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14H00French notation to indicate 14 hours past midnight (the same as 2.00 pm). It does not mean 1,400.Rate it:
1ERpremierRate it:
2GMDeuxième Guerre mondiale (Second World War in French)Rate it:
3SMLe magazine du Service de Santé et de Secours MédicalRate it:
A+À PlusRate it:
A+À Plus tardRate it:
AAAMIAssociation pour l'Accompagnement des Actions de Mobilité InternationaleRate it:
AAATPAssociation des Amis de l'Atelier du Temps PasséRate it:
AADPSAssociation des Avocats en Droit de la Protection SocialeRate it:
AAEBOAssociation des Anciens Élèves de Bloc Opératoire (French: Association of Former Students of Operating Room)Rate it:
AAENESAttaché d'Administration de l'Education Nationale et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (French: Administrative Officer of National Education and Higher Education)Rate it:
AAGSAged Alpine Golfing SocietyRate it:
AAJBAssociation des Amis de Jean BoscoRate it:
AAJBAssociation des Amis du Jardin BotaniqueRate it:
AAKAAlgerie Amazigh Kabylie ActualiteRate it:
AAMFAssociation des Amis du Mexique en FranceRate it:
AAOCAssemblée des Associations et Organismes CulturelsRate it:
AAQAssociation des archivistes du QuébecRate it:
AASSDNAmicale des Anciens des Services Spéciaux de la Défense Nationale (French: Association of Former Special Services of the National Defense)Rate it:
AATFAmerican Association of Teachers of FrenchRate it:
AATFAmerican Association of Teachers in FrenchRate it:
ABBTAssociation du Berger Blanc de TravailRate it:
ABDDAu bonheur des damesRate it:
ABDMAu bord des motsRate it:
ABEDAssociation Belgique - DjiboutiRate it:

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16 Comments
  • stever.83110
    D.S.M.É. in a 1929 children's book, referring to a type of fast car. Any ideas? Thanks!
    LikeReply 32 years ago
  • Lily Eagle
    Lily Eagle
    Marie and her insights
    LikeReply 34 years ago
  • Amanda Stein Gilmore
    Amanda Stein Gilmore
    In a French listing of business contracts, what is the difference between "type" and "mode"? Also, what does the abbreviation CA VE stand for?
    LikeReply 24 years ago
  • Annette Hennessy
    Annette Hennessy
    What does SBL mean at the end of a birth certificate issued in Marseilles?
    LikeReply 34 years ago
  • STANDS4
    STANDS4
    Well, we've got 97 entries for you:
    http://www.abbreviations.com/CES
    LikeReply 24 years ago
  • Christine Ducos
    Christine Ducos
    And here is a list of French internet slang abbreviations and acronyms used by young people: https://vidalingua.com/blog/french-internet-slang-abbreviations-acronyms ;)
    LikeReply 34 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Thanks for sharing this important information.
      LikeReply 24 years ago
  • David Oliver
    David Oliver
    What does DRS stand for in a medical context?
    LikeReply 35 years ago
  • Susan DeGrave
    Susan DeGrave
    anybody knnow what the germ is a SAMS means
    LikeReply 25 years ago
  • Susan DeGrave
    Susan DeGrave
    what does une IA massive mean, what does the acronym signify in context of stomach cancer
    LikeReply 25 years ago
  • Evelyn Turner
    Evelyn Turner
    What is the french abbreviation for a young person.
    LikeReply 25 years ago
  • Mary Holihan
    Mary Holihan
    Does anyone know what EALEN on a university course list stands for?
    LikeReply 26 years ago
  • Sara Monty
    Sara Monty
    Does anyone know what MPTs are in biotechnology?
    LikeReply 26 years ago
  • Thomas Thaimu Kanu
    Thomas Thaimu Kanu
    what is the meaning of RINLCAO ?
    LikeReply 36 years ago
  • Colin Jenkins
    Colin Jenkins
    Does anyone know what P. P. L engraved on a 1941 French tombstone means?
    LikeReply 36 years ago
    • Clara Madru
      Clara Madru
      "Priez Pour Lui" ( = "pray for him")
      LikeReply 36 years ago
  • Kevin Wilson
    Kevin Wilson
    Details about on a French website describes a tailor's manaquin as being "Gr. 36-44". Does this mean that it can be adjusted for sizes 36-44?
    LikeReply 37 years ago
  • Irvine Ndjavera
    Irvine Ndjavera
    what does the abbreviation "INE" in a French University application mean
    LikeReply 27 years ago
    • Inès Zouaidi
      Inès Zouaidi
      Identifiant National d'Etudiant, I think. It is a number that identifies us throughout our studies
      LikeReply 37 years ago
    • Marina Grin
      Marina Grin
      Please come visit us: http://www.abbreviations.com/INE
      LikeReply 26 years ago

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