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ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS

Alphabetical List A to Z


ABBREVIATION

MEANING or DEFINITION

Approx.

approximately.

Abbreviation

Abbreviation is a shortened form of words or lengthy phrases. ... An initialism is where a long phrase is abbreviated to its initial letters but the letters are pronounced individually, not spoken as a word - for example, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). An initialism can be considered a type of acronym..

Acronym

An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO or EU, but sometimes using syllables, as in Benelux, or a mixture of the two, as in radar.

Apt.

Apartment.

Appt.

Appointment

A.S.A.P.

As soon as possible.

BTW

By the way.

B.Y.O.B.

Bring your own bottle.

c/o

Care of.

dept

department

D.I.Y.

Do it yourself.

est.

established

E.T.A.

Estimated Time of Arrival.

min.

minute or minimum.

misc.

miscellaneous.

Mr.

Mister

Mrs.

Mistress (pronounced Missus)

no.

number.

OMG

Oh my God.

R.S.V.P.

French, "please reply" (Repondez s'il vous plait).

tel.

telephone.

AKA

Also known as.

B2B

business-to-business

B2C

business-to-consumer

c/o

care of

FB

Facebook

LOL

Laughing out loud.

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CMO

Chief Marketing Officer

FYI

For your information.

AI

Artificial Intelligence

EV

Electrical (powered) Vehicles

MBA

Master in Business Administration

Ph.D.

Doctor in Philosophy

OBP

Online Browsing Platform

VPN

Virtual Private Network

ISP

Internet Service Provider

BRB

Be Right Back

temp.

Temperature or Temporary

etc

etcetera, "and other things"

e.g.

exampli gratia, "example given"

P.S.

post script, "written after"

AD

Anno Domini, "The Year of Our Lord"

AM

ante meridiem, before noon

PM

post meridiem, after noon

FAA

Federal Aviation Agency

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

BA

Bachelor of Arts

BC

Before Christ, blind copy

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

lb

librum, pound

VP

Vice President

NBA

National Baseball Association

NSA

National Security Agency

OTC

Over-The-Counter

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous

AMA

American Medical Association

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

CPC

Cost Per Click

CPM

Cost Per Thousand

CTR

Click Through Rate

DKIM

Domain Key Identified Mail

LSAT

Law School Admission Test

SMB

Small and Medium (size) Business

Fiji

English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

Finland

Finnish 92% (official), Swedish 5.6% (official), other 2.4% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) (2003)

France

French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

French Guiana

French

French Polynesia

French 61.1% (official), Polynesian 31.4% (official), Asian languages 1.2%, other 0.3%, unspecified 6% (2002 census)

Gabon

French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Gambia, The

English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Gaza Strip

Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

Georgia

Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%

Germany

German

Ghana

English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)

Gibraltar

English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Greece

Greek 99% (official), English, French

Greenland

Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English

Grenada

English (official), French patois

Guadeloupe

French (official) 99%, Creole patois

Guam

English 38.3%, Chamorro 22.2%, Philippine languages 22.2%, other Pacific island languages 6.8%, Asian languages 7%, other languages 3.5% (2000 census)

Guatemala

Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

Guernsey

English, French, Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts

Guinea

French (official), each ethnic group has its own language

Vet

Veteran or Veterinary

TGIF

Thank Goodness It's Friday


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