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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 79 terms in this directory beginning with the letter U.
U.S.S.R.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

U/L
Upload, send to the BBS

UA
Ukraine

UAA
United Arab Airlines

UAE
1. Unrecoverable Application Error (Bane of Windows users!).
2. Unix Ami.

UAIB
Union of Automobile Importers (Bulgaria)

UAT
User Acceptance Test.

UBA
German Federal Environmental Agency

UBD
User Brain Damage

UBOA
United Bus Owners of America

UC
Use Case.

UCIA
Uniform Conviction Information Act

UCRA
Uniform Child Restraint Anchorage

UCS
Universal Character Set

UCTF
Uganda Charity Trust Fund

UFTAA
United Federation of Travel Agents Associations

UG
Uganda

UIAVMM
Unless I Am Very Much Mistaken

UITP
International Union of Public Transport

UK
United Kingdom

UKAS
United Kingdom Accreditation Service

UKELA
UK Environmental Law Association

UKETS
UK Emissions Trading Scheme

UKPIA
UK Petroleum Industry Association

UKRA
UK Renderers Association

UKSA
United Kingdom Steel Association

UKW
UK Waste Management Ltd.

UL
Urban Legend; UpLoad, send to BBS

ULCCC
Ultra Low Carbon Car Challenge

ULSAB
Ultralight Steel Auto Body

ULSAC
Ultralight Steel Auto Closures

ULSAS
Ultralight Steel Auto Suspensions

ULSD
Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel

ult.
ultimately

ULVZ
ultra-low velocity zone

UM
United States Minor Outlying Islands

UMC
Union Management Committee

UMTA
Urban Mass Transportation Administration

UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

UN
United Nations

UN-ECE
United Nations Economic Commission For Europe

UN-JEDI
United Nations Joint Electronic Data Interchange

UN/ECE
World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle RegulationS (WP.29)

UNATAC
Union of Technical Assistance For Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic

UNCLE
Unified Nuclear Coalition of Latvian Emigrants

Unconventional English pass.
passive, -ly

UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNGASS
Un General Assembly Special Session

UNICE
Union of Industrial & Employers Confederation of Europe

UNICEF
United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund

UNIMARC
Universal Machine-Readable Cataloging

Univ.
(in titles) University

unk.
unknown

unkn.
unknown

UNSA
Uitwisseling Nederland Suid Afrika

UNWTO
United Nations World Tourism Organisation

UOK
you OK?

UPDVS
Association of Vehicle Manufacturers (Serbia)

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

URLCM
yoU aRe weLCoMe

URPA
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist

URTU
United Road Transport Union

US
United States

USAMP
United States Automotive Materials Partnership

USCAR
United States Council For Automotive Research (Chrysler, Ford, GM CO-Operation)

USDOT
United States Department of Transportation

USNC-CIE
United States National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination

usu.
usually

UTC
1. Under The Counter.
2. Universal Time Coordinated (another name for GMT).

UTMC
Urban Traffic Management and Control

UTR
Developer unable to recreate.

UTSL
Use The Source Luke

UTT
Under The Table

UV
Ultraviolet

UVNV
Motor Vehicle Research Institute

UVW
Unloaded Vehicle Weight

UWED
Use of Work Equipment Directive (89/655/EEC) [also see AUWED)

UY
Uruguay

uz
Uzbekistan

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