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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 236 terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
N
1. No
2. ( n ) - number
3. ( N. ) - North
4. ( n. ) - neuter

N.&Q.
Notes and Queries

N.Amer.
North America, -n

N.E.
North East

N.E.D.
New English Dictionary, original title of the Oxford English

n.q.
no quotations

N.T.
New Testament

N.W.
North West

N.Z.
New Zealand

N/A
1. not applicable.
2. not available.

N64
Nintendo 64

NA
1. Negotiated Agreement.
2. Namibia.

NAA!
Not Another Acronym!

NAAMSA
National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa

NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NACCB
National Accreditation Council for Certification Bodies (now NACB, under UKAS)

NACO
NACO program (Name Authority Cooperative)

NACSE
Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering

NAD
no abnormality detected

NADA
National Automobile Dealers Association (USA)

NAGHSR
National Association of Governors Highway Safety Representatives

NAGI
Not A Good Idea

NAHSC
National Automotive Highway System Consortium (USA)

NAMAS
National Measurement Accreditation Service

NAMPO
1. South African Agricultural Trade Show Multiplex.
2. North Korean city and seaport.

NAO
National Audit Office

NAP
1. National Allocation Plan (under euets).
2. Native American Program, Harvard University.

NAPA
National Academy of Political Awareness

NAPLAN
National Assessment Program - Literacy And Numeracy

NAPM
National Association of Paper Merchants

NAQS
National Air Quality Survey

Narr.
(in titles) Narrative

NARTI
Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASBA
National Automobile Safety Belt Association

NASS
National Accident Sampling System

Nat.
(in titles) Natural

Nat. Hist.
in Natural History

NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATS
National Air Traffic Services

Naut.
in nautical language

NAVLAB
Navigation Laboratory

NAVY
Never Again Volunteer Yourself

NAW
National Assembly for Wales

NAWDC
National Association of Waste Disposal Contractors (now ESA)

NAWDO
National Association of Waste Disposal Officers

NAWRO
National Association of Waste Regulation Officers

NB
1. Nota Bene (it is important to note).
2. Notchback.

NBCP
National Board for Crime Prevention

NBD
No Big Deal

NBDA
Network-based Diffusion Analysis

NBG
No Bloody Good

NBL
Not Bloody Likely

NBM
New Bus Models

NBMA
non broad cast multiple access (networks)

NBS
National Bureau of Standards (USA)

NBTD
Nothing Better To Do

NC
1. Nitro Cellouse.
2. New Caledonia.

NCAC
National Crash Analysis Centre (USA)

NCAP
New Car Assessment Programme

NCBEL
New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

NCC
National Caravan Council

nccn
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

NCCR
1. National Centre of Competence in Research.
2. North Carolina Clinical Research.

NCCT
Network Computing and Control Technologies Research Laboratory

NCDA
National End-of-Life Vehicle

NCEDC
Northern California Earthquake Data Center

NCERD
1. National Center for Explosion Resistant Design.
2. National Centre for Energy Research and Development (University of Nigeria).

NCF
National Curriculum Framework

NCI
Net Control Information

NCIS
National Criminal Intelligence Service

NCMF
National Center for Media Forensics (University of Colorado Denver)

NCR-CET
National Cash Register College Of Emerging Technologies

NCSF
National Centre for Forensic Studies

NDDM
Nonlinear Digital Delta Modulation

NDIR
Non-Dispersive Infrared Analyser

NDMA
N-Nitrosodimethylamine

NDPB
Non-Departmental Public Body

NDT
Non-Destructive Testing

NE
Niger

NEARCOM
New England Amateur Radio COMmunication

NEC
1. Nutral Earth Compensator.
2. Nutral Electromagnetic Coupler.
3. National Exhibition Centre.

NEDC
New European Drive Cycle

NEERI
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (India)

NEET
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test

NEMSA
National EMS Academy

NEN
Nederlands Normalisatie Institute

NERC
Natural Environement Research Council

NERD
National Establishment for Real Dorks

NERG
North East Radio Group

NERT
New Era Repeater Technocrats

NERW
NorthEast Radio Watch

NETA
New Electricity Trading Arrangements

NETCEN
National Environmental Technology Centre

neut. (rarely n.)
neuter

NF
1. Norfolk Island.
2. Neurofibromitosis.

NF., NFr.
Northern French

NFA
No Flaming Allowed

NFB
National Federation for the Blind

NFC
National Freight Consortium

NFDA
National Franchised Dealers Association

NFFO
Non Fossil Fuel Obligation

NFG
No fucking Good

NFI
No fucking Idea

NFIAA
No fucking Idea At All

NFM
National Firearms Museum

NFW
No fucking Way

NFY
No fucking You

NG
1. Nigeria.
2. Noun Group.
3. Nitroglycerine.
4. Natural Gas.

NGC
National Grid Company

NGCR
National Geographics Committee for Research

NGO
non-governmental organization

NGOs
Non Governmental Organisations

NGS
National Geographic Society

NH
No Harmonics

NHGIS
National Historical Geographic Information System

NHIRD
National Health Insurance Research Database

NHLFE
Next Hop Label Forwarding Entry

NHOH
Never Heard Of Him/ Her

NHRP
Next Hop Resolution Protocol

NHS
1. Next Hop Server.
2. National Health Service.

NHTSA
National Highway Transport Safety Administration

NI
Nicaragua

NIAA
No Idea At All

NIC
National Influenza Center

NICB
National Insurance Crime Board

NICBDA
Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes

NIDB
Northern Ireland Development Board

NIDWTC
No I Dont Want To Chat

NIFG
Nitrogen Fixing Gene

NIFOC
NudeIn Front Of Computer

NIG
National Interest Group (of HSE)

NIH
Not Invented Here

NIHS
National Institute of Health Sciences

NIMBY
Not In My Back Yard

NIMTO
Not In My Term of Office

NIN
National Institute of Nutrition

NINO
Nothing In, Nothing Out

NIRICT
Netherlands Institute for Research in ICT

NIRISS
Near-InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph

NIT
Not In Therapy

NJ
Nagasaki, Japan

NJTH
Not Just Thinking Here

NL
Netherlands

NLEV
National Low Emission Vehicle

NLI
Not Logged In

NLRI
network layer reachability information

NM
1. Never Mind.
2. Not Modulated.

NMEP
National Malaria Eradication Programme

NMHC
Non Methane Hydrocarbons

NMI
1. No Middle Initial.
2. Northern Mariana Islands.

NMOG
1. Non on Methane Organic Gases.
2. New Modes of Governance (Asia Research Centre).

NMP
New Maintenance Programme

NMU
Nitrosomethyl urea

NN
Night-Night

NNR
National Nature Reserve

NO
Norway

no.
number

NOCT
Nominal Operating Cell Temperature

nom.
nominative

NOMS
No ton MY System

NOPUS
National Occupant Protection Use Survey (USA)

north.
northern dialect

Norw.
Norwegian

NORWIC
kNickers Off Ready When I Come Home

NOWL
Normal Operation Water Level

NOx
Nitrogen Oxides

NOYB
None Of Your Business

NP
1. No Problem.
2. Nepal.

NPA
National Police Agency (Japan)

NPF
No Problem Found

NPL
1. National Physical Laboratory.
2. Normal Power Level.

NPLU
Not People Like Us

NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NPT II
Neomycin phosphotransferase II

NPV
Net Present Value

NQA
No Questions Asked

NQOS
Not Quite Our Sort

NR
1. non-repeatable.
2. Nauru.
3. No Reply.

Nr.
number

NRF
National Recycling Forum

NRGB
Nuclear Research Group Bangladesh

NRID
Nigrescence Racial Identity Development

NRMM
Non-Road Mobile Machinery

NRN
No Reply Necessary

NRRL
Norwegian Radio Relay League

NRS
1. numeric rating scale.
2. Nehemiah Reuben Salo.

NRSC
Non-Road Steady Cycle

NRTC
Non-Road Transient Cycle

NS
Number of Syllables

NSAID
nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs

NSC
National Safety Council (USA)

NSCA
National Society for Clean Air

NSERC
1. National Suborbital Education and Research Center.
2. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NSEW
1. North/South East/West.
2. Not Suitable For Work.

NSI
National Security Inspectorate

NSIR
Nerve Signal Interference Removal

NSSF
National Standardization Strategy Framework

NSSTA
National Small Series Type Approval

NTA
National Type Approval

NTAG
Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group

NTDA
National Tyre Distributors Association

NTDBWY
Nice To Do Business With You

NTE
Not-To-Exceed Limits

NTG
1. Not Too Good.
2. Nitrosoguamidine.

NTH
No Therapy Helpful

NTHE
National Talent Hunt Exam

NTIBOA
Not That Im Bitter Or Anything

NTIM
Not That It Matters

NTIMM
Not That It Matters Much

NTL
1. Never The Less/ None The Less.
2. Never the less.

NTO
National Training Organisation

NTPR
normal temperature pulse and respiraton

NTRO
National Technical Research Organisation

NTSB
National Transportation Safety Board

NTSE
National Talent Search Examination

NTTA
National Trailer & Towing Association

NTTAA
National Technology Transfer Advancement Act

NU
Niue

Nucl.
Nuclear

NUI
Network User Identification

Numism.
in Numismatics

NUNP
No Users, No Problems

NVH
Noise, Vibration and Harshness

NVQ
National Vocational Qualification

NVSA
New Vehicle Security Assessment

NW
New World

NWS
Not Work Safe

NYAS
New York Academy of Science

NYM
New York Minute

NYP
Not Your Problem

NYSF
National Youth Science Foundation

NZ
New Zealand

NZEV
Near Zero Emission Vehicle

NZGC
New Zealand Governance Centre (University of Auckland)

NZGS
New Zealand Geological Survey

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