List of acronyms: H

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

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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  • HHD – (p) humanitatum doctor (Latin, "doctor of humanities")
  • HHB - Ha Ha Bonk - The noise made when you laugh your head off. Used instead of LOL...

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  • HJ – (i) hic jacet (Latin, "here lies")
  • HJD – (i) Heliocentric Julian Day

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  • ho – (s) Hiri Motu language (ISO 639-1 code)
  • Ho – (s) Holmium
  • HO – (s) Honduras (FIPS 10-4 country code)
  • HOLLAND – (a) Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies
  • HOMES - the Great Lakes; Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior
  • HONY – Humans of New York, a photoblog.
  • HOPI – (a) Hybrid Optical and Packet Infrastructure (see Internet2, Abilene Network)
  • HoReCa – (a) Hotel, Restaurant and Catering
  • HORIZON – (p) Hélicoptère d'observation radar et d'investigation sur zone (French, Zone Investigation and Radar Observation Helicopter)
  • HOSTAC – (a) Helicopter Operations from Ships Other Than Aircraft Carriers
  • HOT – (a) Highly Optimised Tolerance
  • HOTAS – (a) Hands on throttle-and-stick
  • HOTT or HotT – (i) Hordes of the Things (miniature fantasy wargaming rules; a play on The Lord of the Rings)
  • HOV – (i) High Occupancy Vehicle

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  • HQ – (i) HeadQuarters – (s) Howland Island (FIPS 10-4 territory code)
  • HQDA – (i) HeadQuarters, Department of the Army

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  • HW – (p) Hardware – (i) High Water (nautical charts)
  • HWM – (i) Hardware morphing (computer graphics rendering)

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