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Civ5 Acronyms and Terms

  1. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Chieftain

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  2. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Chieftain

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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.
     
  3. chrin67

    chrin67 Empereur

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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!
     
  4. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Chieftain

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    Je vous en prie!
     
  5. elprofesor

    elprofesor Pluri-editing poster

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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.
     
  6. HansA

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    or Orginial Poster

    Thanks for the list, I struggled in the past as well and sometimes still have to think twice.
     
  7. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    I added GS and noted the alternate meaning for OP.
     
  8. shaglio

    shaglio The Prince of Dorkness

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    I tend to use GL for Great Library and GLH for Great Lighthouse to avoid the confusion.
     
  9. ifinnem

    ifinnem Keep it interesting

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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
     
  10. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Chieftain

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    Thank you to all who have commented so far. I'll catch this up Saturday.
     
  11. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Chieftain

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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.
     
  12. binhthuy71

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    Added Temple of Artemis to World Wonders in both versions of list.
     
  13. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    If you're doing that, then I would also reccomend SoZ and MoH for the other two DLC wonders
     
  14. binhthuy71

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    Done! Thank you for your suggestions. :goodjob:
     
  15. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator

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    Just noticed: WOTAW, wonders of the ancient world, the DLC:
     
  16. binhthuy71

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    Thank You!

    Added WOTAW and DLC.
     
  17. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Chieftain

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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.
     
  18. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    CI and Chicken Pizza - Chichen Itza
     
  19. binhthuy71

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    Thanks, Pouakai! I added CI. Your help has been invaluable in making this list much more comprehensive. :goodjob:
     
  20. Camikaze

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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. :)
     
  21. KM

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    headcase Limit 1 Facepalm Per Turn

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    Is this one popular enough for the list?

    pop = making a building or unit instantly by purchasing it with gold (as well as the existing definition population)
     
  23. Esoteric Arcane

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    Arty would be the abbreviating for artillary (sorry Im military and that would irk me to to see rty)
    Same goes for seeing BS instead of BB (battleship) and the like abbreviations for military acronyms. If you want me to relay the military list of abbreviations that can be used in Civ, I can do that in a heart beat :)

    Thank you again for getting this on one page, Ive always hated seeing abbreviations without a prior context to it, not so much bad grammar (as if that doesnt happen on the internet) but Im one of the few that likes a reference, as if headcase said he pop (populated) a building, i wouldnt think of instabuild (an old unused term now adays) for quick finishing a building :)
     
  24. binhthuy71

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    I was a Navy brat and then joined the Navy (It was the chow. No, really...). I heartily agree re correct military acronyms. Even more so because I was exposed to a lot of non-swabbie ones during the fun-packed year I spent in the Mekong Delta with CTF116. My main goal here is to capture those acronyms and terms that appear in forum posts and make them comprehensible.

    I welcome any and all suggestions.
     
  25. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator

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    mmhh...would it make sense to add G&K to the list :D?
     
  26. binhthuy71

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    Maybe, I'll have to see more people using it first. :p

    I've been combing through the threads and I'll post an update sometime Saturday (Sunday morning for you Aussies and Kiwis).
     
  27. The A.K.T

    The A.K.T Chieftain

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    "IMO" means?
     
  28. elprofesor

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    In My Opinion, but that's not something specific to Civfanatics, you find it in any forum. There's the variation IMHO, where the H stands for Humble.
     
  29. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    Or Honest
     
  30. Blkbird

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    Please add "CB = culture bomb(bing)". I only got that after seen it several times (I know this is not new to Civ5, but I've been on a Civ hiatus for two years, and other people may be new to Civ entirely).

    Edit: I just realized that some of the "CB" I've been reading are actually "Composite Bowman(s)". Doh! OK, this one is really new to Civ5.
     

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