In books, magazines, television, social media, and any kind of documents, there are what they call acronyms and abbreviations. It looks vague when you see any of those acronyms or abbreviations and didn’t have any idea about the meaning of it. It might be leading you to an incorrect understanding.

Firstly, let’s take a look at the meanings of abbreviation and acronym. An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g., ASCII, NASA ).

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To know them further, it may help you this blog about the common abbreviations and acronyms you may be heard along the way.

ABBREVIATION/ACRONYM ENGLISH
a.m. ante meridiem → before midday
acct.
account
AC alternating current
AD Anno Domini (latin) → in the Year of the Lord
approx. approximately
ASAP As Soon as Possible
Ave. Avenue
AWOL Absent Without Leave
B.o.T.
Board of Trade
BC Before Christ
BCE Before the Common/Current/Christian Era
Bros. brothers
c/o care of
CCTV closed-circuit television
CE Common/Current/Christian Era
CET Central European Time (GMT +1)
cf. confer (latin) → compare
COD
cash/collection on delivery
CST Central Standard Time
CV curriculum vitae
DIY
do-it-yourself
EC European Community
e.g. exempli gratia = for example
encl. enclosed
ESL English as a Second Language
EFL English as a Foreign Language
etc. et cetera
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
fig. figure
ft. feet (= 30,48 cm)
F2F Face to Face
GPS
Global Positioning System
h&c hot and cold
hr hour
i.e. id est (latin) → that is
lb pound (= 453,59 g)
Ltd Limited
MA Master of Arts
mph miles per hour
MoF Male or Female
no
number
p.a. per annum
p.m. post meridiem → after midday
PE physical education
pp pages
pt part/pint/point
Rd road
RE Religious Education
Sq. square
St. street/state/Saint
tbs/tbsp tablespoon
yd yard
W8 Wait
WB Welcome Back


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