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DOD Dictionary of Military Terms

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Available as PDF, XML, and online version with browse and search function.

Language: English

No. of terms:  6000

Description: Most comprehensive dictionary and your place to start looking up military terms. This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries with terminology for military and associated use.

The DOD Dictionary is managed by the Joint Education and Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 August 2011.

Example Term: obstacle intelligence
(DOD) Those collection efforts to detect the presence of enemy and natural obstacles, determine their types and dimensions, and provide the necessary information to plan appropriate combined arms breaching, clearance, or bypass operations to negate the impact on the friendly scheme of maneuver. Also called OBSTINT.
Source: JP 3-15

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Keywords: DOD terms, Military Terms, DOD, Department of Defense Dictionary

Quote as: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 August 2011.

Note – the DOD Dictionary is in the public domain.


EDA Acronyms

European Defence Agency Acronyms Note: available only in PDF format.
You can find an online version with easy look up and browse function at:

Language: English

No. of terms: 726

Description: Military Acronyms in use by the European Defence Agency.

“The European Defence Agency has been created to help EU Member States develop their defence capabilities for crisis-management operations under the European Security and Defence Policy.”

Example Terms:
AGARD … Advisory Group for Aerospace Research & Development
GAERC … General Affairs & External Relations Council
TBMD … Theatre (Tactical) Ballistic Missile Defence

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Keywords: List of EDA Acronyms, Military Acronyms, European Defence Agency, EDA

Quote as: List of EDA Acronyms © 2005-2008 European Defence Agency.

ISO Country Names & Abbreviations

ISO Country Names & Abbreviations

Language: English

No. of terms: 246

Description: We are using them when mailing letter to family abroad and many them are easy for us to encode. But whenever the Olympic Games are on, we see that we do not know what e.g. BD stands for, and this is still an easy one on this list of 246 official short names.

So maybe you knew that BD stands for BANGLADESH. But what about EH? Google for “EH”… well no sign of a country name anywhere. Wikipedia answers first with: It is also commonly used as a method for inciting an answer, as in “welcome to Canada, it’s nice here, eh?

Well it EH stands for WESTERN SAHARA!

Many times you will find Country abbreviations in one of the many  abbreviations  lookups  on the Net. Many of them are also user driven,  and sometimes I am not too sure if to completely rely on them. So if you want to lookup country names and their ISO abbreviation use this constantly updated and only authoritative source.

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Keywords: Abbreviations, Country Names, ISO, ISO Country Names, International Organization for Standardization

Quote as: English country names and code elements © 2008 ISO (International Organization for Standardization) All rights reserved.

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