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Here Are The Meaning of Some Acronyms You Use Every Day And What They Actually Stand For

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We rely on acronyms in our daily speech and writing as they are indispensable and save us the trouble of going through with their intricacies but most people don't have a clue what many of them mean. Acronyms, just like abbreviations are a shorthand way of expressing an idea. Acronyms are typically formed by using the first letter of each word in a phrase to form a new word. .

Keep reading to find out the answer and the meanings of most common acronyms in the English language which I've sampled for you in this article.

1. RSVP- stands for répondez s'il vous plaît- It means 'please respond or 'please answer.'

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2. JPEG- it stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It refers to the committee who came up with the idea of compressing images on computer.


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3. PDF- Portable Document Format. It's a popular digital file format.

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4. GIF- Graphics Interchange Format. It means moving images used to express various emotions especially on social media.

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5. ATM- Automated teller machine. A machine that dispenses cash or performs other banking services when an account holder inserts a bank card.

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6. a.m. - This is the short for the Latin phrase ante meridiem, which translates to before midday.

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6. p.m. - This is short for post meridiem. You also probably know that this Latin phrase means after midday.

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7. SUV- Sports Utility Vehicle. This is a sport utility vehicle is a car classification that combine elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive.

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8. i.e.Though common in the English language, the acronym i.e. is actually short for the Latin phrase id est, which translates to in other words.

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9. e.g -It's short for exempli gratia, and it's used in place of the phrase "for example." That means that most of the time you're using i.e., you likely mean e.g.

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10. DNA- deoxyribonucleic acid. It's the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms.

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11. IQ- intelligence quotient. It refers to a specific score that's used to assess a person's brainpower. 

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12.  GOOGLE​ – Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth. Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware

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