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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 230 terms in this directory beginning with the letter T.
T4LMK
Thanks For Letting Me Know

T4LUK
Thanks For Letting Us Know

TA
1. Teaching Assistant.
2. Territorial Army.
3. Type Approval.

TAAM
Type Approval Authorities Meeting

TABD
Transatlantic Business Dialogue

TAC
Type Approval Cetificate

tada
time-of-acquisition diffusion analysis

TADIA
Type Approval Data for Interchange Between Authorities

TAE
1. Type Approval Examination.
2. Trade Association Forum.
3. Test Automation Engineer.

TAF
Thats All, Folks!

TAFN
Thats All For Now

TAI
International Atomic Time (Temps Atomique International)

TALC
Type Approval Liaison Committee

TALH
Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (Lamar University)

TAN
Traffic Area Network

TAN(W)
Technical Advice Note (Wales) [Planning]

TANJ
There Aint No Justice

TANSTAAFL
There Aint No Such Thing As A Free lunch

TAO
Traffic Area Office

TAR
Type Approval Regulations

TARFU
Things Are Really fucked Up

Taxon.
(in titles) Taxonomy, -ical

TBA
To Be Announced

TBC
To Be Continued; To Be Confirmed

TBE
To Be Expected

TBH
To Be Honest

TBPR
Toolbar Page Rank

TBTT
Too Busy To Talk

TBTTME
That Brings Tears To My Eyes

TBWS
Time Based Warning System

TBYB
Try Before You Buy

TCB
Taking Care of Business

TCBY
Taking Care of Business, Yall

TCC
1. The Caravan Club.
2. Traffic Control Centre.

TCD
The Cats Dead

TCDF
Touring Club Der Schweiz (Switzerland)

TCE
Trichloroethylene

TCF
Technical Construction File

TCPA
Town & Country Planning Act

TDA
Trade Descriptions Act

TDD
1. The Dogs Dead.
2. The Daring Dufas.

TDI
1. Turbo Direct Injection.
2. Turbo Diesel Injection.
3. Turbo Diesel Intercooler.

TDK
The Dogs Knob

TDM
1. Test Data Management.
2. Too Damn Many.

TDMATBICPLY
This Doesnt Mean A Thing But It Confuses People Like You

TDP
Tag Distribution Protocol

TE
1. Traffic Examiner.
2. Traffic Engineering.

TEC
Training Enterprise Council

techn.
technical, -ly

Technol.
(in titles) Technology, -ical

TECU
Transmission ECU

TEG
Technical Evaluation Group

Telegr.
in Telegraphy

Teleph.
in Telephony

TELM
Two European Language Minorities

TEM
1. Trans European Motorway.
2. Transmission electron microscope.

TEMPSC
Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft

TEN
Trans-European Network

TENs
Trans European Networks

TEOTWA
The End Of The World As We Know It

TEP
Trade Effluent (Treatment) Plant

TER
Trans-European Railway

TETP
Trade Effluent Treatment Plant

TF
1. Task Force (cen).
2. French Southern Territories.

TFB
Too ****ing Bad

TFE
Too ****ing Easy

TFL
1. Transport for London.
2. Thanks For Looking.

TFM
The ****ing Manual

TFR
total fertility rate

TFS
1. Three Finger Salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del).
2. Thanks For Sharing.
3. Transfrontier Shipments (of waste).

TFTT
Thanks For The Thought

TFTV
School of Theatre, Film & Television (University of Arizona)

TG
1. Togo.
2. Transformational Grammar.

TGAL
Think Globally, Act Locally

TGF
transforming growth-factor

TGIF
Thank God Ist Friday

TGTF
Thank God Tomorrows Friday

TGWC
the great wall of china

TH
Thailand

Th.
(quoted from) Thorntons American Glossary

Theatr.
in the Theatre, theatrical

Theol.
(as label) in Theology; (in titles) Theology, - ical

Theoret.
(in titles) Theoretical

THHGTT
The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy

THO
Titty Hard On

ThPC
Thorax Performance Criterion

THUMS
Toral Human Model For Safety

TI
East Timor (new code)

TIA
Thanks In Advance

TIATLG
Truly, I Am The Living God

TIC
1. Traffic Information Centre.
2. Tyre Industry Council.
3. Tongue In Cheek.

TickIT
TICK Information Technology (Quality Assurance Scheme for the IT Sector)

TICS
Transport Information and Control Systems

TIFY
Try It For Yourself

TIGERS
Turbo-Generator Integrated Gas Energy Recovery System

TIGRA
The Independent Glass Recyclers Association

TIMCON
Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation

TIME
Tears In My Eyes (often in combination)

TIMIYS
The Item Mentioned In Your Signature

TIMTOW
There Is More Than One Way To Do It

TINALO
This Is Not A Legal Opinion

TINAR
This Is Not A Recommendation

TINC
There Is No Cabal

TINSTA
There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TINWIS
That Is Not What I Said

TIP
To Insure Promptness

TIR
International Arragement for Carriage of Goods Sealed for Customs Purposes

TITS
1. That Is To Say.
2. Taking It Too Seriously.
3. Try It To See.
4. Think It Through Stupid.

TIWTGL
This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes

TJ
Tajikistan

TJATAW
Truth, Justice, And The American Way

TK
1. Tokelau.
2. Thymidine kinase.

TKL
The Kids League

TLA
1. Three Letter Acronym / Abbreviation.
2. Text Link Ads.

TLC
1. Tender Loving Care.
2. total leukocyte count.

TLE
Technology and Livelihood Education

TLEV
Transitional Low Emissions Vehicle

TLG
The Living God

TLN
Dutch Transport Operators Association

TLV
type-length-value

TM
1. Thread Mangler.
2. Trust Me.
3. traffic management.
4. Turkmenistan.

TMA
Truck Manufacturers Association (USA)

TMA(s)
tissue micro-array(s)

TMB
Technical Management Board

TMC
Traffic Message Channel

TMI
Too Much Information

TMIKTL
The More I Know, The Less I Understand

TMS
Tyre Manufacturers Section

TMWBTB
The Man Who Buys The Biscuits

TN
2. Tunisia"

TNO
Netherlands Road Vehicles Research Institute

TNOTVS
Theres Nothingon Television, so...

TNSO
Temptingly Naked Significant Other

TNX
ThaNX

TO
Tonga

TOC
1. Train Operating Company.
2. Total Organic Carbon.

TOFL
Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOIS
Trial Outcomes Index Scores

Tokh.
Tokharian

TOLA
Teaching of Language Arts

TOR
Terms of Reference

TOS
Terms Of Service

TP
East Timor (old code)

TPAE
The Possibilities Are Endless

TPC
Technical Policy Centre

TPI
1. Targeted Programme of Improvement.
2. Treponema pallidum immobilization.

TPM
1. Total Productive Manufacturing.
2. Total Particulate Matter.

TPMS
Tyre Pressure Monitor Systems

TPO
Thermoplastic Olefin

TPP
1. Thiamine Pyrophosphate.
2. Trans-Pacific Partnership.

TpPC
Thorax Performance Criterion

TPS(S)
This Program Sucks, (Severely)

TPTB
The Powers That Be

TPWS
Train Protection and Warning System

TQM
Total Quality Management

tr., transl.
translated, translation

TRAA
Tyre & Rim Association of Australia

Trans.
1. (in titles) Transactions
2. ( trans. ) - transitive

TRANSEC
Transport Security and Contingencies Directorate

transf.
transferred sense

TRATEO
The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe

Trav.
(in titles) Travel(s)

TRDMC
Tears Running Down My Cheeks

Treas.
(in titles) Treasury

Treat.
(in titles) Treatise

Treatm.
(in titles) Treatment

TRF
Tuned Radio Frequency

TRFLP
Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism

TRI
Toxic Release Inventory

Trig.
in Trigonometry

TRIP
The Road Information Programme (USA)

TRL
Transport Research Laboratory

TRM
Trailer Registration Mark

Trop.
(in titles) Tropical

Trp
Tryptophan

TRR
Test Readiness Review.

TRSP
Trailer Roll Stability Program

TS
1. Technical Specification.
2. Transverse section.

TSB
Technical Services Branch

TSG
Transport Supplementary Grant

TSI
Technical System for Interoperability

TSJD
Texas Size Jelly Donut-official food of Texas sysops

TSL
Test Scripting Language.

TSO
1. The Stationary Office.
2. Trading Standards Officer.

TSOHF
Total Sense of Humor Failure

TSR
Terminate and Stay Resident program; Totally Stupid Rules

TST
tissue surface tension

TSWG
Technical Services Working Group

TTA
Top Tether Anchorage

ttb
that's to bad

TTBE
Thats To Be Expected

TTBOMK
To The Best Of My Knowledge

TTC
Time To Collision

TTFN
Ta Ta for Now

TTI
1. Time-To-Intersection.
2. Traffic & Travel (LER) Information.

TTL
Time to Live

TTL4N
Thats The Lot For Now

TTLC
Time To Line Crossing (LDWS)

TTM
To The Moderator

TTO
Technology Transfer Office(s)

TTP
Time-Triggered Protocol

TTTSNB
The Thread That Shall Not Be Named

TTUL
Talk (or Type) To you Later

TTYL
Talk To You Later

TTYRS
Talk To You Real Soon

TUFD
The User File Died

TUNEL
transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end tunneling

TUPE
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regs 1981

Turk.
Turkish

TUV
German Test Authority e.g. TUV Cologne

TV
Tuvalu

TVTW
Test Vehicle Target Weight

TW
Taiwan

TWA
Transport and Works Act

TWAIN
Technology Without An Interesting Name

TWATBI
That Was A Typo But I Like It

TWB
Tailor-Welded Blank

TWC
Tetherless World Constellation

TWIMC
To Whom It May Concern

TWL
Top Water Level

TWM
Thames Waste Management

TWYAS
Thats What You All Say

TWYT
Thats What You Think

TXU
Texas Utilities (New Owner of Eatern Generation)

TYLE
Took You Long Enough

Typog., Typogr.
in Typography

TYREEK
Def: Shining star, bearer of good news

TYVL
Thank You Very Little

TYVM
Thank You Very Much

TZ
Tanzania, United Republic Of

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