D - Abbreviations list
 d
dam | date | daughter | day | deci- | degree | departs | depth | deuteron | diameter | died | dollar | drachma | penny (or pence) | relative density
  ’d
did | had | should | would
 D
December | Department | Deus | deuterium | diameter | dinar | dioptre | Director | dispersion | Dominus | Don | drag | drive | Duchess | Duke
 da
deca-
 DA
duck’s arse | deed of arrangement | delayed action | deposit account | desk accessory | digital-to-analogue | district attorney
 D/A
days after acceptance | delivery on acceptance | deposit account | digital-to-analogue | documents against acceptance
 DAC
digital-to-analogue converter
 DAH
disordered action of the heart
 dal
decalitre
 DAL
data access language
 dam
decametre
 DAMA
demand assigned multiple access
 Dan.
Daniel | Danish
 D & B
Dun and Bradstreet
 D and C
dilatation and curettage
 D and V
diarrhoea and vomiting
 DAR
day after recall (test)
 DAS
dual attachment (or attached) station
 DASD
direct access storage device
 DAT
digital audio tape
 DATV
digitally assisted television
 DAX
Deutsche Aktienindex
 dB
decibel
 Db
dubnium
 DB
daybook
 DBA
database administrator | Doctor of Business Administration
 DBE
Dame Commander of the (Order of the) British Empire
 DBMS
database management system
 DBS
direct broadcast (or broadcasting) by satellite | direct broadcasting satellite
 DC
da capo | Detective Constable | direct current | District Commissioner | District of Columbia
 DCA
Department for Constitutional Affairs | document content architecture
 DCB
Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath
 DCC
digital compact cassette
 DCD
data carrier detect | digital compact disc
 DCE
data communications equipment | domestic credit expansion
 DCF
discounted cash flow
 DCL
Doctor of Civil Law
 DCM
Development Capital Market | Distinguished Conduct Medal
 DCMG
Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
 DCR
dacryocystorhinostomy
 DCT
discrete cosine transform
 DCVO
Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
 dd
dated | delivered
 DD
demand draft | direct debit | dishonourable discharge | Doctor of Divinity | double-density | due diligence
 D/D
direct debit
 DDC
direct digital control
 DDE
direct data entry | dynamic data exchange
 DDL
data description language
 DDP
distributed data processing
 DDR
Deutsche Demokratische Republik
 DDR SDRAM
double data rate synchronous dynamic random-access memory
 DDS
Dewey Decimal System | Doctor of Dental Science | Doctor of Dental Surgery
 DDSc
Doctor of Dental Science
 DDT
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
 de
Germany
 DE
Delaware
 deb.
debenture | debit
 dec.
deceased | declaration | declension | declination | decrease
 Dec.
December
 decresc.
decrescendo
 DED
Dutch elm disease
 def.
defence | defendant | deferred | definite | definition
 DEFRA
Department of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
 deg
degree
 Del
delete
 del.
delegate | delegation | delete
 dem.
demonstrative
 Dem.
Democrat | Democratic
 DEN
District Enrolled Nurse
 denom.
denomination
 dent.
dental | dentistry
 dep.
department | departs | departure | deponent | deposed | deposit | depot | deputy
 dept
department
 deriv.
derivation | derivative
 DES
data encryption standard | diethylstilboestrol
 det.
determiner
 DETR
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
 Deut.
Deuteronomy
 DF
Defender of the Faith | direction finder
 DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross
 DfEE
Department for Education and Employment
 DfES
Department for Education and Employment
 DFID
Department for International Development
 DFM
Distinguished Flying Medal | don’t flame me
 DfT
Department for Transport
 dg
decigram
 DG
Deo gratias | director-general
 d/g
double glazing
 DGO
Declared Geographical Origin
 DH
Department of Health | designated hitter
 DHA
District Health Authority | docosahexaenoic acid
 DHSS
Department of Health and Social Security
 DHW
domestic hot water
 DI
donor insemination
 DIA
document interchange architecture
 dia.
diameter
 diag.
diagonal | diagram
 dial.
dialect | dialectal
 DIANE
direct information access network for Europe
 DIB
data input bus
 DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
 dict.
dictation | dictator | dictionary
 didn’t
did not
 DIF
data interchange format
 diff.
difference | different
 DIG
disability income guarantee
 DIM
do it myself | document image management
 dim.
dimension | diminuendo | diminutive
 dimin.
diminuendo | diminutive
 DIMM
dual in-line memory module
 din
dinar
 DIN
Deutsche Industrie-Norm
 dinky
dual (or double) income, no kids (yet)
 DIP
distal interphalangeal (joint) | document image processing | dual in-line package
 dip.
diploma
 DipEd
Diploma in Education
 dipl.
diplomat | diplomatic
 disc.
discount | discovered
 dist.
distance | district
 distr.
distribution | distributor
 div.
diversion | divide | dividend | division | divorced
 DIY
do it yourself | do-it-yourself
 dj
Djibouti
 DJ
dinner jacket | disc jockey
 DJIA
Dow Jones Industrial Average
 dk
dark | deck | Denmark | dock
 DK
(I) don’t know
 dl
decilitre
 DL
download
 D/L
demand loan
 DLE
discoid lupus erythematosus | disseminated lupus erythematosus
 DLit
Doctor of Literature
 DLitt
Doctor of Letters (or Literature)
 DLL
dynamic link library
 dm
decimetre | Dominica
 DM
Deutschmark | direct marketing
 DMA
designated market area | direct memory access
 DMAC
duobinary multiplexed analogue component
 DMD
Doctor of Dental Medicine
 DMK
Dravida Munnetra Kazagham
 DML
data manipulation language
 DMS
data management system | Diploma in Management Studies
 DMSO
dimethylsulphoxide
 DMU
decision-making unit
 DMus
Doctor of Music
 DMZ
demilitarized zone
 D/N
debit note
 DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid | did not answer | did not attend
 DNase
deoxyribonuclease
 DNOC
dinitro-ortho-cresol
 DNR
do not resuscitate
 DNS
domain name server | domain name system
 do
Dominican Republic
 DO
Doctor of Optometry | Doctor of Osteopathy
 D/O
delivery order | direct order
 DOA
dead on arrival | drug of abuse
 DOB
date of birth
 DOC
Denominação de Origem Controlada | Denominazione di Origine Controllata
 doc.
document
 DOCa
Denominación de Origen Calificada
 DOCG
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
 DoE
Department of Employment
 DOE
Department of Energy | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
 doesn’t
does not
 dol.
dollar
 DOM
Deo Optimo Maximo | digestible organic matter | dry organic matter
 dom.
domestic | dominant
 don’t
do not
 Dors.
Dorset
 DOS
denial-of-service | disk operating system
 DOVAP
Doppler velocity and position
 doz.
dozen
 DP
data processing | dew point | displaced person
 D/P
documents against payment | documents against presentation
 DPA
demand protocol architecture
 DPB
domestic purposes benefit
 DPCM
differential pulse coded modulation
 DPhil
Doctor of Philosophy
 dpi
dots per inch
 DPM
data processing manager
 DPP
Director of Public Prosecutions
 DPS
dividends per share
 dpt
department | deponent
 DPT
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (vaccine)
 dr
debit | debtor | drawer
 Dr
Doctor
 DR
dead reckoning | dining room | drachma | dry riser
 dr.
drachma | dram
 Dr.
Drive
 DRAM
dynamic random access memory
 dram.
dramatic
 DRIP
dividend reinvestment plan
 DRP
distribution resource planning
 DRV
dietary reference values
 Ds
darmstadtium
 DS
dal segno
 d.s.
days after sight | document signed
 DSc
Doctor of Science
 DSC
Distinguished Service Cross
 DSL
digital subscriber line
 DSM
Distinguished Service Medal
 DSO
days’ sales outstanding | Distinguished Service Order
 DSP
digital signal processing
 d.s.p.
decessit sine prole
 DSR
data set ready
 DSS
Department of Social Security | Director of Social Services
 DST
daylight-saving time
 DSTP
data space transfer protocol
 DSW
device status word
 DT
daylight time
 DTC
diagnostic and treatment centre
 DTE
data terminal equipment
 DTF
Derivative Trading Facility
 DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
 DTLGR
Department of Transport, Local Government, and the Regions
 DTMF
dual tone multi frequency
 DTP
desktop publishing
 DTR
data terminal ready
 DTs
delirium tremens
 DTV
digital television
 DTW
Deutscher Tafelwein
 DU
depleted uranium
 dunno
(I) don’t know
 DV
Deo volente
 DVD
digital video disc, digital versatile disc
 DVD-A
digital video disc audio
 DVD-R
digital video disc recordable
 DVD-RAM
digital video disc random-access memory
 DVD-ROM
digital video disc read-only memory
 DVD-RW
digital video disc rewritable
 DVI
digital video imaging
 DV-I
digital video interactive
 DVLA
Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency
 DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
 DVR
digital video recorder
 DVT
deep-vein thrombosis
 D/W
dock warrant
 DWA
disability working allowance
 DWP
Department for Work and Pensions
 dwt
dead weight tonnage
 DX
long-distance
 Dy
dysprosium
 dyn
dyne
 dz
Algeria


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