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  • Manpreet

    May 19, 2021 at 2:29 pm
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    Acronyms are short forms of a name or phrase or as the case may be formed using the initials of the name or the words. For example- WHO (it stands for World Health Organization). It should not be confused with an abbreviation as an abbreviation is the shortened form of a word having part of the word and not just the initials, for example- Dr. is the abbreviation of Doctor, Prof. is the abbreviation of Professor.

    Acronyms can be of various types-

    1. formed using the initials as- WHO, NATO

    2. it can be pronounced by pronouncing the initials, for example- WHO or the initials can be pronounced in the form of an entire word, for example-UNICEF, UNESCO, Radar etc.

    Some acronyms we commonly encounter and their full forms:

    *Pronounced as a single word:-

    1. ASAP- as soon as possible

    2. NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    3. Radar- radio detection and ranging

    4. aka- also known as

    5. AIDS- Acquired Immuno Deficiency syndrome

    6. gif- Graphics Interchange Format

    * Pronounced through initials:-

    1. DM- direct message

    2. ATM- automated teller machine

    3. FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

    4. idk- i don’t know

    5. brb- be right back

    6. a/c- air conditioning

    7. ufo- unidentified foreign object

    I hope this helps.

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