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.
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 AcronymFinder.com, 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 AcronymFinder.com'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. Our 'Attic' has another 3 million or so candidate abbreviations we haven't reviewed yet."
The privately held AcronymFinder.com is the largest and most authoritative acronym and abbreviation reference website and has been online for over 10 years. AcronymFinder.com receives more than 1 million unique visitors each month from over 210 countries.
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