S - Abbreviations list
 s
second | semi- | shilling | singular | sire | sister | solo | son | soprano | stere | stock | strange quark | substantive
 S
entropy | Sabbath | Saint | Samuel | satisfactory | Saturday | Saxon | schilling | Sea | September | siemens | small | smile | smiling | Socialist | south | southern | strangeness | sulphur | Sunday
 sa
Saudi Arabia
 SA
Salvation Army | sociedad anónima | sociedade anónima | société anonyme | South Africa | South America | South Australia
 s.a.
semiannual | subject to approval | without date
 SAA
systems application architecture
 Sab.
Sabbath
 SABC
South African Broadcasting Corporation
 SACEUR
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
 SAD
seasonal affective disorder
 SADS
seasonal affective disorder syndrome
 s.a.e.
self-addressed envelope | stamped addressed envelope
 SAEF
Stock Exchange Automatic Execution Facility
 S. Afr.
South Africa
 SAIF
savings association insurance fund
 St. Ex.
Stock Exchange
 StHA
Strategic Health Authority
 SALT
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (or Treaty)
 SAM
surface-to-air missile
 Sam.
Samuel
 S & H
shipping and handling
 S & L
savings and loan (association)
 S & M
sadism and masochism
 S & P
Standard and Poor’s
 S & P 500
Standard and Poor’s 500-stock index
 S-A node
sinoatrial node
 SAR
specific absorption rate | store address register
 SARL
société anonyme à responsabilité limitée
 SARS
severe acute respiratory syndrome
 SAS
single attachment station | Special Air Service
 SASE
self-addressed stamped envelope
 Sask.
Saskatchewan
 SAT
standard assessment task
 Sat.
Saturday
 SATB
soprano, alto, tenor, bass
 SAW
surface acoustic wave
 SAYE
save as you earn
 sb
Solomon Islands
 Sb
antimony
 SB
simultaneous broadcast
 SBA
small business administration | standard beam approach
 SbE
south by east
 SBF
Société des Bourses Françaises
 SBM
Super Bit Mapping
 SBS
sick building syndrome | Special Boat Service | Special Broadcasting Service
 SBU
strategic business unit
 SbW
south by west
 sc
Seychelles | small capital
 Sc
scandium
 SC
Securities Commission | Security Council | Signal Corps | South Carolina | subcutaneous
 sc.
scene | scilicet | scruple
 s/c
self-contained
 ScB
Bachelor of Science
 SCC
squamous cell carcinoma | storage connecting circuit
 ScD
Doctor of Science
 SCE
Scottish Certificate of Education
 SCF
Save the Children Fund
 SCG
Sydney Cricket Ground
 sch.
school
 sci
single column inch
 sci.
science | scientific
 SCID
severe combined immunodeficiency
 ScM
Master of Science
 SCM
State Certified Midwife | Student Christian Movement
 SCN
suprachiasmatic nucleus
 Scot.
Scotch | Scotland | Scottish
 SCPO
Senior Chief Petty Officer
 SCPS
Society of Civil and Public Servants
 SCR
senior common room | sequence control register
 Script.
Scripture
 SCSI
small computer systems interface
 scuba
 
 sculp.
sculptor
 sd
Sudan
 SD
secure digital | single density (disk) | South Dakota | standard deviation
 s.d.
sine die
 SDA
Scottish Development Agency
 SDB
sales day book
 SDI
Strategic Defense Initiative
 SDLC
synchronous data link control
 SDLP
Social Democratic and Labour Party
 Sdn
Sendirian
 SDP
Social Democratic Party
 SDR
special drawing right(s) | store data register
 SDRAM
synchronous dynamic random-access memory
 SDRs
special drawing rights
 se
Sweden
 Se
selenium
 SE
southeast | southeastern | stock exchange
 SEAQ
Stock Exchange Automated Quotation
 SEATO
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
 SEATS
Stock Exchange Alternative Trading Service
 SEbE
southeast by east
 SEbS
southeast by south
 sec
secant
 SEC
(wait a) second | Securities and Exchange Commission
 sec.
second | secondary | secretary | section | sector | security
 SECAM
séquentiel couleur à mémoire
 secy
secretary
 SED
Scottish Education Department
 SEDD
Scottish Executive Development Department
 SEED
Scottish Executive Education Department
 SEERAD
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
 SEHD
Scottish Executive Health Department
 SEM
scanning electron microscope
 SEN
special educational needs | State Enrolled Nurse
 Sen.
senate | senator | senior
 SEP
someone else’s problem
 Sep.
September | Septuagint
 sepd
separated
 SEPP
secure encryption payment protocol
 Sept.
September | Septuagint
 seq.
sequel
 Sergt
sergeant
 SERM
selective oestrogen receptor modulator
 SERPS
state earnings-related pension scheme
 sess.
session
 SET
secure electronic transactions
 SETI
search for extraterrestrial intelligence
 SETS
Stock Exchange Electronic Trading System
 sf
science fiction | sforzando
 SF
science fiction | sinking fund
 SFA
Scottish Football Association | Securities and Futures Authority
 SFAS
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards
 SFD
small for dates
 SFE
Sydney Futures Exchange
 SFO
Serious Fraud Office | Superannuation Funds Office
 sfz.
sforzando
 sg
Singapore
 Sg
seaborgium | Song of Songs
 SG
singular | Solicitor General | specific gravity
 sgd
signed
 SGHWR
steam-generating heavy-water reactor
 SGM
Sergeant Major
 SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language
 SGOT
serum glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase
 SGPT
serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
 Sgt
Sergeant
 Sgt Maj.
Sergeant Major
 SGX
Singapore Exchange
 sh
St Helena
 sh.
share | sheep | sheet
 SHA
sidereal hour angle
 SHAEF
Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces
 shan’t
shall not
 SHAPE
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
 she’d
she had | she would
 she’ll
she shall | she will
 she’s
she has | she is
 SHF
superhigh frequency
 shipt
shipment
 SHM
simple harmonic motion
 SHO
Senior House Officer
 shouldn’t
should not
 should’ve
should have
 shp
shaft horsepower
 shpt
shipment
 shr.
share
 sht
sheet
 shtg.
shortage
 S-HTTP
Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol
 si
Slovenia
 Si
silicon
 SI
Système International (d’Unités) | South Island | statutory instrument
 SIA
Securities Institute of Australia
 SIB
Securities and Investments Board
 SIC
Standard Industrial Classification
 SICAV
société d’investissement à capital variable
 SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
 SIG
special-interest group
 sig.
signature
 Sig.
Signor | Signore
 sigint
signals intelligence
 Signa
Signorina
 Sigra
Signora
 sim.
similar
 SIM card
Subscriber Identity Module card
 SIMD
single instruction stream multiple data stream
 SIMM
single in-line memory module
 sin
sine
 SINBAD
single income, no boyfriend, absolutely desperate
 sing.
singular
 Singh.
Singhalese
 SINK
single, independent, no kids
 SIO
serial input/output
 SIP
single in-line package
 SIPC
Securities Investor Protection Corporation
 SIPO
serial input/parallel output
 SIPP
self-invested personal pension
 SIR
Singapore Immigration and Registration
 SIS
strategic information systems
 SISD
single instruction stream single data stream
 SISO
serial input/serial output
 SITD
still in the dark
 SIV
simian immunodeficiency virus
 sj
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
 SJ
Society of Jesus
 SJA
Saint John Ambulance (Brigade or Association)
 SJD
Doctor of Juridical Science
 sk
Slovakia
 SK
Saskatchewan
 Skr.
Sanskrit
 SKU
stockkeeping unit
 sl
Sierra Leone
 SL
salvage loss | sea level | Solicitor-at-Law | source language | south latitude
 SLA
service level agreement
 SLADE
Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers, and Process Worker
 s.l.a.n.
without place, year, or name
 SLBM
submarine-launched ballistic missile
 SLCM
sea-launched cruise missile
 SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
 SLIP
serial line Internet protocol
 SLOSS
single large or several small
 SLP
Scottish Labour Party
 SLR
single-lens reflex
 SLSI
super large scale integration
 SLV
space launch vehicle | standard launch vehicle
 sm
San Marino
 Sm
samarium
 SM
Sergeant Major
 sm.
small
 S/M
sadomasochism
 SMA
shape memory alloy
 SMATV
satellite master antenna television
 SMB
server message block
 SME
small and medium-sized enterprises
 SMED
single minute exchange of dies
 SMI
Swiss Market Index
 S/MIME
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
 SMP
statutory maternity pay
 SMR
submucous resection
 SMS
short message service
 SMT
surface-mount technology
 SMTP
simple mail transfer protocol
 sn
Senegal
 Sn
tin
 SN
seaman
 SNA
systems network architecture
 SNAFU
situation normal all fouled up
 SNCF
Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer
 SNG
substitute (or synthetic) natural gas
 SNMP
simple network management protocol
 SNOBOL
StriNg-Oriented symBOlic Language
 SNP
Scottish National Party | single nucleotide polymorphism
 Snr
Senior
 so
Somalia
 SO
significant other | standing order
 s.o.
seller’s option
 sociol.
sociology
 SOCKS
sockets
 S. of Sol.
Song of Solomon
 soln
solution
 SOM
soil organic matter
 Som.
Somalia | Somerset
 sonar
 
 SOP
standard operating procedure
 sop.
soprano
 SOR
sale or return
 SORN
statutory off-road notification
 SOS
signal requesting help
 Sov.
Soviet
 SOW
speaking of which
 Sow.
Sowbhagyawati
 SP
stack pointer | starting price | submarine patrol
 sp.
special | species | specific | specimen | spelling
 Sp.
Spain | Spaniard | Spanish
 s.p.
without children
 SpA
società per azioni
 Span.
Spanish
 SPC
statistical process control
 SPCK
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
 spec.
special | specification
 specif.
specific | specifically
 SPECT
single photon emission computed tomography
 SPF
sun protection factor
 Spgs
Springs
 sp ht
specific heat
 SPL
sound pressure level
 SPOT
Système Probatoire d’Observation de la Terre
 spp.
species
 SPQR
Senatus Populusque Romanus
 Spr
Sapper
 SPS
standard pressure setting
 spt
seaport
 SPUC
Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child
 SPX
simplex
 sq.
sequence | sequens | squadron | square
 Sq.
Squadron | Square
 SQA
software quality assurance
 SQL
structured query language
 Sqn
Squadron
 sr
steradian | Suriname
 Sr
strontium | Senhor | senior | Señor | Signor | Sir | Sister
 Sra
Senhora | Señora
 SRA
Strategic Rail Authority
 SRAM
static random-access memory
 SRB
sales returns book
 SRCN
State Registered Children’s Nurse
 SRDS
Standard Rate and Data Service
 SRI
socially responsible investor
 Srl
società a responsabilità limitata
 SRN
State Registered Nurse
 sRNA
soluble RNA
 SRO
self-regulatory organization | single room occupancy | standing room only | Statutory Rules and Orders
 SRT
source transparent routing
 Srta
Senhorita | Señorita
 ss
sections
 SS
Saints | Social Security | steamship | Sunday school | sworn statement
 SSADM
structured systems analysis and design method
 SSAP
Statement of Standard Accounting Practice
 SSB
single sideband (transmission)
 SSC
Secondary School Certificate | Solicitor to the Supreme Court
 SSD
single-sided disk
 SSE
south-southeast
 SSG
Staff Sergeant
 SSgt
Staff Sergeant
 SSHA
Scottish Special Housing Association
 SSI
small-scale integration | standing settlement instructions
 SSL
secure sockets layer
 SSM
surface-to-surface missile
 SSN
Social Security Number
 SSP
statutory sick pay
 ssp.
subspecies
 SSR
Soviet Socialist Republic
 SSRI
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
 SSSI
Site of Special Scientific Interest
 SST
supersonic transport
 SSW
south-southwest
 st
São Tomé and Príncipe | short ton
 St
Saint | Strait | Street
 ST
standard time
 st.
stanza | start | state | statute | stet | stitch
 Sta
Santa
 stacc.
staccato
 Staffs.
Staffordshire
 START
Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
 STB
single table bargaining
 stbd
starboard
 std
standard
 STD
sexually transmitted disease | subscriber trunk dialling
 Ste
Sainte
 ster.
sterling
 stg
sterling
 stge
storage
 Sth
south
 STI
sexually transmitted infection
 stk
stock
 STM
Master of Sacred Theology
 STOL
short takeoff and landing
 STP
shielded twisted pair (cable) | standard temperature and pressure
 s.t.p.
shielded twisted pair (cable) | standard temperature and pressure
 str.
strait | stroke
 Str.
Strait
 STRESS
structural engineering system solver
 STS
sequence tagged site
 STUC
Scottish Trades Union Congress
 STV
Scottish Television | single transferable vote
 STX
start of text
 STYS
speak to you soon
 SU
strontium unit
 subj.
subject | subjective | subjunctive
 Suff.
Suffolk
 Sun.
Sunday
 sup.
superior | superlative | supine | supplement | supplementary | supply | supra
 Supdt
Superintendent
 super.
superfine | superior
 Supt
Superintendent
 supvr
supervisor
 Sur.
Suriname
 surg.
surgeon | surgery | surgical
 SUV
sport-utility vehicle
 sv
El Salvador
 Sv
sievert
 SV
Holy Virgin | Your Holiness
 s.v.
sailing vessel | side valve | under the word or term
 SVA
shareholder value analysis
 SVGA
super video graphics array
 SW
short wave | southwest | southwestern
 Sw.
Sweden | Swedish
 SWALK
sealed with a loving kiss
 SWAT
Special Weapons and Tactics
 swbd
switchboard
 SWbS
southwest by south
 SWbW
southwest by west
 SWELL
single woman earning lots in London
 SWG
standard wire gauge
 SWIFT
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications
 SWIM
see what I mean?
 Switz.
Switzerland
 SWP
Socialist Workers Party
 SWPA
Southwestern Pacific Area
 SX
a type of processor chip derived from the basic 80386 or 80486 processor that is slightly cheaper to manufacture and buy
 sy
Syria
 SYHA
Scottish Youth Hostels Association
 sym.
symbol | symmetrical | symphony | symptom
 synd.
syndicate
 SYS
see you soon
 syst.
system
 sz
Swaziland


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