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Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • Abbreviations
    • Abbreviations claims to be the world's largest acronyms and abbreviations dictionary. Searches include abbreviation >> word, word >> abbreviation, and word in definition. There is a daily featured abbreviation and a browsable subject directory as well.
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government
    • Originally created for the Purdue University Libraries, and now maintained by the author. This comprehensive listing contains several hundred acronyms and abbreviations in an alphabetised list.
  • Acronym Database
    • A searchable database. Accounts are not required; however, users can register for an account if they so choose.
  • Acronym Finder
    • Comprehensive database of acronyms, abbreviations, and initials
  • Air Force Glossary
    • PDF provided through the US Government Printing Office's Persistent Uniform Resourse Locator (PURL).
  • Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms
    • Maintained by the Defense Technical Information Center, an information organization that works with the US Department of Defense.
  • Department of the Army CASCOM Office Symbols
    • A Word Document provided through the US Government Printing Office's Persistent Uniform Resourse Locator (PURL). CASCOM stands for Combined Arms Support COMmand.
  • FEMA Acronyms and Abbreviations
    • A Word document provided through the US Government Printing Office's Persistent Uniform Resourse Locator (PURL). FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Managament Agency.
  • MARC Codes for Organizations
    • MAchine Readable Cataloging alphabetic codes for organizations and libraries for use in bibliographic environments.
  • Medi-Lexicon Medical Abbreviations
    • The ability to search over 20,000 acronyms and abbreviations in the medical and related fields. Also includes searches for ICD-9 codes, drugs, equipment, medical news, a dictionary, associations, and more. Owned by mediLexicon an international health and medical publisher.
  • Military Abbreviations and Acronyms of the US Armed Forces
    • An award-winning website authored and maintained by Peter and Ulrich Grüshow, Berlin, Germany.
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • "This collection of abbreviations in common use in the nuclear industry and regulatory community was compiled from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and nuclear industry sources. It was published to assist agency authors, readers, and stakeholders in identifying abbreviations for the numerous organizational, scientific, and engineering terms that appear in NRC printed and electronic information." The document is also available to download in PDF or TIFF formats
  • Pacronyms
    • A list of acronyms, abbreviations, initials and common names of federal Political Action Committees (PACs)


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