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Contents of SGML "Some favorite acronyms" table
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Acronym
Meaning
[ From epidemiology and nuclear power industry ]

TMTC
Too Many To Count (E.g., multiplying tuberculosis bacilli)
GKW
God Knows What (Stuff that we can't figure out what it is -- but it's probably not good)
MUF
Material Unaccounted For (E.g., missing weapons-grade uranium)
Unk-unk(s)
Unknown unknown(s) (Problems we don't even know we have; contrast with problems we know we need to fix or be prepared for or at least be aware of)
[ Generic... ]

NIH
Not Invented Here (Not "ours", so we won't use it)
NIMBY
Not in my back yard (Said of anything virtuous that is not also perceived as salubrious, e.g., "affordable Housing")
NOS
Not Otherwise Specified (A milder form of GKW: sort-of-like-but-not-exactly [whatever], e.g., Asperger's syndrome used to be a Pervasive Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified)
NOS
New Old Stock (Brand new merchandise, but old enough that it needs a cleaning and oiling before you use it or else you'll hurt it)
RYO
Roll Your Own (E.g., cigarettes)
BYOB
Bring Your Own Bottle (E.g., whisky -- possibly originated in Prohibition Era?)
ROI
Return On Investment (What you get out of what you put in)
OBE'd
Overtaken by events
N/A
Not Applicable (E.g., "When did you stop beating your wife?" when asked of a bachelor)
DOA
Dead on arrival
AKA
Also known as
[ From Lockheed Martin, NYSE: LMT ]

LOSAT
Line-of-Sight Antitank Weapon System
KEM
Kinetic Energy Missile
SDB
Small Diameter Bomb
WCMD
Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser
JASSM
Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
PQT
Production Qualification Test
SDD
System Development and Demonstration phase
LRIP
Low-Rate Initial Production
PMO
Project Management Office
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