Hello, you are probably looking for the meaning of an abbreviation or the appropriate abbreviation for a term.

Both professionally and privately, you will stumble across one abbreviation or another and wonder what it means. Especially in the traffic and transport sector, abbreviations are used to shorten repetitive standards for the transmission of information and thus to transmit it more quickly.

The best known are probably the abbreviations of domain endings, airports, states, transport companies and distinguishing signs for vehicles. Railway stations are also abbreviated in different ways depending on the area of use: on the one hand, there is the international station number for clear identification, a separate abbreviation for the respective infrastructure manager and, for rough classification, the official abbreviation of the city based on the vehicle registration number.

Where do the abbreviations come from and how can I help?

The majority of the entries found in the public directory are made possible by the free availability and usability of data (including Open Data, Wikidata). The direct source is mentioned in the respective data record within a category.

If further abbreviations are known, they will be added manually. If one or the other abbreviation is missing, you can submit a research request and we will get to the bottom of the abbreviation.

If you would like to support the directory with abbreviations you know, you can make your additions available for free use in a suitable file format (CSV, JSON, PDF, TXT, XLSX, XML).

For example, with the values: abbreviation; denomination; derivation (if denomination cannot be derived); if applicable, a country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) where the abbreviated company etc. is registered; a language code (ISO 639-2/T) of the native spelling; …

	abbreviation: 'Aküfi',
	designation: 'Abkürzungsfimmel',
	derivation: '[A]b[kü]rzungs[fi]mmel',
	iso-3166-1a2: 'DE',
	iso-3166-1a3: 'DEU',
	iso-639-3: 'deu',
	iso-639-2t: 'deu',
	iso-639-2b: 'ger',
	iso-639-1: 'de'