List of acronyms: U

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

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)

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UI[edit]

UJ[edit]

  • UJTL – (i) Universal Joint Task List
  • UJT Uni Junction Transistor

UK[edit]

UL[edit]

  • UL – (i) Underwriters Laboratories
  • ULEB – (a) Union des ligues européens de basket-ball, French for "Union of European Basketball Leagues"
  • ULF – (i) Ultra Low Frequency

UM[edit]

UN[edit]

UP[edit]

UR[edit]

US[edit]

UT[edit]

UU[edit]

UV[edit]

UW[edit]

UX[edit]

  • UXO – (p) Unexploded Ordnance

UY[edit]

UZ[edit]