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.


3 comments:

Roger Green said...

WOW! (World of Wonders!)

Green Lantern said...

Hi,
As I understand it, the word acronym is used to describe a word that is made from stringing the first initial of a series of words. Such as radar or NATO. It seems that you might be confusing abreviations for acronyms?

Mike Molloy said...

Hi Green Lantern,

Our database contains abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms. We make no distinction between them in our database or on our site.

You can read more about it here: http://www.acronymfinder.com/about.asp#What