Friday, April 4, 2008

Acronym Finder rolls over 600,000 definitions

This morning, we added our 600,000th definition to the database!

In case you're wondering, the definition we added to reach this milestone was "Precision Fluency Shaping Program" or PFSP.

The Precision Fluency Shaping Program is a comprehensive therapy for the treatment of stuttering and was developed by Ronald L. Webster, PhD. It's now administered by Ross S. Barrett, M.A., CCC/SLP. Mr. Barrett is the Director of Fluency Programs and an instructor of Clinical Otolaryngology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Since Acronym Finder went online in 1997 with over 43,000 definitions, the database has grown by over 550,000 human-edited terms! Our conservative estimates are that we have spent over 6,000 hours reviewing and editing the definitions we have so far. And we're still growing by almost 150 new terms every day of the year!

We thank all our loyal users from around the world who suggest new acronyms and abbreviations for what is arguably the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind.

Monday, January 7, 2008 grows to more than 200,000 unique abbreviations

Acronym Finder, the world’s largest and most respected acronym and abbreviation search engine reaches a new content milestone.

Estes Park, CO (PRWEB) January 8, 2008 – Mountain Data Systems, LLC, the publisher of Acronym Finder, the most comprehensive reference site for abbreviations and acronyms, reports that its database now contains over 200,000 unique abbreviations with over 585,000 abbreviation meanings.

Mike Molloy, founder and developer of the human-edited, said, "This milestone demonstrates a depth of content in the human-edited Acronym Finder not found in any other abbreviation reference resource. Even respected printed dictionaries and dictionary websites have ‘only’ 200,000 to 300,000 unique words. We have over 200,000 unique terms, with nearly 600,000 definitions. And generally speaking, abbreviations are expressing more complex concepts and ideas than a single word.”

Acronym Finder's counting methodology is conservative -- each unique abbreviation’s meaning is counted only once, even if it appears in multiple categories. Molloy adds, “Some of our competitors put a single definition in five different categories, and count that as five definitions.”

Thanks to’s loyal users and contributors, the total number of human-edited abbreviation definitions in Acronym Finder is expected to reach a record 600,000 in early 2008. Molloy says, “traditional word dictionaries grow by a few hundred new words each year, but Acronym Finder grows by about 5,000 verified abbreviation definitions each month.”

Molloy adds, “And in the unlikely event you can’t find the definition for an abbreviation at Acronym Finder, try the Acronym Attic, an unedited sister site. The ‘Attic’ has another 3 million or so candidate acronyms and abbreviations we haven’t reviewed yet.”


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