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Acronyms and Abbreviations

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.

 

Alphabetical List

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  

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  

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  

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  

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 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  

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  

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

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  

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 

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  

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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