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This web site allows you to consult a database of computer-related acronyms.
Through this application you can navigate alphabetically through acronyms, search for specific acronyms or define new ones.
If you don't know how to proceed, please consult the instructions, otherwise you can select an operation from the list on the main menu.

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2005-05-01: ATED integrates TUCAA in their web site

The "Associazione Ticinese Elaborazione Dati" (ATED - http://www.ated.ch - in italian) integrated TUCAA's acronym search function, exposed through a web service API; you can find it in their web site's upper-right corner, via the text field labeled "CERCA acronimi".
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 The acronym versus abbreviation diatribe

Sometimes, we receive mail from language purist that (correctly) point out that what we collect here are not, for the most part, acronyms but abbreviations. Let's take a look at the definitions (from the Merriam-Webster dictionary, http://www.webster.com):

acronym: a word (as NATO, radar, or snafu) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term.

abbreviation: a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole (amt is an abbreviation for amount).

The fact is, in the information technology context people tend to use the term "acronym" in a broad sense, i.e. encompassing abbreviations. As an empirical demonstration, people who come to this site using a search engine and searching for "acronyms" account for nearly 99% of all visits originating from a search.

When in this site you encounter the word "acronym" we mean any term that results from consecutively taking some letters from a definition.

 Latest 5 submissions
  • CTG: Cics Transaction Gateway
  • SUP: Superscript
  • SUB: Subscript
  • S: Strike-through
  • Q: Quotation