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Commonly Used Abbreviations
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:09:00 PM »
The list below captures some of the most common abbreviations used on the forums.  If you are aware of any that are not listed here, feel free to contact a mod and let us know. 

Note:  Not every former band member or every song has a commonly used abbreviation.

An alphabetical list is below in the next post.

Band Members:
JP - John Petrucci
JM/JMX - John Myung
JLB - James LaBrie
JR - Jordan Rudess
MM - Mike Mangini

Former Members:
MP - Mike Portnoy
KM - Kevin Moore
DS - Derek Sherinian
CD - Charlie Dominici

Studio Albums/EP:
WDADU - When Dream and Day Unite
I&W - Images and Words
ACOS - A Change of Seasons
FII - Falling Into Infinity
SFAM - Scenes From a Memory
SDOIT/6DOIT - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
TOT - Train of Thought
8VM - Octavarium
SC - Systematic Chaos
BC&SL or BCSL - Black Clouds and Silver Linings
ADTOE - A Dramatic Turn of Events
DT12 - Dream Theater (Self Titled)

Live Releases:
LATM - Live at the Marquee
OIALT - Once in a Livetime
5YIALT - 5 Years in a Livetime
LSFNY - Live Scenes From New York
L@B - Live at Budokan
CIM - Chaos in Motion
LALP - Live at Luna Park

Studio Songs:

When Dream and Day Unite
AFIL - A Fortune in Lies
SS - Status Seeker
YJ - Ytse Jam
TKH - The Killing Hand
LFAGA - Light Fuse and Get Away
TOWHTSTS - The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun
OAMOT - Only a Matter of Time

Images and Words
PMU - Pull me Under
TTT - Take the Time
UAGM - Under a Glass Moon
WFS - Wait for Sleep
LTL - Learning to Live

Awake
CIAW - Caught in a Web
IF - Innocence Faded
AMBI - the A Mind Beside Itself suite
LSOAD - Lifting Shadows off a Dream
SDV - Space-dye Vest (note:  "SDV" can also refer to Strange Deja Vu)

Falling Into Infinity
NM - New Millennium
YNM - You Not Me
HY - Hollow Years
BMS - Burning My Soul
HK - Hell's Kitchen
LITS - Lines in the Sand
TAMP - Take Away My Pain
JLMB - Just Let Me Breathe
ToT - Trial of Tears (note:  the "of" is typically lower case to distinguish between this song and the Train of Thought album, which is commonly abbreviated "TOT")

Scenes From a Memory
SDV - Strange Deja Vu
FT - Fatal Tragedy
BTL - Beyond This Life
TDOE - The Dance of Eternity
TSCO - The Spirit Carries On
FF - Finally Free

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
TGP - The Glass Prison
BF - Blind Faith
TGD - The Great Debate
6DOIT - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    II. ATC - About to Crash
    III. WIMH - War Inside My Head
    IV. TTTSTA - The Test That Stumped Them All
    V. GK - Goodnight Kiss
    VII. ATCR - About to Crash (Reprise)
    VIII. LT/GF - Losing Time/Grand Finale

Train of Thought
TDS - This Dying Soul
ES - Endless Sacrifice
HTF - Honor Thy Father
SOC - Stream of Consciousness
ITNOG - In the Name of God

Octavarium
TROAE - The Root of All Evil
TALW - The Answer Lies Within
IWBY - I Walk Beside You
SS - Sacrificed Sons
8VM - Octavarium

Systematic Chaos
ITPOE - In the Presence of Enemies (note:  sometimes, people use ITPOE1 and ITPOE to refer to part 1 or part 2)
CM - Constant Motion
TDEN - The Dark Eternal Night
POW - Prophets of War
TMOLS - The Ministry of Lost Souls

Black Clouds and Silver Linings
ANTR - A Nightmare to Remember
AROP - A Right of Passage
TSF - The Shattered Fortress
TBOT - The Best of Times
TCOT - The Count of Tuscany

A Dramatic Turn of Events
OTBOA - On the Backs of Angels
BMUBMD - Build Me Up, Break Me Down
LNF - Lost Not Forgotten
TITL - This is the Life
BITS - Bridges in the Sky
FFH - Far From Heaven
BAI - Breaking All Illusions
BTS - Beneath the Surface

Dream Theater
FAS - False Awakening Suite
TEI - The Enemy Inside
TLG - The Looking Glass
EM - Enigma Machine
TBP - The Bigger Picture
BTV - Behind the Veil
STR - Surrender to Reason
AFTR - Along for the Ride
IT - Illumination Theory

« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 06:07:00 AM by ariich »
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Re: Commonly Used Abbreviations
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 08:42:55 AM »
Alphabetical list:


5
5YIALT - 5 Years in a Livetime

6
6DOIT - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

8
8VM - Octavarium


A
ACOS - A Change of Seasons
AD - Another Day
ADTOE - A Dramatic Turn of Events
AFIL - A Fortune in Lies
AFTR - Along For the Ride
AIA - As I Am
AMBI - A Mind Beside Itself suite
ANTR - A Nightmare to Remember
AROP - A Rite of Passage
ATC - About to Crash
ATCR - About to Crash (Reprise)

B
BAI - Breaking All Illusions
BC&SL/BCSL - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
BF - Blind Faith
BITS - Bridges in the Sky
BMS - Burning My Soul
BMUBMD - Build Me Up, Break Me Down
BTL - Beyond This Life
BTS - Beneath the Surface
BTV - Behind the Veil

C
CD - Charlie Dominici
CIAW - Caught in a Web
CiM - Chaos in Motion
CM - Constant Motion

D
DLPM - Don't Look Past Me
DS - Derek Sherinian
DTF - Dream Theater forums
DT12/DTDT - Dream Theater (the album)

E
EM - Enigma Machine
ES - Endless Sacrifice

F
FAS - False Awakening Suite
FF - Finally Free
FFH - Far From Heaven
FII - Falling Into Infinity
FT - Fatal Tragedy

G
GK - Goodnight Kiss

H
HK - Hell's Kitchen
HTF - Honor Thy Father
HY - Hollow Years

I
I&W/IAW - Images and Words
IF - Innocence Faded
IT - Illumination Theory
ITNOG - In the Name of God
ITPOE - In The Presence of Enemies
IWBY - I Walk Beside You

J
JLB - James LaBrie
JLMB - Just Let Me Breathe
JM/JMX - John Myung
JP - John Petrucci
JR - Jordan Rudess

K
KM - Kevin Moore

L
LAB/L@B - Live at Budokan
LALP - Live at Luna Park
LATM - Live at the Marquee
LFAGA - Light Fuse and Get Away
LITS - Lines in the Sand
LNF - Lost Not Forgotten
LSFNY - Live Scenes from New York
LSOAD - Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
LTGF - Losing Time/Grand Finale
LTL - Learning to Live

M
MM - Mike Mangini
MP - Mike Portnoy

N
NE - Never Enough
NM - New Millennium

O
OAMOT - Only a Matter of Time
OIALT - Once in a Livetime
OLT - One Last Time
OTBOA - On The Backs of Angels

P
PA - Panic Attack
PMU - Pull Me Under
PoW - Prophets of War

R
RTK - Raise the Knife

S
SC - Systematic Chaos
SDV - Space-Dye Vest; Strange Deja Vu (usually refers to Space-Dye Vest)
SDOIT - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
SOC - Stream of Consciousness
SS - Status Seeker; Sacrificed Sons; Solitary Shell (usually refers to Sacrificed Sons)
STR - Surrender to Reason

T
TALW - The Answer Lies Within
TAMP - Take Away My Pain
TBOT - The Best of Times
TBP - The Bigger Picture
TCOT - The Count of Tuscany
TDEN - The Dark Eternal Night
TDOE - The Dance of Eternity
TDS - This Dying Soul
TEI - The Enemy Inside
TGD - The Great Debate
TGP - The Glass Prison
THE - Through Her Eyes
TITL - This is the Life
TKH - The Killing Hand
TLF - To Live Forever
TLG - The Looking Glass
TMOLS - The Ministry of Lost Souls
TMW - Through My Words
TOT - Trial of Tears, or Train of Thought
SFAM - Scenes From a Memory
TOWHTSTN - The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun
TROAE - The Root of All Evil
TSCO - The Spirit Carries On
TSF - The Shattered Fortress
TSM - The Silent Man
TTT - Take the Time
TTTSTA - The Test That Stumped Them All
TW - These Walls
TWIUTB - The Way It Used to Be

U
UAGM - Under a Glass Moon

W
WDADRU - When Dream And Day Reunite
WDADU - When Dream and Day Unite
WFS - Wait for Sleep
WIMH - War Inside My Head

Y
YJ - Ytse Jam
YNM - You Not Me
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