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Abbreviations and Acronyms of the day

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Abbreviations and Acronyms of the day

Post by Ismailos2 on Thu May 06, 2010 12:32 pm

I think that this idea is so helpful because we all need and have to deal with abbreviations !! First of all, let me give a brief explanation about Abbreviations and Acronyms Smile

What are acronyms and abbreviations?

Simply stated, an abbreviation is any shortened form of a word or phrase and an acronym is a form of an abbreviation. In fact, there are two forms of abbreviation. First, there is the acronym: It is a word formed from the initial parts of a name and can be letters or syllables. For example, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is commonly known as NATO which is pronounced “nay toe” We are more familiar with sonar than we are with sound navigation and ranging. The word “acronym” was created by Bell Laboratories in 1943.

Then there is the abbreviation: It is formed by combining the first letters in a name or expression and each letter is pronounced separately. For example, the National Broadcasting Company is known as NBC.

So, my idea is basically just like "word of the day" or "quote of the day"! Im calling it "Abbreviation of the day © " lol !
Let me start first ! (You can just give what the LETTERS stand for, or you can also add the meaning) : Like so :


NAACP: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a civil rights organization for ethnic minorities in the united States.

I hope you'll love my idea !

P.S: you can put any abbreviation! Medical, business, chat related ALL Very Happy x )

ENJOY !
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Post by Thewolf on Thu May 06, 2010 12:55 pm


The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by its acronym, FIFA is the international governing body of association football.
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Post by Ismailos2 on Fri May 07, 2010 10:27 am

OPEC: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

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Post by Ismailos2 on Fri May 07, 2010 10:33 am

D.N.R: Do Not Resuscitate, (a medical instruction). A do not resuscitate document is a binding legal document that states resuscitation should not be attempted if a person suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest. Abbreviated DNR, such an order may be instituted on the basis of an advance directive from a person, or from someone entitled to make decisions on their behalf, such as a health care proxy.

For more info go to : http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec01/ch009/ch009g.html
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Post by Thewolf on Sat May 08, 2010 3:13 am

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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Post by Nounette on Sat May 08, 2010 4:27 am

No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
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Post by Ismailos2 on Sat May 08, 2010 2:05 pm

Nounette seems afraid of the CIA lol.

ASAP: As Soon As Possible.
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Post by Nounette on Sat May 08, 2010 2:29 pm

No I Saw NATO !! I Rembered The Lessons Of His/Geo !! 3yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!

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Post by Ismailos2 on Sat May 08, 2010 2:34 pm

heheh ! I see ! I love NATO lol !
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Post by Nounette on Sat May 08, 2010 2:44 pm

L O L ====> Laugh Out Loud

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Post by Ismailos2 on Sun May 09, 2010 10:14 am

F.D.A: Food and Drug Administration :
(a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products)
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Post by Ismailos2 on Fri May 14, 2010 10:46 am

ECG: ElectroCardioGraphy (ECG or EKG) is a transthoracic interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over time captured and externally recorded by skin electrodes. It is a noninvasive recording produced by an electrocardiographic device.




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Post by sandrilla on Fri May 14, 2010 3:54 pm

FBI.......Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Post by Guest on Fri May 14, 2010 5:16 pm

PDF....Partable Document Format

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Post by Ismailos2 on Sat May 15, 2010 8:35 am

S.T.D: Sexually Transmitted Disease , also known as sexually transmitted infection (STI)
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Post by Ismailos2 on Sun May 16, 2010 10:21 am

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival
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Post by Ismailos2 on Mon May 17, 2010 9:00 am

JPEG or JPG: The term ("JPEG" is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group): In computing, JPEG is a commonly used method of lossy compression for photographic images. The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality.
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Abbrev.

Post by Nacerpro on Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:12 am

English Abbreviations
derived from Latin


Many abbreviations used in the English language were derived from Latin words. They are used so frequently that we often forget that the letters actually represent Latin words.


post meridiem -------------------- P.M. ---------- after the middle of the day
circa ----------------------------------- c. ------------- around, about
exempli gratia ---------------------- e.g. ----------- for the sake of example
et cetera ------------------------------ etc. ----------- and the rest
id est ----------------------------------- i.e. ------------- that is
et alii --------------------------------- et al. ----------- and the others
anno domini ------------------------- A.D. ----------- in the year of the Lord
ante meridiem ---------------------- A.M. ----------- before the middle of the day
Medicinae Doctor ------------------ M.D. ----------- Doctor of Medicine
numero -------------------------------- no. ------------ number, by number
Philosophiae Doctor ------------- Ph.D. ----------- Doctor of Philosophy
versus --------------------------------- vs. ------------- against
pro tempore ---------------------- pro tem. ---------- for the time being
postscriptum ------------------------- P.S. ------------- afterthought
ibidem -------------------------------- ibid. ------------- in the same place
ad libitum --------------------------- ad lib. ----------- improvise
vide -------------------------------------- v. -------------- see
confer ---------------------------------- cf. ------------- compare
videlicet ------------------------------- viz. ------------ that is to say, namely
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Post by Ismailos2 on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:43 am

L.S.D Lysergic Acid Diethylamide: is a very powerful illegal drug which makes the user see things that only exist in their mind.
P.S: Tried it once, worth it lol Kidding :p
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Post by Nacerpro on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:25 pm

I used to find this abbreviation on some papers of our teachers. It is Ms. XXXXX.

The meaning of this abbrev. is: A title that comes before a woman's family name or before her first and family names together, and that can be used when you do not want to state whether she is married or not.

From: "OAED" - "Oxford Advanced English Dictionary".
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