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Acronyms and Abbreviations - See also Glossary - W

This letter last updated 14 February 2003

W/ With
W/O Without
[email protected] See WAP
W3C World Wide Web Consortium, owner of XML syntax standards
WAB What, Another Bill?
WAC Womens' Army Corp
WACS Workload Analysis by Customer Segment
WAF Womens' Air Force
WAG Wild A.. Guess
WAH Working At Home
WAIS Wide Area Information Server
WAIT Wares Are In Transit
WAM Why Ask Me? (see WHAM)
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
WAP Wrong Approach to Portability
WAR Women Against Rape
WASP White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
WASP Wireless Application Service Provider
WASP Women Airforce Service Pilots
WAV Microsoft WAVeform (sound file)
WAVES Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service, USN reserve
WBMP Wireless BitMapped images
WBS Work Breakdown Structure (a study of your work processes)
WC Water Closet, what signs say in Europe, euphemism for toilet
WCC World Council of Churches
WCC Worldwide Country Code
WCMP Wireless Control Message Protocol
WCO World Customs Organization
WCTU Womens' Christian Temperance Union
WDM Wavelength-Division Methods
WDP Wireless Datagram Protocol
WDT (obs.?) WAN Driver Team, ITS, Cupertino
WEA Workers' Educational Association, Brit.
WEEB Western European EDIFACT Board
WEF World Economic Forum
WF Work Force
wf Wrong Font
WFM WorkFlow Management
WFO Wide F___ing Open, Auto/Motorcycle Racing term, has been said about the Internet
WGL Waveform Generation Language
WHAM Why the Hell Ask Me?
WHO World Health Organization
WHOA! Wild Horse Organized Assistance
WIBNI Wouldn't It Be Nice If
WIIFM What's In It For Me?
WIMP Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, astronomy
WIMP Windows, Icons, Mouse, and Pull-down menus
WIN WINdows (Microsoft)
WINDOWS Will Install Needless Data On Whole System
WINS Windows Internet Naming Service
WIP Work In Process
WISP Wireless Internet Service Provider
WITI Women in Technology International
WLAF World League of American Football
WLAN Wireless LAN, also referred to as LAWN
WMCCS Worldwide Military Command and Control System (Intercomputer Network)
WML Wireless Markup Language
WNBA Women's NBA
WO Warrant Officer
WO Workorder
WOM Write Only Memory
WOMAD World of Music, Arts and Dance
WOMBAT Waste Of Money, Brains And Time
WOP Wafer Operation Plan, Texas Instruments
WORM Write Once, Read Many
Worm (n.a.) a type of computer virus - see definition
WP Word Processor
WP.4 Working Party 4 for the Facilitation of International Trade Procedures, UN/ECE
WPC Woman Police Constable (Brit.)
WPF When Pigs Fly
WPF Word Perfect Format (file extension .wpf)
WPG WordPerfect Graphic
WPM Words Per Minute
WPS Woman Police Sergeant (Brit.)
WRAC Womens' Royal Army Corps (Brit.)
WRAF Womens' Royal Air Force (Brit.)
WRAM Windows RAM, c.f. VRAM
WRAP Waste Reduction Awards Program, California Integrated Waste Management Board
WRNS Womens' Royal Naval Service ("Wrens")
WRT With Respect/Regard To
WRTK Worker Right To Know law (OHSA Hazardous Communication Std)
WSDL Web Services Definition Language
WSFL Web Services Flow Language
WS-I Web Services Interoperability
WSJ Wall Street Journal
WSP Wireless Session Protocol
WSP Wireless Service Provider
WT Wastewater Treatment facility
WTC World Trade Center - RIP, 11 September 2001
WTLS Wireless Transport Layer Security
WTO World Trade Organzation, launched 1/1995 to replace GATT
WTP Wireless Transaction Protocol
WWF World Wildlife Fund
WWI World War I
WWII World War II
WWW World Wide Wait
WWW World Wide Web (Internet)
WYGIWYG What You Got Is What You Get (the world is the way it is likely to be)
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get!, opposite of YAFIYGI