Saturday, November 30, 2013

Full Forms of Some Daily Used Technical Abbreviations/Words

Abbreviations are short forms of lengthy expressions/words. Abbreviations are used in almost every discipline and area of life from commonly and daily used abbreviations like names, for instance we write Mr for Mister or SIM for Subscriber Identity Module, to less commonly used abbreviations, such as the shortened version of abbreviation itself, which is abbr. Abbreviations exist in all areas of life in order to make expressions easy and to save time.

Below is a list of some Technical Commonly and Daily used Terms, Abbreviations/Words with their full forms.

Abbreviations - Full Forms
3G - 3rd Generation
3GP - 3rd Generation Project
3GPP - 3rd Generation Partnership Project
4GL - 4th Generation Language
.APK - Android Application Package
AAC - Advanced Audio Coding
AFIRM - Automated Fingerprint Image Reporting and Match
ALGOL - Algorithmic Oriented Language
AMANDDA - Automated Messaging and Directory Assistance
AM/FM - Amplitude/ Frequency Modulation.
AMR - Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec
ANSI - American National Standard Institute
AOL - American Online
ARP - Address Resolution Protocol
ARPANET - Advanced Research Project Agency Network
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATM - Adobe Typeface Manager +
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode +
ATM - Automated Teller Machine
AUX - Auxiliary + (First Serial Port)
AVI - Audio Video Interleave
AVR - Automatic Voice Recognition
.BAK - Backup (file name extension)
BASIC - Beginner’s All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BBS - Bulletin Board Service
BCS - Bar Code Sorter
BMP - Bitmap
BPI - Bits Per Inch
CBT - Computer Based Training
CAD - Computer Aided Design
CADD - Computer Aided Design and Drafting
CADE - Client/server Application Development Environment
CAE - Client Application Enabler
CD - Compact Disk
CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access
CFL – Compact Fluorescent Lamp
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
CSMA/CD - Carrier Sense Multiple Access/ Collision Detection
DAT - Digital Audio Tape
DIX - Digital Intel Xerox
DOC - Document (Microsoft Corporation)
DOS - Disk Operating System
DPI - Dots Per Inch
DVD - Digital Versatile Disk
ENIAC - Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
EDGE - Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution
EDRAM - Extended Dynamic Random Access Memory
EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
E-MAIL - Electronic Mail
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FAT - File Allocation Table
FAX - Facsimile
.FAX - Fax (file name extension)
FRAM - Ferroelectric Random-Access Memory
FRC - Functional Redundancy Checking
GAPI - Gateway Application Programming Interface
GIF - Graphic Interchangeable Format
GPRS - General Packet Radio Service
GSM - Global System for Mobile Communication
GUI - Graphical User Interface
HP - Hewlett-Packard (Company)
HSDPA - High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
HTTPS - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure
IBM - International Business Machines
IDEA - International Data Encryption Algorithm
IEMSI - Interactive Electronic Mail Standard Identification
IMEI - International Mobile Equipment Identity
IMSI - International Mobile Subscriber Identity
IP - Internet Protocol
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
ISP - Internet Service Provider
JAD - Java Application Descriptor
JAR - Java Archive
JPEG - Joint Photographic Expert Group
LAN - Local Area Network
LANE - Local Area Network Emulation
LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LCD - Liquid Crystal Diode
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LSI - Large Scale Integration
LTE - Long Term Evolution (Commonly Called 4G)
MCB - Miniature Circuit Breaker
M4A - MPEG-4 Audio File
MODEM - Modulator and Demodulator
MP3 - MPEG player III
Mp4 - MPEG-4 video file
MPEG - Motion Pictures Expert Group
MPG - Mobile 3D Graphics
MMS - Multi Media Messaging Service
.NET - Network Enabled Technologies
NED - Nano Emissive Display
PDF - Portable Document Format
PNG - Portable Network Graphics
POS - Point of Sales Terminal
RAM - Random Access Memory
RTS - Real Time Streaming
SIM - Subscriber Identity Module
SIS - Symbian OS Installer File
SMS – Short Messaging Service
SWF - Shock Wave Flash
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
TFT - Thin Film Transistor
UHF - Ultra High Frequency
UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunication System
UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply
URL - Uniform Resource Locator
USB - Universal Serial Bus
USSD - Unstructured Supplementary Service Data
VGA - Video Graphics Array
VHF - Very High Frequency
VIRUS - Vital Information Resource Under Seized
VLSI - Very Large Scale Integration
VSAT - Very Small Aperture Terminal
WAP - Wireless Application Protocol
WAV - Waveform Audio
WBMP - Wireless Bitmap Image
WCDMA - Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network
WMA - Windows Media Audio
WML - Wireless Markup Language
WMV - Windows Media Video
WORM - Write Once Read Many
WWW - World Wide Web
XMF - Extensible Music File
XML - Extensible Markup Language
XHTML – Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language
YAHOO - Yet Another Hierarchically Officious Oracle
.ZIP - Compressed File (file name extension)
ZIP - Zigzag In-Line Package
ZIP - Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP Code)
ZPV - Zoomed Port Video
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