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Abbreviations & Acronyms

  • AAAlcoholics Anonymous
  • AAAAmerican Auto Association
  • AARPAmerican Association of Retired People
  • ABC (television)American Broadcasting Company
  • ABC (Caribbean Islands)Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao
  • ABC (South American Powers)Argentina, Brazil, and Chile
  • ABMAnti-ballistic missile
  • ACAlternating current
  • ACLUAmerican Civil Liberties Union
  • ADAnno Domini (in the year of our Lord)
  • ADHD Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
  • AFI American Film Institute
  • AFLAmerican Federation of Labor
  • AFT American Federation of Teachers
  • AI Amnesty International
  • AI Artificial intelligence
  • AICPAAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • AKC American Kennel Club
  • AM Amplitude modulation
  • AMA American Medical Association
  • ANC African National Congress
  • ANZUS Australia, New Zealand, United States
  • AP Associated Press
  • ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • AU Astronomical unit
  • AWACS Airborne warning and control systems
  • AWOL Absent without leave
  • BASICBeginner’s all-purpose symbolic instruction code
  • BATA Bouquet, Aroma, Taste, Aftertaste
  • BCBefore Christ
  • BCE Before Common Era
  • BENELUXBelgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
  • BLM Bureau of Land Management
  • BMX Bicycle Motocross
  • BPOE Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • BTUBritish thermal unit
  • cCirca (on or about)
  • CAD Computer aided design
  • CAM Computer aided manufacture
  • CARECooperative for American Relief Everywhere
  • CBC Complete blood count
  • CBPCustoms and Border Protection
  • CBS Columbia Broadcasting System
  • CCCCivilian Conservation Corps
  • CDCCenters for Disease Control
  • CEO Chief Executive Officer
  • CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
  • CFSChronic fatigue syndrome
  • CIA Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIOCongress of Industrial Organizations
  • CISCommonwealth of Independent States
  • CNA Certified Nurse’s Assistant
  • COBOL Common business oriented language
  • COLA Cost of living allowance (or adjustment)
  • COO Chief Operating Officer
  • COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • CORECongress of Racial Equality
  • CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • CPUCentral processing unit
  • CRT Cathode ray tube
  • CSAConfederate States of America
  • CSS Cascading style Sheets
  • CTW Children’s Television Workshop
  • DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
  • DARPADefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • DAV Disabled American Veterans
  • DC Direct current
  • DDSDoctor of Dental Surgery
  • DEADrug Enforcement Agency
  • DFC Distinguished Flying Cross
  • DNADeoxyribonucleic acid
  • DSC Distinguished Service Cross
  • DTPDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
  • DVDDigital video disc
  • EASEmergency Alert System
  • EECEuropean Economic Community
  • EEGElectroencephalogram
  • EKGElectrocardiogram
  • EMT Emergency medical technician
  • EOEC Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency
  • ERA Equal Rights Amendment
  • ESOP Employee stock ownership plan
  • ESP Extrasensory perception
  • EVEra Vulgaris
  • FAA Federal Aviation Administration
  • FCCFederal Communications Commission
  • FDA Food and Drug Administration
  • FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

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