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Acronyms and abbreviations in English.

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components of a phrase or a word, usually individual letters. There are no universal standards for the multiple names for such abbreviations or for their orthographic styling.


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There are 208 terms in this directory beginning with the letter D.
D
1. Discourse.
2. fivehundred.
3. Diesel.

D.A.
Dictionary of Americanisms

D.A.E.
Dictionary of American English

D.C.
District of Columbia

d.l.o.
dispatch loading only (Eilgeld wird nur bei schnellem Beladen bezahlt)

D.O.S.T.
Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue

D.S.O.
Distinguished Service Order

d.w.
dead weight (Schwergut; auch Ballastgewicht)

d/a
documents against acceptance (Dokumente gegen Akzept)

D/B
Documentary Bill (Dokumententratte)

D/D
Documentary Draft (Dokumententratte)

D/L
Download, transmit to you

D/O
delivery order (Lieferschein)

d/p
documents against payment (Dokumente gegen Zahlung)

D&C
Duck and Cover

DA
Dermocratic Alliance

Da.
Danish

DAB
Digital Audio Broadcast

DAC
1. diamond anvil cell.
2. Downhill Assist Control.
3. Department Approval Certificate (Northern Ireland).
4. Dense Asphaltic Concrete.

DAF
delivered at frontgier (geliefert an der Grenze)

DAH
differential adhesion hypothesis

DAL
Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas,Texas.USA

DAM
Designation of Approval Marks (regulations)

DAP
Parents Against Dyslexia

DARC
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

DAS
1. Data Acyuisition System.
2. Dead Air Space.

DASCAR
Data Acquisition System for Crash Avoidance Research

dat.
dative

db
Decibel

DBA
Doing Business As

DBC
Dynamic Brake Control

DBDP
Dual Band Dual Polar

DBDT
Dual-Band Desk-Top

DBERR
Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

DBFO
Design, Build, Finance and Operate

dBm
Decibel relative to one milliwatt

DBN
Doing Business Not

DBST
Double Bituminous Surface Treatment

DBT
Department of Biotechnology

DC
1. Designated Council - Local Authority Authorised TGO Carry out mot Tests.
2. Data Center.

DCAS
Distance Control Assist System

DCC
Double Counting Correction (EUETS/CCA)

DCCO
1. Double Crested Cormorant (phalacrocorax auritus).
2. Dah Chung Trading Company.

DCMS
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DCS
Digital Coded Squelch

DCT
Dual Clutch Transmission

DD
1. Darling Daughter.
2. Detailed Design.
3. Demand Draft.

DDA
Digital Directional Antenna

DDC
density-dependent compensation

DDMC
Disabled Drivers Motor Club

DDP
delivered duty paid (verzollt geliefert)

DDU
delivered duty unpaid (unverzollt geliefert)

DE
1. Discard Eligibility.
2. Germany.
3. Driven Element.

Deb.
(in titles) Debate, -s

def.
definite, -ition

DEFRA
Department for Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs

DEG
Design Engineering Group

DEG CALCULATOR
degree calculation

dem.
demonstrative

DEOG
Diesel Emission Organic Gases

dept
department

DEQ
delivered ex quai (Ab Kai geliefert)

DERA
1. Department for Environment and Rural Affairs .
2. Defence Evaluation Research Agency.

deriv.
derivative, -ation

derog.
derogatory

DES
1. delivered ex ship.
2. Dutch, English, And Spanish.

Descr.
(in titles) Description, -tive

DETA
Database for Exchange of Type Approvals

DETR
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Devel.
(in titles) Development, -al

DfES
Department for Education and Skills

DFG
Disabled Facilities Grant

DFID
Department for International Development

DfT
Department for Transport

dft.
draft (Tratte)

DFU
Dont Forget Units

DFW
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas,Texas.USA.

DG
Darling Girl

DG/WHO
Director General, World Health Organisation

DGMS
Dont Get Me Started

DGSA
Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser

DH
1. Dear Hubby.
2. Dumb Hubby.
3. Deaf Hubby.
4. Dick Head.
5. Department of Health.

DHCA
Dehydrocholic acid

DI
Direct Injection

DIAF
Die In A Fire

DIAFYO
Did I Ask For Your Opinion

Diagn.
(in titles) Diagnosis, Diagnostic

dial.
dialect, -al

DIC
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Dict.
dictionary; spec., the Oxford English Dictionary

DIDB
The Domestic Interiors Database

DIIK
Damned If I Know

DIL
Daughter In Law

DILLIGAFF
Do I look Like I give a Flying Figment?

dim.
diminutive

DIPA
Digital Image Processing and Analysis

DIQAP
Defence Industries Quality Assurance Panel

DIRT
Daily Independent Reading Time

DIS
1. Departmental Investment Strategy.
2. Draft International Standard (IN ISO).
3. Digital Ignition System.

Dis.
(in titles) Disease

Diss.
(in titles) Dissertation

DITUIH
Did I tell you I hate

DITUIHIBMSL
Did I Tell You I Hate IBMs Lately

DITUIL
Did I tell you I love

DITUILIBMSL
Did I Tell You I Love IBMs Lately

DJ
Djibouti

DK
1. Dont Know.
2. Denmark.

DKU
Drop Kick Ugly

DL
Download

DLC
differential leukocyte count

DLCI
Data Link Connection Identifier

DLG
Devilish Little Grin

DLL
data link layer (L2)

DLO
Direct Labour Organisation

DLR
Docklands Light Railway

DM
Dominica

DMC
Discrete Memoryless Channels

DMFC
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

DMLC
Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance

DMO
District Medical Officer

DMOZ
Directory - Mozilla

DMR
1. Differential Microwave Radiometer.
2. Digital Media Receiver.

DMS
Dealer Management System

DMSL
Data Mining and Statistical Learning

DMTC
Disaster Management Training Course

DN
Double Negative

DNA
Did Not Answer

DNC
Declared Net Capacity for Renewable Energy

DNEL
Derived no Effect Concentration

DNPM
Damn Near Pissed Myself

DO
Dominican Republic

DOA
Dead On Arrival

DOB
Date / Day Of Birth

doc.
documents (Dokumente)

DoD
1. Department of Defence (USA).
2. downstream on-demand label distribution (mode).

DoE
1. Department of the Environment.
2. Department of Energy (USA).

DoE (NI)
Department of the Environment Northern Ireland

DOI
Days of Inventory (Lagerreichweite)

DOLAP
Desktop Online-Analytical-Processing (OLAP)

DOM
Dirty Old Man

DOP
Direct Object Pronoun

DoT
Department of Transport

DoTaRS
Department of Transport and Regional Services (AUS)

DPAITN
Disturbing People And Irritating The Neighbours With Laughter

DPF
Diesel Particulate Filter

DPM
1. Deputy Prime Minister.
2. Diesel Particulate Matter.

DPO
Days Payables Outstanding (Durchschnittliches Lieferantenzahlungsziel)

DPRK
1. Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.
2. Doputramenkippers.

DPTAC
Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

DPV
Disabled Person's Vehicle

Dr.
Doktor

Dr. h.c.
Doktor honoris causa (Ehrendoktor)

DRA
Dont Recognize Acronyms

DRCRN
Diabetic Retinopthy Clinical Research Network

DRDF
Densified Refuse Derived Fuel (as opposed to coarse RDF)

DRE
Drivers Right Ear

DRIVE
Dedicated Road Infrastructure for Vehicle Safety in Europe

DRL
Daytime Running Lamps

DRM
Digital Rights Management

DS
1. Darling Son.
2. Determinate Sound.
3. Digital Service.
4. Dansk Standards.
5. Dangerous Substances.

DSAIL
Decision Systems and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

DSCP
Differentiated Services Code (Control) Point

DSD
Dangerous Substances (DIRECTIVE 67/548 ON CPL OF DS)

DSGN
Design of products, services, software

DSL
DigitalSubscriberLine

DSO
1. Direct Service Organisation.
2. Days Sales Outstanding.

DSP
1. Designated Seating Position.
2. Dynamic Stability Program.

DSRC
Dedicated Short Range Communication

DTD
Document Type Definition

DTL
1. Detroit Testing Laboratory.
2. Daerah Timur Laut.

DTLR
Department of Transport Local Government and Regions (formerly DETR)

DTM
Discrete Transfer Model

DTOKAB
Drop To One Knee And Blow

DTP
1. Desk Top Publishing.
2. Detail Test Plan.

DTRT
Do The Right Thing

DTX
Discontinuous Transmission

DU
1. down stream unsolicited label distribution (mode).
2. Discourse Unit.
3. Downstream User.

Du.
Dutch

DUCWIC
Do You see (C) What I see(C)

DUCWIM
Do You See What I Mean?

DUHWIH
Do You Hear What I Hear?

DUK
Dead Upon Keyboard

DUP
Duplicate

DUP & R
Driver and Vehicle Policy and Regulation or Design, Validation and Production Readiness

DUT
Device Under Test

DVD
1. Digital Versatile Disk.
2. Digital Video disc.

DVLC
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre

DVLNI
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland

DVLTA (NI)
Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency (N.Ireland)

DVO
Driver and Vehicle Operator Agencies of DfT: VOSA; DSA; DVLA; and Vehicle Certification Agency

DVPR
Driver and Vehicle Policy and Regulation

DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis

DVTA
Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency

DW
Doch Warrant (Kai-Lagerschein)

DWFS
Disjunctive Well-Founded Semantics

DWI
Driving While Intoxicated

DWIM
Do What I Mean

DWIMC
Do What I Mean, Correctly

DWIMNW
Do What I Mean, Not What I Say

DWP
Department for Work and Pensions

DWWM
Decentralized Wastewater Management

DYE
Damn Your Eyes!

DYHWIH
Do You Hear What I Hear

DYOH
Do Your Own Homework

DYSWID
Do You See What I Did There

DYSWIS
Do you See What I See

DZ
Algeria

DZNM
State Office for Standardization & Metrology (Croatia)

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