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This page contains a list of Civilization IV related acronyms and other jargon expressions.

AH 
Animal Husbandry
AI 
Artificial Intelligence, computer player
AP 
Apostolic Palace
AW 
Always War
Barbs 
Barbarians
Beeline 
Going directly towards a technology ignoring others
BFC 
Big Fat Cross (a city's workable tiles)
BPT 
Beaker per Turn
BTS 
Beyond the Sword
BW 
Bronze Working
Civ 
Civilization
CE 
Cottage Economy
CoL 
Code of Laws
CPT 
Culture per Turn
CS 
Caste System or Civil Service
DoW 
Declaration of War
DG 
Democracy Game
EE 
Espionage Economy
FE 
Bread Economy
Flip 
Cultural conversion
FP 
Forbidden Palace or Flood plain
GA 
Golden Age or Great Artist
GE 
Great Engineer
GL 
Great Leader or Great Library
GLH 
Great Lighthouse
GG 
Great General
GM 
Great Merchant
GOTM 
Game of the Month
GOTW 
Game of the Week
gov 
Government
GPT 
Coins per Turn
GP 
Great People
GP Farm 
City specialize to generate Great People.
GPP 
Great People Point
GPpT 
GPP per Turn
GS 
Great Scientist
HBR 
Horseback Riding
HOF 
Hall of Fame
HP 
Hit Point
HR 
Hereditary Rule
HRE 
Holy Roman Empire
ICS 
Infinite City Sprawl
IW 
Iron Working
Lux 
Luxury resource
MA 
Modern Armor
Mace, MDI 
Medieval Infantry
MGL 
Military Great Leader
MI 
Mechanized Infantry
Milking 
The tedious art of score maximization
MOW 
Mounted Oscillating War/Man-o-War
MP 
Multiplayer/Military Police/Mass Production
MPP 
Mutual Protection Pact
MTDG 
Multi-Team Democracy Game
NES 
Never Ending Story
NOW 
Non-oscillating war
NOT 
No Optional Techs
OB 
Open Borders
OCC 
One City Challenge
#CC 
# City challenge, where # is a number
OCP 
Optimal City Placement
pop 
Population
poprush 
rushing a unit or building by whipping
RCP 
Ring City Placement
Rep hit 
Reputation hit
RFC 
Rhye's and Fall of Civilizations
REX 
Rapid Early eXpansion
RL 
Real life (as opposed to Civ life)
RNG 
Random Number Generator
ROP 
Right of Passage
ROP Rape 
Using a Right of Passage agreement to sneak attack your enemy.
SE 
Specialist Economy
SG 
Succession Game
SGL 
Scientific Great Leader
SHOF 
Scenario Hall of Fame
SOD 
Stack of Doom
SOL 
Statue of Liberty
SoZ 
Statue of Zeus
SPT 
Shields per turn (archaic)
SS 
Spaceship
SW 
Small Wonder
TE 
Trade Economy
ToE 
Theory of Evolution
ToG 
Theory of Gravity
UB 
Unique Buildings, Civ-specific building
UU 
Unique Units, Civ-Specific Units
Vanilla version 
Refers to the plain version of the game, without expansion packs.
VP 
Victory Point
VPL 
Victory Point Location
WE 
Wonder Economy
Whipping 
Rush build using city population
WLTKD 
We love the king day
WoW 
Wonder of the World
WW 
War Weariness
ZOC 
Zone of Control

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