AFAIK, there’s no better spot to find out just what the heck all the acronyms people use, especially online.
There are certainly other acronym sites out there, but this Colorado-based site started offline in 1985, and went online in 1997, so it is spectacularly complete. “Acronym Finder wasn’t the first web-based abbreviations search site,” admits site founder Mike Molloy, “but the day it went online, it became the largest human-edited collection available — and it still is.”
BTW, with well over a half-million entries (growing at about 200 per day to serve more than 3 million queries per month), you’re almost sure to find a definition for just about every acronym you run across. Even IANAL.
(Originally published 28 December 2003)