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Acronym Finder in the Press

The Wall Street Journal

An exponentially expanding dictionary consulted by bureaucrats, translators, doctors, weapons designers and anyone else who needs help decrypting the wide world's daily output of acronyms Barry Newman

The Washington Post

What a fabulous find! Monica Hesse, "The Web Hostess"

USA Today

Get an astounding array of explanations for things like HRT and NASP. And if you're really bored, make up an acronym and see what it means USA Today Hot Sites

Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf

Top Abbreviations site in the "Selected Online Resources for Research"

Editor & Publisher

Search boxes at the top of the introductory screen enable you to look for exact matches, do wildcard searches, look for acronyms that begin with specific letters, and even do reverse searches by entering keywords in the definition Charles Bowen

Harvard University Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for Journalist's Resource

American Library Association

This is a very useful resource for anyone trying to discover what particular acronyms represent Reference and User Services Association's "Best Free Reference Web Sites"

Internet Public Library

Millions of acronyms across a wide range of topics, carefully edited and maintained by item editors. Thousands of acronyms added monthly


For an excellent acronym resource, visit PCMag Encyclopedia


The Acronym Finder's a handy little reference for deciphering those random letter-combinations geeks fling around these days Gina Trapani


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With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations RefDesk Site of the Day
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