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Technical & Musical Terms & Abbreviations
Part 2: General Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Full Words

Explanation

Source

ACE

American Colloquial Expression

For example, <hanging out on the stoop in summer, having a beer and talking story> (ACE).

Myskowski

AFAIK

As Far As I Know

 

Common

b/c

Because

 

Common

BFN

Bye For Now

 

Common

BRB

Be Right Back

 

Common

BTW

By The Way

 

Common

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Common

f.e.

For Example

 

Common

FWIW

For What It's Worth

 

Common

FYI

For Your Information

 

Common

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion

 

Common

IMO

In My Opinion

 

Common

IMVHO

In My Very Humble Opinion

 

Common

KIS

Keep It Simple

 

Common

LOL

Laughing Out Loud

 

Common

ML

Mailing List

 

Oron

N/A

Not Available

 

Common

NLA

No Longer Available

 

Common

NRN

No Response Needed / No Reply Necessary

 

Common

NYR

Not Yet Released

 

Oron

OOP

Out Of Print

 

Johansen

OT

Off Topic

Subject of a message not directly related to the main area of a discussion group/mailing list

Oron

ROFL

Rolling On Floor Laughing

 

Common

RSN

Real Soon Now

 

Common

RTFN

Read The Fine Manual

 

Common

TIA or TA

Thanks In Advance

 

Common

TIFN

That's It For Now

 

Common

TTYL

Talk To You Later

 

Common

 

The technical terms & abbreviations in this page are mostly compiled from the following sources:

Common – Common use, especially in e-mail correspondence
Alec Robertson's book 'The Church Cantatas of J.S. Bach' (Cassell - London, 1972)
New Harvard Dictionary of Music
Thomas Braatz - Member of BCML
Frank Fogliati - Member of BCML
Roy Johansen - Member of BRML
Ed Myskowski - Member of BCML
Aryeh Oron - Member of BCML
Johan van Veen - Member of BCML

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - June 2008)

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