aa - Anti-aliasing. A technique for minimizing distortions.
Ab - Ambush (Tactical Ability)
ability - In Star Trek Online abilities are either passive or active. Passive abilities happen automatically by chance while active abilities must be clicked to activate them.
ablative armor - A type of protective hull plating used on starships, which possesses a capability for rapidly dissipating the energy impacts from directed energy weapon fire.
able crewmen - In Star Trek Online, able crewmen are members of the ship's crew which can work to repair the subsystems of the ship.
academy - A place for special training.
acc - Accuracy
accept - Consent to receive
accolade - An award granted as an acknowledgement of accomplishing something.
account bank - In Star Trek Online this is a bank that can be accessed by all characters in an account. Gold members get a few free account bank slots. Silver members need to buy slots from the store.
accuracy - How precise something is. In Star Trek Online, you're accuracy determines how close you are to shooting your target.
acronym - A word formed by the initials of other words.
admiral - The rank in a military organization, usually between Vice Admiral and Fleet Admiral.
AE - Advanced Escort
aegis - A special set in Star Trek Online that can be crafted at Memory Alpha. It is made up of a shield, deflector, and engine. When all three are equipped the ship gets added bonuses.
Aenar - A species similar to the Andorians who also live on Andoria. They have very pale skin and were completely blind but could still see through other means.
AF - Aceton Field (Engineering Ability)
affirmative - agree with something that was said
AFK - Away from Keyboard
aft - The back of a ship.
aft shields - The shields covering the back of a ship.
AG - Anesthizine Gas (Science Ability)
ageis - A large collar, cape, or shield worn in ancient Greek times to display the protection provided by a high religious authority.
AGGRO - short for aggression
agriculture - The science and practice of farming.
agro - To aggravate an enemy NPC so it will attack you.
AI - Artificial Intelligence
aim - Point or direct something at a desired target.
aim mode - The mode in Star Trek Online which allows players to point and shoot at enemies with the mouse. The default key to access this is "B".
ajilon - A system located in the Archanis Sector.
alchemy - The transformation of matter during the medieval times. It was the predecessor of chemistry.
alcove - A small hole in the wall. The Borg used alcoves to regenerate.
ale - A kind of beer with a higher amount of alcohol and a bitter taste.
alhena - A trinary blue star system located in the Donatu Sector of the Eta Eridani Sector Block.
alien - A species not from your home world.
alpha - The first letter of the Greek alphabet
Alpha Quadrant - One-quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy which contains the Sol System.
alt - Alternate
ambassador - A diplomat send by one organization to another as a representative.
amp - Short for amplify
Andor - A planet that was home to the Andorian Agricultural Ministry
andorian - A race from the Alpha quadrant. They have blue skin and two antennas on their head. They are one of the founding races of the federation.
android - A robot which was designed to look human.
anesthesia - An artificially induced state which renders a person immune to pain for a period of time.
anesthizine gas - A type of gas that could put a humanoid to sleep.
annular - In the ship of a ring or circle.
anomaly - Something that doesn't conform to the normal.
antimatter - A substance that was the exact opposite of another substance. It is commonly used to describe how warp drive works.
antimatter conversion - The process of converting antimatter into kinetic energy.
antiproton - Is a substance which is the antimatter counterpart of a proton. Many ships use antiproton weapons. Some cloaking devices leave antiprotons.
antiproton weapons - A weapon which fires antiprotons (the opposite of protons). It could be a very destructive weapon.
AoE - Area of Effect
ap - Antiproton
APA - Attack Pattern Alpha (Tactical Ability)
APB - Attack Pattern Beta (Tactical Ability)
APD - Attack Pattern Delta (Tactical Ability)
APO - Attack Pattern Omega (Tactical Ability)
arc - A part of a circumference
array - An arrangement of things in a particular order.
AS - Abandon Ship
assignment points - The Duty Officer system only allows players to have 20 assignments that are active. Each assignment uses 1 point and players are given 20 points.
assimilate - To absorb or integrate into something else.
assimilation - Becoming part of something larger.
astrometric - A lab on starships used for stellar cartography.
astrometrics - A lab on starships used for stellar cartography.
Astrophysicist - An astronomer who studies the physical properties of space
AtB - Auxiliary to Battery (Engineering Ability)
AtD - Auxiliary to Dampeners (Engineering Ability)
ATM - At The Moment
atom - The basic unit of a chemical element.
AtS - Auxiliary to Structural (Engineering Ability)
augment - Improve something by adding to it.
auto - Without the need of an individual to control something.
Aux - Auxiliary. Backup Power.
auxiliary - Support or backup. Auxiliary power is secondary power to perform a task.
Auxiliary power - Additional power, sometimes used as a backup.
away party - A group of officers who leave the ship usually for a mission.
away team - A group of officers who leave the ship usually for a mission.