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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 325 terms in this directory beginning with the letter S.
S.
South

s.a.
sine anno

s.a.e.
stamped addressed envelope

S.Afr.
South Africa, -n

s.l.a.
sine loco annoque

s.n.
sine nomine

S.N.D.
Scottish National Dictionary

s.v.
sub voce, under the word

s.w.
south-western (dialect)

S2BX
Soon To Bee X

SA
1. Saudi Arabia.
2. Success Achiever.
3. Something Awful.
4. Software Assurance.

SAA
1. Systems Application Architecture.
2. South African Airways.

SABHATA
Sand & Ballast Haulage & Transport Association

SABS
South African Bureau of Standards

SAC
Supplier Assurance Contract

SACI
Space Assignments & Capital Improvements Committee (Berkeley University)

SACO
Subject Authority Cooperative Program

SACTRA
Standing Advisory Committee on Truck Road Assessment

SAE
Society of Automotive Engineers (USA)

SAFED
Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving

SAFI
Subsequent Address Family Identifier

SAGA
Sand & Gravel Association (Now Part of QPA)

SAGs
Scientific Advisory Groups

SAIX
South African Internet Exchange

SALI
Science and Life Issues (University of California)

SAM
Systems Assurance Manager

SAMFU
Self-Adjusting Military ****Up

SAMFUT
Situation Abnormal, More****ed Up Than Usual

SAP
Software Assurance Plan.

SAPC
Scottish Accident Prevention Council

SAPFU
Surpassing All Previous**** Ups

SAPS
Sulphate Ash. Phosphorous & Sulphur (oils)

SAR
1. Smart Ass Remark.
2. Some Assembly Required.

SARA
Short Range Automotive Radar Frequency Allocation

SARI
South Asia Regional Initiative

SAS
Swedish Automotive Suppliers

SASO
Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation

SAT
Site Acceptance Test.

SAW
Surface Acoustic Wave

SAX
Short Axis

SB
1. Senate Bill (USA).
2. Solomon Islands.

sb.
substantive

SBAC
Society of British Aerospace Companies

SBAs
Standard-Based Assesment

SBC
Sensotronic Brake Control

SBCN
Sitting Behindthe Computer, Naked

SBE-1
Starch branching enzyme-1

SBI
Subsidiary Body for Implementation

SBN
Stark Bollock Naked

SBPG
Standard Bus Procurement Guidelines

SBR
Social Behavioral Research

SBSTA
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice

SC
Seychelles

sc.
scilicet, understand or supply

Sc. Nat. Dict.
Scottish National Dictionary

Sc., Scot.
Scottish

SCA
Supplementary Credit Approval

SCAA
1. Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy.
2. South Carolina Academy of Audiology.
3. Student Center for Academic Achievement.

Scand.
(in titles) Scandinavia, -n

SCAS
Side Collision Aviodance Systems

Sch.
(in titles) School

SCIM
Scanning Ion-conductance microscopy

SCM
Supply Chain Management

SCMG
Specialist Car Manufacturers Group

SCNL
Standing Committee on Nuclear Liability

SCNR
Sorry, Could Not Resist

Scotl.
(in titles) Scotland

SCR
1. Selective Catalytic Reduction.
2. System Concept Review.

SCS
Senior Civil Service

SCU
Sensor Control Unit

SD
1. Sudan.
2. Semantically Different.
3. Structurally Deficient.

SDA
Service Delivery Agreement

SDARS
Satellite Digital Audio Receiver Service

SDI
1. Saugdiesel Direct Injection.
2. Standard Diesel Injection.

SDIHTT
Some Day Ill Have The Time

SDM
Sensor Diagnostic Module

SDN
Sudan

SE
1. Shared Explicit.
2. Sweden.
3. Search Engine.

SEA
1. Strategic Enviromental Assessment (directive 2001/42/EC).
2. southeast Asia.

SEC
SECond,eg.Waitasec

SED
Solvent Emissions Directive 1999/13/EC

SEI
Software Engineering Initiative.

Sel.
(in titles) Selection, -s

SELCHP
South East London CHP Plant

SEM
Search Engine Marketing

SEMA
Speciality Equipment Market Association

SEMPO
Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization

SEO
Search Engine Optimization

SEP
Somebody Elses Problem

SEPA
1. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
2. Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

SEPG
Software Engineering Process Group.

SEPT
Standardized English Proficiency Test

SER
Sequence of Events Recorder

Ser.
Series

SERIES
Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies

SERP
Search Engine Result Page

SERPAJ
Service for Peace and Justice

SERPLAN
South East Regional Planning Conference

SERT
Special European Registration for Trailers

SES
Search Engine Strategies

SET
Supplemental Emission Test

SETI
Search For Extra Terrestial Intelligence

SFAIRP
So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable (Concept intro by H&S Directive)

SFCSYSTEM
Structural Funds Communication system

SFLA
Stupid Four Letter Acronym

SFS
Finnish Standards Association

SG
Singapore

SGA
System Integration Group (EUCAR)

SGF
Swedish Gas Association

SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language

SGTS
Scottish Gaelic Texts Society

SH
St. Helena

SHED
Sealed House Evaporative Determination

SHTS
Spit Hitting The Spam

SHTSI
Somebody Had To Say It

SI
1. Slovenia.
2. Supplemental Index.
3. Severity Index (E.G.Chest).
4. Statutory Instrument.
5. Spark Ignition.

SIAM
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

SIBS
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences

SIC
Standard Industry Classification (USA)

SICS
Sitting In Chair Snickering

SICTS
Society of Information Computer Technology Students

SID
Side Impact Dummy

SIG
Special Interest Group

SIGIR
Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval

SIIN
Stuffed If I Know!

SIL
1. Son In Law.
2. Sound Intensity Level.

SIMI
Society of the Irish Motor Industry

sing.
singular

SIP
1. Side Impact Protection.
2. State Implementation Plan (USA).

SIPROD
Simultaneous Production and Drilling

SIPS
Side Impact Protection System

SIS
1. Side Impact Simulation.
2. Swedish Standards Institute.

SIT
System / Integration Test.

SITA
Switching IP Through ATM

SITD
Still In The Dark

SITEV
International Exhibition for the Suppliers of the Vehicle Industry

SJ
Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands

SK
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Sk.
(in titles) Sketch

SKBR
Sree Konaseema Bhanoji Ramars

Skr.
Sanskrit

SKS
Some Kind Soul

SL
Sierra Leone

SLA
Service Level Agreement

SLATFA
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

Slav.
Slavonic

SLE
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SLEM
Second Largest Eigenvalue Modulus

SLF
Substitue /Secondary Liquid Fuel

SLIP
Single Line In Protocol; Serial Line Internet Protocol

SLW
Seated Load Weight

SM
1. San Marino.
2. Success Magnet.

Sm3/d
Standard Cubic Meters per Day

SMAR
Suck My Ass Raw

SMART
1. Stop Motor Crime And Ring Today
2. ( SMarT ) - Support For Maritime Training

SMC
Sheet Moulding Composite

SMCs
Sperm Mother Cells

SMDP
Samarang Drilling Platform

SME
1. Small to Medium Enterprises.
2. Subject Matter Expert.

SMJT
Samarang Jacket Platform

SMM
Social Media Marketing

SMMT
Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders

SMO
1. Serious Mode On.
2. Social Media Optimization.

SMOFF
Serious Mode OFF

SMOP
Small Matter Of Programming

SMP
Software Management Plan.

SMS
Short Message Service

SMTA
Scottish Motor Trade Association

SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SMX
Search Marketing Expo

SN
Senegal

SNAC
Sitting Naked At Computer

SNAFU
Situation Normal-All Fouled Up

SNERT
Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager

SNFIAA
Still No fucking Idea At All

SNHA
Supreme National Hospital Authority

SNOP
Systematized Nomenclature of Pathology

SNP
single-nucleotide polymorphism

SNPA
Subnetwork Points of Attachment

SNPRM
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

SNR
Signal to Noise Ratio

SO
1. Significant Other.
2. Somalia.
3. Shipping Order.
4. Scotish Office.

SOC
Systems Operating Centre

Soc.
(in titles) Society

SOCA
Serious Organised Crime Agency (was NCIS)

Sociol.
(as label) in Sociology; (in titles) Sociology, - ical

SOE
1. Society of Operations Engineers.
2. Silly/ Stupid Operator Error.

SOFC
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

SOI
Stink On Ice

SOL
Still Out of Luck

SONET
Synchronous Optical Network

SOP
1. Standing Operational Procedures.
2. Standard Operating Procedure.
3. Standard Operational Procedure.
4. Statement Of Principles.

SOPAC
Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center

SOR
Society of Rheology

SORL
Seat Orientation Reference Line

SORN
Statutory Off Road Notification

SoRU
Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty

SOS
1. Secretary Of State.
2. International Morseradio-codesignal for danger, life-death.

SOSO
Same Old, Same-Old

SOUR
Specific Oxygen Uptake Rate (Measured by Respirometry)

SOV
Subject, Object, Verb

SOVS
Some One Very Special

SP
1. Subject Phrase
2. ( Sp. ) - Spanish.
3. ( Sp. ) - (in titles) Speech, -es.
4. ( sp. ) - spelling

SPA
Special Protection Area

SPAD
Signal Passed at Danger

SPC
Statistical Process Control

Spec.
1. (in titles) Specimen
2. ( spec. ) - specifically

SPER
Steel Packaging Exported for Recovery Document

SPFC
Solid Polymer Fuel Cell

SPH
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

SPHE
Social, Personal and Health Education

SPI
1. Springfield Illinois Airport. Springfield, Illinois. USA Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.
2. Single Point Injection.
3. Spark Plug Injector.

SPU
Surge Power Unit

SPV
Special Purpose Vehicle

SQ
Software Quality

SQA
1. Supplier Quality Assurance (or Assistance).
2. Software Quality Assurance.

SR
Suriname

SR 2000
Spending Review 2000

SR 2002
Spending Review 2002

SRA
Strategic Rail Authority

SRM
1. Supplier Relationship Management.
2. Specified Risk Material.

SRPP
Self-Reinforced Polypropylene

SRTM
Software Requirements Traceability Matrix.

SRV
Sports Recreational Vehicle

SRY
Sex determination region of Y chromosome

SS
1. Sold Secure.
2. Suspended Solids.

sSA
sub-Saharan Africa

SSAA
Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

SSAFE
Safe Supply of Affordable Food for Everyone Everywhere

SSBTC
1. Schweizerischer Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club.
2. State Street Bank and Trust Company.

SSCD
Speed Self Control Device

SSCR
Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (Harvard University)

SSE
Search Submit Express

SSHSS
Social Science and Humanities Student Society

SSIA
Subject Says It All

SSN
Special Social Needs Vehicle

SSP
1. Software Safety Plan.
2. Search Submit Pro.
3. Software Safety Review.

SSRB
Bryant Space Science Center

SSSI
Site of Special Scientific Interest

SSTH
Semantic Script Theory of Humour

SSV
1. Sub-Sonic Venturi.
2. Surface Safety Valve.

ST
Sao Tome And Principe

ST-DS9
Star Trek, Deep Space 9

ST-TNG
Star Trek, The Next Generation

ST-TOS
Star Trek, The Original Series

ST-VOY
Star Trek, Voyager

St.
Saint

STAG
School Travel Advisory Group

STAIRS
Standardisation of Accident and Injury Registration Systems

Stand.
Standard

Stanf.
(quoted from) Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words & Phrases

STATUS
Manchester Metropolitan Unicersity

STBY
Sucks To Be You

STC
Stability and Traction Control

STDP
Space Technologies Development Program (Canada)

STEM
1. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
2. Swedish National Energy Administration.

STEPPS
Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Specialization

STET
Surface Transport Emission Trading

STFU
Shut The fuck Up

STFW
Search The Friendly Web

STGO
Special Type General Order

STI/ST
Star Trek, first movie/The Motion Picture

STII
Internet Stream Protocol version II

STII/S
Star Trek, second movie/Wrath Of Khan

STIII/
Star Trek, third movie/ Search For Spock

STIV/S
Star Trek, fourth movie / The Voyage Home

STM
1. Surface Treatment of Metals (bref).
2. Scanning tunneling microscope.

str.
strong

STRO
Scandinavian Tyre & Rim Organisation

Struct.
(in titles) Structure, -al

STS
1. So To Speak.
2. Science, Technology and Society.
3. Serologic tests for syphilis.
4. Surface Treatment Using Solvents (bref).

STSE
Science, Technology, Society, Environment education

STTR
Small Business Technology Transfer

STU
Separate Technical Unit

Stud.
(in titles) Studies

STV/ST
Star Trek, fifth movie / The Final Frontier

STVI/S
Star Trek, sixth movie / The Undiscovered Country

STWB
South Texas Wintering Birds

SU
Soviet Union

subj.
subject

subord. cl.
subordinate clause

subseq.
subsequent, -ly

subst.
substantively

SUCDIC
Situation Under Control, Dickheads In Charge

SuDS
Sustainable Drainage System

SUE
Successful Users of English

suff.
suffix

SUFID
Screwing Up Face In Disgust

SULEV
Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle

SUNOIL
Shut Up, No One Is Listening To You

SUO
Standard Upper Ontology

superl.
superlative

Suppl.
Supplement

Surg.
(as label) in Surgery; (in titles) Surgery, Surgical

SUSFU
Situation Unchanged, Still fucked Up

SUT
System Under Test.

SUTI
Single Uniform Type Inspection

SUYP
Shut Up You Pervert

SV
El Salvador

SVHC
Substance of Very High Concern

SVM
Small Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturer

SW
1. Soft Ware.
2. So What?.
3. Says Whom?.
4. Star Wars.
5. South West.

SW-SE
Star Wars Special Edition

Sw.
Swedish

SWAK
Sealed With A Kiss

SWALK
Sealed With A Loving Kiss

SWDYRT
Since When Do You Rule The Web?

SWERF
Solid Waste & Energy Recycling Facility (Gasification)

SWILAC
1. She Whom I Love And Cherish.
2. She Who Is Loving And Caring.

SWL
1. Short Wave Listener.
2. Site Wide Link.

SWMBO
She Who Must Be Obeyed

SWOV
Institute For Road Safety Research (Holland)

SWR
Special Waste Regulations

SWT
Sidewall Torsion Sensor

SWTSMB
She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed

SWUV
Safety of Wheelchair Users in Vehicles

SWYP
So Whats Your Problem?

SY
Syrian Arab Republic

Syd. Soc. Lex.
Sydenham Society, Lexicon of Medicine & Allied Sciences

syll.
syllable

Syr.
Syrian

SYSOP
SYStem OPerator

Syst.
(in titles) System, -atic

SYT
Sweet Young Thing

SZ
Swaziland

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