Abbreviations & Acronyms

AA............................................................................ Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA.................................................................... American Auto Association
AARP................................................. American Association of Retired People
ABC............................................................ American Broadcasting Company
ABC ...................................... Caribbean Islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao
ABC ................................ South American Powers: Argentina, Brazil, and Chile
ABM............................................................................ Anti-ballistic missile
AC................................................................................. Alternating current
ACLU.............................................................. American Civil Liberties Union
AD....................................................... Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)
ADHD..................................................Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
AFI......................................................................... American Film Institute
AFL................................................................. American Federation of Labor
AFT............................................................ American Federation of Teachers
AI............................................................................. Amnesty International
AI............................................................................... Artificial intelligence
AICPA...................................American 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
ASCII.............................. American 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
BASIC.................................... Beginner’s all-purpose symbolic instruction code
BATA........................................................ Bouquet, Aroma, Taste, Aftertaste
BC..........................................................................................Before Christ
BCE............................................................................... Before Common Era
BENELUX......................................................Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemberg
BLM................................................................... Bureau of Land Management
BPOE................................................. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
BTU............................................................................... British thermal unit
c.................................................................................... Circa (on or about)
CAD.......................................................................... Computer aided design
CAM.................................................................. Computer aided manufacture
CARE............................................ Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
CBC........................................................................... Complete blood count
CBP................................................................Customs and Border Protection
CBS............................................................... Columbia Broadcasting System
CCC.................................................................... Civilian Conservation Corps
CDC.................................................................... Centers for Disease Control
CEO.......................................................................... Chief Executive Officer
CFC................................................................................ Chlorofluorocarbon
CFS....................................................................... Chronic fatigue syndrome
CIA..................................................................... Central Intelligence Agency
CIO........................................................ Congress of Industrial Organizations
CIS...................................................... Commonwealth of Independent States
CNA..................................................................... Certified Nurse’s Assistant
COBOL................................................... Common business oriented language
COLA................................................. Cost of living allowance (or adjustment)
COO.......................................................................... Chief Operating Officer
CORE................................................................... Congress of Racial Equality
CPR................................................................. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPU........................................................................... Central processing unit
CRT................................................................................... Cathode ray tube
CSA................................................................. Confederate States of America
CSS........................................................................... Cascading style Sheets
CTW............................................................... Children’s Television Workshop
DAR...................................................... Daughters of the American Revolution
DARPA...........................................Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency
DAV.................................................................... Disabled American Veterans
DC.......................................................................................... Direct current
DDS......................................................................... Doctor of Dental Surgery
DEA........................................................................ Drug Enforcement Agency
DFC....................................................................... Distinguished Flying Cross
DNA............................................................................. Deoxyribonucleic acid
DSC.................................................................... Distinguished Service Cross
DTP................................................................. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
DVD.................................................................................. Digital video disc
EAS..........................................................................Emergency Alert System
EEC................................................................ European Economic Community
EEG............................................................................ Electroencephalogram
EKG.................................................................................. Electrocardiogram
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
EV............................................................................................ Era Vulgaris
FAA............................................................... Federal Aviation Administration

For more Abbreviations & Acronyms see Game Show Trivia, now in its 6th edition