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Old Oct 05, 2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Civ V List of Acronyms and Terms


Here's your War Academy List of Civilization V acronyms and terms. Hopefully, it will help us all get a handle on the myriad of terms that we in the CivFanatics community love to use. This is a work in progress. Please feel free to suggest new items in the comments and I'll update the list as we go on.
A big "Thank You!" to those who have already offered suggestions to those of you who offer them in the future!

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A forum utility called 'ABBREX' (developed by user BandC) is available that automatically expands abbreviations that appear in its database (you can also add to the database). It is a Firefox/Chrome extension, and you can read about it here. Check it out here.

Great Persons
  • GA - Great Artist
  • GE - Great Engineer
  • GG - Great General
  • GM - Great Merchant
  • GP - Great Person
  • GS - Great Scientist

Leaders
  • Cathy - Catherine
  • Lizzy - Elizabeth I
  • Monty - Montezuma
  • Nebby - Nebuchadnezzar II
  • Rammy - Ramkhamhaeng or Ramesses II
  • Ramky - Ramkhamhaeng (lesser used than Rammy)

Strategies
  • Beeline - Strategy of directing game play towards the earliest possible acquisition of a specific Technology.
  • Bulb - To acquire a technology instantly by using a Great Scientist.
  • ICS - Infinite City Sprawl - Strategy where as many cities as possible are built with minimum spacing between them. May also include adding cities via puppeting conquered cities.
  • Milking the AI - Selling a one-off Resource or Resources to an AI civ when you know that either you’re about to lose the resource(s) to attack or that you’re going to Dow on the AI in the next few turns. In either case, you have the AI’s Gold and the AI no longer has the resource(s).
  • Reroll - Starting a new game with the same settings.
  • REX - Rapid Early eXpansion
  • SS - Space Ship (Science Victory)
  • Tall - Using only a few highly populated cities.
  • Wide - Using many low population cities.

Technologies
  • AH - Animal Husbandry
  • BW - Bronze Working
  • CS - Civil Service
  • HB or HBR - Horseback Riding
  • IW - Iron Working
  • TW -The Wheel

Units
  • Armored Unit - A unit class comprised of Tank, Modern Armor and Giant Death Robot.
  • CC - Companion Cavalry
  • CKN - Chu-ku-no.
  • GDR - Giant Death Robot
  • LS - Long Swordsman
  • MA - Modern Armor
  • MI - Mechanized Infantry
  • Melee unit - Any unit that engages in combat with an adjacent unit where both parties are damaged such as a Warrior or Rifleman.
  • Ranged Unit - Any unit that engages in ranged combat such as an Archer or Catapult.
  • Siege Weapon - Ranged units with a vs city bonus, specifically Catapult, Trebuchet, Cannon, Artillery and Rocket Artillery.
  • SotL - Ship of the Line (English UU, replaces Frigate).

Buildings
  • MPM - Mud Pyramid Mosque
  • NC - National College

World Wonders
  • AW - Angkor Wat
  • CI - Chichen Itza
  • CR - Cristo Redentor
  • ET - Eiffel Tower
  • FP - Forbidden Palace
  • GL - Great Library
  • GLH - Great LightHouse
  • GW - Great Wall
  • HG - Hanging Gardens
  • HS - Hagia Sophia
  • MoH - Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • ND - Notre Dame
  • PT - Porcelain Tower
  • SC - Sistine Chapel
  • SH - StoneHenge
  • SOH - Sydney Opera House
  • SoZ - Statue of Zeus
  • ToA - Temple of Artemis
  • UN - United Nations

Miscellaneous Terms and Acronyms
  • 1UpT - 1 Unit per Tile
  • AA - Anti-aircraft
  • AI - Artificial Intelligence. The computer programming that "plays" non-human-directed civs.
  • Barbs - Barbarians
  • BpT - Beakers per Turn
  • Civ - Civilization
  • CoD - Carpet of Doom. The map, or a section of the map, where there's a unit on most or all tiles.
  • CpT - Culture per Turn
  • CS - City-State or Combat Strength.
  • Diplo hit - Decline in relationship with another civ or civs caused by a player action.
  • DoF - Declaration of Friendship
  • DoW - Declaration of War
  • DLC - Down Loadable Content.
  • FoY - Fountain Of Youth
  • GA - Golden Age
  • GBR - Great Barrier Reef
  • gov - Government
  • GpT - Gold Per Turn
  • GPP - Great Person Points
  • Hammers - Units of production
  • HoF - Hall of Fame
  • HP - Hit Point(s)
  • LE - Landed Elite (Social Policy)
  • LOS - Line of Sight
  • LP - Let’s Play: A game recorded as a video and presented online.
  • Lux - Luxury resource
  • MP - Multiplayer Game
  • NW - Natural Wonder(s) or National Wonder(s)
  • OB - Open Borders
  • OCC - One City Challenge - Game play mode where the player can build only one city.
  • OP - Overpowered (on forums, OP also refers to 'opening/original poster' or 'opening/original post').
  • pop - Population
  • RA - Research Agreement
  • RNG - Random Number Generator
  • SoD - Stack of Doom (Note: the SoD is obsolete in CiV)
  • SP - Single Player or Social Policy
  • Turtle - A civ that uses a powerful military for defense only / they are suited for defence. Korea is an example.
  • UA - Unique Ability - Civ-specific ability
  • UB - Unique Building - Civ-specific building
  • UI - Unique Improvement - Civ-specific improvement
  • UU - Unique Unit - Civ-Specific Unit
  • UC - Unique Component - Civ-specific ability, building, improvement or unit
  • Vanilla version - The unmodified, as sold version of the game.
  • VEM - Vanilla Enhanced Mod - Thalassicus’ mod that changes the balance of Vanilla version CiV while remaining close to the Vanilla version.
  • VC - Victory Condition.
  • WOTAW - Wonders Of The Ancient World.
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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Okay, I'm embarrassed. The Civ V List of Acronyms and Terms is not completely my creation by any means. It did not spring from my forehead as did Athena from the forehead of Zeus. The list wouldn't be what it is without the help of (In no particular order) Pouakai, The_J, vexing, and Camikaze. I did the footwork, those mentioned made it shine.
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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Merci beaucoup! (Thanks a lot!). For strangers it is often a pain to try to guess what the damned abbreviations mean on this forum!
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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Merci beaucoup! (Thanks a lot!). For strangers it is often a pain to try to guess what the damned abbreviations mean on this forum!
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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You forgot GS! And that OP can also mean "opening post(er)".
Other than that, it would be nice if you noted which meaning is more common for acronyms that have more than one. For example, GL usually refers to Great Library, and rarely to Great Lighthouse.

Anyway, thanks for this! I remember having a lot of trouble understanding the posts here until I read the equivalent for Civ IV, so I guess this will help a lot of people (As long as they find this sub-forum).
As an aside, this post should be stickied, since it helps understand every other post, and helps newcomers the most.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 04:01 AM   #6
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You forgot GS! And that OP can also mean "opening post(er)".
or Orginial Poster

Thanks for the list, I struggled in the past as well and sometimes still have to think twice.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 06:10 AM   #7
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I added GS and noted the alternate meaning for OP.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 08:26 AM   #8
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I tend to use GL for Great Library and GLH for Great Lighthouse to avoid the confusion.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 12:00 PM   #9
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Some more off the top of my head

GP = Gunpowder
TW = The Wheel

GPP = great person points

AW = Ankor Wat


Agree GLH is the common one for Lighthouse Wonder I have seen
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Thank you to all who have commented so far. I'll catch this up Saturday.
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Added GLH for Great Lighthouse per shaglio.
Added iFinnem's suggestions:
GP = Gunpowder
TW = The Wheel
GPP = great person points
AW = Ankor Wat
Agree GLH is the common one for Lighthouse Wonder I have seen.

Updated both this version and the War Academy Discussion version.
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Added Temple of Artemis to World Wonders in both versions of list.
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If you're doing that, then I would also reccomend SoZ and MoH for the other two DLC wonders
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If you're doing that, then I would also reccomend SoZ and MoH for the other two DLC wonders
Done! Thank you for your suggestions.
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Just noticed: WOTAW, wonders of the ancient world, the DLC:
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Just noticed: WOTAW, wonders of the ancient world, the DLC:
Thank You!

Added WOTAW and DLC.
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Added SC - Sistine Chapel and SH - StoneHenge.
Thanks to qalsip1977 for putting those two in front of me via his excellent Basic Guide to Peaceful Cultural Victory.
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CI and Chicken Pizza - Chichen Itza
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CI and Chicken Pizza - Chichen Itza
Thanks, Pouakai! I added CI. Your help has been invaluable in making this list much more comprehensive.
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I've added in a section about a new abbreviation expander utility that would be useful for those wanting to quickly and easily discern the meaning of an abbreviation. Check ABBREX out here and here.
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