Computer acronyms

List of smileys and acronyms

– -:-( Punk Rocker
!-( Black Eye
## waffles – or so Eenie says :D
#( Lips are sealed
#-) Dead / Partied ALL Night
#:-) From a person with matted hair
#:-0 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
#:o+= Betty Boob
$-) I’m a yuppie / Lotto fever / Won the Lottery
$_$ Ooh…money…
$ex Sex [Ususally used by deprived individuals to get around swear kickers]
%-) At keyboard 12 hours / Cross-eyed, silly / Stared too long at a monitor
%*@:-( Hung Over
%-^) Picasso
%+{ Lost A Fight
%+| Beaten Up
%-6 Braindead
&&&& Pretzels
&-( Crying
&:-) Curly hair
( o ) ( o ) Hooters
(( )):** Hugs and Kisses
(((((name)))) Hug (cyber hug)
(-) Needs a Haircut
(.)(.) Ms. Dos
(: (=| Wearing a Ghost Costume
(-: I’m a lefty / User is left-handed
(:-$ Ill
(:-) Bald Guy
(:)-) Scuba Diving
(:-* Kissing
(:-… Broken Heart
(::()::) Bandaide
(-::-) Siamese Twins
(-:|:-) We’re siamese twins
(:=) Two Noses
(:>-< Thief
(:-D Blabber Mouth
(:-I Egghead
(@@) You’re kidding
(_) Mug (coffee, beer)
(-_-) Secret smile
(00) Pulling a Mooner
(8-) Gorilla / Wearing (sun) glasses / Oh boy! Used to denote wide-eyed look ( with a smile ?).
(International Telephone And Telegraph Consultative Commitee)
(O–< A fishy message…
-) Always Wear Safety Glasses
-):……… I’m dyslexic
):-P :-P with a forehead
*!#*!^*&:-) A Schizophrenic
*-( A Cyclops Poked in the Eye
*-) Shot Dead / Stoned
**** Popcorn
****:-) I look like Marge Simpson
*:* Fuzzy
*:o) Bozo the Clown
*_* Not well/dizzy
*<:-) Santa Claus
*<:-)( Santa Claus
*8-) Beaker (The Muppet)
*eg* Evil grin
*g* Grin
*gbh&k* Great big hug & kiss
*gbh* Great big hug
*gr&d* Grinning, running, & ducking
*h* Hug
*hb* Hug back
*k* Kiss
*kb* Kiss back
*L* Blotto / Laugh
*li* Laughing inside
*lis* Laughing in silence
*lol* Laugh out loud
*rofl* Roll on floor laughing
*s* Smile
*sb* Smiles back
*tic* Tongue in cheek
*veg* Very evil grin
*ves* Very evil smile
*vwg* Very wicked grin
*vws* Very wicked smile
*w* Wink
*wg* Wicked grin
.-) Keeping an eye out / One Eyed
..—… SOS ./ Duck
…—… S.O.S.
.^) Side View
/:-) French
/:-| Mr. Spock
: };^)’ Lil devil
:’ Crying
:-! Foot in Mouth / A smoker / Smoking
:-” Pursed Lips
:-# Fat Lip / Lips are Sealed / Message concerning something that shouldn’t have been said… / Moustache / Mum’s the word, censored, not talking, shouldn’t have said that
:-$ Ill as in sick / Money talks
:-& Person is angry… / Tongue Tied
:& Tounge tied :-||Angry
:( A frown, something’s sad
:( ) Can’t Stop Talking
:-( ) You Just Backed Your Car Over My Toe
:-( A frown, something’s sad
:’-( Crying Sadly
:( Frown
:-( Frown (anger or displeasure)
:’-( I’m crying
:-( I’m sad
-:-( Punk rocker (real punk rockers don’t smile)
:-( Sad or disappointed face
:’-( User is crying
:-(#) Wearing Braces (teeth)
:-(( Very Sad
:-() Big mouth (User has rambled on) / Stubbed my toe / Talking
:-(=) Person has big teeth
:-(=:- Impotent
:-) )-: Masking theatrical comments
:’-) [Crying for Joy]
:) A smile, don’t take it seriously
:-) a smiley face (seen sideways) (used to show humor/sarcasm -indicates- don’t take a joke the wrong way)
:’-) Crying with Joy
:-)’ Drooling or Dribbling
:”’-) Floods of Tears :- Male
:-‘) Has a Cold
:-) I’m happy
-:-) Punk
:) Smiling, happy faces; don’t take me too seriously
:-) Smiling, happy faces; don’t take me too seriously
:’-) User is so happy s/he is crying
:-)) Very Happy / I have a double-chin
:-))) Laughing or Double Chin
:-)… I’m drooling
:)~ Drool
:-)= Vampire
:-)> Bearded
:-)-8 Big Girl
:-)K Bow tie
:-)X Bow Tie
:-)Z Bow tie
:* Kiss
:-* Kiss / Puckering for a kiss / Sorry, I didn’t want to say that
:*) Clowning around / Drunk
:-*) Has a Cold
:*) I have a pimple on my nose
:.-( Weeping
:.-) Laughing Tears
:.) Small-skewed-button-nosed smiley
:-…( I have a runny nose
:/ Chagrin / Hmmmmmmm / Not too happy about the situation, frown / / Perplexed or Skeptical / Undecided
:-/ Hmmmmmmm / Not too happy about the situation, frown / Perplexed or Skeptical / Undecided
::-) Wearing Glasses
:-? Smokes a pipe
:-@ Confused, ill / I’m swearing a blue streak / Screaming
:@ What?
:-@; Screaming
:- Undecided
:-] Vampire
:^) From a person with a large nose / Broken Nose / Smiley with a nose
:`( Crying
:-{ Moustache
:-{#} From a person with braces
:-{) Moustache
:{) Smile, with moustache
:-{| A Mustache’d person..
:-{} Blowing a Kiss / Wears Lipstick / I have a big mouth
:-| Ambivalent or Expressionless / I’m frowning / Indifference / Monkey
:| when you’ve wiped that sh*t eatin grin off your face
:-|< Vampire
:-|K- Formal message.
:-} Wry smile
:~( Weeping
:~/ Mixed Up
:+) Large Nose
:-< Sad / Vampire
:<) Moustache
:-> Devilish Grin (heavy sarcasm) / Ironic or devious smile / Sarcastic
:> Smiling, happy faces; don’t take me too seriously
:-0 Shocked
:-3 Has Eaten a Lemon
:-6 Exhausted, Wiped Out / Sour Taste in Mouth
:-7 User just made a wry statement / Wry Smile
:8) Pig
:-9 Delicious, Yummy / Licking Lips / Tasty
:-B I have buck teeth / Tongue stuck out
:-C Bummed Out / Pout / Very Unhappy / Jaw hit Floor / Very sad or unhappy
:c) Pig headed
:D Laughing out loud / Licking mouth
:-d Tasty
:D Wider happy face (or Mistrel singers)
:-D Wider happy face (or Mistrel singers) / Big smile, or laughing / Shock or Surprise
:-e Disappointment / :-E Vampire
:-I Indifferent / :-i Smoker
:-II Angry
:-j Smoker Smiling / :-J Tongue in cheek
:-M Speak no evil
:-o “Oh, nooooooo!” (a la Mr. Bill) / I’m yelling/shocked / :-O Big mouth, or talks a lot, or screaming or Mouth Open (Surprised) /:-o Oh Noooo!
:O Shocked
:-o Shouting / :-O Shouting loudly
:O Yell
:o) Boxer’s Nose
:P Disgusted (sticking out tongue)
:-p Tongue in Cheek / Tongue stuck out / Wry Smile / :-P Disgusted (sticking out tongue)
:-Q Smoking / :q Sticking out tongue / Tongue in Cheek / Tongue stuck out / Wry Smile
:-r Tongue stuck out
:-ss drools or has a cold
:-t Cross / :-T Tight Lipped / Trying to keep a straight face
:-V Shouting / :-v Speaking
:-w Speaks with Forked Tongue
:-x kiss / No comment or User’s lips are sealed / :-X Kiss/ Mum’s the word, censored, not talking, shouldn’t have said that / Mute
:-x} Kissing
:-Z Sleeping
;-( A wink
;-) a winking smiley face [for more subtle humor] / Wink (light sarcasm) / Also part of the ichat logo
;) Winking happy faces (something said tongue-in-cheek)
;-)}<////> Corporate-type guy (see the necktie?)
;-)=) Grin
;-; Weeping
;-} Leer
;-> Devilish Wink
;> Winking happy faces (something said tongue-in-cheek)
?-( Black eye
?-) Sorry, I don’t know what went wrong
?_? Confused
@ What? / @ @) Your Joking?
@–)–)(– Rose
@*&$!% You know what that means…
@:-) From a person with wavy hair / Arab / East Indian
@-@ Looking innocent(not sure)
@[_]~~ Mug of HOT Coffee or Tea
@= Mushroom cloud
@>–,— A rose
@->–>– A rose
@>—>—- A rose.
@->–>–> A rose
[:-) Wearing Headphones
[:-] Robot
[:] Robot :] Friendly, Gleep
[:-I] Robot
[] Hug
[TM] Trademark
:-) French Hat
_/ Glass (drink)
~/ Full Glass
-o Bored
]:-) The Devil
^ Thumbs Up
^)^ ^(^ Two People Talking
^^ Smiley (not sideways)
^-^ Smiley (not sideways)
^-^; Sweatdrop on side (nervous)
^_- Wink (not sideways)
^5 High Five
^L^ Happy
-_- Closed eyes ;(
_:^) American Indian
_o-) Aquanaut
{(:-) Wearing a toupee
{:-) Wig
{:V Duck
{} Hug or No comment
| -) I’m sleeping
|-( Late night messages
|-) Beaming, or happy dreams / Sleeping
|:-) Bushy/Heavy Eyebrows ) Cheshire Cat
|:[‘ Groucho Marx |I Asleep
|:-| Excessively Rigid
|-] Robocop
|^o Snoring
|-{ Good Grief
|| Car
||* Handshake
||*( Handshake offered
||*) Handshake accepted
|-0 Yawning
|C| Can of Coke
|-I Asleep / sleeping
|-O Yawning / Snoring / Birth
|P| Can of Pepsi
}-& Angry
}:-( Bull Headed
}:-) Mean grin (with eyebrows)
}:-< Cat
}}/=oo—oo Crash! Lorry after a Crash
~ :-( Particularly Angry
~:-( Net.Flame
‘~;E Unspecified 4-Legged Critter
~~:-[ I’m flaming mad
~~8-O Needs to Fix Frayed Cord on Computer
~~~8-O Zapped by Frayed Cord on Computer
~~~~~8} Snake
~~~c___ Beach
~= Candle
~== Flame Follows
~M`’~ Camel
+-(:-) Religious Leader
+-:-) Religious official, or holds religious office
+<:-) Religious official, or holds religious office / Catholic priest
+<:-| Nun/Monk
+<||-) Knight
+O:-) Pope @= Message About Nyclear War
<:-) Dumb Question / I’m a dunce
<:-> Devilish
<:>== A turkey
<:-I Dunce
<|-) Chinese
<eg> Evil grin
<G> BIG GRIN / <g> small grin
<GD&R> Grinning, ducking & running
<S> BIG SMILE / <s> small smile
<vbg> Very big grin
<veg> very evil grin
=#:-) Wizard
=) Variation on a Theme
=:-) Hosehead / I just got a mohawk / Shocked
=] smiley for the alternative type person
=|:-)= Uncle Sam
=P~ Sticking your tongue out
>- Female
>-& Angry
>:-( Angry / Frown or Upset or annoyed
>:-) Evil Grin / I’m in a devilish mood
0:-) Angel / Saint / Smile with Halo
1.0E6 a million [as in TNX 1.0E6]
1^o Snoring
100 Nature Calls/Pit Stop
12x–<—@ A Dozen Roses
12x—<—@ A Dozen Roses
1GL First General Language
1NF First Normal Form
20 Location
2B|^2B Message about Shakespeare
2D Two Dimensional
2GL Second Generation Language
2NF Second Normal Form
2nite tonight
2U2 to you too
3:-) Cow / 3 :-) Bart Simpson
3:[ Mean Pet Smiley
3:] Pet Smiley
3:o[ Net.Pets
3ACC 3A Central Control
3D Three Dimensional
3DA Three Dimensional Architecture
3DMF Three Dimensional Metafile Format
3GL Third Generation Language
3M Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing
3NF Third Normal Form
3WC 3-Way Calling
404 I have no clue (what you get when you enter a wrong URL)
4GL Fourth Generation Language
4NF Fourth Normal Form
5:-) Elvis
5NF Fifth Normal Form
5XBCOER 5 X-bar Central Office Equipment Reports system
6DOF Six Degrees Of Freedom
7:-) Fred Flintstone 8 Infinity
7:) Ronald Reagan
73 Best Regards
8(:-) Walt Disney [] Hugs
8) Frog
8-) Gorilla / Wearing (sun) glasses / Oh boy! Used to denote wide-eyed look ( with a smile ?).
8:-) Little Girl
8^{~< Hair Line, Glasses, Moustache, and Goatee
8-{)} Glasses, Moustache and a Beard
88 Love and Kisses
A Ampere
A&SG Accessories and Supplies Group
A/C Air Conditioning / Alternating Current
A/D Analog to Digital
AA (modem) Auto Answer / Alcoholics Anonymous / Application Association / Associate Advisor / Automatic Adjust
AAA Aces of ANSI Art / Travel club
AAAAA American Association Against Acronym Abuse / Travel club for alcoholics
AAD Analog Alignment Diskette
AAFES Army and Air Force Exchange Service
AAITP Amdahl Australian Intelligent Tools Program
AAK Asleep At Keyboard
AAL ATM Adaptation Layer (protocol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AAMVANET American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators N
AAR Automatic Alternate Routing
AARNET Australian Academic Research Network
AARP AppleTalk Address Resolution Protocol
AAUI Apple Attachment Unit Interface
AAX Automated Attendant Exchange
AB ABort session
AB2 Anarchy Burger ][
ABA American Bankers Association / American Bar Association
ABATS Automated Bit Access Test System
ABBA Anti-Big Brother Association (usually as aBBa)
ABBS Apple Bulletin Board System
ABC Activity Based Costing / Atanasoff-Berry Computer
ABE Agent Building Environment
ABEC Aracda Backup Executive Agent
ABEX America Online Business Exchange
ABHC Average Busy Hour Calls
ABHPC Advisory Body on High Performance Computing
ABIOS Advanced Basic Input / Output System
ABM Asynchronous Balanced Mode
ABME Asynchronous Balanced Mode Extended
ABP Alternate BiPolar / Available Bit Rate
ABRC Advisory Board for the Research Councils
ABS Alternative Billing Service
ABSBH Average Busy Season Busy Hour
ABT ABort Timer / Answer Back Tone
ABU Application Business Unit
AC Alternating Current / Access Control / AC Acoustic Coupler / AC Air Conditioning / AC Alignment Check / AC Application Context / AC Association Control
ACA Automatic Circuit Assurance
ACARB Australian Computer Abuse Research Bureau
ACB Annoyance Call Bureau / Automatic Call-Back
ACBH Average Consistent Busy Hour
ACC Audio Communications Controller
ACCE Award for Call Center Excellence
ACCOLC Access Overload Class
ACCS Automated Calling Card Service
ACD Access Control Definition / Adaptive Call Distributor / Automatic Call Distributor
ACDA Automatic Call Disposition Analyzer
ACDF Access Control Decision Function
ACDI Asynchronous Communication Device Interface
ACE Advanced Computing Environment / Adverse Channel Enhancement / American Council on Education / ACE Ansi Creation Enterprise / ACE Automatic Calling Equipment
ACEF Access Control Enforcement Function
ACET Advisory Committee on Electronics and Telecommunicatio
ACF Advanced Communication Function
ACF/NCP Advanced Communications Function / Network Control Pro
ACF/TCAM Advanced Communications Function / TeleCommunications
ACF/VTAM Advanced Communications Function / Virtual Telecommuni
ACF/VTAME Advanced Communications Function / Virtual Telecommuni
ACH Attempt per Circuit per Hour
ACI Access Control Information
ACID ANSI Creators in Demand (usually ACiD) / Atomic/Consistent/Isolated/Durable (test)
AcidGurl A cute innocent desireable girl
ACK ACKnowledge (ASCII) / Acknowledgement
ACL Access Control List / Advanced CMOS Logic / Association for Computational Linguistics
ACM Address Complete Message / Association for Computing Machinery
ACMS Application Control Management System
ACN Advisory Committee on Networking / Area Code Number
ACOF Attendant Control Of Facilities
ACP Access Control Points / Action Point / Allied Communications Publication / Ancillary Control Program
ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
ACPM Association Control Protocol Machine
ACR Abandon Call and Retry
ACRONYM Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning
ACS Access Control Store / Application Control Services / Asynchronous Communications Server / Australian Computer Society / Automatic Class Selection / Automatic Clearing Houses
ACSE Association Control Service Element
ACSL Association Control Service eLement
ACSNET Academic Computing Services Network / Australian Computer Science Network
ACSU Advanced (T-1) Channel Service Unit
ACT Application Center for Technology
ACTA America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association
ACTAS Alliance of Computer-based Telephony Application Suppl
ACTGA Attendant Control of Trunk Group Access
ACTLU ACTivate Logical Unit
ACTPU ACTivate Physical Unit
ACTS Automated Coin Toll Service / Automatic Coin Telephone System
ACU Alarm Control Unit / Association of Commonwealth Universities / Automatic Call Unit
ACUTA Association of College and University Telecommunication
AD Activity Discard / Administrative Domain / Authorized Dealers
ADA Activity Discard Acknowledgment / Automatic Data Acquisition (programming language)
ADAPSO Association of Data Processing Service Organizations
ADAS Advanced Directory Assistance System
ADB Apple Desktop Bus / AppWare Distributed Bus architecture
ADC Advanced Data Connector / Analog Digital Converter / Analysis Date Concentrator / Automated Data Collection
ADCCP Advanced Data Communications Control Procedures
ADCI Automatic Display Call Indicator
ADCP Avesta Device Control Protocol
ADCU Association of Data Communications Users
ADD Authorized Digital Dealers
ADDMD Administrative Directory Management Domain
ADF Access control Decision Function / Automatic Document Feeder
ADG Authorized Distributor Group
ADI Access control Decision Information / Application DIrectory / Autodesk Device Interface
ADM Adaptive Delta Modulation / Add-Drop Multiplexer
ADMD Administration Management Domain
ADN Any day now / Abbreviated Dialing Number
ADO Active Data Objects / ActiveX Data Objects
ADP Active Distribution Panel / Automated Data Processing
ADPCM Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation
ADS Advanced Digital System / Audio Distribution System / Auto Data Switch / Auxiliary Data System
ADSC Adobe Document Structuring Conventions
ADSI Active Directory Services Interface / Analog Display Services Interface

ADSL Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line / Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line
ADSP AppleTalk Data Stream Protocol
ADTS Automated Digital Terminal System
ADU Application Definition Utility / Automatic Duplexing Unit
ADVFS Advanced File System (usually as AdvFS)
AE Activity End / Application Entity / ASCii Express
AEA Activity Entity Acknowledgment / American Electronics Association / American Entrepreneurs Association
AEB Analog Expansion Bus
AEC Adaptive Echo Cancellation
AEF Access control Enforcement Function
AEGIS AIDS Education and General Information Service
AEI Automatic Equipment Identification
AEIMP Apple Event Interprocess Messaging Protocol
AEP AppleTalk Echo Protocol / Application Environment Profile
AET Application Entity Title
AF Address Field / Audio Frequency / Auxiliary (carry) Flag
AFACTS Automated FACilities Test System
AFADS Automatic Force Adjustment Data System
AFAIC As far as I’m concerned / As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAYC As Far As You’re Concerned
AFC Ansi Factory / Automatic Frequency Control
AFCP Avesta Flow Control Protocol
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFDW Active Framework for Data Warehousing
AFGO Another F***ing (or Fabulous) Growth Opportunity
AFI AppleTalk Filing Interface / Authority and Format Identifier
AFII Association for Font Information Interchange
AFIN Air Force Information Network
AFIPS American Federation of Information Processing Societie
AFIRM Automated Fingerprint Image Reporting and Match (system)
AFK Away from keyboard
AFL Away from Life
AFNOR Association Francaise de Normalisation
AFP Advanced Function Printing / AppleTalk File Protocol
AFPA American Forest and Paper Association
AFRP ARCNET Fragmentation Protocol
AFS Andrew File System
AFSK Audio Frequency Shift Keying / Automatic Frequency Shift Keying
AFT Application File Transfer
AG/EEE Above Ground Electronic Equipment Enclosures
AGA Advanced Graphical Architecture. Also known as AA. The new chipset that was introduced with the A4000 and A1200.
AGBH Average Group Busy Hour
AGC Automated Gain Control
AGEEE Above Ground Electronic Equipment Enclosures
AGIS Apex Global Information Services
AGOCG Advisory Committee on Computer Graphics
AGP Advanced Graphics Port / Accelerated Graphics Port
AGS Asynchronous Gateway Server
AH Authentication Header
AHDS Arts and Humanities Data Service
AHT Average Holding Times
AHUA Association of Heads of University Administrations
AI Artificial Intelligence / Authentication Information
AIA Aerospace Industries Association / Application Integration Architecture
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group
AIC Automatic Intercept Center
AICC Automatic Intercept Communications Controller
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
AIDS Apple Infected Disk Syndrome
AII Active Input Interface
AIIC As If I Care
AIIM Association for Information and Image Management
AIM Advanced Interconnect Modeling / Analog Intensity Modulation / Asynchronous Interface Module / ATM Inverse Multiplexer
AIMSX Advanced Information Management System
AIMUX ATM Inverse Multiplexing
AIN Advanced Intelligent Network
AIOD Automatic Identification of Outward Dialing
AIR Additive Increase Rate / Apple Internet Router
AIS Alarm Indication Signal / Alarm Indication System / Automated Information System / Automatic Intercept System
AISE Alarm Indication Signal External
AISI As I See It
AITRC Applied Information Technologies Research Center
AIUI As I Understand It
AIWS As I Was Saying
AIX Advanced Interactive Executive
AK Acknowledge
AKA Also known as
AKM Apogee Kick Motor
AL Account Librarian (MPE) / Application Layer / Artificial Life
ALAP ARCTalk Link Access Protocol
ALB Analog LoopBack
ALBO Automatic Line Build Out
ALC Automatic Level Control
ALFE Analog Line Front End
ALGOL ALGOrhythmic Computer Language
ALI Acer Laboratories, Inc. / Automatic Location Identification
ALIT Automatic Line Insulation Testing
ALIVE Artificial Life Interactive Video Environment
ALM Application Loadable Module / AppWare Loadable Module
ALO At Least Once
ALP Abstract Local Primitive
ALPS Auto Laser Pulse Saving
ALRU Automatic Line Record Update
ALS Application Layer Structure / Automated List Service
ALT Association for Learning Technology
ALU Application Layer User / Arithmetic Logic Unit
AM Accounting Management / Active Monitor / Administrative Module / Amplitude Modulation
AM/PSK Amplitude Modulation with Phase Shift Keying
AMA Automatic Message Accounting
AMACS Automatic Message Accounting Collection System
AMARC Automatic Message Accounting Recording Center
AMASE Automatic Message Accounting Standard Entry
AMAST Algebraic Methodology And Software Technology
AMAT Automatic Message Accounting Transmitter
AMATPS Automatic Message Accounting TeleProcessing System
AMATTPS Automatic Message Accounting Transmitter Teleprocessing System
AMC Area Management Center
AMD Advanced Micro Devices / Air Movement Device (aka Fan)
AME Advanced Metal Evaporative (media) / Asynchronous Modem Eliminator
AMERITECH American Information Technologies
AMF Account Metering Function
AMH Application Message Handling
AMI Alternate Mark Inversion / American Megatrends Inc. / American Microsystems Incorporated
AMIGA A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction
AMII Agile Manufacturing Information Infrastructure
AMIS Atari Message and Information System / Audio Messaging Interchange Standard
AMM Agent Management Module / Area Manufacturing Manager
AMON ATM Monitoring
AMP Ampere / Active Monitor Present
AMPS Abstract Meta-Physical Speculation / Advanced Mobile Phone Service
AMR Automatic Meter Reading
AMS Access Method Services
AMSP Association of Microsoft Solutions Providers
AMT Address Mapping Table
AMU Atomic Mass Unit
AMVFT Amplitude Modulation Voice Frequency Telegraph
AMWI Active Message Waiting Indicator
AN Aryan Nations / Associated Number
ANA Automatic Number Announcement
ANBH Average Network Busy Hour
ANC All Number Calling
ANCS AT&T NetWare Connect Services network
AND Automatic Network Dialing
ANE Anarchy ‘N’ Explosives
ANF Additional Network Feature / AppleTalk Networking Forum
ANFAWFOS And Now a Word From Our Sponsor
ANFSCD And Now For Something Completely Different
ANI Automatic Number Identification
ANIF Automatic Number Identification Failure
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
ANM Advanced Network Management
ANN Announcement Date / Auditing Network Needs
ANOI A New Order of Intelligence
ANS Advanced Network & Services / American National Standard
ANSC American National Standards Committee
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ANTC Advanced Networking Test Center
AOA Anarchists of America
AOC Advice of Charge
AOCE Apple Open Collaborative Environment
AOI Active Output Interface
AOJ Add one and do not Jump
AOL America Online / Army Of Lamers
AOM Application OSI Management / Area Operations Manager
AOP Association of Online Professionals
AOS Add One and do not Skip / Alternate Operator Service / Alternate Option Selection
AOSIP Airline Open Systems Interconnection Profile
AOSS Auxiliary Operator Service System
AOT Art of Technology
AOTD Art Of Technology Digest (magazine)
AOV Average Order Value
AOW Asia and Oceania Workshop
AOWS Asia Oceanic WorkShop
AP Application Process / Application Profile / Attached Processor
APA All Points Addressable
APANA Australian Public Access Network Association
APC Adaptive Predictive Coding / AMARC Protocol Converter / American Power Conversion / Asynchronous Procedure Call
APCC American Public Communications Council
APCI Application – layer Protocol Control Information
APD Avalanche PhotoDiode
APDA Apple Programmers and Developers Association
APDU Application Protocol Data Unit
APF All PINs Fail
API American Pirate Industries / Application Program Interface / Application Programming Interface
APIC Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
APL A Programming Language
APLT Advanced Private Line Termination
APM Advanced Power Management
APP Application / Application Portability Profile
APPC Advanced Peer to Peer Communication / Advanced Program to Program Communication
APPC/PC Advanced Program-to-Program Communications
APPI Advanced Program-to-Program Internetworking
APPIX Automated Part and Product Information Exchange
APPLE Arrogance Produces Profit-Losing Entity
APPN Advanced Peer-to-Peer Network
APR Automatic Picture Replacement
APS Application Processing Services / Automatic Protection Switch / Automatic Protection Switching system
APT Advanced Pirate Technology / American Phone Terrorists
APTS Advanced Public Transportation
AQS Automatic Quote System
AR Activity Resume / Alarm Report
ARA Apple Remote Access (protocol) / Attribute Registration Authority
ARAP AppleTalk Remote Access Protocol
ARB Application Review Board
ARC Advanced RISC Computing / Attached Resources Computing / Ames Research Center / Attached Resource Computer / Attached Resources Computing / Audio Response Controller / Archives
ARCV Association of Really Cruel Viruses
ARD Application Remote Database / Automatic RingDown
ARDIS Advanced National Radio Data Service
ARE All Routes Explorer
ARF Alarm Reporting Function
ARGO A Really Good Open systems interconnection
ARI Address Recognized Indicator bit
ARIES ATM Research & Industrial Enterprise Study
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers
ARIS Audichron Recorded Information System
ARL Access Rights List / Adjusted Ring Length / Attendant Release Loop
ARLL Advanced Run Length Limited
ARM Advanced RISC Machines / Application Response Measurement (API) / Area Revenue Manager / Asynchronous Response Mode
ARO After Receipt of Order
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARPANET Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork
ARQ Automatic Repeat reQuest
ARR Attributes for Representing Relationships / Automatic Repeat Request
ARRL American Radio Relay League
ARS Alternate Route Selection / Automatic Route Selection
ARSB Automated Repair Service Bureau
ART Asynchronous Remote Takeover / Automatic Revision Tracking
ARTT Asynchronous Remote Takeover Terminal
ARU Audio Response Unit
ARX AutoCAD Runtime eXtension
AS Activity Start / Anarchy Society / Application System / Autonomous Systems
ASA Advanced SCSI Architecture
ASACP (Internet) Adult Sites Against Child Pornography
ASAFP As Soon As Freakin’ Possible
ASAI Adjunct Switch Application Interface
ASAP As soon as possible / Any Service / Any Port
ASB Asynchronous Balanced mode
ASC Accredited Standards Committee / Authorized Support Centers / Average System Cost / Average System Content
ASCI Accelerated Strategic Computign Initiative
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange / Basic letters and numbers, nothing fancy
ASD Advanced Semiconductor Development
ASDC Abstract Service Definition Convention
ASDU Application – layer Service Data Unit
ASE Amplified Spontaneous Emission / Application Service Element
ASG Advanced Systems Group
ASI Adapter Support Interface / Alternate Space Inversion
ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASID Address Space IDentifier
ASIS American Society for Industrial Security / American Society for Information Science
ASK Amplitude Shift Keying
ASL Alpha Systems Laboratories
ASLIB Association of Librarians
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASMP Asymmetrical Multi-Processing
ASN Abstract Syntax Notation
ASN.1 Abstract Syntax Notation One
ASO Application Service Object
ASOC Administrative Service Oversight Center
ASP Abstract Service Primitive / AppleTalk Session Protocol / Association Of Shareware Professionals / Active Server Page
ASPEN Automatic System for Performance Evaluation of the Network
ASPI Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
ASR Access Service Request / Automatic Send / Receive / Automatic Speech Recognition
ASSHOLE Away with you lamer
AST Asynchronous System Trap
ASTM American Society for Testing Materials
ASTRAL Association for Strategic Token Ring Advancement and L
ASV Average System Value
ASYNC Asynchronous transmission
AT Access Tandem / Advanced Technology / ATtention (modem commands)
AT&T American Telephone and Telegraph Company
ATA Advanced Technology Attachment / American Telemarketing Association / ARCnet Trade Association / AT Attachment
ATAPI Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface / AT Attachment Packet Interface
ATAS Analog Test Access System
ATASPI AT Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
ATB All Trunks Busy
ATC Allbase Turbo Connect / Automatic Transmission Control
ATD Association of Telecommunications Dealers / Asynchronous Time Division / Authorized Terminal Distributor
ATDM Asynchronous Time Division Multiplexing
ATDP Attention Dial Pulse
ATDT Attention Dial Tone
ATE Asynchronous Terminal Emulation / ATM Terminating Equipment
ATF Automatic Track Following
ATH Abbreviated Trouble History
ATI Activist’s Times Incorporated / Automatic Test Inhibit
ATIS Advanced Traveler Information Systems / Automatic Transmitter Identification System
ATL Active Template Library
ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym
ATM At The Moment / Automated Teller Machine / Abstract Test Method / Adobe Type Manager / Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ATMARP Asynchronous Transfer Mode Address Resolution Protocol
ATME Automatic Transmission Measuring Equipment
ATMP Ascend Tunnel Management Protocol
ATMS Automated Trunk Measurement System
ATP Available to Promise / All Tests Pass / AppleTalk Transaction Protocol / Application Transaction Processing
ATPS AppleTalk Print Services
ATQ AppleTalk Transition Queue
ATR Alternate Trunk Routing
ATRS Automated Trouble Reporting System
ATS Abstract Test Suite / Asian Test Symposium
ATSE Application Timesharing Software Engineering
ATT Applied Transmission Technologies
ATTC Automatic Transmission Test and Control Circuit
ATTIS American Telephone and Telegraph Information Systems
ATV Advanced Television
AU Access Unit / Adaptive Unit / Administrative Unit
AUA Association of University Administrators
AUC AUthentication Certificate
AUDIX Audio Information Exchange
AUI Attachment Unit Interface / Auxiliary Unit Interface
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
AURP AppleTalk Update-Based Routing Protocol
AUT Association of University Teachers
AUTODIN Automatic Digital Network
AUTOSEVCOM Automatic Secure Voice Communications
AUTOVON Automatic Voice network
AUU ATM User-to-User
AUXF Auxiliary Frame
AVA Attribute Value Assertion
AVCS Advanced Vehicle Control Systems
AVD Alternate Voice Data
AVI Advanced Visual Interface / Audio-Video Interleaved / Automatic Vehicle Identification
AVL Adelson – Velskii – Landis (programming method)
AVN Ameritech Virtual Network / Automated Voice Network
AVR Automatic Voltage Regulation / Avid Video Resolution
AVS Application Visualization System
AVSSCS Audio Visual Service Specific Convergence Sublayer (AT
AVT Application Virtual Terminal / Architecture Verification Test
AWB Aglets Workbench
AWG American Wire Gauge
AWGTHTGTATA Are we going to have to go through all this again?
AWGTHTGTTA Are we going to have to go through this again?
AWGTHTGTTA? Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?
AWM Advanced Wave Memory
AWS Administration WorkStation
AWT Abstract Windowing Toolkit / Abstract Windows Toolkit
AXP Almost Exactly Prism
AYA Are you alone?
AYF All Your Fault
AYOR at your own risc
B Byte / Bearer channel (ISDN)
B-) Smiling with glasses or sunglasses or wearing cool shades / Horn Rimmed Glasses
B/C Because / b/c because
B/L Backlog
B:-) Sunglasses on Head
B4 Before
B4N Bye for Now
B6ZS Bipolar with 6 Zero Substitution
B8ZS Binary 8-Zero Substitution / Bipolar with 8 Zero Substitution
B911 Basic 911
BA British Academy
BAA Broad Agency Announcement
BAC Basic Access Control
BACP Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol
BAD Broken As Designed
BADMANZ Born A DaM pANZy
BAGS Bristol’s Anti-Gay Society
BAI Bank Administration Institute
BAIK Boy Am I Confused
BAK Back at keyboard
BALUN BALanced / UNbalanced
BAMAF Bellcore Automatic Message Accounting Format
BAMF Bad Assed Mother F-
BANCS Bell Administrative Network Communications System / Bell Application Network Control System
BANM Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobil
BAPCO Bellsouth Advertising & Publishing Company
BAPI Bridge Application Program Interface
BARRNET Bay Area Research Network
BAS Big A$$ Smile / Basic Activity Subset
BASC Bad Austrian Swapping Crew
BASIC Bill’s Attempt To Seize Industry Control. / Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BAUD Bits At Unit Density (BAUD rate: How fast a modem talks)
BB be back / beavis & butthead / Bad Brains
BB&N Bolt, Beranek & Newman
BBA Budget By Account
BBC British Broadcasting Corp. / Broadband Bearer Capability
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BBH Bouncing Busy Hour
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBIAF Be back in a few
BBIAS Be back in a second
BBIAW Be back in a while
BBL Be back later
BBN Bye Bye Now
BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
BBS Be Back Soon / Bulletin Board System / Bulletin Board Service
BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (formerly AFRC)
BBU Battery Back-Up
BC Blind Copy / Block Check
BCC Blind Carbon Copy / Blind Courtesy Copy / Block Check Character / Blocked Call Cleared / Boys from Company C
BCD Binary Coded Decimal / Blocked Call(s) Delayed
BCDIC Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
BCDMA Broadband Code Division Multiple Access
B-CDMA Broadband Code Division Multiple Access
BCG Business Center Group
BCH Blocked Calls Held
BCN Beacon
BCNF Boyce – Codd Normal Form
BCNU Be seein’ you
BCOB Broadband Class Of Bearer
BCP Business Communications Project / Byte-Control Protocols
BCPL Basic Combined Programming Language / Basic Computer Programming Language
BCR Blocked Calls Released / Business Communications Review
BCS BarCode Sorter / Basic Combined Subset / Batch Change Supplement / Boston Computer Society / British Computer Society / Business Communications Systems
BCW Burst Code – Word
BD Back door
BDC Backup Domain Controller
BDCS Broadband Digital Cross-connect System
BDE Block Diagram Editor / Borland Database Engine
BDK Beans Development Kit
BDLC Burroughs Data Link Control
BDN Bell Data Network
BDR Backup Designated Router
BDS Black Dragon Society / Building Distribution System
BDT Berkeley Design Technology / Billing Data Transmitter
BEC Backward Error Correction
BECN Backward Explicit Congestion Notation/Notification
BEDO Burst Extended – Data Out (RAM)
BEF Band Elimination Filter
BEG Big Evil Grin
BEITA Business Equipment and Information Technology Association
BELLCORE BELL COmmunications REsearch
BER Basic Encoding Rules / Bit Error Rate
BERKOM BERlin KOMmunikation
BERT Bit Error Rate Test / Bit Error Rate Tester
BET Black Entertainment Television
BETEL Broadband Exchange over Trans-European Links
BETRS Basic Exchange Telecommunications Radio Service
BEZS Bandwidth Efficent Zero Support/Suppression
BF Boy Friend / Bridge Function
BFD Big F’kin’ Deal
BFF Binary File Format
BFM Bus Functional Model
BFN Bye for now
BFO Blinding Flash of the Obvious
BFT Binary File Transfer
BG/EEE Below Ground Electronic Equipment Enclosures
BGA Ball Grid Array
BGEEE Below Ground Electronic Equipment Enclosures
BGI Borland Graphics Interface
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
BGT Broadcast and Group Translators
BHAW Banging Head Against Wall
BHC Busy Hour Calls
BHCA Busy Hour Call Attempts
BHLI Broadband High Layer Information
BHS Black Hand Society
BI Backplane Interconnect / Beginning Inventory
BIA Burned – In Address
BIAS Berkeley Integrated Audio Software / Burroughs Integrated Adaptive System
BIB Bus Interface Board
BIBO Beer In, Beer Out
B-ICI Broadband – ISDN Inter-Carrier Interface / Broadband Inter-Carrier Interface
BICI Broadband Inter-Carrier Interface
B-ICISAAL Broadband Inter-Carrier Interface Signaling ATM Adaptation Layer
BICISAAL Broadband Inter-Carrier Interface Signaling ATM Adaptation Layer
BICMOS Bipolar Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
BICSI Building Industry Consulting Service International (usually as BiCSi)
BIDS Bath Information and Data Services
BIF Basis in fact / Benchmark Interface Format
BIL Band Interleaved by Line
BIM Basic Industry Marketing
BIMOS Bipolar Metal Oxide Semiconductor
BIND Berkeley Internet Name Domain
BIOS Basic Input / Output System
BIOYA Blow It Out Your A**
BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your I/O Port
BIP Band Interleaved by Pixel / Bit Interleave Parity
BIPS Billions of Instructions Per Second
BIPV Bit Interleaved Parity Violation
BIRON Bibliographic Information Retrieval Online
BIS Border Intermediate System (ATM Forum)
B-ISDN Broadband – Integrated Services Digital Network
BISDN Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network
BISP Business Information System Program
BISSI Broadband Inter Switching System Interface
BIST Built In Self Test
B-ISUP Broadband ISDN User’s Part
BISYNC Binary Synchronous Communication / Binary Synchronous Control / Bisynchronous Communic
BIT Basic Information Unit / Binary DigIT (sometimes as bit) / Built In Test
BITBLT BIT BLock Transfer / Bit-boundry BLock Transfer
BIT-BLT Bit-boundry BLock Transfer
BITE Built In Test Equipment
BITNET Because It’s Time NETwork
BITNIC BITNET Network Information Center
BIU Basic Information Unit / Bus Interface Unit
BIX BYTE Information eXchange
BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
BKERT BlocK Error Rate Tester
BL Blue Lightning / British Library
BLAH Big Long and Hairy
BLAST Blocked Asynchronous / Synchronous Transmission
BLCMP Birmingham Libraries Co-operative Mechanisation Project
BLED Blue Light Emitting Diode
BLER BLock Error Rate
BLERT BLock Error Rate Test / BLock Error Rate Tester
BLF Busy Lamp Field / Busy Line Field
BLLI Broadband Low Layer Information
B-LLI Broadband Low Layer Information
BLNT Broadband Local Network Technology
BLOB Binary Large OBject
BLOP Basic Local OPeration
B-LOP Basic Local OPeration
BLRDD British Library Research and Development Department
BLS Business Listing Service
BLU Basic Link Unit
BLV Busy Line Verification
BMA Broadcast Multiple Access
BMC Basic Monthly Charge / Bulk Mail Center
BMEWS Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
BMIDE Bus Managed Integrated Drive Electronics
BMOS Bytex Matrix Operating System
BMP Batch Message Processing (program) / BER Management Protocol / Bitmap (usually as .BMP)
BMS Banyan Mail Services / Basic Mapping Support
BMU Basic Measurement Unit
BN Bridge Number
BNA Burroughs Network Architecture
BNC Baynet N-type Compact / Bayonet Navy Connector / Bayonet Nut Connector / Bayonet – Neill – Concelnan / Britsh National Connector
BNF Big Name Fan / Backus-Naur Form
BNI Batteries Not Included
BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory
BNR Bell National Research
BNS Billed Number Screening
BNT B-ISDN Network Termination
B-NT Broadband Network Termination
B-NT1 B-ISDN Network Termination 1
B-NT2 B-ISDN Network Termination 2
BO Buffer (Brain) Overload
BOA Basic Object Adapter / Bill of Aggregation / Blanket Order Agreement
BOC But Of Course / Bell Operating Company
BOCOEX Boston Computer Exchange (usually as BoCoEx)
BOD Board Of Directors
BOF Birds of a Feather (Special Interest Group) / BOF Beginning Of File
BOFH B**tard Operator From Hell
BOI Basic Operators Interface
BOIS Business Office Information Systems
BOKYAG Bend Over and Kiss Your A** Goodbye
BOM Beginning Of Message / Bill of Materials
BONDING Bandwidth On Demand InterNetworking Group / Bandwidth ON Demand INteroperability Group
BONES Block Oriented Network Simulator (usually as BONeS)
BOO Bill of Organization
BOOTP BOOT Protocol / Bootstrap Protocol
BOP Bit-Oriented Protocol
BOPS Billion Operations Per Second
BOQ Bill of Quantities
BOR Basic Output Report
BORSCHT Battery,Overvoltage,Ringing,Supervision,Coding,Hybrid,Test
BOS Big Orange Switch (Panic Button) / Business and Office Systems / Business Office Supervisor
BOSE Business and Office Systems Engineering
BOSS Billing and Order Support System
BOT Back on Topic / Beginning Of Tape / roBOT
BOTE Brothers of the Eye
BOW Brotherhood Of Warez (usually as BoW)
BPA Business Publications Audit
BPB BIOS Parameter Block
BPDU Bridge Protocol Data Unit
BPF Berkeley Packet Filter
BPFM Business Process Flow Management (system)
BPI Bits Per Inch
BPL Bits Per Line
BPM Books Per Minute / Business Planning Manager / Base Product Marketing
BPN Comstar Business Plan
BPNRZ BiPolar Non-Return-To-Zero
BPOC Bell Point Of Contact
BPP Bits Per Pixel / Bridge Port Pair
BPR Business Process Re-engineering
BPRZ BiPolar Return-To-Zero
BPS Bits Per Second (usually as bps) / Bytes Per Second (usually as Bps)
BPSK Binary Phase Shift Keying
BPSS Basic Packet Switching Service / Bell Packet Switching System
BPV BiPolar Violation
BQS Berkeley Quality Software
BRA Basic Rate Access
BRAT Business Residence Account Tracking system
BRATS Business Residence Account Tracking System
BRB Be Right Back
BRCS Business Residence Custom Service
BRF Benchmark Report Format
BRI Basic Rate Interface (ISDN)
BRIE Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy
BRM Basic Remote Module / Business Reply Mail
BRMAS Business Reply Mail Accounting System
BRMTP Batch Simple Message Transfer Protocol
BRP Blade Runner Productions
BRS Big Red Switch (Panic Button) / Bibliographic Research Service
BS BackSpace (ASCII) / Banded Signaling / Bullsh*t
BSA Basic Service Arrangement / Business Software Alliance/Association
BSBH Busy Season Busy Hour
BSC Binary Synchronous Communication/Control / Bi-Synchronous Communication / Business Service Center
BSCM BiSynchronous Communications Module
BSD Berkeley Software Distribution / Berkeley System Distribution
BSE Basic Service Elements
BSEG Big Sh*t Eating A Grin
BSF But Seriously Folks / Bell Shock Force
BSI British Standards Institute
BSN Broadband Service Node
BSOC Bell Systems Operating Company
BSOD Blue Screen Of Death
BSP Bell Systems Practice / Bulk Synchronous Parallelism
BSQ Band SeQuential
BSR Board of Standards Review
BSRAM Burst Static Random Access Memory
BSRF Basic System Reference Frequency
BSRFS Bell System Reference Frequency Standard
BSS Basic Synchronized Subset
BST But Seriously though / Basic Services Terminal
BSTJ Bell System Technical Journal
BSVC Broadcast Switched Virtual Connections
BSW Buried Service Wire
BT British Telecom / Burst Tolerance / Bus Terminator
B-TA B-ISDN Terminal Adapter
BTA But Then Again (in response to IOW) / B-ISDN Terminal Adapter
BTAIM be that as it may
BTAM Basic Telecommunications Access Method/Message
BTB Branch Target Buffer
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTDTGTS Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt
BTE B-ISDN Terminal Equipment
B-TE B-ISDN Terminal Equipment ( 1 or 2 )
BTFM Beats the Funk out of Me
BTFT Been There, Fixed That
BTHOM Beats the hell outta me!
BTL Bell Telephone Laboratories
BTM Benchmark Timing Methodology
BTN Billing Telephone Number
BTP Batch Transfer Program
BTR Bit Transfer Rate
BTS Base Transciever Station
BTSOM Beats the sh*t out of me
BTSOOM beats the stuffing out of me – or – Beats The Sh!t Out Of Me
BTU Basic Transmission Unit / British Thermal Unit
BTW By The Way
BTWBO Be there with bells on.
BUBL Bulletin Board for Libraries
BUC Bus Unit Controller
BUGS Bloody User Generated Symptoms
BUS Broadcast and Unknown Server
BVA Billing Validation Application
BVAPP Billing Verification and Authorization for Payment Process
BVC Billing Validation Center
BW BandWidth
BWL Bursting With Laughter
BWM Broadcast Warning Message
BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
BWT Broadcast Warning TWX
BWTS BandWidth Test Set
BYA Bye [of course]
BZT Bundesamt fur Zulassungen in der Telekommunikation
C Celsius / Centigrade / Committee / Country
C&B Crash & Burn
C&G Chuckle and Grin
C&ISM Consultant and Information Systems Marketing Group
C/SCC (IEEE Computer Society) Computer / Standards Coordinating Committee
C:-) Big brain
C|:-) Wearing a Bowler Hat
C=:-) Chef
C4I Command/Control/Comp/Comm/Intel
C4N ciao for now
CA CAble / Cell Arrival / Certificate Authority / Collision Avoidance / Computer Associates / Computer Animation
CAA Chaotic Ansi Artists
CABS Carrier Access Billing System
CAC Calling-card Authorization Center / Canadian Advisory Committee / Carrier Access Code / Circuit Administration Center / Customer Administration Center / Connection Admission Control /
CACH Call Appearance Call Handling
CACHE Can’t Admit Computers hang Empty
CACHEKTS Call Appearance Call Handling Electronic Key Telephone Service
CACP Central Arbitration Control Point
CACS Customer Administration Communication System
CAD Computer Aided Design/Drafting/Dispatch / Control-Alternate-Delete
CAD/CAM Computer-Aided Design / Computer-Aided Manufacturing
CADD Computer Aided Design Development
CADV Combined Alternate Data/Voice
CAE California Association of Employers / Client Application Enabler (SQL) / Command Application Environment / Common Application Environment / Computer-Aided Engineering
CAEM Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
CAF Call Attach Facility
CAFD Controllers Automatic Message Accounting Format Description
CAFM Computer Aided Facilities Management
CAGR Compound Annual Growth Rate
CAI Call Assembly Index / Common Air Interface / Computer Assisted Instruction
CAIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Applications
CAIS Collocated Automatic Intercept System
CAL Computer Aided Learning
CALC CALCulate / Carrier Access Line Charge / Customer Access Line Charge
CALIM Consortium of Academic Libraries in Manchester
CALRS Centralized Automatic Loop Reporting System
CALS Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support
CAM Channel Access Method / Common Access Method Computer Aided Machining/Manufacturing / Computer AIDS Ministries
CAMA Centralized Automatic Message Accounting
CAN Campus Area Network / Controller Area Network
CAP Carrierless Amplitude and Phase / Competitive Access Provider
CAROT Centralized Automatic Reporting On Trunks
Carrier Access Code / Connection Admission Control
CAS Centralized Attendent Service / Channel Associated Signaling / Circuit Associated Signaling / Column Address Strobe/Select / Communicating Application Specification / Computerized Autodial System / Customer Administrative Services
CASE Common Application Service Element / Computer Aided/Assisted Software Engineering
CASS Coding Accuracy Support System
CAT Common Authentication Technology / Computer Aided Test / Craft Access Terminal
CATANET Concatanated Network
CATCH Come Again? That Can’t Help!
CATLAS Centralized Automatic Trouble Locating & Analysis System
CATNIP Common Architecture for the Internet Protocol
CATV Cable Television / Community Antenna TeleVision
CAU Computer Anarchists Underground / Controlled Access Unit
CAU/LAM Controlled Access Unit / Lobe Attachment Module
CAV Constant Angular Velocity
CB Citizens Band / Component Broker
CBBS Computerized Bulletin Board System
CBC Cipher Block Chaining
CBD Component Based Development
CBDB Currency and Banking DataBase
CBDS Connectionless Broadband Data Service
CBE Certified Banyan Engineer
CBEMA Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers’ Association
CBI Computer-based Instruction
CBL Computer Based Learning
CBM Commodore Business Machines
CBMS Computer – Based Messaging System
CBO Continuous Bitstream Oriented
CBPXI Computer Private Branch Exchange Interface
CBQ Class Based Queuing
CBR Constant Bit Rate / Continuous Bit Rate
CBS Certified Banyan Specialist / Common Bom System / CrossBar Switching
CBSD Component-Based Software Development
CBT Computer Based Training
CBX Computerized Branch/Business Exchange
CC Calling Card / Carbon Copy / Central Control / Clearing Center / Cluster Controller / Committee Chairman / Common Control / Connect Confirm / Connection Confirm / Continuity Cell / Controller Card / Cost Center / Country Code / Courtesy Copy / Credit Card / Cryptic Criminals
CCA Conceptual Communications Area
CCAPH Communications and Computer Applications in Public Health
CCB Command Control Block
CCBS Completion of Call to Busy Subscriber
CCC Central Control Complex / Ceramic Chip Carrier / Chaos Computer Club / Clear Channel Capability / Community Computer Center / Computer Control Center
CCD Cash Concentration and Disbursement / Charge-Coupled Device / Customer Configuration Document
CCDN Corporate Consolidated Data Network
CCEP Commercial Communications Endorsement Program / Commercial COMSEC Endorsement Program
CCFT Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
CCH Connections per Circuit per Hour
CCH/SP Harmonization Coordination Committee Permanent Secretariat
CCI Cyber Crime International
CCIA Computer and Communication Industry Association
CCIC Committee on Computing, Information, and Communications
CCIP (IEEE) Committee on Communications and Information Policy
CCIR Comite Consultif Internationale de Radiocommunications / International Consultative
CCIRN Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks
CCIS Common Channel Interoffice Signaling
CCITT Comittéé Consultatif International Telegraphique et Téléphonique (the Consultative Committee on International Telegraphy and Telephony)
CCM Customer Control Management
CCNC Common Channel Network Controller / Computer Communications Network Center
CCNR Completion of Call on No Reply
CCNUMA Cache Coherent NonUniform Memory Architecture (usually as ccNUMA)
CCOO Comprehensive Cost of Ownership
CCP Certified Computing Professional
CCR Commitment, Concurrency, and Recovery / Current Cell Rate / Customer Controlled Reconfiguration
CCRMA Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
CCRSE Commitment, Concurrency, and Recovery Service Element
CCS Calling Card Service / Centum (hundreds) Call Seconds / Common Channel Signaling / Common Command Set / Common Communications Support
CCS7 Common Channel Signaling
CCSA Common Central Switching Arrangement
CCSS Common Channel Signaling System
CCSS7 Common Channel Signaling System 7
CCT Central Control Terminal / CNMA Conformance Testing / Cumulative Cycle Time
CCTA Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency
CCTAC Computer Communications Trouble Analysis Center
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CCU COLT Computer Unit
CCUTF Corrupt Computer Underground Taskforce
CCV Calling Card Validation
CD (modem) Carrier Detect / Call Deflection / Capability Data / Compact Disk / Change Directory (DOS) / Collision Detection / Committee Draft / Current Data /
CDA Call Data Accumulator / Capability Data Acknowledgment / Coin Detection and Announcement / Communications Decency Act / Compound Document Architecture / Crash Dump Analyzer
CDAR Customer Dialed Account Recording
CDC Clark Development Company / Control Data Corporation / Cult of the Dead Cat (Virus) / Cult of the Dead Cow (Text) / Current Data Checking
CDCCP Control Data Communications Control Procedure
CDCF Cumulative Discounted Cash Flow
CDCI Cult of the Dead Cat, Inc.
CDD Common Data Dictionary
CD-DA Compact Disc – Digital Audio
CDDA Compact Disc Digital Audio (red book)
CD-DA Compact Disc Digital Audio (red book)
CDDI Copper Distributed Data Interface
CDE Common Desktop Environment
CDF Channel Definition Format / Combined Distributing Frame
CDFS CD-ROM File System / Compact Disk File System
CDI Circle Digit Identification / Compact Disc digital Interactive (green book)
CD-I Compact Disc digital Interactive (green book)
CDIA Certified Document Imaging Architect
CDIF CASE Data Interchange Format
CDIP Ceramic Dual In-line Package
CDM Custom Device Module
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
CDO Community Dial Office
CDOE Common Desktop Operating Environment
CDPD Cellular Data Packet Data / Cellular Digital Packet Data
CDPR Customer Dial Pulse Receiver
CDR Call Detail Recording / Call Dial Routing
CD-R Compact Disc – Recordable
CDR Compact Disc Reader / Compact Disc Recordable
CDRAM Cache Dynamic Random Access Memory
CDRH Center for Devices and Radiological Health
CD-ROM Compact Disc – Read Only Memory / Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete in Months
CD-RW Compact Disc – Re-Writable
CDRW Compact Disc Re-Writable
CDS Cell Directory Service / Circuit Design System / Compound Document Service / Conceptual Data Store / Craft Dispatch System
CDSA Common Data Security Architecture
CDSL Consumer Digital Subscriber Line
CDT Cell Delay Tolerance
CDUGD Computer Down UnderGround Digest
CDV Cell Delay Variation
CDVT Cell Delay Variation Tolerance
CE Consumer Electronics (as in the version of Windows CE) / Communications Entity / Creative Editing
CEB Consumer Electronic Bus
CEC Commission of European Communities
CEF Cable Entrance Facility
CEI Comparably Efficient Interconnection
CELP Code Excited Linear Predictive Coding
CEN Comite Europeen de Normalisation (European Committee for Standardization)
CENELEC Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique (the European Electrotechnical Standards Committee)
CENTREX CENTRal EXchange
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CEP Canon Express Protocol / Connection EndPoint
CEPI Connection EndPoint Identifier / Comite Europeen des Administrations des Postes et des Telecommunications (European)
CER Cell Error Ratio
CERFNET California Educational Research Network
CERN Centre de Reseau Nucleare
CERT Certified Order / Computer Emergency Response Team
CES Circuit Emulation Service / Circuit Emulation Specification / Computer Election Systems
CET Computer – Enhanced Telephony
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CEV Control Environmental Vault / Controlled Environment Vault
CF Carrier Flag / Coin First / Conversion Facility
CFAC Call Forwarding All Calls
CFB (K-bit) Cipher Feedback / Call Forwarding Busy / Color Frame Buffer
CFCA Communications Fraud Control Association
CFD call for discussion
CFM Cubic Feet per Minute
CFNR Call Forwarding No Reply
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFP (Conference on) Computers, Freedom, and Privacy
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFU Call Forwarding Unconditional
CFV Call For Votes/Voting
CG Chassis Ground
CGA Color Graphics Adapter
CGCM Certified Graphic Communications Manager
CGI Common Gateway Interface / Computer Graphics Interface
CGM Computer Graphics Metafile (usually as .CGM)
CGMIF Computer Graphics Metafile Interchange Format
CGN Concentrator Group Number
CGS Constructive Solid Geometry (modelers)
CGSA Cellular Geographic Serving Area
CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CHCP CHange Code Page (Novell DOS)
CHDIR Change Directory (DOS)
CHEAD Conference for Higher Education in Art and Design
CHEST Combined Higher Education Software Team
CHILL CCITT HIgh Level Language (programming language)
CHINA Communist Hackers In North America
CHIPS Clearing House Interbank Payments System
CHRP Common Hardware Reference Platform
CHS Cylinder-Head-Sector addressing
CHT Call Holding Time
CI Call Intrusion / Cluster Interconnect / Computer Interconnect / Congestion Indicator / Connect Indication / Copy Inhibit
CI$ Compu$erve Information Service <tm>
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIAO Goodbye
CIB Channel Input/output Bus
CIBYAD Can I buy you a drink?
CIC Carrier Identification Codes / CSNET Information Center
CICO Coffee In, Coffee Out
CICS Computer Information Control System
CICSPARS Customer Information Control System Performance Analysis Reporting System
CID Crying In Disgrace
CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CIE Commission Internationale de l’Eclairaqe / Customer-Initiated Entry
CIESIN Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CIF Cells In Frames
CIFS Common Internet File System
CIG Commercial Internet Exchange
CIGOS Canadian Interest Group on Open Systems
CII Call Identity Index
CIM – CompuServe Information Manager-The program / Common Information Model / Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CIMAP Circuit Installation Maintenance Access Package
CIMITI Center for Information Management and Information Technology Innovation
CIMT Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Technology
CINT Call Interception
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIP Carrier Identification Parameter / Channel Interface Processor
CIR Committed Information Rate / Computer Integrated Research
CIRU Computer Industry Research Unit
CIS – CompuServe Information Service / Commercial Instruction Set / Customer Intercept Service / Customized Intercept Service
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISC Complex Instruction Set Computer/Computing / Complex Instruction Set Code
CISSD Canadian International Society for Social Deviancy
CIT Computer Integrated Telephony
CITTM Corporate Information Technology Training Manager (Council)
CIU Communications Interface Unit
CIX Commercial Internet Exchange (Association)
CKO Chief Knowledge Officer
CKS Celestial Knights
CL Connectionless
CLASS Centralized Local Area Selective Signaling / Custom Local-Area Signaling Services
CLB Common Logic Board
CLDN Calling Line Directory Number
CLE Customer Located Equipment
CLEC Competetive Local Exchange Carrier
CLEI Common Language Equipment Identification
CLI (SQL) Call Level Interface / Calling Line Ident / Command Line Interface
CLID Calling Line IDentification
CLIP Calling Line Identification Presentation
CLIR Calling/Connected Line Identification Restriction
CLLI Common Language Location Identification
CLLM Consolidated Link-Layer Management
CLM Career Limiting Move
CLNAP Connectionless Network Access Protocol
CLNP Connectionless Network Protocol
CLNS Connectionless Network Services
CLP Cell Loss Priority / Country List Price
CLR Cell Loss Ratio
CLS Call Logging System / CLear Screen (DOS, BASIC) / Connectionless Server
CLSF Connectionless Service Function
CLSID CLasS Identifier
CLTK CLaim ToKen
CL-TK Claim Token
CLTP Connectionless Transport Protocol
CLTS Connectionless Transport Service
CLU Command Line Utility
CLV Constant Linear Velocity
CM Centimeter (usually as cm) / Configuration Management / Cubmaster
CMA Communication Managers Association
CMAC Centralized Maintenance and Administration Center
CMAD (Workshop on) Computer Misuse And Detection
CMAS Central Massachusetts Administrative Services
CMC Carry-in Monthly Charge / Cellular Mobile Carrier / Construction Maintenance Center
CMDF Combined Main Distributing Frame
CMDS Centralized Message Data System
CME Component Management Entity
CMI Cable Microcell Integrator / Coded Mark Inversion
CMI/HIC Cable Microcell Integrator / Headend Interface Converter
CMIIW Correct me if I’m wrong
CMIP Common Management Information Protocol / Common Management Interface Protocol
CMIPDU Common Management Information Protocol Data Unit
CMIPM Common Management Information Protocol Machine
CMIS Common Management Information Service
CMISE Common Management Information Service Element
CML Current-Mode Logic
CMM Capability Maturity Model
CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor(Silicon)
CMOT Common Management information services and protocol Over TCP/IP
CMP Common Management Protocol / Cooperative Management Protocol / Communications Plenum Cable / Cooperative Marketing Program/Partner
CMR Cell Misinsertion Rate / Communications Riser Cable
CMS Call Management System / Circuit Maintenance System / Code Management System / Color Management System / Communications Management Subsystem / Conversation Monitor System
CMT Cellular Mobile Telephone
CMU COLT Measurement Unit
CMYK Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Key / Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
CN Change Notice / Common Name / Connect / Copy Network / Country Name / Customer Name / Customer Network
CN/A Customer Name & Address
CNA Certified NetWare Administrator / Certified Novell Administrator / Communications Network Application
CNAB Customer Name – Address Bureau
CNC Computer Numeric Control / Concentrator
CNCC Customer Network Control Center
CNCP Canadian National Canadian Pacific
CNE Certified NetWare Engineer / Certified Novell Engineer / Certified Network Engineer
CNET Centre National d’Etudes des Telecommunications (National Center for the Study of Telecommunications
CNI Certified NetWare Instructor / Certified Novell Instructor / Coalition for Networked Information / Common Network Interface
CNIP Calling Name Identification Presentation
CNIR Calling/Connected Name Identification Restriction
CNM Customer Network Management
CNMA Communications Network for Manufacturing Applications
CNMS Cylink Network Management System
CNOS Computer Network Operating System
CNP… Continued (in my) Next Post / Certified Network Professional
CNR Complex Node Representation (ATM Forum)
CNRS Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research)
CNS Central Nervous System / Certified Novell Salesperson / Complimentary Network Service
CO Call Offer / Central Office / Company / Connection Oriented / Customer Owned
COA Certificate Of Authenticity / Council Of Administration (usually as CoA)
COAM Customer Owned and Maintained
COAST Cache On A STick
COBOL COmmon Buisness Oriented Language / Completely Obsolete Business Oriented Language
COC Central Office Connections / Circuit Order Control / Corporate Operations Committee
COCF Connection Oriented Convergence Function
COCOT Customer Owned Coin Operated Telephone
COD Career Opportunity Days / Cash on Delivery / Connection Oriented Data
CODASYL Conference of Data Systems Language
CODCF Central Office Data Connecting Facility
CODE Crackers of Digital Equipment
CODEC Coder / Decoder
CODEC COder-DECoder / COMpression-DECompression
CODLS COnnection-mode Data Link Service
COE Central Office Equipment
COEES Central Office Equipment Engineering System
COEM Commercial Original Equipment Manufacturer
COER Central Office Equipment Reports system
COL Caldera OpenLinux
COLD Computer Output to Laser Disk
COLP Connected Line Identification Presentation
COLT Central Office Line Tester / Client Object Linking Technology
COM Commercial (usually as .com) / Common Object Model / Component Object Model / Communication (port) / Component Object Model / Computer Output MicroFilm / Continuation Of Message
COMBS Customer Oriented Message Buffer System
COMDEX COMmunications Development EXposition
COMM Communication
COMMA Common Object Methodology Metamodel Architecture
COMPSAC Computer Software and Applications Conference
COMPUSEC Computer Security
COMSAT Communications Satellite
COMSEC Communications Security
COMSPEC Command Specifier
COMSTAR Common System for Technical Analysis & Reporting
COMTRUST COmpany Making Terrible Recurring Unending Security Troubles / A mis-spelling of CON TRUST
CON Central Office News
CON Console
CONCERT COmmunications for North Carolina Education, Research, and Technology
CONN Connector
CONP Connected Name Identification Presentation
CONS Connection Oriented Network Service / COnnection-mode Network Service
CONTAC Central Office NeTwork ACcess
CONTACT Central Office Network Access
CONUS Continental United States
COPIS Corporate Planning Information System
COPOL Council of Polytechnic Librarians
COPP Connection Oriented Presentation Protocol
COPS Concept Oriented Programming System / Connection Oriented Presentation Service
COR Confirmation Of Receipt
CORA Canadian OSI Registration Authority
CORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CORDIS Community Research and Development Information Service
CORE Connection Oriented Route Establishment / Criminals of Radical Extremes
COREN Corporation for Regional and Enterprise Networking (usually as CoREN)
CORISMA Corporate Information Systems Modeling Architecture (usually as CorISMA)
CORNET CORperate NETwork
CORP Creators of Revolutionary Pictures
COS Call Originate Status / Class Of Service / Corporation for Open Systems / Cost of Service (usually as CoS)
CoSAAD Council of Subject Associations in Art and Design
COSAC Canadian Open Systems Applications Criteria
COSE Common Open Software/System Environment
COSHEP Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals
COSINE Cooperation for Open Systems Interconnection Networking Europe
COSMIC COmmon Systems Main InterConnection (frame system)
COSMOS Central System for Mainframe Operations / COmputer System for Mainframe OperationS
COSN Consortium for School Networking
COSS Common Operational Support Services
COSSS Committee on Open Systems Support Services
CoSysOp Co-Systems Operator
COT Central Office Terminal / Central Office Trunks
COTFLGOHAHA Crawling on the Floor Laughing Guts Out and Having a Heart Attack
COTP Connection Oriented Transport Protocol
COTS Commercial Off The Shelf
COUSNS Committee Of UK Subject-based Network Services
COW Charachter-Oriented Windows (Interface)
CP Collision Prevention / Connect Presentation / Connection Processor / Control Program / Copy Protection / Chat Post (a chat message) / Customer Premises
CP/M Control Program for Microcomputers / Control Program Master
CPA Centralized/Bulk Power Architecture / Connect Presentation Accept
CPC Call Progress Characterization / Cellular Phone Company / Circuit Provisioning Center
CPCS Common Part Convergence Sublayer
CPD Central Pulse Distributor
CPE Consumer Provided Equipment / Customer Premises Equipment
CPFM Continuous Phase Frequency Modulation
CPH Characters Per Hour / Cost Per Hour
CPI Characters Per Inch (usually cpi) / Code Page Information (file format) / Common Part Indicator / Common Programming Interface / Computer to PABX Interface / Computer to PBX Interface / Corrupt Programming Intern

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