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Acronyms and Abbreviations - See also Glossary - G

This letter last updated 09 November 2002

G/L General Ledger
G/W GateWay
G2 real time knowledge based ES tool, from Gensym
G-5 Group of Five (economic leaders - France, Germany, Japan, UK, US)
G-7 Group of Seven G-5 + Canada and Italy
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GaAs Gallium Arsenide
GAL Generic Array Logic
GAL Get A Life
GASP Group Against Smokers' Pollution
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Gb Gigabit, c.f. GB
GB Gigabyte, c.f. Gb
GB Great Britain (UK without Northern Ireland)
GBH Grievous Bodily Harm
GC Garbage Collector, scavanges unused memory
GC Gas-chromotography
GCC GNU project C Compiler
GCI Global Commerce Initiative
GCMS Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer
GCN Government Computer News
GCR Group Coded Recording (a format code to record on tape)
GCT Greenwich Civil Time (see GMT)
GDB Gnu DeBugger
GDCA Guided Directional Coronary Atherectomy, combines DCA, IVUS
GDI Graphical Direct Interface
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GDR (obs.) German Democratic Republic (E. Germany), united with FRG
GDR Global Depository Receipt
GE General Electric Company, founded by Thomas Edison
Ge Germanium
GEDI Global EDI Guidelines for Retail
GEIS (obs.) General Electric Information Systems, now GXS
GEM Graphics Environment for Multimedia
GFCI Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
ggpak Give/Get PAcKage, data Exchange utility; unix based [see EDX]
GHQ General HeadQuarters
GHz GigaHertz
GI Government Issue (enlisted soldier)
GIC Guaranteed Investment (Interest) Certificate
gid Group IDentity, a unix value
GIDP Ground Into Double Play (batters hate it, outfielders love it)
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIOD Globally Interconnected Object Databases
GIRO Garbage In Rubbish Out
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GIWIST Gee I Wish I'd Said That
g-job Government Job, a personal or unofficial project
GKS Graphical Kernel System, an ISO and ANSI graphics standard
GL see G/L
GLM Gigabit Link Module
GM General Manager
GM General Motors
GM Group Manager
GMAT Greenwich Mean Astrononical Time (see GMT)
GmbH -Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung, private limited company, German equivalent of Inc. or Pty.
GML Generalized Markup Language, IBM predecessor to SGML
GMP Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA
GMP Gross Manufactured Product
GMS Global Messaging Service (AT&T Easylink)
GMT Greenwich Mean Time (cf BST)
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GNMA Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
GNP Gross National Product (measure of economic health)
GNS Global Network Services, BT Tymnet
GNU Gnu is Not UNIX, a public-domain version of UNIX
GO General Order (military)
GOB Geek On Board
GOIB Goddess Of Infinite Bandwidth
GOK God Only Knows (as in "GOK pile," bucket for un-id'd objects)
GOLF Gentlemen On Loan Forever
GOLF Get Outta Ladies' Faces
GOLF Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden (honest)
GOMAR Get Out of My ARea (you ask too many questions)
GOP Grand Old Party (what Republicans think they are)
GOSIP Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile
GP General Practitioner (doctor)
GPA Grade Point Average, a school performance measure
GPC Global Product Catalogue, GXS
GPF General Protection Fault
GPIB General Purpose Interface Bus
GPIS Graphics Peripheral Interface Standard, became CGI
GPM Gallons Per Minute
GPO General Post Office
GPO Government Printing Office
GPS Global Positioning System/Synchronization
GRB Gamma Ray Burst
GRE Graduate Record Exam
GSA General Services Administration
GSA Girl Scouts of America
GSA Government Services Agency
GSC Gecko (General) System Connect (type of SCSI bus)
GSM General Systems for Mobile Communications
GSM Global System for Mobile Communications
GSM Global System Mobile unit
GSP Gaming Service Provider
GSP Generalized System of Preferences (government)
GSS Guidelines and Standards Subcommittee, EIDX
GSTPA Global Straight Through Processing Association
GSW Gun Shot Wound
GT Gran Turismo (large touring automobile)
GTC Good Till Cancelled (brokerage order)
GTE General Telephone and Electric
GTIN Gene Therapy Information Network
GTIN Germans Think It's Nuts
GTIN Global Trade Identification Number, UPC + 2
GTP Good  'till Cancelled
GUI Graphical User Interface
GUID Global Unique IDentifier, UDEF
GUMP Gas supply, Undercarriage, fuel Mixture, Propellers - plane landing check list
GUP Grace Under Pressure, coined by Margaret Atwood
GUPPIE Someone who exhibits or demonstrates GUP
GW See G/W
GXML Guideline for XML
GXS Global eXchange Services, was GEIS