List of terms (RDM)

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Battlestar Galactica Terminology

This is a listing of acronyms, initialisms, jargon and terminology used in both the Re-imagined Series and its prequel, Caprica.

Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms[edit]

Military Jargon[edit]

Religious terminology[edit]

Other Colloquialisms[edit]

Battlestar Galactica Specific Terms[edit]



  1. The actual process is called a "jump".
  2. This term originated from the Disney film Tron: it is one of the first movies to make use of computer generated, virtual worlds with avatars.
  3. Whether the Cylons have a download facility on the planet or in orbit, Seelix uses "Download City" as a figure of speech, which is confirmed by Bradley Thompson on the Official Communiques page.