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Abbreviations

Source:
The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Abbreviations

AFB

Air Force Base

adj.

adjutant, adjective

adv.

adverb

brig.

brigadier

Brit.

British

c.

circa

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

col.

colonel

e.g.

for example

etc.

et cetera (“and so on”)

exclam.

exclamation

fl.

flourished

gen.

general

i.e.

that is to say

imper.

imperative

int.

interjection

km

kilometer

kph

kilometers per hour

lt.

lieutenant

maj.

major

mi

miles

mph

miles per hour

n.

noun

n.pl.

noun plural

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

part.

participle

past part.

past participle

perf.

perfect (tense)

pl.

plural

prep.

preposition

sing.

singular

U.S.

United States (of America)

UK

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

UN

United Nations

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union)

v.

verb