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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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    Code

    Meaning

    Language

    Themes and places

    LA

    Los Angeles

    In many languages

    LAACARC

    Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs

    In English

    LAC

    Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

    In English

    LACB

    Landing Aids Control Building

    In English

    LACDCS

    Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service

    In English

    LACE

    Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

    In English

    LAGEOS

    LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (https://lageos.cddis.eosdis.nasa.gov/)

    In English

    LAUSDARA

    Los Angeles Unified School District Amateur Radio Association

    In English

    LBACT

    Laguna Beach Auxiliary Communications Team

    In English

    LCMS

    The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (www.lcms.org)

    In English

    LEC

    Lockheed Electronics Company

    In English

    LETF
    Launch Equipment Test Facility

    The abbreviation LETF (Launch Equipment Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    LIH

    Ligue Internationale de Hockey

    In French

    LKV

    Lake County Airport

    In English

    LMSC

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation

    In English

    LOB
    Launch Operations Building

    The abbreviation LOB (Launch Operations Building) includes the abbreviation LO (Launch Operations).

    In English

    LOCB
    Launch Operations Control Building

    The abbreviation LOCB (Launch Operations Control Building) includes the abbreviation LO (Launch Operations).

    In English

    LSB

    Launch Support Building

    In English

    LSOC

    Lockheed Space Operations Company

    In English

    LSQ
    Langue des Signes Québécoise

    = QSL | Quebec Sign Language | In English

    In French

    LULAC

    League of United Latin American Citizens

    In English

    LUPWT

    Langley Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel

    In English

    LaRC

    (NASA) Langley Research Center (www.larc.nasa.gov)

    In English

    LeRC

    Lewis Research Center

    In English

    MAA

    Medieval Academy of America (www.medievalacademy.org)

    In English

    MAA

    Mathematical Association of America (www.maa.org)

    In English

    MAA

    Municipal Assessment Agency (https://www.maa.ca/)

    In English

    MAAG

    Military Assistance Advisory Group

    In English

    MAAO

    Maryland Association of Assessing Officers

    In English

    MAAO

    Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (https://maao.org/)

    In English

    MAB

    Missile Assembly Building

    In English

    MABA

    Maine Antiquarian Booksellers Association (www.mainebooksellers.org)

    In English

    MACVNR

    Mexican Association for Computer Vision, Neurocomputing and Robotics

    In English

    MAIF

    Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund

    In English

    MAINC

    Ministère des Affaires Indiennes et du Nord Canada

    In French

    MASS

    Mexican Association for Semiotic Studies

    In English

    MAUTx

    University of Texas Monographs in Astronomy

    In English

    MAVMA

    Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (https://www.massvet.org/)

    In English

    MC

    Montgomery College

    In English

    MCAA

    Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

    In English

    MCEER

    Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (http://mceer.buffalo.edu)

    In English

    MCHC

    Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (www.mchc.org)

    In English

    MCHC

    Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference (www.methockey.com)

    In English

    MCHC

    Monroe County History Center (www.monroehistory.org)

    In English

    MCHC

    Minnesota Chinese Health Center

    In English

    MDDEP

    Ministère du Développement Durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec

    In French

    MDLC

    Museum Digital Licensing Consortium

    In English

    MDLC
    Museum Digital Licensing Collective

    The Museum Digital Licensing Collective (MDLC) is a non-profit, non-stock corporation formed to provide technical and financial assistance for the digitization of museum materials, and to manage the storage, distribution, and licensing of digitized materials to educational institutions, such as colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools, libraries, and museums, as well as the public.

    In English

    MDSSC

    McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Corporation

    In English

    MDVMA

    Maryland Veterinary Medical Association

    In English

    MDW

    Military District of Washington

    In English

    MECSLSI
    Mission Equipment Cargo Shuttle Launch Site

    The abbreviation MECSLSI (Mission Equipment Cargo Shuttle Launch Site) includes the abbreviation LS (Launch Site).

    In English

    MEEI

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (https://www.masseyeandear.org/)

    In English

    MEKARO

    MezKanada Renkontiĝo de Esperanto

    In Esperanto

    MEMO
    Montreal Esperanto Movement

    = MEMO | Mouvement Espéranto-Montréal | In French
    = MEMO | Montreala Esperanta Movado | In Esperanto

    In English

    MEMO
    Mouvement Espéranto-Montréal

    = MEMO (see above)

    In French

    MEMO
    Montreala Esperanta Movado

    = MEMO (see above)

    In Esperanto

    MESELSI
    Mission Extension Shuttle Equipment Launch Site

    The abbreviation MESELSI (Mission Extension Shuttle Equipment Launch Site) includes the abbreviation LS (Launch Site).

    In English

    MEVMA

    Maine Veterinary Medical Association (https://www.mainevetmed.org/)

    In English

    MFPA

    Manitoba Food Processors Association

    In English

    MFPA

    Minnesota Free Paper Association

    In English

    MGH

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    In English

    MICB

    Meck Island Control Building

    In English

    MICOM

    Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model (http://oceanmodeling.rsmas.miami.edu/micom/)

    In English

    MIRFC

    Montreal Irish Rugby Football Club

    In English

    MIT

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (https://www.mit.edu/)

    In English

    MIT/LL

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (https://www.ll.mit.edu/)

    In English

    MITIL

    MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Instrumentation Laboratory

    In English

    MKAtl

    Astrophysics Monographs, University of Chicago Press

    In English

    MLS

    Microwave Limb Sounder

    In English

    MLUG

    Montreal Linux Users Group

    In English

    MMU

    Marymount University

    In English

    MODEL
    Multidisciplinary Optimization and Design Engineering Laboratory

    The abbreviation MODEL (Multidisciplinary Optimization and Design Engineering Laboratory) includes the abbreviation DE (Design Engineering).

    In English

    MPAA

    Motion Picture Association of America (www.mpaa.org)

    In English

    MPAA

    Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association

    In English

    MPS

    Manitoba Psychological Society

    In English

    MPST
    Multipurpose Support Team

    A Multipurpose Support Team (MPST) provides direct support for preflight planning and training activities and, during the flight , provides systems and trajectory statusing report to the flight control room.

    In English

    MPTF
    Main Propulsion Test Facility

    The abbreviation MPTF (Main Propulsion Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    MRCC

    Modéle Régional Climatique Canadien

    In French

    MRDR

    Mission Requirements Data Base Rockwell

    In English

    MRLUG

    Montreal Regional Linux Users Group

    In English

    MRTFB
    Major Range and Test Facility Base

    The abbreviation MRTFB (Major Range and Test Facility Base) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    MSC

    Meteorological Service of Canada

    In English

    MSDT
    Multiple Shuttle Data Tape

    The abbreviation MSDT (Multiple Shuttle Data Tape) includes abbreviations SDT (Shuttle Data Tape) and DT (Data Tape).

    In English

    MSFN

    Manned Space Flight Network

    In English

    MSHA

    Mine Safety and Health Administration (https://www.msha.gov/)

    In English

    MSIC

    Missile and Space Intelligence Center

    In English

    MSMR

    Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (https://msmr.org/)

    In English

    MSOB

    Manned Spacecraft Operations Building

    In English

    MTO

    Mississippi Test Operations

    In English

    MTQ

    Ministère des Transports du Québec

    In French

    MUMPS

    Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System

    In English

    MV

    Mount Vernon College

    In English

    MWO
    Mount Wilson Observatory

    The abbreviation MWO (Mount Wilson Observatory) is included in the abbreviation MWOAR (Mount Wilson Observatory Annual Report).

    In English

    MWOAR
    Mount Wilson Observatory Annual Report

    The abbreviation MWOAR (Mount Wilson Observatory Annual Report) includes the abbreviation MWO (Mount Wilson Observatory).

    In English

    MtWAR

    Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatory Annual Report

    In English

    NAA

    North American Aircraft

    In English

    NAAAP

    National Association of Asian American Professionals

    In English

    NAACLT

    North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (http://www.naaclt.org)

    In English

    NAAEE

    National American Association of Environmental Education (www.naaee.org)

    In English

    NAAL

    North American Aerodynamic Laboratory

    In English

    NAATA

    National Asian American Telecommunications Association

    In English

    NABA

    North American Broadcasters Association (https://nabanet.com/)

    In English

    NACA

    National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

    In English

    NACBS

    North American Conference on British Studies

    In English

    NACEC
    North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (www.cec.org)

    = CCAAN | Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental de América del Norte | In Spanish
    = CNACE | Commission Nord-Américaine de Coopération Environnementale | In French
    = CNACA | Comissão Norte-americana de Cooperação Ambiental | In Portuguese

    In English

    NAEP

    National Association of Educational Procurement (https://www.naepnet.org/)

    In English

    NAERIC

    North American Equine Ranching Information Council

    In English

    NAFTA

    North American Free Trade Agreement

    In English

    NAHRA

    North American Riding for the Handicapped Association

    In English

    NAICS

    North American Industry Classification System

    In English

    NAM

    North American Mesoscale (Model)

    In English

    NAMS

    North American Micropaleontology Section

    In English

    NANB

    Nurses Association of New Brunswick

    In English

    NAOMI

    North American OpenMath Initiative

    In English

    NAPABA

    National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

    In English

    NAPCTC

    North American Policy Council for OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Testing and Certification

    In English

    NARR

    North American Regional Reanalysis

    In English

    NASA

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (www.nasa.gov)

    In English

    NASAC

    NASA Conference Publication

    In English

    NASAL

    NASA Circular Letter

    In English

    NASAR

    NASA Reference Publication

    In English

    NASAS

    NASA Special Publication

    In English

    NASCOM

    NASA Communications

    In English

    NASED

    National Association of State Election Directors (https://www.nased.org/)

    In English

    NASK

    Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro

    In Esperanto

    NASM

    National Air and Space Museum (https://airandspace.si.edu/)

    In English

    NASO

    North American Space Operations

    In English

    NASOH

    North American Society for Oceanic History

    In English

    NASS

    North American Spine Society (https://www.spine.org/)

    In English

    NASSH

    North American Society for Sport History

    In English

    NASTRAN

    NASA Structural Analysis Program

    In English

    NATF
    Naval Air Test Facility

    The abbreviation NATF (Naval Air Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    NATSA

    North American Taiwan Studies Association

    In English

    NAVA

    North American Vexillological Association (https://nava.org/)

    In English

    NAVCA

    North American Veterinary College Administrators

    In English

    NAVT

    NASA Altimeter Verification Telemetry

    In English

    NAWIRA

    North America West Indies Rugby Association

    In English

    NBEP

    Newfoundland Board of Examiners in Psychology

    In English

    NBR

    National Bureau of Asian Research (https://www.nbr.org/)

    In English

    NCC

    North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (https://guides.nccjapan.org/homepage)

    In English

    NCC

    NASA Class Code

    In English

    NCC

    NASA Communications Control

    In English

    NCECHO

    North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online

    In English

    NCG

    Northern California Grantmakers

    In English

    NCI

    National Cancer Institute (https://www.cancer.gov/)

    In English

    NCIBA

    Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (https://www.nciba.com)

    In English

    NCIDQ

    National Council for Interior Design Certification

    In English

    NCJLT

    National Council of Japanese Language Teachers

    In English

    NCM

    National Corvette Museum (https://www.corvettemuseum.org/)

    In English

    NCM

    National Cartoon Museum (https://www.cartoonmuseum.org/)

    In English

    NCM

    National Cryptologic Museum (https://www.nsa.gov/museum/)

    In English

    NCM

    New California Media

    In English

    NCSA

    North Carolina Sociological Association (https://ncsociologyassoc.org/)

    In English

    NCSTJ

    National Council of Secondary Teachers of Japanese

    In English

    ND

    NASA Document

    In English

    NDFU

    North Dakota Farmers Union

    In English

    NDS
    NASA Docking System

    The abbreviation NDS (NASA Docking System) includes the abbreviation DS (Docking System).

    In English

    NEAAS

    New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies

    In English

    NEACP
    National Emergency Airborne Command Post

    The abbreviation NEACP (National Emergency Airborne Command Post) includes the abbreviation ACP (Airborne Command Post).

    In English

    NECEF

    Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada

    In English

    NEEDS

    NASA End-To-End Data System

    In English

    NEHA

    New England Historical Association

    In English

    NEIC
    National Earthquake Information Center

    The abbreviation NEIC (National Earthquake Information Center) includes the abbreviation IC (Information Center).

    In English

    NEJM

    New England Journal of Medicine

    In English

    NELA

    New England Leather Alliance (https://nelaonline.org/)

    In English

    NELSAP

    New England Lost Ski Area Project (https://www.nelsap.org/)

    In English

    NEMS

    NASA Equipment Management System

    In English

    NEPA

    National Environmental Policy Act

    In English

    NET

    NASA Employee Team

    In English

    NEVA

    New England Vexillological Association

    In English

    NEVS

    NASA Equipment Visibility System

    In English

    NFPA

    National Fire Prevention Association (www.nfpa.org)

    In English

    NFS

    NASA FAR Supplement

    In English

    NGT

    NASA Ground Terminal

    In English

    NH

    New Hampshire

    In English

    NHAAO

    New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials (www.nhaao.org)

    In English

    NHABA

    New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association (https://nhaba.info/)

    In English

    NHB

    NASA Handbook

    In English

    NHC

    National Hurricane Center (https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/)

    In English

    NHTSA

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (https://www.nhtsa.gov/)

    In English

    NIOSH

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    In English

    NITA

    Nevada Interpreters and Translators Association (https://www.nitaonline.org/)

    In English

    NLA-I

    National Leather Association International (https://www.nla-international.com/)

    In English

    NMI

    NASA Management Instruction

    In English

    NMVMA

    New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association (https://www.nmvma.org/)

    In English

    NMWF

    New Mexico Women's Foundation

    In English

    NOAC

    Naval Officers' Association of Canada (www.noac-national.ca)

    In English

    NORAD

    North American Aerospace Defense Command

    In English

    NORAD

    North American Air Defense Command

    In English

    NORC

    National Opinion Research Center (www.norc.org)

    In English

    NORTANA

    Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America (https://nortana.org/)

    In English

    NPC

    NASA Procurement Circular

    In English

    NPC

    NASA Publication Control

    In English

    NPD

    NASA Policy Directive

    In English

    NPN

    NASA Part Number

    In English

    NPS

    NASA Planning Studies

    In English

    NRA

    National Rifle Association

    In English

    NRAAO

    Northeastern Regional Association of Assessing Officers (https://www.nraao.org/)

    In English

    NRALT
    NASA Radar Altimeter

    The abbreviation NRALT (NASA Radar Altimeter) includes the abbreviation RALT (Radar Altimeter).

    In English

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