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    APVMA

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

    In English

    AQHA

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

    In English

    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

    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

    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

    ASPC

    American Shetland Pony Club

    In English

    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

    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

    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

    BCFHT

    Bulletin d’information du téléscope Canada-France-Hawaii

    In French

    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

    BMB

    Base Maintenance Building

    In English

    BMB
    Bench Maintenance Building

    The abbreviation BMB (Bench Maintenance Building) includes the abbreviation BM (Bench Maintenance).

    In English

    BMDO
    Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

    The abbreviation BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization) includes the abbreviation BM (Ballistic Missile).

    In English

    BSSA

    Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

    In English

    BVP

    Bessemer Venture Partners (https://www.bvp.com)

    In English

    BuSSA

    The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

    In English

    CAA

    Colorado Assessors Association (https://e-caa.com/)

    In English

    CAAO

    Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers (https://caao.com/)

    In English

    CABA

    Connecticut Antiquarian Booksellers Association

    In English

    CAD

    (The) Chicago Assyrian Dictionary

    In English

    CAFB

    Chanute Air Force Base

    In English

    CAJV

    Community Acquisition Joint Venture

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian American Pudelpointer Association

    In English

    CASB
    Cost Accounting Standards Board

    The Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) is an independent board legislatively established to make, promulgate, and amend cost accounting standards (CAS) and interpretations so as to achieve uniformity and consistency in the practices governing the measurement, assignment, and allocation of costs to contracts with the United States.

    The abbreviation CASB (Cost Accounting Standards Board) includes the abbreviation CAS (Cost Accounting Standard).

    In English

    CBO

    Congressional Budget Office (https://www.cbo.gov/)

    In English

    CCAFS
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

    The abbreviation CCAFS (Cape Canaveral Air Force Station) includes the abbreviation AF (Air Force).

    In English

    CCARES

    Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service

    In English

    CCCPA

    Chicago Chinese Computing Professional Association

    In English

    CCEP

    Center for Corporate Environmental Performance (https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ccep/)

    In English

    CCFF

    Cape Canaveral Forecast Facility

    In English

    CCMTA

    Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex

    In English

    CCP

    Center for Computational Pharmacology

    In English

    CCRA

    Cape Canaveral Reference Atmosphere

    In English

    CCSD

    Chrysler Corporation Space Division

    In English

    CCSR

    Colorado Computer Systems Research

    In English

    CCW

    Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing (https://www.carlisleccw.com)

    In English

    CDCD

    Collins Defense Communications Division

    In English

    CDI

    Center for Defense Information

    In English

    CEA

    Cambridge Electron Accelerator

    In English

    CECC

    Congressional-Executive Commission on China (https://www.cecc.gov/)

    In English

    CFA

    Cat Fanciers' Association (https://cfa.org/)

    In English

    CFR

    Code of Federal Regulations

    In English

    CGDAM

    Conformal Geometry and Dynamics of the American Mathematical Society

    In English

    CHC

    Committee on History in the Classroom

    In English

    CHIPS

    Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu)

    In English

    CHUS

    Chinese Historians in the United States

    In English

    CIRM

    California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (https://www.cirm.ca.gov/)

    In English

    CIRRIE

    Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (http://cirrie.buffalo.edu)

    In English

    CIRRIS

    Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrument(ation) for Shuttle

    In English

    CIT

    California Institute of Technology (https://www.caltech.edu)

    In English

    CKRA

    Cape Kennedy Reference Atmosphere

    In English

    CLASS

    Chinese Language Association for Secondary School (www.classk12.org)

    In English

    CLEAR

    Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act

    In English

    CLEAR

    Computational Language and Education Research (https://www.colorado.edu/lab/clear/)

    In English

    CLGH

    Committee on Lesbian and Gay History

    In English

    CLTA

    Chinese Language Teachers Association (http://clta-us.org/)

    In English

    CLTA-GNY

    Chinese Language Teachers' Association of Greater New York

    In English

    CMRA

    California Microwave Relay Association

    In English

    CMWCI

    Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory / Carnegie Institution of Washington

    In English

    CNN

    Cable News Network

    In English

    CNSA

    California Nursing Students’ Association (https://cnsa.org/)

    In English

    COB

    Communications Office Building

    In English

    COBRA

    Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

    In English

    CONUS

    Continental United States

    In English

    CORC

    Corcoran College of Art and Design

    In English

    COSMIC
    COmputer Software Management and Information Center

    The COmputer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC) is a special NASA service that offers computer programs capable of being adapted to secondary usage while developed for the space program or for other technology generating agencies. Located at the University of Georgia, the COSMIC’s library contains programs for such purposes as structural analysis, artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, thermal analysis, image processing, or project management.

    The abbreviation COSMIC (COmputer Software Management and Information Center) includes the abbreviation IC (Information Center).

    In English

    COSTAR

    Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement

    In English

    CPCSS

    Carolina Prostate Cancer Screening Study

    In English

    CPRA

    California Public Safety Radio Association

    In English

    CREECA

    Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (https://creeca.wisc.edu/)

    In English

    CREECA

    Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (https://creeca.wisc.edu/)

    In English

    CRHC

    Center for Reliable and High-Performance Computing

    In English

    CRIS

    Crash Records Information System

    In English

    CRMA

    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (https://www.crma.org/)

    In English

    CRS

    Congressional Research Service

    In English

    CRS

    Commercial Resupply Services

    In English

    CS

    Spacelab Operations Directorate

    In English

    CSA

    California Sociological Association (https://cal-soc.org)

    In English

    CSA

    Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

    In English

    CSA

    Casting Society of America (www.castingsociety.com)

    In English

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