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Global Acronyms and their Meanings

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Global Acronyms and their Meanings:

An Acronym is a word that is formed from the first letters of an abbreviation.

For instance European Union can be abbreviated to EU.

EU can therefore be regarded as an acronym or abbreviation of European Union.

Note: Different fields of study have got their respective acronyms, for instance we could have the followings:

  • Medical Acronyms
  • Astronomy Acronyms
  • Networking Acronyms
  • Organizational Acronyms
  • Business and Finance Acronyms
  • Social Acronyms and so on.

In this article, we will consider some globally recognized acronyms. Although some of these acronyms may deviate from the fields of social studies, it's still a good idea knowing them.

The table below shows some globally recognized acronyms and their meanings:

ACRONYMS

MEANINGS

 ABM

 Anti Ballistic Missile

 AC

 Alternate Current / Air Conditioner

 AIDS

 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

 AM

 Anti Meridian (Before Noon)

 ANC

 African National Congress

 ATM

 Automated Teller Machine

 AU

 African Union

 BBC

 British Broadcasting Corporation

 BC

 Before Christ

 CAF

 Confederation of African Football

 CCTV

 Closed-Circuit Television

 CE

 Council of Europe

 CID

 Criminal Information Department

 CJ

 Chief Justice

 CLO

 Civil Liberties Organization

 CMAG

 Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

 CNG

 Compressed Natural Gas

 CNN

 Cable News Network

 CV

 Curriculum Vitae

 CYO

 Catholic Youth Organization

 DDT

 Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane

 DFRRI

 Directorate for Food, Road and Rural Infrastructure

 DNA

 Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid

 DoD

 Department of Defense

 DVD

 Digital Versatile Disk

 ECA

 Economic Commission for Africa

 ECE

 Economic Commission for Europe

 ECG

 Electro Cardiogram

 ECOWAS

 Economic Community of West African States

 EMS

 Expedited Mail Service

 EST

 Eastern Standard Time

 EU

 European Union

 FAO

 Food and Agricultural Organization

 FBI

 Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

 FDA

 Food And Drugs Administration

 FIFA

 Federation of International Football Association

 FRSC

 Federal Road Safety Corps (Nigeria)

 FSP

 Family Support Programme

 GDP

 Gross Domestic Product

 GMT

 Greenwich Mean Time

 GNP

 Gross National Product

 GPA

 Grade Point Average

 GPO

 General Post Office

 GPS

 Global Positioning System

 GSM

 Global System of Mobile Communication

 HC

 Holy Communion

 HIV

 Human Immune Deficiency Virus

 HQ

 Headquarters

 ICC

 International Cricket Council

 ICJ

 International Court of Justice

 IDA

 International Development Agency

 IDRC

 International Development Research Center

 IEC

 Institutional Ethics Committee

 IMF

 International Monetary Fund

 INTERPOL

 International Police Organization

 IOC

 International Olympic Committee

 IQ

 Intelligence Quotient

 IRC

 International Red Cross

 ISO

 International Organization for Standardization

 ITU

 International Telecommunication Union

 IVF

 In-Vitro Fertilization

 KG

 Kindergarten

 LLB

 Bachelor of Law

 LLM

 Master of Law

 LOC

 Local Organizing Committee

 LPG

 Liquefied Petroleum Gas

 MBA

 Master of Business Administration

 MBBS

 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

 MMS

 Multi Media Service

 MP

 Member of Parliament

 MS

 Master of Science

 Msgr

 Monsignor

 NATO

 North Atlantic Treaty Organization

 NCCR

 National Council for Civil Right

 NDA

 National Defense Academy

 NEPAD

 New Partnership for Africa’s Development

 NEWS

 North East West South

 NGO

 Non-Governmental Organization

 NHS

 National Health Service

 OAU

 Organization of African Unity

 OPEC

 Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries

 POTA

 Prevention of Terrorism Act

 PRO

 Public Relations Officer

 QED

 Quod Erat Demonstrandum (which was to be proved)

 QEF

 Quod Erat Faciendum (which was to be done)

 QEI

 Quod Erat Inveniendum (which was to be found)

 PTA

 Parents Teacher’s Association

 PTO

 Please Turn Over

 PVC

 Poly Vinyl Chloride

 RNA

 Ribonucleic Acid

 SARS

 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

 SIM

 Subscriber Identification Module

 SMS

 Short Message Service

 SPEB

 State Primary Education Board

 STDs

 Sexual Transmitted Diseases

 TOEFL

 Top of English as a Foreign Language

 UBE

 Universal Basic Education

 UNESCO

 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

 UNFAO

 United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization

 UNHCR

 United Nations High Commission for Refuges

 UNICEF

 United Nations International Children Education Fund

 UNO

 United Nations Organization

 VAT

 Value Added Tax

 VIP

 Very Important Person

 WHO

 World Health Organization

 WIPO

 World Intellectual Property Organization

 WWF

 World Wildlife Foundation

 WWW

 World Wide Web`


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