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EEG

Electroencephalogram

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FHA

Federal Housing Administration

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FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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FDIC

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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FDA

Food and Drug Administration

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FCC

Federal Communications Commission

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FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

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ESP

Extrasensory perception

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ESOP

Employee stock ownership plan

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ERA

Equal Rights Amendment

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EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

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EOEC

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

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AA

Alcoholics Anonymous

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EKG

Electrocardiogram

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FTC

Federal Trade Commission

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EEC

European Economic Community

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DVD

Digital Video Disc

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DTP

Diphtheria; tetanus; pertussis

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DSC

Distinguished Service Cross

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

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DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross

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DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency

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DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

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DC

Direct Current

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DAV

Disabled American Veterans

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DAR

Daughters of the American Revolution

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EMT

Emergency medical technician

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HIV

Humman immunodeficienty Virus

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IPO

Initial public offering

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IOC

International Olympic Committee

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IMF

International Monetary Fund

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ICC

Interstate Commerce Commission

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ICBM

Inter-continental ballistic missile

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IBM

International Business Machines

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HUAC

House Un-American Activities Committee

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HTTP

Hyper text transfer protocol

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HTML

Hyper text markup language

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HRH

His/Her Royal Highness

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HRE

Holy Roman Empire

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FICA

Federal Insurance Contribution Act

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HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

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FM

Frequency Modulation

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HBO

Home Box Office

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GSA

General Services Administration

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GPS

Global Positioning System

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GOP

Grand Old Party

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GNP

Gross National Product

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GMT

Greenwich mean time

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GI

Government issue

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GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

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GAR

Grand Army of the Republic

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GAO

General Accounting Office

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FTD

Florist Transworld Delivery

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CRT

Cathode Ray Tube

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HMS

His/Her Majesty's Ship

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AI (international org.)

Amnesty International

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CTW

Children's Television Workshop

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AU

Astronomical Unit

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ASPCA

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

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ASCAP

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers

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AP

Associated Press

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ANZUS

Australia; New Zealand; United States

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ANC

African National Congress

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AMA

American Medical Association

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AM

Amplitude Modulation

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AKC

American Kennel Club

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AWOL

Absent without leave

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AI (computer term)

Artificial Intelligence

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BASIC

Beginner's All-purpose symbolic instruction code

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AFT

American Federation of Teachers

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AFL

American Federation of Labor

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AFI

American Film Institute

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AD

Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)

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ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union

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AC

Alternating Current

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ABM

Anti-Ballistic missile

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ABC (Powers)

Argentina; Brazil and Chile

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ABC (Islands)

Aruba Bonaire and Curacao

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ABC (the company)

American Broadcasting Company

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AARP

American Association of Retired People

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AAA

American Auto Association

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AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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CEO

Chief Executive Officer

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ITT

International Telephone and Telegraph

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CPU

Central Processing Unit

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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CORE

Congress of Racial Equality

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COO

Chief Operating Officer

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COLA

Cost of Living allowance (or adjustment)

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COBOL

Common business oriented language

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CNA

Certified Nurse's Assistant

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CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

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CIO

Congress of Industrial Organizations

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CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

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AWACS

Airborne warning and control systems

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CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

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CSA

Confederate States of America

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CDC

Centers for Disease Control

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CCC

Civilian Conservation Corps

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CBC

Complete Blood Count

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CARE

Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere

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CAM

Computer aided manufacture

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CAD

Computer aided design

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c.

Circa (on or about)

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BTU

British Thermal Unit

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BPOE

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

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BLM

Bureau of Land Management

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BC

Before Christ

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BATA

Bouquet; Aroma; Taste; Aftertaste

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CFS

Chronic Fatigue syndrome

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SAM

Surface-to-air missile

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QVC

Quality; value; convenience

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START

Strategic Arms Reductions Talks

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SSR

Soviet Socialist Republic

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SPF

Sun protection factor

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SONAR

Sound navagation and ranging

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SETI

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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SEC

Securities and Exchange Commission

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SEATO

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization

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SDI

Strategic Defense Initiative

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SCUBA

Self-Contained underwater breathing apparatus

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SBA

Small Business Administration

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TKO

Technical Knockout

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SAR

Sons of the American Revolution

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TNT

Trinitrotoluene

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SALT

Strategic Arms Limitations Talks

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RSVP

Respondez s'il vous plait (please respond)

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ROM

Read only memory

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ROI

Return on investment

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RNA

Ribonucleic acid

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RKO

Radio Keith Orpheum

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REM

Rapid eye movement

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RCMP

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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RCA

Radio Corporation of America

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RAM

Random Access Memory

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RAF

Royal Air Force

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IRA

Irish Republican Army

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SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

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VHF

Very High Frequency

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YUPPIE

Young upwardly mobile professional

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WYSIWYG

What you see is what you get

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WWW

World Wide Web

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WWF

World Wildlife Fund

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WTO

World Trade Organization

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WHO

World Health Organization

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WCTU

Women's Christian Temperance Union

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WASP

White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

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WAC

Women's Army Corps

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WAAF

Women's Auxillary Air Force

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WAAC

Women's Auxillary Army Corps

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SUV

Sport Utility Vehicle

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VHS

Video Home System

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P's and Q's

Pints and quarts

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VAT

Value added tax

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UV

Ultra-violet

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USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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USO

United Service Organization

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URL

Uniform Resource Locator

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UPI

United Press International

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UNCLE

United Network Command for Law and Enforcement

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UL

Underwriters Laboratory

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UHF

Ultra high frequency

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UAR

United Arab Republic

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UAE

United Arab Emirates

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TVA

Tennessee Valley Authority

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VOA

Voice of America

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MOCA

Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles)

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RADAR

Radio ranging and detecting

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NEA (not arts)

National Education Association

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NBC

National Broadcasting Company

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NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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NASDAQ

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

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NASCAR

National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing

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NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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NAFTA

North America Free Trade Agreement

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NAACP

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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MSG

Monosodium glutamate

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MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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NIMBY

Not in my backyard

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MODEM

Modulate/demodulate

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NLRB

National Labor Relations Board

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MGM

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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MFN

Most Favored Nation

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M*A*S*H*

Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

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LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide

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LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

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LOX

Liquid Oxygen

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LNG

Liquified Natural Gas

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LED

Light emitting diode

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LCD

Liquid crystal display

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LASER

Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation

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JAG

Judge Advocate General

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ZIP (in zip code)

Zone Improvement Plan

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MOMA

Musuem of Modern Art (NYC)

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OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

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PVC

Polyvinyl chloride

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PTA

Parent-Teacher Association

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PP

Page

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PMI

Private mortgage insurance

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PLO

Palestine Liberation Organization

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PIN

Personal identification number

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PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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PBS

Public Broadcasting System

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PAC

Political action committee

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P and L

Profit and Loss

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OTC

Over the counter

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NEA (not education)

National Endowment for the Arts

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OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Association

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ISBN

International Standard Book Number

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OEOB

Old Executive Office Building

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OEM

Original equipment manufacturer

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OED

Oxford English Dictionary

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OAU

Organization of African Unity

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OAS

Organization of American States

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NYSE

New York Stock Exchange

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NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

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NSA

National Security Administration

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NRA (not the letter admin.)

National Rifle Association

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NRA (not gun assoc.)

National Recovery Administration

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NPR

National Public Radio

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NOW

National Organization for Women

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OSS

Office of Strategic Services