Acronyms and Abbreviations

0-9 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

 

Here is a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations commonly used in Star Trek on screen and in fandom. For more about official "technical" acronyms like "LCARS", please refer to the Treknology Encyclopedia.

 

0-9

3DG 3D Gladiators - website

 

A

ACB Annular confinement beam - part of the transporter principle

AGT "All Good Things" - TNG episode

ASDB Advanced Starship Design Bureau - branch of Starfleet and website

ASRV Autonomous survival and recovery vehicle - type of lifeboats

AU Alternate Universe - particularly the "Abramsverse"

 

B

Locutus of Borg in TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds II"

B&B Berman & Braga - Voyager and Enterprise producers

BC Bridge Commander - game

BF Bravo Fleet - website

Big E Enterprise (any of them) - (star)ship

BoBW "Best of Both Worlds" - TNG episode

BoP Bird-of-Prey - name of Romulan and Klingon starships

BotF Birth of the Federation - game

 

C

CG Computer-generated

CGI Computer-generated image

CMO Chief medical officer

CO Commanding officer

Connie Constitution - starship

 

D

DS9 cast - season 7
(Star Trek: The Magazine)

Deffie Defiant - starship

DF Delta Flyer - starship

DITL Daystrom Institute Technical Library - website

DMZ Demilitarized Zone - between Cardassian and Federation Space

DS9 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

DS9TM Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual - reference book 

 

E

Enterprise in TOS: "Court Martial"

E-nil USS Enterprise NCC-1701

E-A, etc. USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A, etc.

EAS Ex Astris Scientia - website

ECA Earth Commerce Authority

ECH Emergency command hologram

EF Elite Force - computer game

EMH Emergency medical hologram

EM Electromagnetic

ENT Enterprise - Series V

EPS Electroplasma system - power distribution network used aboard Federation starships

ETA Estimated time of arrival

EVA Extravehicular activity

 

F

FASA Role playing game

FC "Star Trek: First Contact" - movie

FCA Ferengi Commerce Authority

FF The Official Star Trek Fact Files - magazine series 

FJ Franz Joseph - author of the STTM

FSD Federation Starship Datalink - website

FSNP "Famous Spock Nerve Pinch" - acronym used in TOS scripts

FTL Faster than light

 

G

Enterprise-D in TNG: "Galaxy's Child"

GCS Galaxy class - starship

GNDN "Goes nowhere, does nothing." - label on pipes on the original Enterprise

GR Gene Roddenberry - Star Trek creator

 

H

HD High definition

 

I

IaMD "In a Mirror, Darkly" - ENT double feature

IDF Inertial damping field - forcefield especially designed to compensate for acceleration forces within a starship

IDIC Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations - principle of Vulcan philosophy

IKC Imperial Klingon Cruiser

IKS Imperial Klingon Ship

ISS Imperial Star Ship (presumably) - ship of the Terran Empire of the Mirror Universe

 

J

JJ Jeffrey Jacob (Abrams), "Star Trek (2009)" producer and director, also in terms such as "JJTrek" or "JJVerse"

JoAT Journal of Applied Treknology - website

 

K

K/S Kirk/Spock - slash fiction jargon, likewise nearly every combination of two characters

 

L

LCARS screen in TNG: "Sins of the Father"

LCARS Library computer access and retrieval system - user interface of 24th century computer systems

LLAP "Live long and prosper." - Vulcan greeting

LUG Last Unicorn Games - role playing games

ly Light year

 

M

Warp core in TNG: "Galaxy's Child"

M/ARA Matter/antimatter reaction assembly - power generation system of Federation starships

M/ARC Matter/antimatter reaction chamber - warp core

MACO Military Assault Command Operations (rather than MArine COrps)

MLS Medical Log Supplemental - former website

MSD Master systems display - designation often used for a ship's cross-section

MU Mirror Universe - from TOS: "Mirror, Mirror" and subsequent episodes

MWI Many-worlds interpretation - Bob Orci's explanation for the existence of a parallel alternate timeline since "Star Trek (2009)"

 

N

NCC Starfleet ship name prefix, active service

NCO Non-commissioned officer

NX Starfleet ship name prefix, experimental

NZ Neutral Zone - between Romulan and Federation Space

 

O

ODN Optical data network - system of fiber-optics used in 24th century computer systems

 

P

TOS phaser
(Propworx auction)

PADD Personal access display device - hand-held access terminal to a computer system

Phaser Phased energy rectification - energy discharge weapon used by the Federation

PTC Power transfer conduit - plasma conduit from the warp core to the nacelles

PU Prime Universe, as opposed to the "Abramsverse"

PWB Praetorian Warbird (presumably)

 

Q

q-torp Quantum torpedo

QSS Quantum slipstream - advanced FTL propulsion technology

 

R

RF Radio frequency

RCS Reaction control system - maneuvering thrusters

RSE Romulan Star Empire

 

S

SCN Subspace Comms Network - website

SF Starfleet, Star Fleet

SF Museum The Starfleet Museum - website

SFC Starfleet Command - game

SIF Structural integrity field - system of forcefields to counterbalance acceleration forces and gravitational forces

SofA "Sacrifice of Angels" - DS9 episode

S.S. Star Ship

SSD Starship Schematic Database - website

ST Star Trek

Nero in "Star Trek (2009)"

ST09 "Star Trek (2009)" - 11th movie (2009)

STG "Star Trek: Generations" - movie

STI "Star Trek: Insurrection" - movie

STID "Star Trek Into Darkness" - movie

STinSV Star Trek in Sound and Vision - former website

STL Slower than light

STM Star Trek: The Magazine - magazine series

STN "Star Trek Nemesis" - movie

STO Star Trek Online - Star Trek MMORPG

STTM Star Trek Technical Manual - reference book (1975)

STXI "Star Trek (2009)" - 11th movie (2009)

 

T

Spock in TAS: "Yesteryear"

TAS Star Trek: The Animated Series

TATV "These Are The Voyages" - ENT finale / TNG crossover

TFatGR "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River" - DS9 episode

TFF "Star Trek: The Final Frontier" - movie

TMP "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" - movie

TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation

TNG-R TNG Remastered - Enhanced version of TNG (from 2012)

TNGTM Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual - reference book 

Kirk, Spock and McCoy in TOS: "Amok Time"

TOS Star Trek (The Original Series)

TOS-R Star Trek Remastered - CGI-enhanced version of TOS (2006-2008)

TotP "Tears of the Prophets" - DS9 episode

TPTB The Powers That Be - namely Paramount

TSFS "Star Trek: The Search for Spock" - movie

TUC "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country" - movie

TVH "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" - movie

TWoK "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" - movie

TYoH "The Year of Hell" - VOY episode

 

U

UESPA United Earth Space Probe Agency - precursor of Starfleet

UFP United Federation of Planets

UP Utopia Planitia - shipyards and former website

USS United Star Ship

 

V

VFX Visual effects

VGR Star Trek: Voyager

VISOR Visual instrument and sensory organ replacement - device used by Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge until 2373 to overcome his blindness

VOY Star Trek: Voyager

 

W

Warp speed diagram in ENT: "First Flight"

WF Warp factor - FTL speed measurement unit

WoTW "Way of the Warrior" - DS9 episode

WWKD "What would Kirk do?" - slogan used by fans, especially when they see problems with the newer incarnations (obsolete)

WYLB "What You Leave Behind" - DS9 episode

 

X

XO Executive officer

 

Y

YATI Yet Another Trek Inconsistency - common acronym of the newsgroup era (obsolete)

 

Z

ZPE Zero-point energy - energy released in quantum torpedoes

 


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