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Acronym Finder
This site provides a searchable database of more than 5 million acronyms/abbreviations and their meaning. Covering all subjects, the database collection focuses on computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms with an emphasis on DoD, Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard acronyms.

Globemaster Dictionary
"The database contains about 15,000 abbreviations, acronyms and aircraft designations of all military branches."

Military Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations
This database is offered by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).


DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The Department of Defense has published "All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations ... contained in Joint Publication 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 October 2013."

Free Military Dictionary
Users can browse the definitions or search for specific terms.

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Public Military Domain Search:
Users can search for topics that appear in military web sites.
This search engine indexes and ranks over a million pages on military subjects.