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  • North and Central America

    North and Central America: Canada, United States, Mexico, Central American states, Caribbean, West Indies.

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    Meaning

    Language

    Themes and places

    AMOS
    Air Force Maui Optical System

    The abbreviation AMOS (Air Force Maui Optical System) includes the abbreviation AF (Air Force).

    In English

    AMOS

    Air Force Maui Optical Site

    In English

    AMP

    Americans for Medical Progress (www.amprogress.org)

    In English

    AMPQ

    Association des Médecins Psychiatres du Québec

    In French

    AMS

    American Meteorological Society (www.ametsoc.org)

    In English

    AMSBu

    American Meteorological Society Bulletin

    In English

    AMSD

    Autonetics Marine Systems Division

    In English

    AMT

    Agence Métropolitaine de Transport

    In French

    AMU

    Alaska Methodist University

    In English

    AMVQ

    Académie de Médecine Vétérinaire du Québec (https://www.amvq.quebec/fr/)

    In French

    ANA

    Alaska Nurses Association

    In English

    ANC

    Air Force-Navy-Civil

    In English

    ANC

    American Nuclear Corporation

    In English

    AND

    Air Force-Navy (Aeronautical) Design

    In English

    ANNSPQ

    Association des Naturopathes et Naturothérapeutes Spécialisés en Phytothérapie du Québec

    In French

    ANP

    Association of Newfoundland Psychologists (www.nlpsych.ca)

    In English

    ANSI

    American National Standards Institute (www.ansi.org)

    In English

    AOA

    American Ordnance Association

    In English

    AOA

    American Osteopathic Association (https://osteopathic.org/)

    In English

    AOSSM

    American Orthopeadic Society of Sports Medicine

    In English

    APA

    American Psychological Association (www.apa.org)

    In English

    APA

    American Psychiatric Association (www.psych.org)

    In English

    APAHE

    Asian Pacific Americans In Higher Education

    In English

    APC

    American Plastics Council (www.americanplasticscouncil.org)

    In English

    APCC

    American Power Conversion Corporation (https://www.apc.com/)

    In English

    APCC

    American Public Communications Council (www.apcc.net)

    In English

    APCC
    Association of Professional Computer Consultants

    The APCC was originally founded as the Association of Professional Computer Consultants and was conceived as an organization to support the emerging trend of information technology workers choosing to operate as independent small consulting businesses, accepting for on a contract basis.

    In English

    APCC
    Association of Professional Canadian Consultants (https://www.apcconline.com/)

    The Association of Professional Canadian Consultants (APCC) is a not-for-profit professional association committed to promoting the interest of Independent Contractors (IC) in Canada by expanding membership services, as well as providing a forum for idea exchange, professional development and industry advocacy.

    In English

    APD

    Army Publishing Directorate (https://armypubs.army.mil/)

    In English

    APD

    Albuquerque Police Department (https://www.cabq.gov/police)

    In English

    APD

    Atlanta Police Department (www.atlantapd.org)

    In English

    APESOM

    Association des Pharmaciens des Établissements de Santé de l’Outre-Mer

    In French

    APHA

    American Printing History Association

    In English

    APHA

    American Public Health Association (www.apha.org)

    In English

    APHIN

    Animal Productivity and Health Information Network (www.aphin.upei.ca)

    In English

    API

    American Petroleum Institute (https://www.api.org/)

    In English

    APIQ
    Associazione dei Professori d'Italiano del Quebec (www.apiq.org)

    = APIQ | Association des Professeurs d'Italien du Québec | In French

    In Italian

    APIQ
    Association des Professeurs d'Italien du Québec (www.apiq.org)

    = APIQ (see above)

    In French

    APNS

    Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia

    In English

    APPMA

    American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (www.appma.org)

    In English

    APS

    American Psychological Society (www.psychologicalscience.org)

    In English

    APS

    American Physiological Society (www.the-aps.org)

    In English

    APS

    American Physical Society (www.aps.org)

    In English

    APS

    American Phytopathological Society (www.apsnet.org)

    In English

    APS

    Albuquerque Public Schools

    In English

    APS

    American Pain Society

    In English

    APS

    American Philatelic Society (www.stamps.org)

    In English

    APS

    Atlanta Public Schools

    In English

    APS

    Annapolis Performance Sailing

    In English

    APSSC

    APS (American Psychological Society) Student Caucus

    In English

    APVMA

    American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (www.apvma.us)

    In English

    AQDM

    Association Québécoise de la Dégénérescence Maculaire

    In French

    AQHA

    American Quarter Horse Association (https://www.aqha.com/)

    In English

    AQHSST

    Association Québécoise pour l'Hygiène, la Santé et la Sécurité du Travail

    In French

    AQP

    Association Québecoise du Propane (https://propanequebec.com/)

    In French

    AQTr

    Association Québécoise des Transports

    In French

    AQUOPS

    Association Québécoise des Utilisateurs de l'Ordinateur au Primaire et au Secondaire

    In French

    ARACC

    Amateur Radio Association of Central California

    In English

    ARC

    Ames Research Center

    In English

    ARGMA
    Army Rocket and Guided Missile Agency

    The abbreviation ARGMA (Army Rocket and Guided Missile Agency) includes the abbreviation GM (Guided Missile).

    In English

    ARL

    Association of Research Libraries (https://www.arl.org/)

    In French

    ARNNL

    Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (www.arnnl.nf.ca)

    In English

    ARNPEI

    Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (www.arnpei.ca)

    In English

    ARPA

    Advanced Research Projects Agency

    In English

    ARRL

    American Radio Relay League (www.arrl.org)

    In English

    ARS

    American Rocket Society

    In English

    ASA

    American Studies Association (www.theasa.net)

    In English

    ASA

    American Standards Association

    In English

    ASA

    American Sociological Association (www.asanet.org)

    In English

    ASA

    American Society of Anesthesiologists

    In English

    ASAE

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers

    In English

    ASAJ

    Acoustical Society of America Journal

    In English

    ASALH

    Association for the Study of African-American Life and History

    In English

    ASAS

    American Society of Animal Science (www.asas.org)

    In English

    ASC

    American Satellite Corporation

    In English

    ASC

    American Society of Cinematographers (www.theasc.com)

    In English

    ASCB

    American Society for Cell Biology

    In English

    ASCE

    American Society of Civil Engineers (www.asce.org)

    In English

    ASCH

    American Society of Church History

    In English

    ASCII

    American Standard Code for Information Interchange

    In English

    ASCOP

    Applied Science Corporation Of Princeton

    In English

    ASEA

    American Society of Engineers and Architects

    In English

    ASECS

    American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

    In English

    ASEE

    American Society for Engineering Education (www.asee.org)

    In English

    ASEH

    American Society for Environmental History

    In English

    ASFC

    Agence des Services Frontaliers du Canada

    In French

    ASFP

    Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals

    In English

    ASHRAE

    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (https://www.ashrae.org/)

    In English

    ASI

    American Sheep Industry Association (www.sheepusa.org)

    In English

    ASID

    American Society of Interior Designers

    In English

    ASIL

    American Society of International Law

    In English

    ASIS

    American Society for Information Science (www.asis.org)

    In French

    ASL

    American Sign Language

    In English

    ASLAP

    American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (https://www.aslap.org/)

    In English

    ASLH

    American Society for Legal History

    In English

    ASLME

    American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (www.aslme.org)

    In English

    ASLO

    American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (www.aslo.org)

    In English

    ASLTA

    American Sign Language Teachers Association (www.aslta.org)

    In English

    ASM

    American Society for Metals

    In English

    ASM

    American Society for Microbiology (www.asm.org)

    In English

    ASM

    American Society of Mammalogists (www.mammalsociety.org)

    In English

    ASME

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (www.asme.org)

    In English

    ASME

    American Standards for Mechanical Engineering

    In English

    ASNS

    American Society for Nutritional Sciences (www.nutrition.org)

    In English

    ASNYN

    Newsletter of the Astronomical Society of New York

    In English

    ASP

    Agence Science-Presse (https://www.sciencepresse.qc.ca/)

    In French

    ASPC

    American Shetland Pony Club

    In English

    ASPHoG

    Association des Pharmaciens Hospitaliers de Guadeloupe

    In French

    ASQC
    American Society for Quality Control

    The abbreviation ASQC (American Society for Quality Control) includes the abbreviation QC (Quality Control).

    In English

    ASR

    American Sociological Review (www2.asanet.org/journals/asr/)

    In English

    ASRE

    American Society of Refrigerating Engineers

    In English

    ASSD

    Autonetics Strategic Systems Division

    In English

    ASSE

    American Society of Sanitary Engineers (www.asse-plumbing.org)

    In English

    ASST

    American Society for Steel Treating

    In English

    ASTE

    American Society of Tool Engineers

    In English

    ASTF
    Aeropropulsion System Test Facility

    The abbreviation ASTF (Aeropropulsion System Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    ASTM

    American Society for Testing of Materials (www.astm.org)

    In English

    ASTM

    American Society of Testing and Materials (www.astm.org)

    In English

    ASVAB

    Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Testing

    In English

    ASVO

    American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (www.asvo.org)

    In English

    AT&T

    American Telephone & Telegraph (www.att.com)

    In English

    ATA

    Air Transport Association

    In English

    ATAA

    Assembly of Turkish American Associations (https://www.ataa.org/)

    In English

    ATCC

    American Type Culture Collection (www.atcc.org)

    In English

    ATCC

    Airedale Terrier Club of Canada

    In French

    ATJAM

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Applied Mechanics

    In English

    ATJDS

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems and Measurement Control

    In English

    ATJEG

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Engineering Gas Turbines and Power

    In English

    ATJEM

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology

    In English

    ATJEP

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Engineering Power

    In English

    ATJEl

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Electronic Packaging

    In English

    ATJEn

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Engineering Power

    In English

    ATJFE

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Fluids Engineering

    In English

    ATJHT

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Heat Transfer

    In English

    ATJLT

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Lubrication Technology

    In English

    ATJSE

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Solar Energy and Engineering

    In English

    ATJTu

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Turbomachinery

    In English

    ATJVA

    ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Transactions Journal of Vibration Acoustics

    In English

    ATLA

    American Theological Library Association (www.atla.com)

    In English

    ATM

    Apollo Telescope Mount

    In English

    ATSC

    AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation

    In English

    AU

    American University

    In English

    AUA

    American Urological Association (www.auanet.org)

    In English

    AUB

    American University of Beirut (https://www.aub.edu.lb/)

    In English

    AUP

    Ames Unitary Plan

    In English

    AUP

    American University of Paris

    In English

    AUSC

    Associated Students of the University of California (https://asuc.org/)

    In English

    AVCA

    American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (www.animalchiropractic.org)

    In English

    AVCO

    The Aviation Corp of Delaware

    In English

    AVDA

    American Veterinary Distributors Association (www.avda.net)

    In English

    AVDC

    American Veterinary Dental College (https://avdc.org/)

    In English

    AVMA

    American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org)

    In English

    AVMF

    American Veterinary Medical Foundation (www.avmf.org)

    In English

    AVS

    American Vacuum Society (www.avs.org)

    In English

    AVSOA
    American Association of Variable Star Observers Abstracts

    The abbreviation AVSOA (American Association of Variable Star Observers Abstracts) includes the abbreviation AVSO (Association of Variable Star Observers).

    In English

    AVSOM
    American Association of Variable Star Observers Monographs

    The abbreviation AVSOM (American Association of Variable Star Observers Monographs) includes the abbreviation AVSO (Association of Variable Star Observers).

    In English

    AVSOQ
    American Association of Variable Star Observers Quarterly Reports

    The abbreviation AVSOQ (American Association of Variable Star Observers Quarterly Reports) includes the abbreviation AVSO (Association of Variable Star Observers).

    In English

    AVSOR
    American Association of Variable Star Observers Reports

    The abbreviation AVSOR (American Association of Variable Star Observers Reports) includes the abbreviation AVSO (Association of Variable Star Observers).

    In English

    AW&ST
    Aviation Week and Space Technology

    = AvWST | Aviation Week & Space Technology | In English

    In English

    AWA

    Animal Welfare Act

    In English

    AWF

    American Wood Fibers (www.awf.com)

    In English

    AWF

    Alabama Wildlife Federation (https://www.alabamawildlife.org/)

    In English

    AWG

    American Wire Gauge

    In English

    AWIC
    Animal Welfare Information Center (https://www.nal.usda.gov/awic)

    The abbreviation AWIC (Animal Welfare Information Center) includes the abbreviation IC (Information Center).

    In English

    AWIC

    Association of Women of India in Canada

    In English

    AWS

    American Welding Society

    In English

    AXAF

    Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility

    In English

    AZA

    American Zoo and Aquarium Association

    In English

    AZT

    American Zeppelin Transport

    In English

    AeAm

    Aerospace America

    In English

    AmE

    American Ethnologist

    In English

    AmHR

    American Historical Review

    In English

    AmJC

    American Journal of Cardiology

    In English

    AmJM

    American Journal of Mathematics

    In English

    AmJPh

    American Journal of Physics

    In English

    AmJS

    American Journal of Science

    In English

    AmJSA

    American Journal of Science and Arts

    In English

    AmMin

    American Mineralogist

    In English

    AmSci

    American Scientist

    In English

    AvWST
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    = AW&ST, AvWST (see above)

    In English

    BAAPG

    Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

    In English

    BAAS

    Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society

    In English

    BAC

    Boeing Aerospace Company

    In English

    BAC

    Boeing Aircraft Company

    In English

    BAMS

    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

    In English

    BAPS

    Bulletin of the American Physical Society

    In English

    BASOR

    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem and Bagdad

    In English

    BAVSO
    Bulletin of the American Association of Variable Star Observers

    The abbreviation BAVSO (Bulletin of the American Association of Variable Star Observers) includes the abbreviation AVSO (Association of Variable Star Observers).

    In English

    BBXRT

    Broadband X-Ray Telescope

    In English

    BCEOM

    Bureau Central d’Études pour les Équipements d’Outre-Mer

    In French

    BCFHT

    Bulletin d’information du téléscope Canada-France-Hawaii

    In French

    BCI
    British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

    = bcIMC | British Columbia Investment Management Corporation | In English

    In English

    BCIT

    British Columbia Institute of Technology (https://www.bcit.ca/)

    In English

    BCVMA

    British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association

    In English

    BEARS

    Burbank Emergency Amateur Radio Service

    In English

    BESS
    Biomedical Experiments Scientific Satellite

    The Biomedical Experiments Scientific Satellite (BESS) program was proposed to provide a long-duration, Earth-orbiting facility to expose a variety of specimens and especially primates in a series of basic biological and medical studies. The large pressurized experiment module should contain a life support system (LSS), a waste management system (WMS), specimen-holding facilities, as well as monitoring, evaluating, and data-handling equipment.

    In English

    BFEC

    Bendix Field Engineering Corporation

    In English

    BID
    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (https://www.iadb.org/es)

    = IDB | Inter-American Development Bank | In English
    = IADB | Inter-American Development Bank | In English
    = BID | Banque Interaméricaine de Développement | In French
    = BID | Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    BID
    Banque Interaméricaine de Développement (https://www.iadb.org/fr)

    = IDB, IADB (see above)

    In French

    BID
    Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (https://www.iadb.org/pt)

    = IDB, IADB (see above)

    In Portuguese

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