Ten abbreviations used daily but few may know it’s meanings

abbreviations with meanings

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An abbreviation is a short form of any word or phrase. Some abbreviations are rarely used while others are in our frequent use but very few people may know the real word or phrase behind that abbreviation.

In this blog post,  we have collected Ten of the most frequent abbreviations with meanings that are used almost daily.

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I.Q: Intelligence Quotient.


A.M: Anti Meridiem.


P.M: Post Meridiem.


e.g: Exempli Gratia.


i.e: Id Est (That is to say).


OK: Objection Killed.


NEWS: North East West South.


etc: End Of Thinking Capacity.


SIM: Subscriber Identity Module.


Or: Orl Korec (Greek Word)

15 Responses to Ten abbreviations used daily but few may know it’s meanings
    May 24, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Also add these abbreviations…….

    (BYE) Be With You Every time
    (SMILE) Sweet Memories In Lip Expressions
    (PEN) Power Enriched in Nib
    (TEA) Taste And Energy Admitted
    (EAT) Energy And Taste
    (DATE) Day And Time Evolution
    (AIM) Ambition In Mind
    (JOKE) Joy Of Kids Entertainment
    (COLD) Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
    (CHESS) Chariot, Horse, Elephant, Soldiers

  2. admin
    May 24, 2012 | 7:48 pm

    Wow! Just a big thanks for sharing such a nice information with us. This info shall be added soon.

  3. Fatima Iqbal
    June 10, 2012 | 6:19 pm

    Assalam o alaikum!
    My students presented these abbreviations in assembly and they were so much appreciated by school management for such precious information.
    Thanx a lot!

  4. admin
    June 10, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    Wassalam Fatima,

    WoW, That’s so nice and wonderful.
    It makes the whole Team proud.

    Thanks for sharing this info with us.

  5. Mohabbat Khan
    June 11, 2012 | 3:34 pm


  6. admin
    June 11, 2012 | 10:35 pm

    hahahahah @mohabbat Khan.. LOL.. Deer rewann yee khaaa..

  7. damicolo
    September 10, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    I’m pretty sure that “etc” is the short form of the ancient Latin “et cetera” (“and all the remaining things”)

  8. Ant
    November 23, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Yes you are right. etc stands for “et cetera”.

  9. macarthur
    January 2, 2013 | 6:24 pm

    Here are a few more that comes to mind.

    QED: Quite Easily Done

    N.A. : Not Available

    TBC: To Be Confirmed

    RSVP: Répondez S’il Vous Plaît (French for please reply.)

    Also, you might wish to consider a new post on the latest/current abbreviations used for sms (short messaging system). e.g. btw: by the way,
    fyi: for your information, lol: laughing out loud, etc…

  10. Mudassir Ali
    January 14, 2013 | 11:05 am

    YIKT….i love you……

  11. Tori
    January 20, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Yep!! And a.m. would be written as ante meridian, p.m. as post meridian.

  12. Gayaz cool
    February 10, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Thanks bro..etc

  13. manish yadav jalore rajasthan india
    April 5, 2013 | 11:15 pm

    my frnz are amazed to saw such a great full form

  14. Jaideep
    May 29, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Q.E.D. is not “quite easily done” …..if one is not sure please do not misguide people…. everything is easily verifiable on the Net nowadays.

    Q.E.D. stands for “Quod Erat Demonstrandum”.

  15. S.M Ahmad
    May 4, 2014 | 11:54 am

    Great information for us. Thank You

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