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Abbreviation & Acronym

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What is an Abbreviation?

Any shortened form of a word is


an abbreviation

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Abbreviation & its Types
Initialisms

e.g. FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)


CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)

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Abbreviation & its Types
Truncation

e.g. Dec for December


Mon for Monday

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Abbreviation & its Types
Contraction

e.g. Dr for Doctor


Er for Engineer

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Abbreviation & its Types
Acronyms

e.g. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)


AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome)

All acronyms are abbreviations, but not all


abbreviations are acronyms.
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Abbreviation & its Types
Acronym – TYPES
(i) Backronyms
e.g. APPLE –Airane Passenger Pay Load Experiment
BOOK – Box Of Organized Knowledge
(ii) Euphonious Acronyms
e.g. Laser – Light Amplification by Stimulated
Emission of Radiation
Radar – Radio Detection and Ranging
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Abbreviation & its Types
Acronym – TYPES
(iii) Pseudo-acronyms
e.g. Q8 – Kwait
K9 - Canine

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