Abbreviations and acronyms are shorter versions of existing words and phrases. Their purpose is to save time and take up less space (whether you’re typing or writing by hand).
What are Abbreviations?
Abbreviations are shorter spellings of words and expressions we use every day. they’re usually formed by taking the first few letters of a word and end with a full-stop. For example 👇🏾
Note: Certain abbreviations are formed by omitting one or more syllables from a word. This is sometimes called clipping, because we keep the beginning of the word and ‘clip’ the rest of the word. For example 👇🏾
What are Acronyms?
Acronyms are words which are formed from the first letters of other words, and which are pronounced as full words. For example 👇🏾
|Automated Teller Machine||ATM|
|Do It Yourself||DIY|
|Date Of Birth||DOB|
|Do Not Disturb||DND|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||FBI|
|For Your Information||FYI|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration||NASA|
|President Of The United States||POTUS|
|Radio Detection And Ranging||RADAR|
|Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus||SCUBA|
|Unidentified Flying Object||UFO|
|United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund||UNICEF|
|Very Important Person(s)||VIP|