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A list of common abbreviations in the Gentoo universe:

Short form Long form Explanation
ABI Application Binary Interface wikipedia:ABI
API Application Programming interface wikipedia:API
AT Arch Testers ...
BGO/bgo (1) Gentoo Bugtracker
CI Continuous Integration wikipedia:CI
CLA Contributor License Agreement wikipedia:CLA
CLI Command Line Interface wikipedia:CLI
EAPI Ebuild API the term ebuild api was invented on the mailinglist
GH GitHub (1)
GLSA Gentoo Linux Security Advisories GLSA
GLEP Gentoo Linux Enhancement Proposal Project:GLEP
IOMMU Input–output memory management unit wikipedia:IOMMU
LTO Link Time Optimization gcc:LTO, Clang
m-n maintainer needed (1) As in: This package is set to maintainer needed status.
PGO Profile Guided Optimization wikipedia:PGO
PIC Position-Independent Code wikipedia:PIC
PIE Position-Independent Executables a security hardening technique; wikipedia:PIE
PMASKED package masked (listed in packages.mask) (1) PMASKED in bug tickets,
PMS Package Manager Specification Project:Package Manager Specification
PR Pull Request (1) request to merge a patch for example on GitHub.
QA Quality assurance There is a Project for QA on Gentoo
stablereq Stabilization Request Stable request
VDB /var/db/pkg (1) Database of installed packages

(1) This abbreviation is not official, but very often used in chats.

Please focus on the not-so-common abbreviations which are important in the Gentoo universe. Well-known general abbreviations like CPU or SCSI would not fit here.