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List of Abbreviations

The use of abbreviations is not recommended as a standard practice. However, there are situations when abbreviations are appropriate. 

The list of standard abbreviations for use within Information Technology has evolved over time. When additional abbreviations are required, they should be submitted to Data Administration whose responsibility is to add them to the list and notify IT of the change. If you have any questions, additions, or modifications, please contact the Data Administrator.

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Abbreviation Keyword Comments
PAC Personal Access Code Elec Appl '95
PACADA Purdue Academic Advisor Assocation Stu Serv '92
PAF Payroll Authorization From  
PAI Personal Accident Insurance Bus Serv Std '95
PARM Parameter  
PARK Parking Bus Serv Std '95
PARTIC Participants Elec Appl '95 (prev PTC)
PAY Pay, Payable  
PCT Percent SASO '85
PCTG Percentage  
PCTILE Percentile  
PD Paid  
PDC Payroll Distribution Charge Bus Serv Std '95
PEP Purdue Enrichment Program Bus Serv Std '95
PERD Period Data Admin '95 (prev PER)
PERF Public Employees Retirement Fund Bus Serv Std '95
PERS Personal, Personnel, Person  
PGM Program  
PHAR Pharmacy Bus Serv Std '95
PHONE Telephone  
PHYS Physical Phys Fac Std '95 (prev PHY)
PI Principal Investigator
PIN Personal Identification Number Elec Appl '95
PLCY Policy
PLNT Plant  
PO Purchase Order  
POS Program of Study Elec Appl '95
POSTN Position  
POSTV Positive  
POTNTL Potential  
PPD Prepaid  
PR Payroll  
PRED Predict(ed)  
PREF Preferences, Preferred Elec Appl '95 (prev PFD)
PRELIM Premininary  
PREM Premium  
PREP Prepare, Preparation  
PRESNT Presentation Metadata '96
PRES President Bus Serv Std '95
PREV Previous  
PRF Purdue Research Foundation Bus Serv Std '95
PRFRM Perform, Performance
PRFX Prefix  
PRGE Purge(d)  
PRIM Primary  
PRIN Principal  
PRIV Privacy  
PRJCTN Projection  
PRNT Parent  
PROB Problem  
PROBLTY Probability
PROC Procedure, Process Stu Contc Sys '96
PROCR Processor  
PROD Product, Produce(d), Production  
PROF Professional  
PROFCNCY Proficiency  
PROFL Profile(s)
PROG Progress, Progression  
PROJ Project  
PROJTN Projection Data Admin '95 (prev PROJ)
PROM Promissory Note  
PROMO Promotion, Promotional  
PROP Property  
PROPSL Proposal  
PROSP Prospect  
PRT Print  
PRTY Priority Phys Fac Std '95 (prev PRIO)
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test Stu Serv '92
PSPRT Passport Data Admin '95 (prev PSSPRT)
PSWD Password SASO '85
PT Point(s)  
PU Purdue  
PUBL Public, Publicity, Published Bus Serv Std '95
PURCH Purchase(d), Purchasing  
PURP Purpose  
PVT Private  
PWR Power Phys Fac Std '95 (prev POW)
PYMT Payment
QC Quality Control  
QTR Quarter, Quarterly  
QTY Quantity SASO '85
QLTY Quality  
QUEST Question  
QUO Quota, Quotation  
RC Regional Campus Bus Serv Std '95
RCPT Receipt  
RDL Restrictive Directory Listing Stu Serv '92
REC Record(ed)  
RECON Reconcile, Reconcilliation  
RECOG Recognition  
RECOM Recommendation  
RECR Recruitment  
RECV Receive(d), Receiving, Receivable
REDEF Redefines, Redefinition  
REF Reference  
REFUN Refund Bus Serv Std '95
REG Regular Bus Serv Std '95
REGIS Registration, Register(ed) Elec Appl '95 (prev REG)
REGR Registrar Elec Appl '95 (prev RGSTR)
REGS Regulation, Regulatory Phys Fac Std '95 (prev REGU)
REHAB Rehabilitation Bus Serv Std '95
REINVST Reinvest, Reinvestment Bus Serv Std '95
REJ Reject(ed), Rejection  
REL Release(d) Phys Fac Std '95 (prev RLSE)
RELT Relationship, Relate(d)  
REN Renewal Bus Serv Std '95
REP Representative  
REPL Replace, Replacement  
REPUT Reputation  
REQST Request  
REQT Require(d), Requirement
RES Reserve
RESID Resident Elec Appl '95 (prev RSDT)
RESP Responsibility, Responsible, Response Elec Appl '95 (added Response)
RESRC Resource  
RET Retain, Retention  
RETIRE Retirement Elec Appl '95
REV Revenue Data Admin '95 (prev REV)
REVISE Revise(d), Revision  
REVU Review Phys Fac Std '95 (prev REV)
RGN Region Elec Appl '95 (prev REGN)
RGNL Regional Data Administration '97
RPT Report, Reporting  
RSN Reason
RSRCH Research Elec Appl '95 (prev RESCH)
RSTC Restrict, Restricted, Restriction  
RSV Reserve, Reservation Elec Appl '95 (prev RSRV)
RTE Route  
RTRN Return Data Admin '95 (prev RET)
RU Run Unit  
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