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About the Acronym Attic

The Acronym Attic is powered by the same technology created by Acronym Finder, the world's largest, most accurate, and most comprehensive searchable database of verified acronyms and abbreviations.

In our 20+ years of building and editing the Acronym Finder, we have collected an enormous database (over 3.0 million definitions!) of unverified, but potentially valuable content. Unlike some acronym and abbreviation sites which include non-human-edited content, we didn't want to mix unverified content with the carefully reviewed and edited content found at Acronym Finder.

Because no humans have reviewed and edited this content, it is possible you may find incorrect, inappropriate, unsuitable, duplicate, or offensive content among these definitions. If this is a problem, we suggest you use only Acronym Finder.

Contributors and Sources

Several people and organizations have contributed their collections of acronyms and abbreviations to Acronym Finder, and these definitions may appear in the Acronym Attic. Some of the major contributors include:

  • The Acrophile Research Project at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval at the University of Massachusetts.
  • The Mother Of All Acronym Lists (MOAAL), contributed by Paul Terpstra
  • Paul Anderson (Bureaucratus Maximus)
  • Gary Helmer
  • The United States government, especially the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Technical assistance from Anvil Logic, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia