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List of acronyms: W

This list contains acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends  that begin with the letter W.

For the purposes of this list:

  • acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as if it were a word, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, pronounced to rhyme with cars
  • initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc, pronounced cee dee
  • pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters mean that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words).
(a) = acronym, e.g.: SARS – (a) Severe acute respiratory syndrome
(i) = initialism, e.g.: CD – (i) Compact disc
(p) = pseudo-blend, e.g.: UNIFEM – (p) United Nations Development Fund for Women
(s) = symbol (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz – Megahertz)

(Main list of acronyms)


W0–9

  • W3C – (i) World Wide Web Consortium
  • w/ – (p) With: Software w/Documentation. Typically used in advertising or to abbreviate headings. Never used in formal body text. (North America)

WA

WB

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WF

  • WF – (s) Wallis and Futuna Islands (ISO 3166 digram)
  • WFC – (i) Women's Forage Corps (World War II UK)
  • WFD – (i) Weapon(s) of Focused Destruction
  • WFF – (i) Wallops Flight Facility
  • WFP – (i) World Food Program
  • WFZ – (i) Weapons Free Zone
  • WFI - Water for Injection

WG

WH

WI

WJ

  • WJKK WJKFWaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh, a Sikh greeting

WK

  • WK – (s) Wake Island (ISO 3166 digram, obsolete 1986)
  • WKYP – (a) Will Keep You Posted

WL

WM

WN

WO

WP

WQ

  • WQS World Qualifying series (surf)

WR

  • WR – (i) Wide Receiver (football)
  • WRAC – (a) Women's Royal Army Corps (World War II UK)
  • WRAIR – (a) Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • WRBWWRM – (i) "We Read Best What We Read Most"
  • WRC – (i) World Rally Championship
  • WRC - World Religions Conference
  • WRNS – (i) Women's Royal Naval Service (World War II UK) (pronounced "wrens")
  • WRVS – (i) Women's Royal Voluntary Service, now only known by the acronym (UK)
  • WRS – (i) Worldwide Reference System
  • wrt or w/r/t – (i) with respect to or with regard to, depending on context
  • WRT – (i) Writer Response Theory
  • WRT – "With respect to", especially in fields such as Mathematics.
  • WRT – World Rally Team
  • WRT – Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC (Urban Planning and Design)
  • WRT – Wireless Ronin Technologies (digital signage)
  • WRT – NHS Workforce Review Team
  • WRT – The Linksys routers whose model name start with 'WRT'
  • WRT - Wholesale, Trade, Retail sector, category in employment and economics statistics
  • WRT – Wireless Receiver/Transmitter ( computer networks/IT )
  • WRT – Third party firmware for the Linksys WRT routers and compatible models from other vendors.
  • WRT – Web Runtime (WRT) is a portable application framework developed by Nokia that allows the creation of widgets on the S60 Platform.

WS

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WU

WV

WW

WX

  • WXO – (i) Weather [Executive] Officer

WY

  • WY – (s) Wyoming (postal symbol)
  • WYSIWYG – (a) What You See Is What You Get (pronounced "wizzy-wig". See entry for derived acronyms)
  • WYSIWYP – (a) What You See Is What You Print / What You See Is What You Pay ("wizzy-whip")
  • WYRFTTM- WHEN YOU ARE FREE TALK TO ME

WZ

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