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Abbreviations & their meanings.

We all face many abbreviations in our daily life, but every time we don’t know the exact full form of the abbreviations. Either we only know the short form or the full forms not affect our daily job.

The word Abbreviation is taken from the Latin word Brevis which means short. There is a long history of abbreviations, for the ease the long phrases or words are used in their short form. An abbreviation is also known as short-form or acronym etc.

Nowadays in our online conversations, we use many short words that save a lot of time. For example, ASAP is used for As Soon As Possible.

These abbreviations might be from different fields, like some are used in Banking Sectors, Tech, Corporate Sectors, Science, Gaming, Social Media, etc.

Well, this article gonna help you in knowing some abbreviations and their full forms. Hope this will help you a little.

Technical Abbreviations

  1. USB – Universal Serial Bus
  2. UPS – Uninterruptible Power Source
  3. PC – Personal Computer
  4. SIM – Subscriber Identity Module
  5. RAM – Random Access Memory
  6. ROM – Read-Only Memory
  7. I/O – Input Output
  8. SD Card – Secure Digital Card
  9. DDR – Double Data Rate
  10. SSD – Solid State Drive
  11. HDD – Hard Disk drive
  12. CPU – Central Processing Unit
  13. CU – Control Unit
  14. GPU – Graphics Processing Unit
  15. VMM – Virtual Machine Monitor
  16. DIMM – Dual Inline Memory Module
  17. CAS – Column Access Strobe
  18. RAS – Row Access Strobe
  19. SRAM – Static Random Access Memory
  20. DRAM – Dynamic Random Access Memory
  21. RISC – Reduced Instruction Set Computer
  22. GB – GigaByte
  23. MB – MegaByte
  24. KB – KiloByte
  25. TB – TeraByte
  26. SAR – Specific Absorption Rate
  27. IMEI – International Mobile Equipment Identity
  28. RF – Radio Frequency
  29. FM – Frequency Modulation
  30. ILP – Instruction Level Parallelism
  31. TLP – Thread Level Parallelism
  32. DLP – Data Level Parallelism
  33. ISA – Instruction Set Architecture
  34. MIPS – Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipelined Stages
  35. IC – Integrated Circuit
  36. PCB – Printed Circuit Board
  37. CPI – Cycles Per Instruction
  38. HDMI – High Definition Multimedia Interface
  39. MODEM – Modulator-Demodulator
  40. HD – High Definition
  41. LED – Light Emitting Diode
  42. LASER – Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  43. MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  44. LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
  45. QLED – Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode
  46. CAD – Computer-Aided Design
  47. BT – Bluetooth
  48. BIT – Binary Digit
  49. BPS – Bits Per Second
  50. BW – Bandwidth
  51. CAPTCHA – Completely Automated Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
  52. OLED – Organic Light Emitting Diode
  53. AMOLED – Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode
  54. FHD – Full High Definition
  55. UHD – Ultra High Definition
  56. PPI – Pixels Per Inch
  57. DPI – Dots Per Inch
  58. SD – Standard Definition
  59. WAW – Write After Write
  60. RAW – Read After Write
  61. OS – Operating System
  62. ALU – Arithmetic Logic Unit
  63. CCTV – Closed Circuit Television
  64. IP – Internet Protocol
  65. BIOS – Basic Input Output System
  66. ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  67. ALGOL – Algorithmic Language
  68. AI – Artificial Intelligence
  69. ML – Machine Learning
  70. CD – Compact Disk
  71. CDN – Content Delivery Network
  72. ISP – Internet Service Provider
  73. DNS – Domain Name System
  74. CMS – Content Management System
  75. HTTPS – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
  76. HTML – Hypertext Markup Language
  77. CSS – Cascading Style Sheets
  78. UFS – Universal Flash Storage

Abbreviations used in chats

  1. LOL – Laughing Out Loud
  2. RIP – Rest In Piece
  3. BTW – By The Way
  4. DIY – Do It Yourself
  5. FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
  6. ROTFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  7. N/A – Not Available
  8. POV – Point Of View
  9. OMG – Oh My God
  10. ASAP – As Soon As Possible
  11. CC – Carbon Copy
  12. YOLO – You Only Live Once
  13. AYT – Are You There

Abbreviations used in Banking Sectors

  1. INR – Indian Rupee
  2. ATM – Automated Teller Machine
  3. NSE – National Stock Exchange
  4. EMI – Equated Monthly Installment
  5. GST – Goods & Service Tax
  6. DD – Demand Draft
  7. CC – Cash Credit
  8. CD – Certificate of Deposit
  9. CRR – Cash Reserve Ratio
  10. CR – Capital Receipts
  11. EUR – Euro
  12. FDI – Foreign Direct Investment
  13. FOF – Flow Of Funds
  14. VC – Venture Capital
  15. PDO – Public Debt Office
  16. GDP – Gross Domestic Product
  17. ZO – Zonal Office
  18. YTM – Yield To Maturity
  19. USD – US Dollars
  20. UCN – Uniform Code Number
  21. IFSC – Indian Financial System Code
  22. IP – Interest Payment
  23. ICICI – Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
  24. IBS – International Banking Statistics
  25. NEFT – National Electronic Fund Transfers
  26. RTGS – Real Time Gross Settlement
  27. UPI – Unified Payments Interface

General Knowledge

  1. CM – Chief Minister
  2. PM – Prime Minister
  3. DM – District Magistrate
  4. SP – Superintendent of Police
  5. SSP – Senior Superintendent of Police
  6. ASI – Assistant Sub-Inspector
  7. SI – Sub-Inspector
  8. CBI – Central Bureau of Investigation
  9. PNR – Passenger Name Record
  10. NASA – National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  11. ISI – Inter-Services Surveillance
  12. RAW – Research & Analysis Wing
  13. ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
  14. BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards

Gaming Abbreviations

  1. MVP – Most Valuable Player
  2. FPS – First Person Shooter
  3. GG – Good Game
  4. IGL – In-Game Leader
  5. OP – Overpowered
  6. FPP – First-Person Perspective
  7. TPP – Third Person Perspective
  8. BP – Battle Points
  9. UC – Unknown Cash
  10. RP – Royale Pass
  11. PUBG – Players Unknown’s Battle Ground
  12. COD – Call Of Duty
  13. GTA – Grand Theft Auto
  14. UP – Underpowered
  15. RTS – Real-Time Strategy
  16. RPG – Role Playing Game
  17. TBS – Turn-Based Strategy
  18. DOTA – Defence Of The Audience
  19. TPS – Third Person Shooter
  20. GLHF – Good Luck Have Fun
  21. OBS – Open Broadcaster Software
  22. COC – Clash Of Clans
  23. LOL – League Of Legends

Abbreviations used in file formats

  1. JPG / JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  2. PNG – Portable Network Graphics
  3. PDF – Portable Document Format
  4. EXE – Executable
  5. JSON – Javascript Object Notation
  6. GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
  7. FLAC – Free Lossless Audio Codec
  8. WMA – Windows Media Audio
  9. AAC – Advanced Audio Coding

Academic Abbreviations

  1. UG – Undergraduate
  2. PG – Postgraduate
  3. IIT – Indian Institute of Technology
  4. IIM – Indian Institute of Management
  5. IISc – Indian Institute of Science
  6. NCERT – National Council of Educational Research and Training
  7. CBSE – Central Board of Secondary Education
  8. NTA – National Testing Agecy
  9. UGC – University Grants Commission
  10. NAAC – National Assessment and Accreditation Council
  11. ITI – Industrial Trade Institute
  12. CGPA – Cumulative Grade Points Average
  13. SGPA – Semester Grade Points Average
  14. GPA – Grade Point Average
  15. IISR – Indian Institute of Spices Research
  16. GATE – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  17. CAT – Common Admission Test
  18. MAT – Management Aptitude Test
  19. XAT – Xavier Aptitude Test
  20. NEET – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
  21. AIIMS – All India Institutes of Medical Sciences
  22. MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Military Abbreviations

  1. CTC – Combat Training Center
  2. LTC – Lieutenant Colonel
  3. PW – Prisoner of War
  4. ABN – Airborne
  5. MG – Major General
  6. NCO – Non-Commissioned Officer
  7. AR – Army Regulation
  8. FOUO – For Official Use Only
  9. LZ – Landing Zone
  10. KIA – Killed In Action
  11. PT – Physical Training
  12. PX – Post Exchange
  13. DEERS – Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
  14. POC – Point Of Contact
  15. AR – Automatic Rifle
  16. AA – Anti Aircraft
  17. AGL – Automatic Grenade Launcher
  18. ATGM – Anti Tank Guided Missile
  19. AUG – Armee Universal Gewehr
  20. CCO – Close Combat Optic
  21. HQ – Head Quarter
  22. CPW – Compact Personal Weapon
  23. CLU – Command Launch Unit
  24. DA – Double Action
  25. DMR – Designated Marksman Rifle
  26. HB – Heavy Barrel
  27. HMG – Heavy Machine Gun
  28. LMR – Low Maintenance Rifle
  29. LMG – Light Machine Gun
  30. RPG – Rocket Propelled Grenade
  31. SLR – Self Loading Rifle

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