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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 281 terms in this directory beginning with the letter E.
E
1. Benzin.
2. East.

E-LSP
EXP-inferred-PSCLSP

E.D.D.
English Dialect Dictionary

e.g.
exempli gratia (for example)

e.midl.
east midland (dialect)

E+M
evaluation and management

E2EG
Ear to Ear Grin

EA
1. Energy Absorbing.
2. Environment Agency.
3. Enforcing Authority.
4. Engineering Analysis (NHTSA).

EAA
European Aluminium Association

EAC
1. Educational Affairs Committee.
2. Environmental Audit Committee.
3. Emergency Action Code.

EAD
Encoded Archival Description

EAGLE
Environmental Analysis Group of Laboratory Excellence

EAMA
Egyptian Automobile Manufacturers Association

EAMCET
Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test

EARS
1. European Automotive Redar System.
2. Effective Affordable Reusable Speech.

EASA
European Aviation Safety Agency

EAU
EU Allwance Unit (under EUETS)

EBD
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

EBI
European Bioinformatics Institute

EBIO
European Biethanol Fuel Association

EBIT
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes

EBITDA
Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization

EBS
Electronic Braking System

EBV
Elektronische Bremskraft Verteilung

EC
1. European Community.
2. Elemental Carbon.
3. European Commission.
4. Ecuador.

ECA
Enchanced Capital Allowance

ECAC
European Civil Aviation Conference

ECATRA
European Car & Truck Rental Association

ECB
1. European Chemicals Bureau.
2. European Central Bank.

ECC
Electronic Climate Control

Eccl.
(as label) in Ecclesiastical usage; (in titles) Ecclesiastical

ECCP
European Climate Change Programme

ECD
evidence-centered design

ECE
Economic Commission for Europe

ECET
1. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.
2. Engineering Common Entrance Test.

ECF
European Caravan Federation

ECG
1. Association of European Vehicle Logistics.
2. European Car-Transport Interest Group.

ECJ
1. European Court of Justice.
2. European Competition Journal.

ECM
1. Extracellular matrix.
2. Electronic Control Module.

ECMC
European Container Manufacturers Committee

ECMT
European Conference of Ministers of Transport

ECN
Explicit Congestion Notification

Ecol.
in Ecology

Econ.
(as label) in Economics; (in titles) Economy, - ics

ECOS
Environment Council of States

ECOSOC
Economic & Social Committee (of Euro Commission)

eCPA
effective Cost Per Action

eCPM
Effective Cost Per Mile

ECS
Eddy-Current Separator

ECSVA
European Committee for Single Vehicle Approval

ECTEL
Association of the European Telecommunications & Professional Electronics Industry

ECU
1. Electronic Control Unit.
2. Engine Control Unit.

ECV
Electric Commercial Vehicle

ECWVTA
European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval

ED
1. Every Day.
2. Emotionally Disturbed.
3. Exposure Draft.
4. Enumeration District (smallest geographical zones for census data).

ed.
edition

EDI
Electronic Data Interchange

EDIA
Electronic Data Interchange Association

EDIE
Environmental Data Interative Exchange (web news service)

EDIFACT
Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce & Transport

EDIFICE
Electronic Data Interchange for Interested Commercial Enterprises

Edin.
(in titles) Edinburgh

EDM
Electro-Discharge Machining

EDMS
Electronic Data Management Systems

EDP
Emotionally Disturbed Person

EDQM
European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines

EDR
Event Data Recorder

EDRM
Electronic Data Records Management

EDS
1. Elektronic Data System.
2. Extended Data Service.
3. Electronic Data Service.
4. Electronic Data Storage.
5. Electronic Delivery System.
6. Emotional Doll System.

EDT
Electronic Data Transfer

Educ.
(as label) in Education; (in titles) Education, - al

EE
1. Estonia.
2. Early English.

EEA
1. European Economic Area.
2. European Environment Agency.

EEB
European Environmental Bureau

EEC
European Economic Community

EEE
1. Electromagnetic Environmental Effects.
2. Electronic, Electric and Electromechanic.
3. Electronics Entertainment Expo.
4. Environmental Engineering and Education (Network).
5. Espace Economique Europeen.
6. Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

EEFMA
European Emulsion Fuels Manufacturers Association

EEMC
Energy Efficiency Motor Sport

EEO
European Eco-Label Organisation

EERQI
European Educational Research Quality Indicators

EES
Ethyl ethane sulphonate

EEV
Enhanced Environmental Friendly Vehicles

EEVC
1. European Enhanced Vehicle-Safety Committee.
2. European Experimental Vehicles Committee.

EEWC
European Energy From Waste Coalition

EF
Expedited Forwarding

EFAEP
European Federation of Associations of Environmental Professionals

EFD
Ellington Field Airportcode, Houston, Texas.USA.

EFL
External Financing Limit

EFLC
Extended Folding Large Containers

EFPIA
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations

EFR
1. European Ferrous Recovery.
2. External Financing Requirement.

EFSA
European Food Safety Authority

EFTA
European Free Trade Association

EFW
Energy for Waste

EG
1. Egypt.
2. European Gas.

EGARA
European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations

EGEA
European Garage Equipment Association

EGFR
epithelial growth factor receptor

EGM
extraordinary general meeting

EGNOS
European Geo-Sationery Navigation Overlay System

EGP
exterior gate way protocol

EHA
European Hydrogen Association

EHPS
Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering

EIA
Environmental Impact Assessment

EIC
Environment Industries Commission

EIF
ExerciseIn Futility

EINECS
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances

EIONET
European Information & Observation Network

EIS
Executive Information System (Management-Informationssystem)

EISA
European Independent Steelworks Association

EIU
Economist Intelligence Unit

EKAS
Essential Knowledge and Skills

ELC
Exhibition Liason Committee

ELD
Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/CE)

Electr.
(as label) in Electricity; (in titles) Electricity, - ical

Electron.
(in titles) Electronic, -s

Elem.
(in titles) Element, -ary

ELF
1. End of Life Fridge / Freezer.
2. Ever Lasting Friends.

ELINS
European List of Notified Chemical Substances

ellipt.
elliptical, -ly

ELOT
Hellenic Organisation for Standardisation (Greece)

ELP
English Language Proficiency

ELPT
English Language Proficiency Test

ELR
1. Emergency Locking Retractors.
2. European Load Response Test (diesel emissions).

ELSA
English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

ELSI
ethical, legal and social implications

ELV
End of life vehicle

ELVs
Emission Limit Values

EM
Expectation/Maximization

EMA
1. Engine Manufacturers Association.
2. European Medicines Agency.

EMAS
1. Eco Management and Audit Scheme.
2. Employment Medical Advisory Service (of HSE).

Embryol.
in Embryology

EMEA
1. Europe, Middle East and Africa.
2. European Medicines Evaluation Agency.

EMERGE
Electronic Manufacturers Equipment Recycling Group

EMI
Electro-Magnetic Interference

EMP
Electric Monitoring Program

EMRAP
Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program

EMS
1. Environmental Management System / Standard.
2. Ethyl methane sulphonate.

EMSA
European Maritime Safety Agency

EMTA
The National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture

EMV
1. Electronic Multi Vision.
2. Extended Mobility Vehicle.

EMWTK
Enquiring Minds Want To Know

EN
European Standard

ENCAMS
Environmental Campaigns (umbrella: going for green & tidy britain group)

Encycl.
(in titles) Encyclopaedia, -ic

ENE
Energy Efficiency (best practice reference note under IPPC)

Eng.
England, English

Engin.
in Engineering

ENGVA
European Natural Gas Vehicle Association

EnIL
European network on Information Literacy

Ent.
in Entomology

Entomol.
(in titles) Entomology, -logical

EnTra
Engineering Training Authority

ENTRUST
Environmental Trust Regulatory Body LTD

ENTWG
Euro Encap Technical Working

ENX
European Netowrk Exchange

EOB
End Of Business

EOD
End of Discussion

EOF
End Of File

EOL
End of Lecture

EOML
End Outline Marker Lamp

EOQC
European Organization for Quality Control

EOR
Enhanced Oil Recovery

EORTC
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer

EOS
1. End of Series.
2. Enviromental Operating System.

EOT
End Of Thread

EP
European Parliament

EPA
1. Environmental Protection Agency.
2. Environmental Protection Act.

EPACT
Energy Policy Act (USA)

EPAQS
Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards

EpCAM
epithelial cell adhesion molecule

EPCC
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

EPD
Environmental Product Declaration

EPER
EU Pollutant Emission Register (under IPPC Directive Art 15(3))

EPG
Enhanced Protecteve Glass

EPGC
1. Executive Program for Growing Companies (Stanford University).
2. Experimental Power Grid Centre

EPMA
European Powder Metallurgy Association

EPP
1. Enviromental Permitting Programme.
2. Extended Projection Principle.

EPR
Extended Producer Resposibility

EPRTR
European Pollutant Release & Transfer Register (EC REGLTN 166/2006)

EPS
1. Electronic Power Steering.
2. Expanded Polystyrene.

EPSRC
Engineering and Physical Science Research Council

EQS
Environmental Quality Standard (IPPC DIR)

EQUA
European Quality Award

ER
1. Eritrea.
2. endoplasmic reticulum.

ERB
Ethics Review Board

ERC
1. European Radiocommunications Commettee.
2. Educational Research Center.

ERD
Entity Relationship Diagram.

ERGA
1. Exterior Noise Working Group.
2. European Regulations Global Approach.

ERNC
Emerging Researchers National Conference

ERP
1. Enterprise Resource Planning.
2. European Recovery Program (Marshall-Plan).
3. Effective Radiated Power.

erron.
erroneous, -ly

ERS
Evaluated Receipt Settlement

ERTMS
European Rail Traffic Management System

ERTRAC
European Road Transport Research Advisory Committee

ERU
Emission Reduction Unit (Under Kyoto Article 1 JL Projects)

ES
Spain

ESA
1. Environmentally Sensitive Area (Maff Designation).
2. Environmental Services Association.

ESAS
Electric Steer Assisted Steering

ESC
1. European Steady State Cycle (Diesel Emissions).
2. Electronic Stability Control.
3. Economic & Social Committee (of Euro Commission Also ECOSOC).

ESCAR
Empirically Successful Classical Automated Reasoning

ESCLs
Embryonic Stem Cells

ESCWA
Economic Social Commission for Western Asia

ESF
English Schools Foundation

ESHCRU
Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (UK)

ESOSL
Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter

ESP
Electronic Stability Program

esp.
especially

ESPRIT
European Strategic Programme for Research & Development in Information & Technology

ESRC
Economic & Social Research Council

ESRS
Emporia State Research Studies

ESS
Executive Support System

Ess.
(in titles) Esssay, -s

EST
1. Eastern Standard Time.
2. Estonia.

ESTA
European Association of Heavy Haulage Transprot and Mobile Cranes

ESTE
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics

ESVA
1. European Security Vehicle Association.
2. Enhanced Single Vehicle Approval.

ET
1. Emergency Testing.
2. Ethiopia.

et al.
et alii, and others

ETA
1. estimated time of arrival.
2. Environmental Transport Association.

ETAES
European Type Approval Exchange System

ETBE
Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

ETBPP
Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme (DTI Funded)

ETC
1. Electronic Throttle Control.
2. European Transient Cycle (gas engine emissions).
3. Electronic Traction Control.
4. ( etc ) - et caetera (and so on)

etc.
et cetera

etd
estimated time of departure (voraussichtlicher Abfahrtstermin)

ETDRS
Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study

Ethnol.
in Ethnology

ETI
Equipment and Tool Institute

ETIS
Environmental Technology Innovation Scheme (DTI Funded)

ETLA
1. Extended Three Letter Acronym.
2. Enhanced TLA.

ETP
Effluent Tratment Plant

ETRC
Electronically Controlled Braking

ETRMA
European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association

ETRTO
European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation

ETS
1. Emissions Trading Scheme.
2. Electronic Tracion System.

ETSC
European Transport Safety Council

ETSI
European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETSU
Environmental Technology Support Unit (of DTI)

etym.
etymology

EU
European Union

EU15
The Current 15 Members of the EU

EU25
The 25 Member Countries of the EU (from may 2004)

EUCAR
European Council for Automotive R&D

EUCARIS
European Vehicle & Driving Licence Info System

EUCTD
European Union Clinical Trials Directive

EUETS
EU Emissions Trading Scheme

EUMS
EU Members State

EUPC
European Plastic Converters

euphem.
euphemistically

EUROMETREC
European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation

EUROMOT
Association of European Manufacturers of Internal Combustion Engines

EURONCAP
European New Car Assessment Programme

EUROPEN
European Organisation for Packaging & the Environment

EUROPIA
European Petroleum Industry Association

EURORAP
European Road Assessment Programme

EuroSID
European Side Impact Dummy

EUROSTAT
EC Statistical Body

Eusea
European Science Events Association

EUSt.
import Value Added Tax (Einfuhr-Umsatzsteuer)

EV
1. Electric Vehicle.
2. Enterprise Value.

EVA
Electric Vehicle Association

EVAP
Evaporative Emissions

EVERI
European Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry

EVI
Electronic Vehicle Identification

EVL
Electronic Vehicle Licensing

EVR
Electronic Vehicle Registration

EVS
1. Ear Voice Span.
2. Environmental Science.

EVSA
Electronic / Electric Vehicle Security Association

EVSC
Electronic Vehicle Stability Control

EWA
Energy from Waste Association

EWB
Electronic Wedge Brake

EWC
European Waste Catalogue (94/3/EEC)

EWFA
European Window Film Association

Exam.
(in titles) Examination

exc.
except

Exerc.
(in titles) Exercise, -s

EXP
Experimental bits

Exper.
(in titles) Experiment, -al

Explor.
(in titles) Exploration, -s

EXW
ex works (ab Werk)

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