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This page lists abbreviations and terms commonly used in EVE Online, aimed at new players and those unfamiliar with the terminology. Most of the terms listed here are universal across all of EVE players, but some may be relatively specialized to EVE University and may mean something slightly different to other corporations. If any of the terminology is unclear be sure to ask in-game or on the forums for more clarification.

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o/
"Wave"
\o
"Wave back"
o7
"Salute"
7o
"Salute" (as performed by the Brave Newbies)
\o/
"Hurrah!"
*\o/*
"Cheerleader"
0.0
Nullsec (see System security)

A

AB
Afterburner (see Propulsion equipment)
AC
Autocannon (see Turrets)
ACR
Ancillary Current Router (see Fitting Guidelines)
Active Module
A module that must be manually activated by the player (see Module)
ADC
Assault Damage Control
AFK
"Away from keyboard"
Aggro
Alfa
Alternate spelling of Alpha
Align
Accelerating towards an object in preparation for warp
Aligned
The act of moving towards a warpable object at a minimum speed of 75% ready to warp to said object at a moment's notice (see alignment for more information).
Alliance
A group of Corporations
Alpha
  1. The Alpha Clone state
  2. The amount of damage dealt in a single volley from firing all weapons simultaneously. Sometimes sufficient to destroy a target before it can repair the damage.
Ancil
Ancillary Armor Repairer or Ancillary Shield Repairer (see Tanking)
Anomaly
Arby
Arty
Artillery (see Turrets)
ASB
Ancillary Shield Booster (see Tanking)
AU
Astronomical Unit, a unit of distance. 1 AU is the distance from the Sun to the Earth: 149,597,871 km.
AUR
Awox
To attack and destroy the ship of a pilot in the same player-run corporation without warning. (Derived from the name of the first widely known EVE pilot to do so)

B

Bait
To expose a seemingly easy target in order to lure an enemy into committing to an engagement (see Baiting)
Baltec
425mm Railgun, dual 1600mm Armor Plate, MWD Megathron doctrine (Named after capsuleer baltec1, famous for his off-doctrine use of Megathrons, though not this particular fit)
BCS
Ballistic Control System (previously known as Ballistic Control Unit; see Missile damage)
BCU
Ballistic Control Unit (now called Ballistic Control System; see Missile damage)
Bearing
Biomass
To permanently delete a character (see Biomassing)
Blap
To destroy a ship suddenly or quickly
Blob
A large fleet (or in some cases, any fleet larger than the speaker's). Generally used as a pejorative term, suggesting that members of that fleet are relying on numbers to win. May also be referred to as a "zerg". May also be used as a verb, for the act of winning a fight through numbers.
Bloodlines
A character's familial ancestry. There are three different bloodlines to choose from during character creation for each empire.
Blue
A pilot, corporation, or alliance with positive standings. (see Rules of Engagement)
Blue Loot
Sleeper loot gotten from Sleeper wrecks and data sites. Can be sold to NPCs for ISK. Is called blue loot because of the blue icons.
BM
  1. Bookmark
  2. Bad Manners (in text conversations)
boosh
To use a Micro Jump Field Generator to displace (part of) a fleet. See Command Destroyers.
Booster
  1. Medical boosters are drugs that increase a pilots' combat or skill-training attributes for a short time.
  2. A ship used to provide Command Bursts to their fleet
  3. Sensor boosters, modules used to increase a ship's scan resolution and/or targeting range
  4. Shield boosters, modules used to restore a ship's shield hit points
  5. Capacitor boosters, modules used to restore a ship's capacitor using cap booster charges
Boson
Bosonic Field Generator, a large cone AoE superweapon usable by titans. Notable for its past ability to decimate subcapitals before a nerf in 2019
Bounce
To warp to a nearby celestial, player, or bookmark and back at a closer range to avoid having to slow-boat to a target or destination.
Bounty
  1. Player bounties. Which is a bounty placed on one player, from another player.
  2. NPC bounties. These are placed by CONCORD and can be gotten by killing the NPC ship.
BPC
Blueprint Copy (see Blueprints)
BPO
Blueprint Original (see Blueprints)
BR
  1. Blockade Runner, a class of fast industrial ships designed to carry moderate quantities of carry cargo through dangerous space.
  2. Battle Report, a list of ships and pilots involved and destroyed in a specific battle. Usually generated by outside websites such as ZKillboard.
Bricked
An extremely unlucky Abyssal roll.
Brick tank
A more emphatic term for Buffer tanking
BS
A common abbreviation for battleships.
Bubble
Warp disruption field, a spherical area of space that prevents ships within it from warping, and forcibly pulls in inbound warping ships. Created by Interdictors, Heavy Interdiction Cruisers, or by deployed Mobile Warp Disruptors
Buff
To increase the stats or effectiveness of something. Opposite of Nerf.
Buffer
A method of tanking relying on having a large amount of hit points.
Bump
The act of (intentionally) colliding with another ship in space, causing both to be pushed away.
BYOC
Bring Your Own Can, a mining fleet operation where you only receive boosts to mining, and you get to choose what you do with the ore. (see AMC)

C

Carebear
A contextually derogatory or affectionate term for players or pursuits which are not PvP-centric.
Camp
To hold location at a specific point waiting for targets, usually at a stargate or station.
Cap
  1. Capacitor
  2. Capital ship
Capchain
"Capacitor chain", the practice of multiple Logistics Cruisers or battleships sending each other one or more Remote Capacitor Transmitters, to provide each other with infinite capacitor energy (by the transmitters restoring their target more capacitor than they cost to activate). See Logistics#Remote Capacitor Transfer
Cap Stable
When a ship recharges capacitor faster than its modules consume it, allowing all modules to remain active indefinitely.
Capsule
An egg-shaped apparatus used by pilots to interface with a ship. Ejected and used as an escape pod in case of ship destruction. A slow and weak vessel.
Capsuleer
In-game term for player characters. Humans who pilot ships through the use of a capsule and have been rendered effectively immortal through cloning technology.
Capital
CCC
Capacitor Control Circuit (see Rigs)
Ceptor
Chemo
A group of CovOps cloak, smartbomb-fit Strategic Cruisers used to kill fleets of small ships
CLORP
Cloak+Warp. What ships who can warp cloaked should be doing always.
CNR
Raven Navy Issue (derived from previous name: Caldari Navy Raven)
CNS
Scorpion Navy Issue (derived from previous name: Caldari Navy Scorpion)
Coalition
A group of alliances formed through mutual agreement. There are no in-game mechanics to represent such groups though members usually have blue standings among themselves.
Comp
Short for "fleet composition", and used when quickly describing the makeup of a fleet.
Concorded
Destroyed by CONCORD
Concordokken
The destruction of a ship by CONCORD
Content
  1. As EVE is an extremely wide-open sandbox with little story or other enforced activities provided by the developers, players must often come up with their own objectives and activities ('Content') to fill their game time with.
  2. PVP fights
Convo
In-game direct conversation, initiated by selecting "Start Conversation" from the right-click menu.
CovOps
  1. Covert Ops
  2. The Covert Ops Cloaking Device
CPR
Capacitor Power Relay (see Capacitor recharge rate)
CPU
Central Processing Unit (see Fitting Guidelines)
Crowbar
An ECM ship for prying a more valuable ship out of a sticky situation (see Crowbar and Griffin)
CSAA
Capital Ship Assembly Array (see Player-owned starbases)
CSPA
CONCORD Spam Prevention Act.
A 'CSPA charge' is an amount of ISK which can be levied on communications such as conversations and mail, acting as a deterrent to spam. CSPA is managed via the EVE Mail settings.
Crit
A Wormhole which "has been critically disrupted [...] and is on the verge of collapse"
CTA
Short for "Call to Arms". An announcement of an alliance- or coalition-wide combat operation.
Curse of BWF
A widely held belief that any corporation or alliance which holds the BWF-ZZ system in the Geminate region will shortly failcascade.
Customs Office
An orbital structure used to import and export goods to and from planets. (see Planetary Industry)
Cwizzing
Using the Point Defense System of a Citadel. (Derived from the real-life acronym 'CIWS')
Cyno
Cynosural field (see Jump drives)

D

Damage Dealer
A ship whose primary role in a fleet is to deal damage.
Damp
Sensor dampening
DC
  1. Damage Control (previously known as Damage Control Unit; see Tanking)
  2. Disconnect
DCU
  1. Drone Control Unit, a now-defunct module that allowed carriers and supercarriers to control one additional drone. Removed in Citadel patch.
  2. Damage Control Unit (now called Damage Control; see Tanking)
DDA
Drone Damage Amplifier.
Deadspace
Pockets of space typically accessed via acceleration gate which cannot be entered via normal warp. Commonly used for missions and complexes.
Deathcloning
Self destructing your pod to travel to your home station.
Depot
Dessie/Dessi/Dessy
DGC
Defensive gate camp (See Gate camps.)
Dictor
Disco
A ship fitting which uses a large number of smartbombs, typically at least one of each damage type. Named for the graphical effects seen when they are fired.
Discovery Scanner
Doctrine
A monolithic fleet concept, usually consisting of one or two ship fittings. Allows the FC to make decisions based on a known performance profile.
Domi
DPS
  1. Damage per second.
  2. Damage Dealer (when discussing fleet compositions)
Dread
Dread bomb
The act of jumping a large number of insured dreadnoughts into a fight in order to quickly destroy a group of enemy capital ships. The dreadnoughts used in a dread bomb often do not survive; and so their job is to do as much damage as possible during their short lifespan.
Drop
  1. The act of jumping one or more (usually) capital ships on a target, to quickly destroy it.
  2. A booster used to improve turret tracking.
Drone boat
A ship which relies heavily on Drones for combat, like the Ishtar or Dominix.
Dronebunny
A ship in a fleet with a fast lock time, which other ships in the fleet order their drones to Assist, so that all drones in the fleet can rapidly and cohesively switch targets regardless of what their owners are doing.
DScan
Directional Scan, which lets you see ships in space over long range or in specific directions.

E

E-UNI
EVE University (corporate ticker)
EANM
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane, the former name of the Multispectrum Energized Membrane (see Tanking)
ECCM
Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (see Electronic warfare)
EFT
  1. The text format used for exporting, copy-pasting, and sharing fits out of game, and importing fits into the game. Originally created by EVE Fitting Tool, later integrated with the in-game fitting window.
  2. EVE Fitting Tool, a tool dealing with ship fitting that has been abandoned and replaced by PYFA
EHP
Effective Hit Points (see Tanking)
ENAM
Extremely common mis-acronymization of EANM
ET
  1. EVE time
  2. Energy Transfer (now called Remote Capacitor Transmitter; see Logistics)
ETA
Estimated time of arrival
EVE
EW / EWAR

F

Failcascade
Failure Cascade. The escalating collapse of a corporation or alliance in EVE, either through leadership problems or other issues.
FC
Fleet Commander (see Fleet Command Guide)
FF
Friendly Flash, used to alert friendly players that a wormhole activation (flash) is friendly
Firewalling
A defensive strategy of using Smartbombs to destroy incoming missiles
Flag
An engagement status caused by one or more illegal or semi-illegal activities. (see Timers)
Flashy
Being flagged as a legitimate target, or used as noun to describe a pilot that has been flagged, either by having a security status of -5.0 or below ("permaflashy"), from committing Suspect or Criminal actions, being a war target, or being flagged in a Limited Engagement. See also: Legality Timers.
FiBo
Fighter Bomber, the precursor to Heavy Fighters
Flytrap
An armed POS that has no force field to appear offline to unsuspecting prey
FOB
Forward Operating Base. Wikipedia
FR
Flashing Red. Criminal flag
Freeport
  1. A dockable structure owned by a player corporation that has chosen to allow docking to all players.
  2. Freeport Mode, a feature of outposts
Frogs
Slightly derogatory term for Gallente Factional Warfare pilots. See also: Squids.

G

Gank
To ambush and destroy an enemy, without giving them the chance to fight back.
GANKED
A tag on ZKillboard representing a ship which was killed by multiple pilots who were then immediately killed by CONCORD. See Suicide ganking.
Gate
  1. Stargate
  2. Acceleration Gate
Gate Green/Gate Red
Terms used by fleet commanders to denote whether a jump gate is clear to jump through or not.
GC
Short for "Good Contest", used when two Incursion Fleets fight over the same Incursion sites for payout.
GCC
Short for "Global Criminal Countdown", an outdated name for the criminal timer.
GF
"Good fight". Usually said in local after a battle.
Gimp
To make a certain setup or attribute ineffective. Extreme version of Nerf.
Godroll
An extremely lucky Abyssal roll
Grid
A discrete section of space generated by the presence of objects in space. (see Grid manipulation)
Grid Fu
GSC
Giant Secure Container
Gyro
Gyrostabilizer (see Turret damage)

H

HAM
Heavy Assault Missiles (see Missiles)
Hardpoint
A ship attribute that determines the number of missile launchers or turrets that can be fitted
Hard skills
Skills trained by characters (as opposed to soft skills).
HAW
High-Angle Weapons, capital ship weapons designed to engage subcapital targets (see Turrets)
Headshotting
The act of specifically killing the opposing fleet commander(s) during a fight, usually to disrupt the fleet and/or end the fight
Heavy Tackle
A tanky ship, such as a Heavy Interdiction Cruiser, which holds tackle on an enemy ship. This is in contrast to light tackle which are a fast ships with little tank.
Hero Tackle
A ship or pilot who flies in alone to Tackle an enemy ship, hold them until their allies arrive, and usually die taking their target with them
HOC
"Hold on contact"
HP
Hit points (see Tanking)
HS
HUD
Heads Up Display

I

IHUB
Infrastructure Hub (see Sovereignty for Sov Null or Faction Warfare)
Indy
Short for industry or industrial. Haulers used to be named "Industrial" and thus also were referred to as "indies".
Injector
Insta-undock
A method of safely undocking from a station by immediately warping to a bookmark directly off of the undock point. (see Bookmarks)
Instadock
A method of safely docking in a station by warping to a bookmark within the station's docking radius.
In Pipe
A message to allies that you have initiated warp, or are already traveling in warp
Invuln
  1. Adaptive Invulnerability Field, the former name of the Multispectrum Shield Hardener (see Tanking).
  2. Any active Shield Hardeners, usually commented as a reminder to turn them on before going into combat. ("Invulns on")
IPH
ISK per hour (also ISK/hr)
IRL
"In real life"
ISK
Inter Stellar Kredits, the in-game currency of EVE Online. (Also the currency code of the Icelandic króna.)
iStab
Inertial Stabilizers (see Propulsion equipment)
Ivy League
Ivy League, the alliance of EVE University

J

Jam
The act of using ECM modules to jam the targeting systems of a ship (see Electronic Countermeasures)
Jamyled
To be killed by Drifters, a reference to Jamyl I the Empress of the Amarr Empire. Pronounce it like yam if Amarrian, like jam if Gallentian.
Jetcan
A temporary container created when jettisoning something from a cargo hold. See: Jettison container
JJJ
"Jump, Jump, Jump", a common movement order in fleets
JOC
"Jump on contact", a common movement order in fleets
Jump
The act of moving between two solar systems
Jump Destroyer
J-Space
Can mean either "Wormhole space", in reference to the J present in all numbered wormhole system names, or "Jove-space", in reference of the area of space where Jovians live

K

K-Space
Killboard
A website, usually public, which gathers records of the ship kills and ship losses which happen in EVE. The most well-known killboard is zKillboard.
Kinetic locked
An aspect of certain Caldari ships (like the Drake), which only receive bonus damage for Kinetic Missiles (and not other damage types).
Kitchen Sink
A fleet without a clear unifying doctrine.
Kite/Kiting
Keeping your distance from shorter-ranged enemies, allowing you to damage them without letting them damage you.
Krab/Krabbing
Running PvE content for ISK. Generally used derisively.

L

LAR
Large Armor Repairer (see Tanking)
LML
Light Missile Launcher (see Missiles)
Logi
Logistics ships (see Guide to Logistics)
Loot
The contents of a destroyed ship, which are left behind in a container when the ship is destroyed.
Local
The standard chat channel that shows who are in system while in high-sec, low-sec and null-sec. Does not show players in system while in wormholes.
Locust
A group of pilots running missions or moon mining in one large fleet (see Locust Fleet)
LSB
Large Shield Booster (see Tanking)
LSC
Low-Sec Campus Does not exist anymore, article is archived.
LSE
Large Shield Extender (see Tanking)

M

MAPC
Micro Auxiliary Power Core (see Fitting Guidelines)
Macro mining
The illegal use of 3rd party scripts to automate the mining process
MAR
Medium Armor Repairer (see Tanking)
ME
Material Efficiency (see Blueprints)
Merc/Mercenary
A player or corporation that takes contracts to kill, wardec and perform other hostile actions for ISK.
Meta
  1. Meta level (see Techs, Tiers and Meta levels)
  2. To replace a module with a another module of the same type but with a different meta level (see Techs, Tiers and Meta levels)
  3. Common or popular ships, fittings, and doctrines
  4. Examination of a game from an outside perspective
Metagaming
Taking actions beyond the confines of the game universe to gain an advantage.
MFS
Magnetic Field Stabilizer (see Turret damage)
Mins
Minerals (see Mining)
MLU
Mining Laser Upgrade (see Mining)
Mods
MSE
Medium Shield Extender (see Tanking)
Multiboxing
Playing with two (or more) characters simultaneously
Multispec
Multispectrum Shield Hardener, or Multispectrum Energized Membrane (see Tanking)
MW
Megawatt, a unit of measurement used to describe a ship's powergrid output (see Fitting Guidelines)
MWD
Microwarpdrive (see Propulsion equipment)

N

Nano
Nanofiber Internal Structure (see Propulsion equipment)
Nanogang
A small fleet of ships reliant on speed, evasion, and hit-and-run tactics, rather than numbers or raw damage advantage
NBSI
"Not blue, shoot it" (see Corporation diplomacy - Rules of Engagement)
Nerf
To reduce the stats or effectiveness of something. Opposite of Buff. See also: Gimp.
Neut
Energy Neutralizer (see Capacitor warfare)
Newbie
A term used to refer to a newer or less experienced players. Usually used in a neutral manner. See also: Newbro, Noob
Newbro
A term used to refer to a newer or less experienced players. Usually used in a positive, endearing manner. See also: Newbie, Noob
Noob
A term used to refer to a newer or less experienced players. Occasionally used in a derogatory manner. See also: Newbie, Newbro
NOP
(Newbies/Newbros/Noobs) on Patrol
NOS
Nosferatu (see Capacitor warfare)
NPC
Non-player character
NPSI
"Not purple, shoot it" (see Rules of Engagement)
NRDS
"Not red, don't shoot" (see Corporation diplomacy - Rules of Engagement)
Null
Either "Null Security Space" (see System security) or a type of blaster ammo named "Null"

O

Officer
A rare named pirate NPC that drops some of the most expensive modules.
Omega
The Omega Clone state
Omni Tank
A tank effective against all 4 damage types (see Tanking)
OMW
"On my way"
Ongrid Booster
A deprecated term for a ship using Warfare Links to enhance a fleet, while being with the fleet as opposed to at a safe spot in the system. See Command Bursts for the more modern system.
Offgrid Booster
A deprecated term for a ship using Warfare Links to enhance a fleet, while hiding at a safe spot somewhere in the system. Offgrid Boosters are no longer possible; see Command Bursts for the more modern system.
OOC
  1. Out of Corporation
  2. Out of character
Op/Ops
Operation(s)
OP
Overpowered
OpSec
Operational Security (see Operational Security Policy)
Outlaw
A pilot with a security status of -5 or less.

P

PAP
Short for ‘Participation Link’. A metric for large organizations to track fleet participation. Formerly required clicking an in-game link before the move to ESI (see CTA).
Painter
Target Painter (see Electronic warfare)
Passive Module
A ship module which does not need to be manually activated. (see Modules)
PDS
  1. Power Diagnostic System (see Fitting Guidelines)
  2. Point Defense System (a module fitted to large Upwell structures)
Pew Pew
Common term for combat, based on the noises made by the weapons.
PG
Power Grid (see Fitting Guidelines)
Picket
A ship placed outside of tactical locations such as gates and stations to watch for enemy activity
Ping
  1. A tactical bookmark placed near a stargate or other point of interest, close enough to be on grid, but far enough that it can be fleet warped to during a fight
  2. Use of an out-of-game message service (e.g. Slack, Discord) to notify others
Pipe
A sequence of systems with only one way in and out on either end, which must be traversed to move between two areas of space. Can be vulnerable to Pipe Bombing.
Piracy
The act of engaging in PvP for profit
PL
Pandemic Legion, a well-known nullsec alliance
PLEX Tanking
Sarcastic term for transporting PLEX through space, usually with a ship not usually used for hauling. Note that because the PLEX Vault can be accessed from anywhere, no pilot should ever need to do this.
Pocket
Alternate term for an area of deadspace
POCO
Player-owned Customs Office
Pod
Podding
The act of destroying a player's pod.
Pod Express
A quick method of travelling to a player's home Station by self-destructing their capsule.
Pod Killing
Point
  1. A Warp Disruptor or Warp Scrambler (see Warp disruption)
  2. The act of using targeted warp disruption on a ship (see Tackling)
POS Trash
Unpiloted ships sitting within the force field of a POS
Prop Mod
Propulsion module (see Propulsion equipment)
Pubbie
A derogatory term used by some players to refer to others outside their own group
Punt
To warp the fleet in front of yourself
PvE
Player versus Environment
PvP
Player versus Player

Q

QQ
Cry / Crying
QRF
Short for "Quick Response Fleet", a short-term fleet to respond to imminent threats

R

Rat
Hostile NPC. Short for "pirate", although also used because said NPCs tend to be very weak but very numerous (like real life rats).
Ratting
The act of hunting hostile NPCs, usually done to earn ISK.
Rage Roll
The act of repeatedly Rolling a static wormhole as fast as possible, to find Content
RCU
Reactor Control Unit (see Fitting Guidelines)
Red
A pilot, corporation, or alliance with terrible standings. (See also Blue)
Red Box
The state of being both targeted and subjected to hostile action by a player or NPC
Red Loot
Triglavian Survey Databases, looted from the Abyss or Triglavian NPC ships. Can be sold to certain NPC stations for ISK, or can be traded in at DED LP Stores. Nicknamed "Red Loot" because, similar to Blue Loot, it's a loot item, whose icon is red.
Refine
Reprocess (see Mining)
Reinforced
A temporary (about 1-4 days) invulnerable state entered by some structures after taking a certain amount of damage, allowing the owners time to form a response fleet.
Rep
Resebo
Remote Sensor Booster (see Electronic warfare)
RF
  1. Reinforce
  2. "Republic Fleet", usually seen as a faction module prefix.
RL
Real Life
RHML
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher (see Missiles)
RLML
Rapid Light Missile Launcher (see Missiles)
RMT
Real Money Trading
RoF
"Rate of fire" (see Turrets, Missiles)
Roll
  1. Wormhole rolling, the act of collapsing a wormhole by passing a large amount of mass through it
  2. Abyssal roll, an abyssal module or the act of creating one
Roles
Specific access and corporation management rights authorized to individual pilots - in E-UNI this is usually as part of a title or management position (See Managing corporation members)
RR
Remote repair (see Guide to Logistics)

S

Safety
Ship setting that helps prevent accidental acts of aggression that would cause the pilot to otherwise gain the Criminal or Suspect flags. (see Timers)
SAR
Small Armor Repairer (see Tanking)
SC
  1. Squad Commander (see Fleet Command Guide)
  2. Shared Can (see Archive:Mining fleets)
SCI
System Cost Index, a rough indication to how much your job will cost, relatively, to install. (see Industry)
Scram
Warp scrambler (see Warp disruption)
Sensor Overlay
The automatically scanned overlay that activates upon entering a new solar system or undocking. The Sensor Overlay shows the location of landmarks, bookmarks, and Cosmic Signatures / Anomalies in space. See also: Odyssey.
Shotgunning
Inspect a location without scanning
Six
In any lists, the sixth item is commonly omitted in reference to a Monty Python sketch ("Australian University of Woolloomooloo")
SKIN
Super Kerr-Induced Nanocoatings, items which apply cosmetic changes (e.g. different colours) to ships.
Slow-boat
(also "slowboat") Moving in space at sub-warp velocities
Smack talk
Talking trash, taunting, or annoying people in local chat. University members are expected to steer clear. Jokingly referenced in the error message when under a Session Timer from entering or moving within a Fleet.
Soft skills
Skills learned by players through experience or study, as opposed to hard skills.
SOP
Standard Operating Procedures
SOV Null
Sovereign Nullspace (see Sovereignty)
SP
Skill Points (see Skills and Learning)
Spai
Another common way of spelling spy. Spais typically are those who have infiltrated another corporation. Can be thought of as 'Sneaky Player Acquiring Intel (SPAI)'
Spider
See Locust
Spider Tanking
A doctrine that relies on most ships having remote repair capabilities, rather than a dedicated logistics wing
Spiraling
The act of manually approaching a target via a continuously diagonal vector. See Manual Piloting.
SPR
Shield Power Relay (see Tanking)
Splash
To enter a Wormhole (see Wormhole)
Squids
Slightly derogatory name for Caldari and Amarr Factional Warfare pilots. The term originated from mixing both faction names into "CalAmari". See also: Frogs.
SSE
Small Shield Extender (see Tanking)
SSO
Single Sign-On, a centralized log-in tool CCP provides for both in game, out of game and third party applications.
Stab
Warp Core Stabilizer (see Tackling)
Stargate
Large structure in space which most ships must use to travel between solar systems.
Static
A Wormhole type, present in every wormhole system but specific to the system, which will always immediately re-generate every time it closes
Stront
Strontium Clathrates. Used in POS Warfare, and consumed by Dreadnoughts and Force Auxiliaries.
Stront Check
Attacking a POS to see if it contains Stront. Usually done to annoy the owner.
Super/Supercap
Supercapital ship, usually a supercarrier (or, rarely, a titan).

T

Tack
A hyphen ('-') (used for clarity when speaking)
Tackle
A ship specialized in tackling another, with the intention of keeping the opponent in place.
TC
Tracking Computer (see Turrets)
TCU
Territorial Control Unit (see Sovereignty)
TD
Tracking Disruptor (see Electronic warfare)
TE
  1. Tracking Enhancer (see Turrets)
  2. Time Efficiency (see Blueprints)
TF
Teraflops, a unit used to measure a ship's CPU (see Fitting)
TFF
Thanks For Fleet - gratitude to FC
Tick
  1. Server tick
  2. Bounty payouts per 20 minutes
Tiericide
An ongoing rebalancing of ships and modules in EVE according to roles rather than performance. See Tech and Meta Levels.
TL
Tracking Link (now called Remote Tracking Computer; see Electronic warfare)
TLF
Tribal Liberation Force, the Minmatar Factional Warfare NPC corporation.
Toon
Synonym for Alt, aka Alternate character
Top Station
The first station in the list when you right click in space and select 'Stations'.
TP
Target Painter (see Electronic warfare)
Travelceptor
Any Interceptor specifically fitted to enter warp in <= 2s (Travelceptor vs Instalocker)
Trig/Triangle
TS
TeamSpeak, a third-party VOIP software utility
T1
Tech 1 (stylized 'Tech I'; see Techs, Tiers and Meta levels)
T2
Tech 2 (stylized 'Tech II'; see Techs, Tiers and Meta levels)
T3
Tech 3 (stylized 'Tech III'; see Strategic Cruisers, Tactical Destroyers)

U

Unista
A member of EVE University
UTC
Universal Time, the server time for EVE

V

VOC
"Verge of Collapse", a Wormhole state in which the Wormhole has less than 10% of its mass limit remaining. (See Living in Wormhole Space.)

W

Warp bubble
See Bubble
WC
Wing Commander (see Fleet Command Guide)
WCS
Warp Core Stabilizer (see Fitting Guidelines)
Web
Stasis Webifier (see Tackling)
Winning EVE
Not playing EVE Online
Widot
  1. A smaller alliance coalescing into one corporation to join a larger alliance
  2. For beleaguered or departing groups to lose members to a larger or stronger ally
(Named after Wildly Inappropriate., an alliance that merged into a corporation of the same name to join the larger Goonswarm Federation)
WL
Wait List, a way for the waitlist manager to handle people waiting to get into Incursions fleets
Wrecking shot
A 1% chance shot fired by a Turret, which is guaranteed to hit and deals 300% damage. (See Turret mechanics.)
W-Space
WSOP
Wartime Standard Operating Procedures, a defunct SOP that dictated Uni operations during wartime
WT
War Target (see War Declaration)
Wubble
Stasis Webificataion Probe, used by Interdictors (Portmanteau of Web + Bubble)
www
A message typed in fleet chat, indicating a pilot ships in the fleet should warp to

X

X up
A method of indicating availability for a given task. If an "x up" for an activity or volunteer role is recommended, pilots interested should simply post "x" in the chat channel indicated, optionally followed by additional info as requested.

Y

Yeet
Using a Needlejack or Pochven filament to teleport.
Yellow Box
Being targeted by someone, or to target someone, without also being the subject of hostile action.
Yulai Convention
The Yulai Convention is an RP term for a number of game mechanics and systems within EVE.
YC
An initialism of the Yulai Convention, traditionally written before the current in-Universe year (2021 is YC 123)

Z

Zero Zero
Null security space (see System security)