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List of Abbreviations:

Latin Abbreviations
Abbreviations

Full Form

Meaning

Use

A.D

Anno Domini

In the year of our lord

Used to show years after the birth


of Jesus Christ -1600 A.D

a.m

Ante Meridian

Before midday

Used for the hours after midnight


and before noon - 10a.m, 2a.m

c. / ca.

Circa

Approximately

Used for years/months when not


sure of exact date - ca. 1500
A document summarizing a

C.V

Curriculum Vitae Course of Life

persons education and


experience.

e.g.

Exempli gratia

For example

To give an example or instance of


something - different cities,e.g.
New York, Delhi, Beijing etc.
Used to show that there are more

Et al.

Et Alii

And others

names that are unmentioned on a


list - Tom, Jane, Jack et al.
Used to signify similar things that

Etc.

Et cetera

And other things

are unmentioned on a list - milk,


cheese, yoghurt etc.
Used in sentences to rephrase or

i.e.

Id est

In other words / That is

show a connection between


clauses - Jack, i.e. the most
popular senior, likes Beth.

Used to show something in the


p.a

Per Annum

Through the year

manner of yearly - He earns 2


million dollars p.a.
Used to show the hours after

p.m

P.S

Post meridian

Post Scriptum

After midday

Used mainly in letters to add


Something written after something extra after the signoff the main text was
finished.

R.I.P

midday and before midnight 10p.m, 2p.m

Yours Shirley,
P.S - Ill be in Canada for 2 weeks.

Requiescat in

May he/she rest in

pace

peace

Used as a prayer for someone


who has died - May JanetR.I.P.
Used most often in the medical

Stat

Statim

Immediately

fields - This man needs a bypass


stat.

Abbreviations Related to Names


Abbreviation

Meaning

Use

Dr.

Doctor

Dr. Smith was also invited.

Gen.

General (army)

Gen. Luke ordered them to fire at the enemy.

Hon.

Honorable

Hon. James Smith gave away the prizes.

Mr.

Mister

Mr. Hall is in office at the moment.

Mrs.

Mistress

Mrs. Hall is waiting for her car.

Ms.

Miss

Ms. Jane Watson is here to see you.

Prof.

Professor

Prof. Jain is a popular faculty in college.

Rev.

Reverend (clergyman)

Rev. Jones blessed the house today.

Sr. / Jr.

Senior / Junior

St.

Saint

Bates Sr. and Harry Bates Jr. were inspecting


the grounds.
St. Patrick is one of the most popular Irish
saints.

General Abbreviations
Abbreviations

Meaning

Use

Assn.

Association

They named their club; Assn. of Low and Highs.

Ave.

Avenue

They said they would be waiting at Lexington Ave.

Dept.

Department

The Arts Dept. is holding a bake sale.

Est.

Established

Annabels est. 1963 in London, England.

Fig.

Figure

Look to fig. 8 to see how the process takes place.

Hrs.

Hours

We will reach the next camp at 1500hrs.

Inc.

Incorporated

Mt.

Mount

Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on earth.

No.

Number

The address is House no. 64, Mulberry Lane.

Oz.

Ounces

The recipe needs 34 oz. of honey.

Sq.

Square

The rent is 100 dollar per sq. inch.

Apple Inc. was founded in the 1970s by Steve Jobs and


Steve Wozniak.

St.

Street

The shop is located at Xyza St. near the intersection.

Vs

Versus

The final match is going to be Australia vs. India.

Abbreviations of Grammar
Abbreviation

Meaning

Abbr.

Abbreviation / Abbreviated

Adj.

Adjective

Adv.

Adverb

Obj.

Objective

Pl.

Plural

Poss.

Possessive

Prep.

Preposition

Pron.

Pronoun

Pseud.

Pseudonym

Sing.

Singular

Syn.

Synonym

Trans.

Translation

V. / Vb.

Verb

List of Acronyms:
General Acronyms
Acronym

Full Form

What It Is

ATM

Automated Teller Machine

A computerised cash dispenser

BPO

Business Process Outsourcing

CAT

Common Admission Test

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DVD

Digital Versatile Disk

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The outsourcing of specific functions of a


business to a third party.
An ability based admission test conducted by
the Indian Institute of Management.
The molecule in any living being that contains
all the genetic data of the living being.
A compact optical storage disk, used for
storing videos and other information.
A common section in most sites containing
common queries from the visitors.
The workforce of any organisation can also

HR

Human Resources

refer to the department that is in charge of


human resources.

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

A type of video display panel

LED

Light Emitting Diode

A glowing light source used in indicators.

PC

Personal Computer

A computer whose size, price and capabilities

are useful for individual use.


RAM

Random Access Memory

SONAR

Sound Navigation And Ranging

USP

Unique Selling Proposition

VIP

Very Important Person

WWW

World Wide Web

A way/disk to store data on a computer

A technique that uses echoes to navigate or


communicate usually used in submarines.
A term used to show how one product or
service is different and unique from another.
A person who gets special privileges due to
their status or importance.
Interlinked web documents accessed by the
internet

Acronyms of Names
Acronym

AIDS

ASEAN

Full Form

What It Is

Acquired Immuno Deficiency

A disease of the immune

Syndrome

system caused by the HIV.

Association of Southeast Asian


Nations

Conseil Europen pour la


CERN

Recherche Nuclaire - European


Organization for Nuclear
Research

FIFA

A political and economic


organisation based on
geographical location.

An international organisation
that operates the largest
particle physics laboratory

Federation Internationale de

Organisation in charge of

Football Association

international association

football.

InterPol

NASA

NASCAR

SARS

UN

UNICEF

YMCA

HIV

International Criminal Police


Organization.

National Aeronautics and Space


Administration

An international organisation
helping police cooperation
across countries.
An American government
agency handling space
research.

National Association for Stock

A family owned business

Car Auto Racing.

sanctioning auto-racing events.

Severe Acute Respiratory

A respiratory disease in

Syndrome

humans which is fatal.

United Nations

An international organisation for


inter-country cooperation.

United Nations Childrens

A UN program that provides

Education Fund

humanitarian help to children.

Young Mens Christian


Association

A worldwide association that


helps to put Christian principles
into action.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus The virus that causes AIDS.

Acronyms of Education
Acronym

Full Form

B.A

Bachelor of Arts

B.Sc

Bachelor of Science

M.A

Master of Arts

M.B.A

Master of Business Administration

MBBS

Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae - Bachelor of


Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD

Medicinae Doctor - Doctor of Medicine

PhD

Philosophiae Doctor - Doctorate of Philosophy