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  1. 1. AJAR V.2.14 The full Monty Acronyms, Jargon,Abbreviations, and Rubbish Aberystwyth, Wales Tuesday, 10 June 2008
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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