Codes/1.07)THR. Mehrabad International. Tehran Airport. Iran. (Airport Codes/1.05)THR. Threshold. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Thrd. Threaded. Flange connection. See WN, SO, SW (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)THRU. Through. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)THT. Tubing Head Temperature. (Petrochemical/1.07)THU. Thursday. (Time or Space/1.05)THX. Thanks. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)THz. Terrahertz. 1 THz 1000 GHz. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)Ti. Titanium. Atomic number 22. (Chemical Elements/1.05)TIA. Thanks In Advance. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)TIA. Telecommunications Industry Association. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)TIA. Tirana Airport. Albania. (Airport Codes/1.06)TIA. Transient Ischemic Attack. (Medical/1.05)TIALD. Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator. (Military/1.06)TIBC. Total Iron-Binding Capacity. (Medical/1.05)TIC. Temperature Indicator Controller. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)TIC. Taken into Consideration. (Policing/2.14)TIC. Tongue In Cheek (trying hard to do something right). (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TICM. Technical Integrity Committee Meeting. (Petrochemical/1.07)tid. Three Times Daily. (Medical/1.05)TID. Touch Input Device. (IT, Computing/1.05)TIES. Ticketing Information Exchange Standard. A specification for electronic transfer of ticketinginformation (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)TIFF. Tagged Image File Format. A standard file format that is commonly used for digital pictures(IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 227 of 314
  • 228. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TIG. Trials Issues Group. (Policing/2.14)TILII. Tell It Like It Is. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TIM. Change of time information. ASM Submessage (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)TIME. Time Reference System. (General/1.05)TINA. Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture. (IT, Computing/1.05)tinc. Tincture. (Medical/1.05)TINWIS. That Is Not What I Said. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TIP. Tripoli Airport. Lybia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TIP. Until past {place}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TIPS. Trnasjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt. (Medical/1.05)TIS. Technical Interface Specification. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TIS. Test Information Sheet. (IT, Computing/1.05)TIS. Traffic Information System. (IT, Computing/1.05)TIV. Tivat Airport. Yougoslavia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TIZ. Traffic Information Zone. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)tj. Tajikistan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TJ. Terajoule. A measure of energy. One trillion joules (Weights & Measures, Other/2.01)TJR. Tajikistan Ruble. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TK. Turkish Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.07)tk. Tokelau. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TKOF. Take-off. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TKU. Turku Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)TL. Till. Followed by time by which weather change is forecast to end (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TL. Taxilane. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)Tl. Thallium. Atomic number 81. (Chemical Elements/1.06)TLA. Three Letter Acronym(s). (Humour/1.05)TLA. Three-Letter Acronym. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TLB. Top Level Budget. (Military/1.06)TLC. Total Lung Capacity. (Medical/1.05)TLC. Toluca Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)TLH. Tallahassee Airport. FL. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TLK2UL8R. Talk To You Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TLL. Tallinn Airport. Estonia. (Airport Codes/1.05)TLM. Tlemcen Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)TLN. Toulon/ Hyeres Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)TLOF. Touchdown and Lift-OFf area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TLP. Tension Leg Platform. (Petrochemical/1.07)TLQ. Slot Information Request. See SCR, SMA, SIR, TLQ (Aviation Civil and Military/1.06)TLS. Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.05)TLV. Ben Gurion International . Tel Aviv/Jerusalem Airport. Israel. (Airport Codes/1.05)TM. Transfer Molded. (General/2.14)Tm. Thulium. Atomic number 69. (Chemical Elements/1.05)tm. Turkmenistan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TM. Tympanic Membrane. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 228 of 314
  • 229. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TMA. Terminal control area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TMFLW. Too Much Four Letter Words. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TMI. Too Much Information. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TML. Text Mark-up Language. (IT, Computing/1.05)TMM. Tamatave Airport. Madagascar. (Airport Codes/1.06)TMM. Turkmenistan Manat. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TMP. Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)TMP-SMX. Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole. (Medical/1.05)TMR. Tamanrasset Airport. Algerie. (Airport Codes/1.06)TMR. Trunked Mobile Radio. (IT, Computing/2.13)TMS. Time Multiplexing Switching. (IT, Computing/1.05)TMS. Sao Tome Airport. Guyana. (Airport Codes/1.06)TMT. Technology Management Team. (Petrochemical/1.07)TMTH. Too Much To Handle. (IT, Internet Chat/2.14)tn. Tunisia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)tn. Short ton. Avoirdupois system. 2000 pounds = 1 short ton = 907,2 kg (Weights & Measures,Imperial/1.05)TNA. Turn altitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TNA. Jinan Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)TND. Tunisian Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TNG. Tanger Airport. Maroc. (Airport Codes/1.06)TNH. Turn height. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TNM. Tumor-Nodes-Metastases. (Medical/1.05)TNR. Antananarivo Airport. Madagascar. (Airport Codes/1.06)TNSTAAFL. Theres No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TNT. Till Next Time. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TNTL. Trying Not To Laugh. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TNX. Thanks. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TNXE6. Thanks A Million. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)to. Tonga. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TO. To {place}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TO. Telephone Order. (Medical/1.05)TOBAL. There Oughta Be A Law. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TOBG. This Oughta Be Good. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TOC. Table Of Contents. (General/1.10)TOC. Top Of Climb. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TOCS. Take-Off Climb Surface. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)TODA. Take Off Distance Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TODC. Time Of Day Clock. (IT, Computing/2.13)TODR. Take-Off Distance Required. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)TOE. Tonnes of Oil Equivalent. A measure of calorific value of different sources of energy in termsrelating to one tonne of oil (Petrochemical/2.01)TOE. Threaded Outer End(s). Pipe end configuration. See BOE, BBE, TBE, SQC (Petrochemical,Piping/1.05)TOF. Top Of File. or Top Of Form (IT, Computing/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 229 of 314
  • 230. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TOGA. Take Off and Go Around. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Token Ring Network. International standard for LAN communication. A local area network cabled ina closed loop. Called a token ring network as information is passed around with the use of tokens.See Ethernet (IT, Computing/1.05)TOL. Toledo Airport. OH. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TOL. Thredolet. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)Tonne. A metric measure of weight: 1 tonne equals 1000 kg. 1 kilotonne equals 1000 tonnes.(Petrochemical/2.01)TOP. Cloud Top. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TOP. Technical and Office Protocol. (General/1.05)top. Topical. (Medical/1.05)TOP. Tonga Paanga. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TOPCA. Til Our Paths Cross Again. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TOPS. Traffic Operator Position System. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)Topsides. The superstructure of an offshore platform. The section that is supported by either aGravity Base Structure or a Jacket (Petrochemical/1.08)TOR. Terms Of Reference. (General/1.05)TORA. Take Off Run Available. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TOS. Langnes. Tromsø Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)TOTE. Text Oriented Tabular Entry. (IT, Computing/1.05)TOV. Tortola Airport. Vanuatu. (Airport Codes/1.06)TOW. Tube launched Optically controlled Wire guided bomb. (Military/1.06)TOY. Toyama Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)TOY. Thinking Of You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TP. Total Protein. (Medical/1.05)TP. Turning Point. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TP. Transaction Protocol. Or Transaction Processing (IT, Computing/1.05)tp. East Timor. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TP. ThermoPlastic. (General/2.14)TP-0. Transport Protocol - class 0. (IT, Computing/1.05)tPA. Tissue Plasminogen Activator. (Medical/1.05)TPA. Tampa International. Florida Airport. USA. (Airport Codes/1.05)TPAC. Tactical Pursuit and Containment. (Policing/2.14)TPDU. Transport Protocol Data Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)TPE. Chiang Kai Shek International. Taipei Airport. Taiwan. (Airport Codes/1.05)TPI. Tracks Per Inch. The number of tracks per inch on a disc (IT, Computing/1.05)TPI. Treponema Pallidum Immobilisation. (Medical/1.05)TPN. Temperature, Pulse, Repiration. (Medical/1.05)TPPM. Transaction Processing Protocol Machine. (IT, Computing/1.05)TPS. Trapani Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)TPS. Training Plan Specification. (IT, Computing/1.05)TPSUI. TP Service User Innovation. (IT, Computing/1.05)TPTB. The Powers That Be. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TPU. Tactical Planning Unit. (Policing/2.14)TQ. Transwede. (Airline Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 230 of 314
  • 231. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TQM. Total Quality Management. (Project Management/1.07)TR. Temperature Recorder. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)TR. Track. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)tr. Turkey. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TR. Tricuspid Regurgitation. (Medical/1.05)TRA. Total Risk Analysis. (Petrochemical/1.07)TRA. Temporary Reserved Airspace. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TRANS. Transmits, Transmitter. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TRAP. Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase. (Medical/1.05)TRB. Test Review Board. (IT, Computing/1.05)TRC. Total Reportable Cases. (Petrochemical/2.01)TRCF. Total Reportable Case Frequency. (Petrochemical/2.01)TRD. Værnes. Trondheim Airport. Norway. (Airport Codes/1.05)TRDMC. Tears Running Down My Cheeks. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TREND. Landing Forecast. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TRF. Thyrotropin Releasing Factor. (Medical/1.05)TRH. Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone. (Medical/1.05)TRI. Bristol Airport. TN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TRIG. Triglycerides. (Medical/1.05)TRIGAT. Third Generation Anti Tank Guided Weapon. (Military/1.06)TRI-MNCS. Three Major NATO Commands. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tri-Mode. Triple mode phones. New D-AMPS handsets that can operate on 800 MHz Analogue(AMPS) and 800 MHz Digital (D-AMPS) and 1900 MHz Digital (D-AMPS) (IT,Telecommunications/1.07)TRL. Transition Level. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TRL. Turkish Lira. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TRN. Citta di Torino. Turin Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)TRNDC. Transducer. (Petrochemical/1.07)TROI. Total Reportable Occupational Illness. (Petrochemical/2.01)TROIF. Total Reportable Occupational Illness Frequency. (Petrochemical/2.01)Trojan Horse. A program that performs an unsolicited act by pretending to have a beneficial set offeatures. But which instead (or in addition), contains a damaging payload. Trojan Horses are notviruses. They do not replicate or attach themselves to other files, They just do damage or displaytiresome messages (IT, Computing/1.05)TROP. Tropopause. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Troy weight. A system of weights based on a pound equaling 12 ounces. See Apothecaries,Avoirdupois. Goldsmiths measure. A troy pound = 5760 grains = 0,82286 pounds avoirdupois =373,2418 grams (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)TRR. Test Readiness Review. (General/1.05)TRS. Trieste Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)TRSB. Time Reference Scanning Beam. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TRV. Trivandrum Airport. India. (Airport Codes/1.06)TS. Traffic Sergeant. (Policing/2.14)TS. Termination Slip printed. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)TS. Tricuspid Stenosis. (Medical/1.05)TS. Totally Stinks. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 231 of 314
  • 232. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TS. Teflon Seal. Two piece removable seal ring made from virgin Teflon (Petrochemical/1.05)TS. Temporary Strainer. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)TS. Thunderstorm. In aerodrome reports and forecasts. TS used alone means thunder heard but noprecipitation at the aerodrome. {TS followed by RA=Rain, SN=Snow, etc} (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.05)TS. ThermoSet. (General/2.14)TSA. Taxiway Safety Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)TSAb. Thyroid Stimulating Antibodies. (Medical/1.05)TSAP. Transport Service Access Point. (General/1.05)TSAPI. Telephone Server Application Programmable Interface. A Novell API for sorting and sendingincoming telecom messages to the correct device. Eg. voice to telephone, email to computer, fax tofax machine. See CTI, TAPI, API, CAPI (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)TSC. Terminal Service Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)TSH. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. (Medical/1.05)TSN. Tianjin Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)TSO. Terminating Screening Office. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)TSO. Technical Standard Order. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tsp. Teaspoon. (General/1.05)TSPS. Traffic Service Position System. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)TSR. Terminate and Stay Resident. A program that remains active in memory while other programsare run on the system (IT, Computing/1.05)TSR. Timisoara Airport. Rumania. (Airport Codes/1.06)TSR. Totally Stupid Rules. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TSR. Tekniske spesifikasjoner. (OSL Project Related/1.05)TSU. Technical Support Unit. (Policing/2.14)TSV. Townsville Airport. QL. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TSV. Temperature Safety Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)TT. Terminated To end. Cable Status (OSL Project Related/1.05)TT. Temperature Transmitter. See DPT, SPT, ST (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.05)TT. Thrombin Time. (Medical/1.05)TT. Teletypewriter. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)tt. Trinidad And Tobago. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TT&C. Tracking, Telemetry and Control. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)TTBOMK. To The Best Of My Knowledge. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTC. Telemetry and Tele Command. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)TTD. Trinidadian Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TTFN. Ta-Ta For Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTKSF. Trying To Keep a Straight Face. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTL. Through The Lens. (General/2.08)TTL. Time To Live. (General/1.05)TTL. Transistor Transistor Logic. Type of chip. Buy a book on integrated circuits if you need adescription (IT, Computing/1.05)TTN. Trenton Airport. NJ. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TTP. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Ribothymidine 5 Triphosphate. (Medical/1.05)TTS. Transdermal Therapeutic System. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 232 of 314
  • 233. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TTS. Track Transit System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)TTT. Thought That Too. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTTT. To Tell The Truth. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTUL. Talk To You Later. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTYAWFN. Talk To You A While From Now. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTYL. Talk To You Later. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)TTYT. Talk To You Tomorrow. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TTYTT. To Tell You The Truth. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TU. Tuberculin Unit. (Medical/1.05)TUC. Trades Union Congress. (General/2.10)TUCOWS. The Ultimate Collection Of Winsock Software. (IT, Computing/2.03)TUE. Tuesday. (Time or Space/1.05)TUL. Tulsa Airport. OK. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)T-UMTS. Terrestrial UMTS. (Satellite Broadcasting/2.09)TUMV. Theft from Unattended Motor Vehicle. (Policing/2.14)TUN. Carthage. Tunis Airport. Tunisia. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tun. Measure of Ale. 256 gallons (2 pipes). (Measure of Ale/1.05)TUR. Transurethral Resection. (Medical/1.05)TURB. Turbulence. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Turnkey. Delivery of a product ready for use. (Project Management/1.05)TURP. Transurethral Resection Prostate. (Medical/1.05)TUS. Tucson Airport. AZ. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TUV. German Inspection Authority. See DNV (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)tv. Tuvalu. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TV. Tidal Volume. (Medical/1.05)TV. TeleVision. (General/1.05)TV. Temperature Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.07)TVC. Traverse City Airport. MI. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TVD. True Vertical Depth / Total Vertical Depth. (Petrochemical/1.07)TVOR. Terminal VHF Omindirectional Radio. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TVP. True Vapour Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)TW. Thermowell. (Petrochemical, Instrumentation/1.07)TW. TWA Trans World Airlines. (Airline Codes/1.07)TW. Taxiway. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)tw. Taiwan, Republic Of China. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TWAIN compliant application. Thing Without An Imaginative Name. Image Acquisition InterfaceStandard. Some software applications support the TWAIN interface standard. Two commands aretypically used when working with TWAIN compliant applications. One to select the external devicethat you would like to work with (E.g. Digital camera or Scanner), and the second command toactivate the TWAIN interface software for the selected device (IT, Computing/1.06)TWAR. Chlamydia Psittaci. (Medical/1.05)TWB. Twin Falls Airport. Indonesia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TWCU. Tactical Weapons Conversion Unit. (Military/1.06)TWD. Taiwanese Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)TWF. Twin Falls Airport. ID. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 233 of 314
  • 234. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14TWI. The Welding Institute. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)Twisted pair. Two insulated copper wires twisted around each other, and incased in a sheath orshield. If the shield acts as a ground (earth) the cable is called shielded twisted pair (STP). If it doesnot act as a ground (earth) it is called unshielded twisted pair (UTP). Both wires are required totransmit a signal. Usually more than one signal needs to be transmitted by a cable, this is achieved byadding an extra pair of cables. The cable is then denoted as 2 par, or 4 par, etc. Twisted pair uses acolour coding system, when multiple pairs are used. See crosstalk, EMI, RFI, coaxial, fibre optic, STP,UTP (IT, Computing/1.05)TWLA. Taken Without Lawful Authority. (Policing/2.14)TWOC. Taken Without Owners Consent. (Policing/2.14)TWR. Tower Remote or Tower System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TWR. Aerodrome Control Tower, Aerodrome Control. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TWTA. Travelling Wave Tube Amplifier. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)TWU. Tawau Airport. Malaysia. (Airport Codes/1.06)TWY. Taxiway. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TWYK. Taxiway link. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tx. Therapy. (Medical/1.05)TX. Treatment. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TXL. Tegel. Berlin Airport. Germany. (Airport Codes/1.05)TY. Thank You. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TYCLO. Turn Your CAPS LOCK Off. (Stop Shouting) (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)TYN. Taiyuan Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)TYO. Tokyo Airport. Japan. (Airport Codes/1.06)TYP. Type of aircraft. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TYPH. Typhoom. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)TYS. Tensile Yield Strength. (General/2.14)TYS. Knoxville Airport. TN. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)TYVM. Thank You Very Much. (IT, Internet Chat/1.05)tz. Tanzania. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)TZ. American Transair Inc. (Airline Codes/1.05)TZS. Tanzanian Shilling. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 234 of 314
  • 235. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1422. UniformU. Unit. (Medical/1.05)U. Upwards {tendency in RVR during previous 10 minutes}. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)U. Uranium. Atomic number 92. (Chemical Elements/1.05)U/A. Urinalysis. (Medical/1.05)U/P. Urine, Plasma Ratio (Concentration). (Medical/1.05)U/S. Unserviceable. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)U3. Utbyggningsområde U3 Ekspedisjonsbygningen. Construction Division U3 Terminal Building (OSLProject Related/1.05)U4. Utbyggningsområde U4 Banesystem. Construction Division U4 Runway systems (OSL ProjectRelated/1.05)U5. Utbyggningsområde U5 Tekniske Bygg og Anlegg. Construction Division U5 Technical Buildingsand Facilities (OSL Project Related/1.05)UA. Umbilical Artery. (Medical/1.05)ua. Ukraine. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)UA. User Agent. (General/1.05)UAA. Unsafe Act Awareness. (Petrochemical/1.07)UAB. Until Advised By. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UAC. Upper Area Control centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UAC. User Account Control. (IT, Computing/2.14)UAH. Ukrainese Hryvnia. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)UAPITA. Youre A Pain In The Ass. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)UAR. Upper Air Route. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UART. Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter. Part of the gunk surrounding what is called thecomms port on the back of your computer, or sometimes called RS-232, or sometimes called EIA-232D. If your com port has 25 pins it is also capable of synchronous transmission. See USRT (IT,Computing/1.05)UAS. University Air Squadron. (Military/1.06)UBR. Unspecified Bit Rate. When using an ATM network there is a choice of classes for carryingtraffic (transmitting data). See CBR, VBR, ABR (IT, Computing/1.05)UCA. Utica Airport. NY. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)UCL. Upper Control Limit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)UCP. Unit Control Panel. (Petrochemical/2.11)UCT. Universal Co-ordinated Time. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UDDI. Universal Description Discovery and Integration. (IT, Computing/2.14)UDF. Ultra high frequency direction finding station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UDF. Universal Disc Format. (IT, Computing/2.13)UDLR. Unidirectional Link Routing. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)UDP. User Datagram Protocol. (IT, Computing/1.05)UDT. Unarmed Defensive Tactic. (Policing/2.14)UE. Ultrasonic Examination. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)UES. User Event System. (Petrochemical/1.07)UET. Quetta Airport. Pakistan. (Airport Codes/1.06)UF. Urea Formaldehyde. (General/2.14)UFD. Utility Flow Diagram. (Petrochemical/1.07)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 235 of 314
  • 236. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14UFH. Unfractionated Heparin. (Medical/1.05)UFN. Until Further Notice. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)ug. Uganda. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)UGH. Hangzou Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)UGI. Upper Gastrointestinal. (Medical/1.05)UGX. Ugandan Shilling. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)UHDT. Unable Higher Due Traffic. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UHF. Ultra High Frequency. See EHF, ELF, HF, LF, MF, SHF, VHF, VLF (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)UI. User Interface. (IT, Computing/1.06)UIC. Upper Information Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UIO. Quito Airport. Equador. (Airport Codes/1.06)UIP. Quimper Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)UIR. Upper flight Information Region. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UK. KLM UK. (Airline Codes/1.07)UK. United Kingdom (The country). (General/2.14)uk. United Kingdom. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)UKBC. United Kingdom Based Civilians. (Military/1.06)UKCA. United Kingdom Central Authority. (/2.14)UKCS. United Kingdom Continental Shelf. (Petrochemical/2.01)UKFSC. United Kingdom Flight Safety Commitee. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UKIS. United Kingdom Immigration Service. (Association, Society, Institute/2.13)UKOOA. United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association. (Association, Society, Institute/1.08)UKPIA. United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)UL. Underwriters Laboratories. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ULCC. Ultra Large Crude Carrier. An extremely large ocean going tanker used to transport crude oil.See VLCC (Petrochemical/2.01)ULDPE. Ultra Low Density Polyethylene. (General/2.14)ULR. Ultra Long Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)um. US Minor Outlying Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)UM. Unaccompanied Minor. (IT, Computing/1.06)UMB. Upper Memory Block. See Upper memory (IT, Computing/1.05)UME. Umeå Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)UML. Unified Modelling Language. (IT, Computing/1.05)UMTS. Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. The third generation of mobiletelecommunication systems. See GSM (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)UN. United Nations. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)UN/ECE. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. (General/1.06)UNA. Unable. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UNAP. Unable to approve. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UNAVEM. United Nations Angola Verification Mission. (Military/1.05)UNC. Universal Naming Convention. (IT, Computing/1.05)UNC. Unified Coarse Thread. (Petrochemical/1.07)UNCLOS. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. (Military/1.06)UNEF. United Nations Emergency Force. (Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 236 of 314
  • 237. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14UNESCO. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation. (Association, Society,Institute/2.14)UNF. Unified Fine Thread. (Petrochemical/1.07)UNFICYP. United Nations Force in Cyprus. (Military/1.06)ung. Ointment. (Medical/1.05)UNHQ. United Nations Headquarters. (Military/1.06)UNI. User Network Interface. (IT, Computing/1.05)UNIFIL. United Nations Interim Forces In Lebanon. (Military/1.05)UNIKOM. United Nations Iraq Kuwait Observer Mission. (Military/1.06)UNIX. Operating System. Or more precisely a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system (IT,Computing/1.05)UNL. Unlimited. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UNM. Union de Normalisation de la Mecanique. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)UNMOGIP. United Nations Military Observer Group In India And Pakistan. (Military/1.05)UNOMIG. United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia. (Military/1.06)UNPROFOR. United Nations Protection Force (Former Yugoslavia). (Military/1.05)UNREL. Unreliable. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UNS. Unified Numbering System. (Petrochemical/1.07)UNSCOM. United Nations Special Commission. (Military/1.06)UNTSO. United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation. (Military/1.05)UOK. Are You OK?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)UOS&D. Under, Over, Short and Damaged. (Petrochemical/1.07)UPC. Universal Product Code (USA). Known as European Article Number in Europe. Barcode printedon the side of articles/packages (General/1.05)UPnP. Universal Plug and Play. (IT, Computing/2.13)Upper Camel Case. Words are run together. Without spaces, underscores or other seperators, andthe initial letter of words are upper case. For example: DepartureFlightCode. See camel case (IT,Computing/2.13)Upper memory. Refers to the area of memory between 640 KB and 1024 KB, or 1 megabyte (Mb).Traditionally, this area, also known as system memory, was only accessible to the system, and not touser applications such as word processors and spreadsheets. To solve the need for more memoryspace, programs called memory managers were created to provide access to upper memory. Uppermemory is allocated in pre-sized chunks called upper memory blocks (UMBs) (IT, Computing/1.05)UPS. Unified Propulsion System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)UPS. Uninterruptable Power Supply. (Electrical/1.05)Upsilon. Twentieth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Twentieth (GreekAlphabet/1.05)Upstream. Piping Located on Inlet side of equipment, orifice, nozzle, turbine meter.(Petrochemical/1.05)URAC. Uric Acid. (Medical/1.05)URC. Urungqi Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)URD. User Requirement Document. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.12)URI. Uniform Resource Identifier. (IT, Computing/1.05)URI. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. (Medical/1.05)URL. Universal Resource Locator. The World Wide Web is a collection of files, called web sites or webpages. A URL is the address for locating and identifying these files. A URL specifies the transferprotocol, the machines internet address, the path, and the file name. For example, a URL might read:Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 237 of 314
  • 238. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14http://serverx.company.mil/report/index.html. The first part of the address is the transfer protocol,e.g., http://, ftp://. The second part is the location, and the last part is the path and file name. A URLmaybe absolute or relative. An absolute URL contains the full address of a page “file”, whereas arelative URL maybe missing some of the information, e.g. the transfer protocol. URLs are casesensitive. See HTTP, TCP, IP, URL, Protocol (IT, Computing/1.06)URO. Rouen Airport. France. (Airport Codes/1.06)US. US Airways. (Airline Codes/1.07)us. United States. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)US time zones. Pacific, Mountain +1, Central +1, Eastern +1, Atlantic +1. See GMT, CET(General/1.05)USAF. United States Air Force. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)USB. Universal Serial Bus. Replacement for the serial bus (port). Bus type. A USB port is used forconnecting for example a video camera, mouse, monitor, keyboard, etc. See Bus (IT,Computing/1.05)USCG. United States Coast Guard. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)USD. United States Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)USGS. United States Geological Service. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.02)USMC. US Marine Corps. (Military/1.05)USNO. United States Naval Observatory. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)USP. United States Pharmacopeia. (Medical/1.05)USRT. Universal Synchronous Receiver-Transmitter. See UART (IT, Computing/1.05)Ustrukturert. Unstructured. Information that can not be easily identified by a computer. E.g. puretext about many different subjects (IT, Computing/1.05)UT. Ultrasonic Testing. (Petrochemical/2.11)UTA. Upper Control Area. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)UTC. Universal Time Co-ordinated. Or Universal Time Constant. UTC=GMT (Aviation Civil andMilitary/1.06)UTI. Urinary Tract Infection. (Medical/1.05)Utjevningskabel. Intermediate Cable. Computer/Telecomm cabling between local telematikk roomsand buildings. See Hovedkabel, Stigekabel, and Spredenett (OSL Project Related/1.05)UTP. Unshielded Twisted Pair. The sheath protection of twisted pair cable does not act as a ground(earth). See Twisted pair, STP (IT, Computing/1.05)UTS. Ultimate Tensile Strength. (Petrochemical/1.07)UV. Ultraviolet. (Medical/1.05)UV. Universal Air, Houston. (Airline Codes/1.05)UVF. Sainte Lucie Airport. Saint Lucia. Duplicate see SLU (Airport Codes/1.06)UW. Youre Welcome. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)UWC. Universal Wireless Consortium. (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)UX. Air Europa. (Airline Codes/1.07)uy. Uruguay. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)UYU. Uruguay Peso. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)uz. Uzbekistan. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)UZS. Uzbekistanian Som. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 238 of 314
  • 239. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1423. VictorV. Vanadium. Atomic number 23. (Chemical Elements/1.05)v. Mixed Venous. (Medical/1.05)V. Volume. (Medical/1.05)V. Volt. Unit of electromotive force (See kV, mV) (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)va. Vatican City State (Holy See). Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)VA. Norwegian. Vann og Avløp. Water and Sewage (OSL Project Related/1.05)VA. Volcanic Ash. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VAA. Vaasa Airport. Finland. (Airport Codes/1.05)VAC. Visual Approach Chart. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VAD. Vehicle Audit Document. (Policing/2.14)vag hyst. Vaginal Hysterectomy. (Medical/1.05)VAL. Valparaiso Airport. Chili. (Airport Codes/1.06)VAL. In valleys. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VAMP. Vincristine, Doxorubicin (Adriamycin), Methylprednisolone. (Medical/1.05)VAN. Runway control van. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VAR. Value Added Retailer or Reseller. See OEM (General/1.05)VAR. Magnetic variation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VAR. Varna. Bulgaria. (Airport Codes/1.05)Var. Norwegian abbreviation for duration (varighet). (Project Management/1.06)Variation. A modification to the scope of work. See Change (Project Management/1.10)VAS. Value Added Services. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)VAS. Voluntary Aid Societies. (Policing/2.14)VASCAR. Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder. (Policing/2.14)VASIS. Visual Approach Slope Indicator System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VAT. Value Added Tax. (General/1.07)VAT. Ventricular Activation Time. (Medical/1.05)VBG. Very Big Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)VBR. Variable Bit Rate (1). When using an ATM network there is a choice of classes for carryingtraffic (transmitting data). Variable Bit Rate defines a sustained rate for normal use and a faster burstrate for occasional use, used by applications like video conferencing that run at an uneven rate butneed a given additional capacity on demand. See CBR, UBR, ABR (IT, Computing/1.05)VBR. Variable Bit Rate (2). If an audio file has been compressed using VBR then the data is notdistributed evenly. Ie every second of sound contains a different number of bits (IT, Digitalmusic/2.11)VBSEG. Very Big S***-Eating Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)VBY. Visby. (Airport Codes/1.07)VC. Vital Capacity. (Medical/1.05)VC. Victoria Cross. (Qualification, Award, Title/2.02)VC. Vicinity of aerodrome. {followed by FG=Fog, etc.} (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VC. Virtual Channel. (IT, Computing/1.05)vc. Saint Vincent And The Grenadines. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)VCC. Virtual Channel Connection. (IT, Computing/1.05)VCCS. Voice Communication and Control System. (General/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 239 of 314
  • 240. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14VCE. Marco Polo-Tessera. Venice Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.05)VCI. Virtual Channel Identifier. (IT, Computing/1.05)VCO. Voltage Controlled Oscillator. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)VCP. Sao Paulo- Viracopos Airport. SP. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)VCP. Vehicle Check Point. (Military/1.10)VCR. Video Cassete Recorder. (General/2.02)VCS. Voice Communication System. (General/1.05)VCY. Vicinity. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VD. Venereal Disease. (Medical/1.05)VDA. Ovda Airport. Israel. (Airport Codes/1.06)VDD. Virtual Device Drivers. These type of drivers allow MS DOS based programs and 16 bitprograms to run on 32 bit machines (IT, Computing/1.05)VDD. Version Description Document. (IT, Computing/1.05)VDF. VHF direction finding station. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VDGS. Visual Docking Guidance System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)VDL. Vendor Documentation List. (Project Management/1.07)VDR. Vehicle Defect Rectification. (Policing/2.14)VDRL. Venereal Disease Research Laboratories. (Medical/1.05)VDRS. Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme. (Policing/2.14)VDS. Valve Data Sheet. (Petrochemical/1.07)VDSL. Very high speed Digital Subscriber Line. A DSL variant. See ADSL, HDSL, SDSL, ISDN (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)VDT. Visual Display Terminal. (IT, Computing/2.02)VDU. Visual Display Unit. (IT, Computing/1.05)ve. Venezuela. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)VE. Victory in Europe. (Military/1.06)VEB. Venezuelan Bolivar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)VEJ. Vejle Airport. Denmark. (Airport Codes/1.06)VEL. Vehicle Excise License. (Policing/2.14)VER. Visual Evoked Response. (Medical/1.05)VER. Vera Cruz Airport. Mexico. (Airport Codes/1.06)VF. Ventricular Fibrilation. (Medical/1.05)VFA. Victoria Falls Airport. Zimbabwe. (Airport Codes/1.06)VFD. Variable Frequency Drive. (Petrochemical/2.09)VFO. Variable Frequency Oscillator. (IT, Telecommunications/1.08)VFOP. Visual Flight rules Operational Panel. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VFR. Visual Flight Rules. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)vg. Virgin Islands (British). Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)VGA. Video Graphics Accelerator. See Video Board (IT, Computing/1.05)VHF. Very High Frequency. See EHF, ELF, HF, LF, MF, SHF, UHF, VLF (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)VHM. Vilhelmina. (Airport Codes/1.07)VHS. Video Home System. (General/1.05)VI. Variation Instruction. See Change Control, DVO, DVOR, PVN, PVOR, VO, VODC, VOF, VOR(Project Management, Planning/1.07)vi. Virgin Islands (US). Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 240 of 314
  • 241. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14VID. Variable Information Display. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)Video Board. Limits/Controls what appears on a computer screen, and what software you can run.Also called graphics card. A Video board can be 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit or 128-bit, the higher the bitsthe better the performance. The most frequently quoted feature of a video card by manufacturers isits resolution, this is the number of pixels the card is capable of displaying on a monitor eg. 1024 x768. Refresh rate measured in Hz refers to the number of times the screen is repainted per second.1Mb of on board memory can display 8-bit colour (256 colours), 2Mb can display 16-bit colour (65,000colours), 4Mb can display 24-bit colour (16 million colours). See MDA, CGA, EGA, VGA, SVGA fordifferent types (evolution) (IT, Computing/1.05)VIE. Schwechat. Vienna Airport. Austria. (Airport Codes/1.05)Vin de Coupage. Indicates that the wine in question is a blend of wines from different districts.Although the label is written in French there is no guarantee that the wine has been produced inFrance (Wine Label Terms/1.05)VIP. Very Important Person. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VIP. Visual Project. Det verktøy OSL bruker til kostnadsstyring - utviklet av Terramar (ikke bare VeryImportant Person) (OSL Project Related/1.05)VIP. Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide. (Medical/1.05)VIPER. Video Identification Parade Electronic Recording. (Policing/2.14)Virtual Memory. An area on the hard disc used as an extension for RAM. (MS Windows Swap File)(IT, Computing/1.05)Virus. Computer Virus. A software program that attaches itself to another program in computermemory or on a disk. The virus spreads from one program to another. Viruses can damage data,crash computers, or display offending/tiresome messages. Viruses tend to lie dormant until such timethat they are set to activate (IT, Computing/1.05)VIS. Visibility. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VIX. Vitoria Airport. Brazil. (Airport Codes/1.06)VJ. Victory over Japan. (Military/1.06)VKO. Vnukovo. Moscow Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.05)VL. Voice Logger. (General/1.05)VLAN. Virtual LAN. With a virtual LAN a user can connect to the LAN of his choice seamlessly, forexample on starting his computer he may be presented with a choice of Administration LAN, orSecurity LAN. (A simplified definition) (IT, Computing/1.05)VLC. Valencia Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.05)VLCC. Very Large Crude Carrier. As the name suggests a large ocean going tanker that is used totransport crude oil. See ULCC (Petrochemical/1.07)VLDL. Very Low Density Lipoprotein. (Medical/1.05)VLF. Very Low Frequency. See EHF, ELF, HF, LF, MF, SHF, UHF, VHF (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VLI. Port Vila Airport. Vanuatu. (Airport Codes/1.06)VLIW. Very Long Instruction Word. (IT, Computing/1.06)VLL. Valladolid Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)VLN. Valencia Airport. Venezuela. (Airport Codes/1.06)VLR. Very Long Range. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VLR. Visitor Location Register. (IT, Telecommunications/2.04)VLSI. Very Large Scale Integration. (IT, Computing/1.05)VLSMS. Vehicle Launched Scatterable Mine System. (Military/1.06)VLTI. Very Large Telescope Interferometer. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)VM. Virtual Machine. (IT, Computing/1.05)VMA. Vanillylmandelic Acid. (Medical/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 241 of 314
  • 242. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14VMC. Visual Meteorological Conditions. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VME. Virtual Memory Extension. (IT, Computing/1.05)VME. Virtual Machine Environment. (IT, Computing/1.05)VMI. Vertical Movement Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VMS. Voice Mail System. A telephone answering machine. These days computerised (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)VMS. Virtual Memory System. (IT, Computing/1.05)vn. Vietnam. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)VND. Vietnamese Dong. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)VNO. Vilnius Airport. lithuania. (Airport Codes/1.05)VO. Variation Order. A formal client approved order that the scope of work has changed. A variationorder can be initiated either by the client or by the contractor through a notification routine. SeeChange Control, DVO, DVOR, PVN, PVOR, VI, VODC, VOF, VOR (Project Management, Planning/1.05)VO. Verbal Order. (Medical/1.05)VOC. Volatile Organic Compound. (Petrochemical/2.01)VOD. Video On Demand. Subscriber service for videos, similar concept to pay TV (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)VODC. Variation Order with Disputed Consequences. See Change Control, DVO, DVOR, PVN, PVOR,VI, VO, VOF, VOR (Project Management, Planning/1.07)VODS. Vehicle On-line Descriptive Search. (Policing/2.14)VODS. Vehicle Object Detection System. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)VOF. Variation Order Forecast. See Change Control, DVO, DVOR, PVN, PVOR, VI, VO, VODC, VOR(Project Management, Planning/1.07)VOIP. Voice Over IP. (IT, Computing/2.03)Volatile. Information is lost if the power source is removed. (IT, Computing/1.05)VOLMET. Meteorological information for aircraft in flight. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Volt. Unit of electromotive force. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)VOR. VHF Omnidirectional Radio. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VOR. Variation Order Request. A notification to the client that contractor believes a variation to thescope of work exists. See Change Control, DVO, DVOR, PVN, PVOR, VI, VO, VODC, VOF (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.05)VORTAC. VOR and TACAN combination. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VOT. VOR airborne equipment test facility. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VP. Virtual Path. (IT, Computing/1.05)VP-16. Epipodophyllotoxin. (Medical/1.05)VPC. Ventricular Premature Contraction. (Medical/1.05)VPC. Virtual Path Connection. (IT, Computing/1.05)VPI. Virtual Path Identifier. (IT, Computing/1.05)VPN. Virtual Private Network. An intranet, extranet, or even remote access to a LAN/WAN. See therelevant descriptions (IT, Computing/1.06)VR. Virtual Reality. (IT, Computing/1.05)VRA. Varadero. Cuba. (Airport Codes/1.05)VRB. Variable. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VRF. Volunteer Reserve Forces. (Policing/2.14)VRK. Varkaus. (Airport Codes/1.07)VRML. Virtual Reality Modelling Language. (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 242 of 314
  • 243. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14VRN. Verone Airport. Italy. (Airport Codes/1.06)VRU. Vapour Recovery Unit. (Petrochemical/2.09)VRZ. Voronege Airport. Russia. (Airport Codes/1.06)vs. Visit. (Medical/1.05)VS. Vital Signs. (Medical/1.05)VSA. By visual reference to the ground. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VSAT. Very Small Aperture Terminal. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)VSCS. Voice Switching and Control System. (General/1.05)VSD. Ventricular Septal Defect. (Medical/1.05)VSD. Variable Speed Drive. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)VSP. Variable System Parameter. (IT, Computing/1.05)VSP. Vertical speed. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VSS. Victim Support Scheme. (Policing/2.14)VST. Haslo. Vasterås Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)VSTOL. Very Short Take-Off and Landing. See VTOL (Aviation Civil and Military/1.08)VSWR. Voltage Standing Wave Radio. (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)VT. Virtual Terminal. (IT, Computing/1.05)VTE. Virtual Terminal Environment. (IT, Computing/1.05)VTE. Vientiane Airport. Laos. (Airport Codes/1.06)VTF. Ventriculat Tachycardia, Fibrilation. (Medical/1.05)VTOL. Vertical Take Off and Landing. Or Very Short Take-Off and Landing, the Harrier is aVSTOL/VTOL aircraft. Capable of vectoring its jet thrust to shorten its take-off roll or even to rise anddescend vertically (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)VTR. Video Tape Recorder. (General/2.02)vu. Vanuatu. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)VUV. Vanuatuese Vatu. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)VXO. Vaxjo Airport. Sweden. (Airport Codes/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 243 of 314
  • 244. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1424. WhiskeyW. West, Western longitude. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)W. White. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)W. Watt. Unit of electrical power (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)W. Tungsten. Atomic number 74. (Chemical Elements/1.05)w/c. Wheel Chair. (Medical/1.05)W3C. World Wide Web Consortium. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)WA. Høyspent > 1000 V. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WAAS. Wide Area Augmentation System. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)WAC. World Aeronautical Chart. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WAD. Weeks After Delivery. (Freight and Shipping/1.07)WAEF. When All Else Fails. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WAFC. World Area Forecast Centre. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WAFO. Weeks After Firm Order. (Freight and Shipping/1.07)WAG. Wild A** Guess. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WAIS. Wide Area Information Server. (IT, Computing/1.05)WAN. Wide Area Network. Networks used to connect computers in a single room, rooms within abuilding, or buildings on one site are normally called Local Area Networks (LANs). Networks thatconnect computers on separate sites, cities or countries are called Wide Area Networks. (SometimesLong Haul Networks (LHNs)) (IT, Computing/1.05)WAP. Wireless Application Protocol. A protocol for advanced messaging via GSM. The current SMS isrestricted to 160 characters. The aim of this protocol is to attain WWW capabilities for mobile GSMtelephones. WML Wireless Mark-up Language is this protocols equivalent of HTML (IT,Telecommunications/1.05)WARC. World Administrative Radio Conference. (Association, Society, Institute/2.09)Warez. Software that has been stripped of its copy protection. (IT, Computing/2.02)WAS. West Australian Standard. (Time or Space/2.03)WAS. Washington Airport. DC. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)WAT. Weeks After Test. (Freight and Shipping/1.07)WAT. Weight, Altitude and Temperature Limit. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)WAT. West Africa Time. (Time or Space/2.03)WATS. Wide Area Telecommunications Service. (IT, Telecommunications/1.06)Watt. Unit of electrical power. (Weights & Measures, Electrical/1.05)WAW. Okecie. Warsaw Airport. Poland. (Airport Codes/1.05)WAYD. What Are You Doing. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WB. Banelys. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WB. Westbound. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WB. Welcome Back. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WBAR. Wing bar lights. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WBC. White Blood (Cell) Count. (Medical/1.05)WBJ. Wide Bodied Jet. E.g. Airbus A300, A310, A320. Boeing 747, 767, 777. McDonnell DouglasDC10, MD11 (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WBS. Work Breakdown Structure. A hierarchical definition of the scope of work, where a workpackage is an element of the WBS. As with most things a simple WBS works best. A common WBSbreakdown is into project phases, where work packages may be defined as Engineering, Procurement,Fabrication, Installation, and Commissioning. These work packages might be further sub-divided intoTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 244 of 314
  • 245. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14disciplines, and then into elements of work, like procedures, drawings, studies. Another approach is todefine each work package as a major element of work. For example each module in a North Seaplatform. Each work package is then sub-divided into project phases, and disciplines. There are ofcourse many ways to skin a cat, and the most suitable breakdown will ultimately depend on the typeof project, and its complexity (Project Management/1.05)WBS. Write Back Soon. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WC. Kraft 0 - 1000 V. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WC. Water Closet (Toilet). (General/2.02)WCDMA. Wideband Code Division Multiple Access. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)WCV. Wafer Check Valve. (Petrochemical, Valves/1.05)WD. Well Developed. (Medical/1.05)WD. Working Draft. (Petrochemical/1.07)WD. IT. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WDA. Waste Disposal Authority. (Government office/2.14)WDALYIC. Who Died And Left You In Charge?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WDH. Windhoek Airport. Guyana. (Airport Codes/1.06)WDI. Wind Direction Indicator. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WDM. Wavelength Division Multiplexing. (IT, Computing/1.05)WDSPR. Widespread. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WDYMBT. What Do You Mean By That?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WDYT. What Do You Think?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WE. Whatever. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WE. Working Environment. (Petrochemical/1.07)WE. 400 Hz. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WEAG. Western European Armaments Group. (Military/1.05)WEC. World Energy Council. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)WED. Western Europe Daylight. (Time or Space/2.03)WED. Wednesday. (Time or Space/1.05)WEF. With Effect From. Effective from (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WEG. Wicked Evil Grin. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WEP. Wired Equivalent Privacy. (IT, Computing/2.13)WES. Western Europe Standard. (Time or Space/2.03)WEST. Western European Summer Time. (Time or Space/2.08)WET. Western European Time. (Time or Space/2.08)WEU. Western European Union. (Military/1.06)WF. Widerøe. (Airline Codes/1.05)WF. Middlertidig Segrl. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WF. White Female. (Medical/1.05)wf. Wallis And Futuna Islands. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)WFE. Wave Front Error. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)WFM. Works For Me. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WG. Water Gauge. (Petrochemical/1.07)WHB. Waste Heat Boiler. (Petrochemical/1.07)WHIDDS. War HQS Information and Display System. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WHO. World Health Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 245 of 314
  • 246. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14WHP. Wellhead Pressure. (Petrochemical/1.07)WHP. Wellhead Platform. (Petrochemical/1.07)WHRU. Waste Heat Recovery Unit. (Petrochemical/1.07)WI. Within. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WI. Work Instruction. (Petrochemical/1.07)WIBAMU. Well Ill Be A Monkeys Uncle. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WIBNI. Wouldnt It Be Nice If. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WID. Width. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WID. Wireless Information Device. (IT, Computing/1.07)Widget. An element of a graphical user interface. (IT, Computing/2.14)WIE. With Immediate Effect. Effective from (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WiFi. Wireless Fidelity. WiFi is a trade name for a wireless local area network technology.Http://www.wi-fi.org/ (IT, Computing/2.14)WILCO. Will comply. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Wildcat. An exploration well. A well drilled to determine whether hydrocarbons are present in aparticular area (Petrochemical/1.08)Windsock. Vindpølse. A device shaped like a sock that provides an indication of wind direction andstrength. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Winsock. Windows Sockets. Winsock is the interface between a browser (eg Netscape or MicrosoftInternet Explorer) and the internet protocol (TCP/IP) on a computer running a windows operatingsystem (IT, Computing/2.03)WINTEM. Forecast upper wind and temperature for aviation. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WIP. Work In Progress. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WKN. Weaken, Weakening. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WLAN. Wireless Local Area Network. (See LAN) (IT, Computing/2.13)WLG. Wellington Airport. New Zealand. (Airport Codes/1.06)WLL. Wireless Local Loop. Wireless connection of a telephone in a home or office, for example, to afixed telephone network (IT, Telecommunications/1.07)WLS. Wallis Airport. Wallis And Futuna. (Airport Codes/1.06)WMA. Windows Media Audio. Microsofts version of MP3 (IT, Digital music/2.11)WMD. Weapons of Mass Destruction. (Military/1.06)WML. Wireless Mark-up Language. See WAP, HTML (IT, Telecommunications/1.05)WMMOWS. Wash My Mouth Out With Soap. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WMO. World Meteorological Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)WN. Well Nourished. (Medical/1.05)WN. Weld Neck. Flange connection. See SO, SW, T (Petrochemical, Piping/1.05)WNL. Within Normal Limits. (Medical/1.05)WNOHGB. Where No One Has Gone Before. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WNW. West North West. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WO. Work Order. (Petrochemical/1.07)WO. World Airways. (Airline Codes/1.05)WO. Without. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WOA. Work Of Art. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WOAD. World wide Offshore Accident Databank. (Association, Society, Institute/1.07)WOCS. Worldstar Overall Chain Simulator. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 246 of 314
  • 247. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14WOFF. Write Off. (Policing/2.14)WOL. Weldolet. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)WOR. Water Oil Ratio. (Petrochemical/1.07)Work Package. A work package is an element of a Work Breakdown Structure. (ProjectManagement, Planning/1.10)Workover. Remedial work on a well to increase the flow rate. (Petrochemical/1.08)WORM. Write Once Read Many. Non re-writable media e.g. CD-R (IT, Computing/1.10)WOTAM. Waste Of Time And Money. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WOW. Waiting On Weather. (Petrochemical/1.07)WP. Working Position. (IT, Computing/1.05)WP. Work Package. (Project Management/1.07)WPA. WiFi Protected Access. (IT, Computing/2.14)WPAR. Welding Procedure Approval Record. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)WPC. Woman Police Constable. (General/1.06)wppm. weight parts per million. (General/2.09)WPQR. Welding Procedure Qualification Record. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)WPS. Welding Procedure Specification. (Petrochemical, Welding/1.07)WPT. Waypoint. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WPTD. Weeks Prior To Delivery. (Freight and Shipping/1.07)WPTP. Weeks Prior To Production. (Freight and Shipping/1.07)WPTT. Weeks Prior To Tests. (Freight and Shipping/1.07)WPW. Wolff Parkinson White. (Medical/1.05)WR. Høyspent Reserve. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WR. Water Release. (Petrochemical/1.07)WRAM. Window RAM. I think somebody’s just making this up as they go along! (IT, Computing/1.05)WRNG. Warning. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WRO. Wroclaw. (Airport Codes/1.07)WRSCSSV. Wireline Retrievable Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety. (Petrochemical/1.07)WRT. Weld Reducing Tee. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)WRT. With Regard To, or With Respect To. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WRVS. Womens Royal Voluntary Service. (Association, Society, Institute/2.14)ws. Samoa. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)WS. Wind Shear. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WS. Banelys Reserve. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WSDL. Web Services Description Language. (IT, Computing/2.14)WSG. Washington Airport. PA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)WSO. World Safety Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)WSP. Wave-form Simulation Platform. (IT, Telecommunications/2.09)WST. West Samoaian Tala. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)WSW. West South West. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WSY. Airliebea Airport. QL. Australia. (Airport Codes/1.06)WT. Without Thinking. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WT. Wall Thickness. (Petrochemical, Piping/1.07)WT. Weight. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 247 of 314
  • 248. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14WT. Kraft Reserve. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WT?. What/Who The?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTB. Want To Buy. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTF. What The F***?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTFO. What the F***! Over!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTG. Way To Go!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTGP. Want To Go Private?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTH. What The Hell?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTN. What/Who Then Now?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WTO. World Trade Organisation. (Association, Society, Institute/1.05)WTSPT. Water spout. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WTTM. Without Thinking Too Much. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WU. It Spesielt. Cable segregation code (OSL Project Related/1.05)WU?. Whats Up?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WUF?. Where are You From?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WUH. Wuhan Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)WWW. World Wide Web. The WWW is the multimedia part of the Internet. It is composed ofdifferent web sites, which are created by people and organisations around the world on differentservers (computers). You can move from one web site to another with a browser, and search fortopics you are interested in. The WWW can be compared to a library, where Web sites are books, andweb pages are the pages in the books. WWW Pages can contain whatever information their creatorswant to make available eg, news, pictures, movies, sounds, opinions, company profiles, etc, etc, etc.These WWW sites can be located on servers anywhere in the world. The analogy with a library endswhen it comes to indexing, you can usually easily find the book you want in a library! See Int Anumber of search engines have emerged to resolve this problem. See Internet, Intranet, LAN, WAN,YAHOO (IT, Computing/1.05)WX. Weather. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)WYGISWYPF. What You Get Is What You Pay For. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)WYSIWYG. What You See Is What You Get. In theory. What appears on the computer screen is thesame as what will be printed out as hard copy (IT, Computing/1.05)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 248 of 314
  • 249. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1425. X-rayX. Cross. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)X.400. Transmission Standard. For transfer of messages (Email) between different computer systems(IT, Telecommunications/1.05)XACML. XML Access Control Markup Language. (IT, Telecommunications/2.13)XBAR. Crossbar. Of approach lighting system (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)XCD. East Caribbean Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)XDR. External Data Representation. (IT, Computing/1.05)Xe. Xenon. Atomic number 54. (Chemical Elements/1.05)Xi. Fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Fourteenth (Greek Alphabet/1.05)XLC. Extended Life Coolant. (General/2.12)XLPE. Insulation material. (Electrical/2.01)XML. Extensible Markup Language. A method of presenting data in a consistent way on the web, XMLis different from HTML as it is a set of markup symbols for data presentation rather than formattingand layout (IT, Computing/1.06)XMN. Xiamen Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)XOXOXO. Kisses and hugs. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)XPD. Palladium Ounces. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)XPF. CFP Franc. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)XS. Atmospherics. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)XSD. XML Schema Definition. (IT, Computing/2.13)XSLT. eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation. (IT, Computing/2.13)XSLT. eXtensible Style Language Transition. (IT, Computing/2.12)XSVCD. eXtended Super Video Compact Disc. (IT, Computing/2.13)XVCD. eXtended Video Compact Disc. (IT, Computing/2.13)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 249 of 314
  • 250. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1426. YankeeY. Yttrium. Atomic number 39. (Chemical Elements/1.05)Y. Yellow. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)y/o. Years Old. (Medical/1.05)Y2K. Year 2000. A problem with date storage in computer systems (both software and firmware),that caused a deal of anxiety in the year 1999 (IT, Computing/1.05)YABA. Yet Another Bloody Acronym. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YACAB. Youth Action Combating Anti Social Behaviour. (Policing/2.14)YAHOO. Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle. An Internet Search Engine. See WWW (IT,Computing/1.05)YAM. Sault Sainte Marie Airport. PQ. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YAO. Yaounde Airport. Cameroun. (Airport Codes/1.06)YAO. Youth Action Officer. (Policing/2.14)YAOTM. Yet Another Off-Topic Message. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YAUN. Yet Another Unix Nerd. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Yb. Ytterbium. Atomic number 70. (Chemical Elements/1.05)YBS. Youll Be Sorry. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YBYSA. You Bet Your Sweet A**. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YCZ. Yellow Caution Zone. Runway lighting (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)yd. Yard/Yards. Linear measure. 36" = 1 yard = 91,44 cm. If you wish to be precise, the BritishImperial yard is equal to 0,914399 meters, while the US yard is equal to 0,9144 meters. Prior to 1959the US yard was equal to 0,9144018 meters (Weights & Measures, Imperial/1.05)ye. Yemen. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)YEG. International. Edmonton. Alberta Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YER. Yemenese Rial. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)YER. Fort Severn Airport. OT. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YFC. Fredericton Airport. NB. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YG. Young Gentleman. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YGBSM. You Gotta Be S***tin Me!. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YGLT. Youre Gonna Love This. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YGTBK. Youve Got To Be Kidding. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YGTI. You Get The Idea?. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YGWYPF. You Get What You Pay For. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YHM. Hamilton Airport. OT. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YHZ. International. Halifax. Nova Scotia Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YIP. Youth Inclusion Programmes. (Policing/2.14)YIU. Yes I Understand. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YIWGP. Yes I Will Go Private. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YKF. Kitchener Airport. OT. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YKM. Yakima Airport. WA. USA. (Airport Codes/1.06)YKWIM. You Know What I Mean. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YKYARW. You Know Youre A Redneck When. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YL. Young Lady. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YM. Young Man. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 250 of 314
  • 251. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14YMCA. Young Mens Christian Association. (General/2.14)YMMV. Your Mileage May Vary. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YMX. Montreal Mirabel Intl Airport. PQ. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)yocto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as y (SI NumberPrefixes/2.08)YOP. Youth Opportunities Programme. (General/2.10)YOT. Youth Offending Team. (Policing/2.14)Yotta. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as Y (SI NumberPrefixes/2.08)YOW. International. Ottawa. Ontarion Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YP. Young Person. (General/2.10)YQB. Quebec City Airport. QU. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YQI. Yarmouth Airport. NS. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YQM. Moncton Airport. NB. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YQR. Regina Airport. SK. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YQT. Thunder Bay Airport. OT. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YQX. Gander airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YQY. Sydney Airport. NS. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YR. Yours. (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)YSB. Sudbury Airport. OT. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YSJ. Saint John Airport. NB. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)yt. Mayotte. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)YTO. Pearson International. Toronto. Ontario Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YTS. Youth Training Scheme. (General/2.10)yu. Yugoslavia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)YUL. Dorval International. Montreal. Quebec Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YUN. Yugoslavian New Dinar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)YVA. Moroni Airport. Comorres. (Airport Codes/1.06)YVR. International. Vancouver. BC Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YW. Youre Welcome. (IT, Internet Chat/2.11)YWCA. Young Womens Christian Association. (General/2.14)YWG. Winnipeg Airport. MB. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YXD. Edmonton Municipal Airport. AL. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YXE. Saskatoon Airport. SK. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YXS. Prince George Airport. BC. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YXU. London Ot Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YXX. Abbotsford Airport. BC. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YYC. International. Calgary. Alberta Airport. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.05)YYG. Charlottetown Airport. PE. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YYJ. Victoria Airport. BC. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YYT. Saint Johns Airport. NF. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YYY. Mont Joli Airport. PQ. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)YYZ. Toronto Airport. ON. Canada. (Airport Codes/1.06)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 251 of 314
  • 252. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1427. ZuluZ. Universal Co-ordinated Time. In meteorological messages (Aviation Civil and Military/1.05)za. South Africa. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ZAD. Zadar Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.06)ZADCA. Zinc Alloy Die Casters Association. (Association, Society, Institute/2.10)ZAG. Pleso. Zagreb Airport. Croatia. (Airport Codes/1.05)ZAR. South African Rand. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)ZAW. Zero Administration for Windows. (IT, Computing/1.05)ZAZ. Zaragoza Airport. Spain. (Airport Codes/1.06)ZDV. Zidovudine. (Medical/1.05)Z-E. Zollinger Ellison (Syndrome). (Medical/1.05)zepto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as z (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)Zeta. Sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. Lower Case symbol = Sixth, electrokinetic potential (GreekAlphabet/1.05)Zetta. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as Z (SI Number Prefixes/2.08)ZEV. Zero Emission Vehicle. (General/2.14)ZHA. Zhanjiang Airport. China. (Airport Codes/1.06)ZHLS. Zero Halon Low Smoke. (Aviation Civil and Military/2.13)zm. Zambia. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ZMK. Zambian Kwacha. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Zn. Zink. Atomic number 30. (Chemical Elements/1.05)Zr. Zirconium. Atomic number 40. (Chemical Elements/1.05)zr. Zaire. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ZRH. Zurich Airport. Switzerland. (Airport Codes/1.05)ZTH. Zakinthos airport. Greece. (Airport Codes/1.05)zw. Zimbabwe. Country code part of DNS. (IT, Internet DNS Codes/1.08)ZWD. Zimbabwe Dollar. Currency Code (Banking and Finance/2.08)Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 252 of 314
  • 253. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1428. Measures of AleAnker. Measure of Ale. 10 gallons (80 pts).Barrel. Measure of Ale. 32 gallons (2 kilderkins).Bushel. Measure of Ale. 8 gallons (4 pecks).Firkin. Measure of Ale. 9 gallons (72 pts).Flagon. Measure of Ale. 2 pts (ca 1,14l).Hogshead. Measure of Ale. 54 gallons (432 pts).Kilderkin. Measure of Ale. 16 gallons (2 bushels).Large. Measure of Ale. 1 pt (ca 0,57l).Nip. Measure of Ale. 1/4 pt.Peck. Measure of Ale. 2 gallons (16 pts).Pin. Measure of Ale. 4 1/2 gallons (36 pts).Pipe. Measure of Ale. 128 gallons (4 barrels).Small. Measure of Ale. 1/2 pt.Tun. Measure of Ale. 256 gallons (2 pipes).Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 253 of 314
  • 254. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1429. SI Number prefixesyocto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as yzepto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as zatto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as afemto. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as fpico. SI number prefix 0,000 000 000 001. Abbreviated as pnano. SI number prefix 0,000 000 001. Abbreviated as nmicro. SI number prefix 0,000 001. Abbreviated as µ. One millionthmilli. SI number prefix 0,001. Abbreviated as m. One thousandthcenti. SI number prefix 0,01. Abbreviated as c. One hundrethdeci. SI number prefix 0,1. Abbreviated as d. One tenthdeka. SI number prefix 10. Abbreviated as dahecto. SI number prefix 100. Abbreviated as hKilo. SI number prefix 1.000. Abbreviated as k. One ThousandMega. SI number prefix 1.000.000. Abbreviated as M. One MillionGiga. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000. Abbreviated as GTera. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as TPeta. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as PExa. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as EZetta. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as ZYotta. SI number prefix 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000. Abbreviated as YTuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 254 of 314
  • 255. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.1430. Chemical elements and atomic numbersAc. Actinium. Atomic number 89.Ag. Silver. Atomic number 47.Al. Aluminium. Atomic number 13.Am. Americium. Atomic number 95.Ar. Argon. Atomic number 18.As. Arsenic. Atomic number 33.At. Astatine. Atomic number 85.Au. Gold. Atomic number 79.B. Boron. Atomic number 5.Ba. Barium. Atomic number 56.Be. Beryllium. Atomic number 4.Bi. Bismuth. Atomic number 83.Bk. Berkelium. Atomic number 97.Br. Bromine. Atomic number 35.C. Carbon. Atomic number 6.Ca. Calcium. Atomic number 20.Cd. Cadmium. Atomic number 48.Ce. Cerium. Atomic number 58.Cf. Californium. Atomic number 98.CI. Chlorine. Atomic number 17.Cm. Curium. Atomic number 96.Co. Cobalt. Atomic number 27.Cr. Chromium. Atomic number 24.Cs. Caesium. Atomic number 55.Cu. Copper. Atomic number 29.Dy. Dysprosium. Atomic number 66.Er. Erbium. Atomic number 68.Es. Einsteinium. Atomic number 99.Eu. Europium. Atomic number 63.F. Flourine. Atomic number 9.Fe. Iron, ferrum. Atomic number 26.Fm. Fermium. Atomic number 100.Fr. Francium. Atomic number 87.Ga. Gallium. Atomic number 31.Gd. gadolinium. Atomic number 64.Ge. Germanium. Atomic number 32.H. Hydrogen. Atomic number 1.He. Helium. Atomic number 2.Hf. Hafnium. Atomic number 72.Hg. Mercury. Atomic number 80+C11. QuicksilverHo. Holmium. Atomic number 67.I. Iodine. Atomic number 53.In. Indium. Atomic number 49.Ir. Iridium. Atomic number 77.K. Potassium. Atomic number 19.Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 255 of 314
  • 256. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Kr. Krypton. Atomic number 36.La. Lanthanum. Atomic number 57.Li. Lithium. Atomic number 3. Atomic weight 6,939. Melting point 179 degrees c. (Litium. Det letteste av alle metaller. Brukes til det meste fra glass til drifstoff for romfartøyer. Virker også beroligende på Manisk-deepresive. Thankyou DFOS i know who to contact when i reach this state)Lu. Lutetium. Atomic number 71.Lw. Lawrencium. Atomic number 103.Md. Mendelium. Atomic number 101.Mg. Magnesium. Atomic number 12.Mn. Manganese. Atomic number 25.Mo. Molybdenum. Atomic number 42.N. Nitrogen. Atomic number 7.Na. Sodium, natrium. Atomic number 11.Nb. Niobium. Atomic number 41.Nd. Neodymium. Atomic number 60.Ne. Neon. Atomic number 10.Ni. Nickel. Atomic number 28.No. Nobelium. Atomic number 102.Np. Neptunium. Atomic number 93.O. Oxygen. Atomic number 8.O3. Ozonmolekyl.Os. Osmium. Atomic number 76.P. Phosphorus. Atomic number 15.Pa. Protactinium. Atomic number 91.Pb. Lead. Atomic number 82.Pd. Palladium. Atomic number 46.Pm. Promethium. Atomic number 61.Po. Polonium. Atomic number 84.Pr. Praseodymium. Atomic number 59.Pt. Platinum. Atomic number 78.Pu. Plutonium. Atomic number 94.Ra. Radium. Atomic number 88.Rb. Rubidium. Atomic number 37.Re. Rhenium. Atomic number 75.Rh. Rhodium. Atomic number 45.Rn. Randon. Atomic number 86.Ru. Ruthenium. Atomic number 44.S. Sulphur. Atomic number 16.Sb. Antimony. Atomic number 51.Sc. Scandium. Atomic number 21.Se. Selenium. Atomic number 34.Si. Silicon. Atomic number 14.Sm. Samarium. Atomic number 62.Sn. Tin. Atomic number 50.Sr. Strontium. Atomic number 38.Ta. Tantalum. Atomic number 73.Tb. Terbium. Atomic number 65.Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Page 256 of 314
  • 257. AJAR. Acronyms, Jargon, Abbreviations, and Rubbish V.2.14Tc. Technetium. Atomic number 43.Te. Tellurium. Atomic number 52.Th. Thorium. Atomic number 90.Ti. Titanium. Atomic number 22.Tl. Thallium. Atomic number 81.Tm. Thulium. Atomic number 69.U. Uranium. Atomic number 92.V. Vanadium. Atomic number 23.W. Tungsten. Atomic number 74.Xe. Xenon. Atomic number 54.Y. Yttrium. Atomic number 39.Yb. Ytterbium. Atomic number 70.Zn. Zink. Atomic number 30.Zr. Zirconium. Atomic number 40.CLO. hypochlorite (Kloroksid). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)CLONO2. Chlorine Nitrate (klorinnitrat). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)H2O. Water (Vann). A compound of hydrogen and oxygen (Chemical Compounds/1.05)HNO3. Nitric Acid (Saltpetersyre). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)NO2. Nitrate (Nitrat). Formed from nitric acid, used as fertiliser (Chemical Compounds/1.05)O3. Ozone molecule (Ozonmolekyl). (Chemical Compounds/1.05)Ozone. Yes Its being depleted. 90% of ozone is found at a height of 10-50km. Between 20.1 and9.4.96 ozone concentration over the arctic was depleted by 46%! A form of oxygen ozone in thestratosphere acts as a filter against ultraviolet radiation. Ozone is destroyed by CFCs and halons.Norsk. 90% av all Ozon ligger i en høyde mellom 10-50 km. Mellom 20.1 og 9.4.1996 minketkonsentrasjonen over Arktisk med 64 prosent! (Chemical Compounds/1.05)CO2. Carbon Dioxide. (Chemical Compounds/1.05)SO2. Sulphur Dioxide. Contributes to acid rain and other air quality problems such as arctic hazeformation (Chemical Compounds/1.05)N2. Nitrogen. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)O2. Oxygen, Dioxygen. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)NaCHO3. Sodium bicarbonate. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)NaCl. Sodium Chloride. Salt (Chemical Compounds/2.14)MgSO4. Magnesium Sulfate. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)CaSO4. calcium sulfate. Gypsum (Chemical Compounds/2.14)CaCO3. calcium carbonate. Chalk (Chemical Compounds/2.14)D2O. Heavy water. (Chemical Compounds/2.14)Tuesday, 10 June 2008