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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 252 terms in this directory beginning with the letter M.
M
one thousand

m.
masculine

M.C.
Military Cross

M.I.Mech.E.
Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

M$
Micro Soft

M2M
Market to Market.

m3
Cubic meter

M8
Mate

M80
Matey

MA
Morocco

MAA
Motor Agents Association (now RMIF)

MAAPE
Medical Aspects of Air Pollution Episodes (UK Advisory Group)

MAC
1. Mechanical Air Bag.
2. Minister's Approval Certificate.
3. Mobile Air Conditioning.
4. Marginal Abatement Cost.

MACS
Mobile Air Conditioning System

MADD
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (USA)

MADM
Multimedia Analysis and Data Mining

MADYMO
Mathematical Dynamic Model

MAER
Meta-Analysis of Economics Research

MAFA
Masters Academy of Fine Arts

MAFF
Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries & Food

Mag.
(in titles) Magazine

Magn.
(in titles) Magnetic, -ism

MAIB
Marine Accident Investigation Branch

MAICS
Masters of Art Intercultural Studies

MAIS
Maximum Abbreviated Injury Scale

Mal.
Malay, Malayan

Man.
(in titles) Manual

Managem.
(in titles) Management

Manch.
(in titles) Manchester

Manuf.
in Manufacture, -ing

MAP
Manufacturing Automation Protocol

MAPK
mitogen-activated protein kinase

Mar.
(in titles) Marine

MARBI
Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee

MARC
Machine-Readable Cataloguing

MARC 21
Marc 21 format

MARD
Mean Absolute Relative Difference

Marin
Marin Marinov

MARPOL
International Maritimes Organisations Convention on Maritime Pollution

masc. (rarely m.)
masculine

Mataph.
in Metaphysics

Math.
(as label) in Mathematics; (in titles) Mathematics, -al

MAVIS
Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service

MAY
Mad About You

MAYB
Mad About You, Baby

MBI
Mechanical Breakdown Insurance

MBU
Making Better Use (Roads Programme)

MBUS
1. Making Best Use of Science (UK).
2. Miami Beach Urban Studios (FIU).

MC
1. Monaco.
2. Master of Ceremonies.
3. Management Committee, CEN.

MCA
1. Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
2. Monetary Compensatory Amount.
3. Monthly Car Allowance.

MCBTY(SN)
My Computer is Better than Yours (So Nyerrr)

MCD
Mobile Compliance Device

MCDA
Multi Criteria Decision Analysis

MCERTS
Monitoring Certification Scheme (EA)

MCI
1. Motor Coach Industries.
2. Motor Cycle Industry Association of Great Britain.

MCIBTY
My Computer Is Better Than Yours

MCIBTYC
My Computer Is Better Than Your Computer

MCREGIS
Motor Carrier Regulation Information System (USA)

MCS
Motor Caravan Section

MCSAP
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

MCSG
Motor Caravan Steering Group

MCUSA
Connection and Use of System Agreement

MD
1. More Dirt.
2. Moldova, Republic Of.
3. Malate dehydrogenase.

MDA
Medical Devices Agency

MDB
Mobile Deformable Barrier

MDHS
Methods for The Determination of Hazardous Substances (H&S LAB)

MDPV
Medium Duty Passenger Vehicles

MDQ
Mediterranean Diet Questionnaire

MDSA
McGill Med-P Dent-P Student Association

MDu.
Middle Dutch

MDW
Midway International Airportin Chicago, USA.

ME
Montenegro

ME.
Middle English

Mech.
(as label) in Mechanics; (in titles) Mechanics, - al

MED
Medial

Med.
(as label) in Medicine; (in titles) Medicine, - ical

med.L.
medieval Latin

MedDRA
Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities

MEDG
Middle East Discussion Group

MEH
My Esteemed Husband

MEHRA
Marine Environment High Risk Area

MEL
1. Maximum Exposure Limit.
2. MEL Ltd. (Midland Environment Ltd).

MELAS
Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes

Mem.
(in titles) Memoir, -s

MEMA
Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association

MEP
Member of the European Parliament

MEPE
Mechanical and Process Engineering

MESF
Mobile Electronic Security Fitters

METAS
Federal Office of Metrology & Accreditation (Swiss)

Meteorol.
(as label) in Meteorology; (in titles) Meteorology, -ical

METS
Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard

MEWG
Manufacturing Environment Working Group

MFA
Motor Factors Association (now ADF)

MFBI
Market Facts and Business Information

MFDD
Mean Fully Developed Deceleration

MFG
More Friendly Garbage

MFIC
Mother fucker In Charge

MFWIC
Mother fucker Whats In Charge

MG
Madagascar

MGD
My Gameboy Died

MH
1. Mostly Harmless.
2. Marshall Islands.

MHC
Major histocompatability complex

MHD
Magneto Hydro Dynamic (crash sensors)

MHDC(A)
My Hard Drive Crashed (Again)

MHDDE
Medium Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine

MHG.
Middle High German

MHRA
Medicines and Healthcareproducts Regulatory Agency

MHSWRegs
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

MHW
Ministry of Health and Welfare (Japans equivalent of the FDA)

MHYG
Mind How You Go

MI
1. Malfunction Indicator.
2. Manager Institut.

MIA
Motorsport Industry Association

MIAFTR
Motor Insurance Anti Fraud Theft Register

MIB
1. Motor Insurers Bureau.
2. Management Information Base.

MIC
Mechatronics, Informatics and Control

MICOPS
Motor Industry Code of Practice

Mics.
(in titles) Miscellany, -eous

midl.
midland (dialect)

MIH
Melanocyte stimulating hormone inhibiting hormone

MIIT
Malaysian Institute of Information Technology

MIL
Mother In Law

Mil.
in military usage

MIN
Manufacturers Identification Number

Min.
(as label) in Mineralogy; (in titles) Mineralogy, - ical

MINDA
Malaysian Directors Academy

Mineral.
(in titles) Mineralogy, -ical

MIPS
Millions of Instructions Per Second

MIRA
Motor Industry Research Association

MIRRC
Motor Insurance Repair & Research Centre

MIRU
1. Medical Imaging Research Unit (University of Cape Town).
2. Mother & Infant Research Unit (University of York)

MIS
Motorhome Information Service

MISG
1. Motor Industry Safety Group.
2. Motor Industry Study Group.

MISRA
Motor Industry Software Reliability Association

MITI
Ministry of International Trade & Industry (Japan)

MIU
Mobility Inclusion Unit

MK
Macedonia

ML
1. More Later.
2. Mali.
3. manufacturers licence (UK Pharmaceuticals).

MLA
Multiple Letter Acronym

MLD
Minimum lethal dose

MLG.
Middle Low German

MLM
Mussadiq Latif Mirza

MLSO
Multi Layered Safety Objectives

MM
Myanmar

MMB
1. Multimedia Builder (Multimedia presentation software).
2. Middle Mouse Button.
3. Michigan Marching Band (University of).
4. Mighty Mighty Bosstones (band).
5. Milk Marketing Board (various organizations).
6. Memanbetsu, Japan (Airport Code).
7. FCC Mass Media Bureau.
8. Miss Me Baby (Chris Cagle song).
9. Mike Messer Band (band).
10. Mail Me Back.
11. Minnesota Marching Band.
12. Melbourne Municipal Band (Melbourne, FL).
13. McCarthy Mambro Bertino Advertising (Boston, Massachusetts).
14. Medium Messaging Benchmark.
15. Multi-functional Medical Battalion (US DoD).
16. Minimum Monthly Balance (banking).
17. Molecular and Microbiology Department (George Mason University).
18. Music, Movies, and Books (Target Stores).
19. Modernization Management Board.
20. Miniature Multi-Band Beacon.
21. Microsoft Manual Burn.
22. Marshall Municipal Band (Marshall, MO).
23. Maintenance Management Branch.
24. Mad Monkey Brigade (gaming).
25. Mystara Message Board.
26. Max Milller Bhavan (India).
27. Mini-Microbolometer.
28. Mission Management Briefer.
29. Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology.
30. Mission Management Bus.
31. Massive Moving Barrier (crash test research).
32. Microtechnology Medicine Biology.
33. Midwest Medical Billing (Sylvan Lake, MI).
34. Minding My Business.
35. Minnesota Man Band.
36. Mighty Marching Bucks (Raeford, NC).

MMC
Monopolies & Mergers Commission

MME
Mechanised Metalextraction, esp from Incinerator Bottom Ash

MMEA
Misuse Mode and Effects Analysis

MMI
Man Machine Interface (Telematics)

MMIF
My Mouth Is Full

MMPO
Marketing Merchandising & Parts Operations

MMS
Multimedia Messaging Service

MMT
Modern Monetary Theory

MMUCC
Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria

MMWR
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

MN
Mongolia

mo.
month

MOA
Memorandum of Agreement

mod.
modern

mod.L.
modern Latin

MODS
Metadata Object Description Schema

MOF
Matter Of Fact

MOH
My Other Half

MORF
Male Or Female

MORI
Market and Opinion Research International

Morris
(quoted from) E. E. Morriss Austral English

MOT
1. Ministry Of Transport.
2. Annual Statutory Test for Cars and Motorcycles.
3. ( MoT ) - Matters Of Testing

MOTAS
Member Of The Appropriate Sex

MOTD
Message Of The Day

MOTM
Member Of The Month

MOTOREX
Professional Organization of the Automobile Industry

MOTOS
Member Of The Opposite Sex

MOTSS
Member Of The Same Sex

MP
1. Member of Parliament.
2. Northern Mariana Islands.

MPGA
Mississippi Post Grad Academy

mph
Miles per Hour

MPLS
Multi protocol Label Switching

MPMA
Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association

MPOA
Multi-Protocol over ATM

MPSS
Motorparc Statistics Service

MQ
Martinique

MR
Mauritania

MRA
Mutual Recognition Agreement

MRBT
Mobile Roller Brake Tester

MRC
1. Milwaukee Repeater Club.
2. Mobile Range Communications.
3. Medical Research Council (UK).

MRCGP
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners

MRDRCS
Member Restorative Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons

MRF
Materials Recycling / Recovery Facility

MRG
Metropolitan Railway Grant

MRH
Melanocyte stimulating hormone releasing hormone

MRPS
Metropolitan Railway Passenger Services

MRRL
Michigan Radio Relay League

MRSM
Maktab Rendah Sains Mara

MRT
magnetic resonance tomography

MRTS
1. Manchester Radiology Training Scheme.
2. Marginal Rate of Technical Substitution.
3. Mortuary Science educational field: or the science of mortuary pactice.

MS
1. More of the Same.
2. Montserrat.
3. Member State.

MS/MSS
EU Member State(s)

MSA
1. Motor Sports Association.
2. Motorway Service Area.
3. Malta Standards Authority.

MSA(s)
microtubule-stabilizing agent(s)

MSB
Multi Stage Build

MSBI
Medical Statistics and BioInformatics

MSCE
Master of Science in Civil Engineering

MSCEA
My Southern Comforts Empty Again

MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet

MSKH
Materials and Studies for Kassite History

MSRA
Marketing & Social Research Association

MSS
Member of the Same Sex

MSSO
Maintenance and Support Services Organization

MSVA
Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval

MSW
Municipal Solid Waste

MT
Malta

MTA
Manufacturing Technologies Association

MTAP
Management & Technical Assistance Program (UMN)

MTBE
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

MTBF
Mean Time Between Failures

MTCIP
Modern Thermodynamic Calculation of Interface Properties

MTD
Maktab Tentera Diraja

MTF
monitoring the future

MTFBWY
May The Force Be With You

MTFD
Member Theology for Dummies

MTM
Manual TransMission

MTO
Material Take Off

MTP
Master Test Plan.

MTTA
Machine Tool Technologies Association (now MTA)

MTVV
Maximum Transient Vibration Values

MU
Mauritius

MUD
Multi User Domain (or Dungeon)

MUGS
Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling

MUNG
Mash/ Mung Until No Good

MURAP
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

Mus.
(as label) in Music; (in titles) Music, -al; Museum

MUSH
Multi User Shared Hallucination

MV
Maldives

MVDA
Motor Vehicles Dismantlers Association

MVEC
Motor Vehicle Emissions Group (EC)

MVEG
Motor Vehicles Emissions Group

MVMA
Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association (USA & Canada)

MVP
Millennium Villages Project

MVRA
Motor Vehicles Repairers Association

MVRF
Motor Vehicle Radio Frequency

MVRIB
Modernising Vehicle Registration Implementation Board

MVRIS
Motor Vehicle Registration Information Service

MVTPA
Motor Vehicle Theft Protection Act (USA)

MVUE
Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimate (of the Mean)

MVWG
Motor Vehicle Working Group

MW
1. Mega Watts (unit energy, one million watts).
2. Malawi.

MX
1. Mexico.
2. Multiplex.

MY
1. Model Year.
2. Malaysia.

MYOB
Mind Your Own Business

Myst.
(in titles) Mystery

Mythol.
in Mythology

MZ
Mozambique

MZO
Mizuho ,Japan

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