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60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by ADEWUMIMichael(m): 10:08pm On Jul 29, 2016
hThese are some Acronyms which I believe you might know their meanings. ​just for knowledge​

Do you know?


1.) ​GOOGLE​ - Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth.


2.) ​YAHOO​ - Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.


3.) ​WINDOW​ - Wide Interactive Network Development for Office work Solution.


4.) ​COMPUTER​ - Common Oriented Machine Particularly United and used under Technical and Educational Research.


5.) ​VIRUS​ - Vital Information Resources Under Siege.


6.) ​UMTS​ - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

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7.) ​AMOLED​ - Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode.


8.) ​OLED​ - Organic light-emitting diode.


9.) ​IMEI​ - International Mobile Equipment Identity.


10.) ​ESN​ - Electronic Serial Number.


11.) ​UPS​ - Uninterruptible power supply.


12. ​HDMI​ - High-Definition Multimedia Interface.


13.) ​VPN​ - Virtual private network.


14.) ​APN​ - Access Point Name.


15.) ​SIM​ - Subscriber Identity Module.


16.) ​LED​ - Light emitting diode.


17.) ​DLNA​ - Digital Living Network Alliance.


18.) ​RAM​ - Random access memory.


19.) ​ROM​ - Read only memory.


20.) ​VGA​ - Video Graphics Array.


21.) ​QVGA​ - Quarter Video Graphics Array.


22.) ​WVGA​ - Wide video graphics array.


23.) ​WXGA​ - Widescreen Extended Graphics Array...

24.) ​USB​ - Universal serial Bus.


25.) ​WLAN​ - Wireless Local Area Network.


26.) ​PPI​ - Pixels Per Inch.


27.) ​LCD​ - Liquid Crystal Display.


28.) ​HSDPA​ - High speed down-link packet access.



29.) ​HSUPA​ - High-Speed Uplink Packet Access.


30.) ​HSPA​ - High Speed Packet Access.


31.) ​GPRS​ - General Packet Radio Service.


32.) ​EDGE​ - Enhanced Data Rates for Globa Evolution.


33.) ​NFC​ - Near field communication.


34.) ​OTG​ - On-the-go.


35.) ​S-LCD​ - Super Liquid Crystal Display.


36.) ​O.S​ - Operating system.


37.) ​SNS​ - Social network service.


38.) ​H.S​ - HOTSPOT.


39.) ​P.O.I​ - Point of interest.


40.) ​GPS​ - Global Positioning System.


41.) ​DVD​ - Digital Video Disk.


42.) ​DTP​ - Desk top publishing.


43.) ​DNSE​ - Digital natural sound engine.


44.) ​OVI​ - Ohio Video Intranet.


45.) ​CDMA​ - Code Division Multiple Access


46.) ​WCDMA​ - Wide-band Code Division Multiple Access

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47.) ​GSM​ - Global System for Mobile Communications.


48.) ​WI-FI​ - Wireless Fidelity.


49.) ​DIVX​ - Digital internet video access.


50.) ​APK​ - Authenticated public key.



51.) ​J2ME​ - Java 2 micro edition.


52.) ​SIS​ - Installation source.


53.) ​DELL​ - Digital electronic link library.


54.) ​ACER​ - Acquisition Collaboration Experimentation Reflection.


55.) ​RSS​ - Really simple syndication.


56.) ​TFT​ - Thin film transistor.


57.) ​AMR​- Adaptive Multi-Rate.


58.) ​MPEG​ - moving pictures experts group.


59.) ​IVRS​ - Interactive Voice Response System.


60.) ​HP​ - Hewlett Packard.






You can Let Others Know This

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by youngest85(m): 10:11pm On Jul 29, 2016
we know dem b4 na!

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Despirado121(m): 10:35pm On Jul 29, 2016
ADEWUMIMichael:
hThese are some Acronyms which I believe you might know their meanings. ​just for knowledge​
Do you know?

1.) ​GOOGLE​ - Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth.

2.) ​YAHOO​ - Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.

3.) ​WINDOW​ - Wide Interactive Network Development for Office work Solution.

4.) ​COMPUTER​ - Common Oriented Machine Particularly United and used under Technical and Educational Research.

5.) ​VIRUS​ - Vital Information Resources Under Siege.

6.) ​UMTS​ - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

7.) ​AMOLED​ - Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode.

8.) ​OLED​ - Organic light-emitting diode.

9.) ​IMEI​ - International Mobile Equipment Identity.

10.) ​ESN​ - Electronic Serial Number.

13.) ​VPN​ - Virtual private network.
Tnx 4 d enlightenment bro. Do u knw dat we use d acronym everyday nd i dnt even knw d meaning

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by eyekaynoble(m): 10:54pm On Jul 29, 2016
No 41. DVD= Digital Versatile Disk

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by superfelix: 11:06pm On Jul 29, 2016
Nice... thanks Op

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Nobody: 11:13pm On Jul 29, 2016
Wow. This is really great. Thumbs up op

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by bullseye90(m): 11:27pm On Jul 29, 2016
impressive. learnt a lot Evn if I know some of them.
bullseye

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Abajosax007(m): 12:27am On Jul 30, 2016
Informative... Thanks. Unfortunately things like this dont move to front page except its a twerking or cleavage page... Thanks anyways

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by sorextee(m): 12:37am On Jul 30, 2016
Who all these acronyms help?? undecided

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by sorextee(m): 12:38am On Jul 30, 2016
Or the pix of someone dat killed a wall gecko.

Abajosax007:
Informative... Thanks. Unfortunately things like this dont move to front page except its a twerking or cleavage page... Thanks anyways

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by kecee99(m): 12:54am On Jul 30, 2016
sorextee:
Who all these acronyms help?? undecided
I wonder oh!

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by rookidmart: 1:07am On Jul 30, 2016
OP, most of them are correct, except the following which are backronyms:

ADEWUMIMichael:
hThese are some Acronyms which I believe you might know their meanings. ​just for knowledge​
Do you know?
1.) ​GOOGLE​ - Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth.
The word "Google" is actually a misspelling of the word googol, the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information
3.) ​WINDOW​ - Wide Interactive Network Development for Office work Solution.
Again this is another backronym.
4.) ​COMPUTER​ - Common Oriented Machine Particularly United and used under Technical and Educational Research.
The word computer is not even an acronym but originates from the Latin word computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune"
5.) ​VIRUS​ - Vital Information Resources Under Siege.
The word virus is not an acronym, probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, to flow,".


44.) ​OVI​ - Ohio Video Intranet.
Ovi is not an acronym but a borrowed word from Finnish word " ovi" meaning "door"

53.) ​DELL​ - Digital electronic link library.
Dell is not an acronym and is actually Eponymously named after its founder, Michael Dell.
54.) ​ACER​ - Acquisition Collaboration Experimentation Reflection.
Although I doubt that "Acer" is an acronym i couldn't find any source of the etymology of the word.

You can Let Others Know This[/quote]
The rest are correct, although I stand to be corrected.

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by ADEWUMIMichael(m): 3:20am On Jul 30, 2016
rookidmart:
OP, most of them are correct, except the following which are backronyms:


The word "Google" is actually a misspelling of the word googol, the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information

Again this is another backronym.

The word computer is not even an acronym but originates from the Latin word computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune"

The word virus is not an acronym, probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, to flow,".



Ovi is not an acronym but a borrowed word from Finnish word " ovi" meaning "door"


Dell is not an acronym and is actually Eponymously named after its founder, Michael Dell.

Although I doubt that "Acer" is an acronym i couldn't find any source of the etymology of the word.

You can Let Others Know This
The rest are correct, although I stand to be corrected.

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by JohnnyBlack: 5:00am On Jul 30, 2016
rookidmart:
OP, most of them are correct, except the following which are backronyms:


The word "Google" is actually a misspelling of the word googol, the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information

Again this is another backronym.

The word computer is not even an acronym but originates from the Latin word computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune"

The word virus is not an acronym, probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, to flow,".



Ovi is not an acronym but a borrowed word from Finnish word " ovi" meaning "door"


Dell is not an acronym and is actually Eponymously named after its founder, Michael Dell.

Although I doubt that "Acer" is an acronym i couldn't find any source of the etymology of the word.

You can Let Others Know This
The rest are correct, although I stand to be corrected.

Thanks for saving me the stress of writing that!

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by eunisam: 6:24am On Jul 30, 2016
I didn't know all of them including google
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by bobo65(m): 6:33am On Jul 30, 2016
Geeks everywhere... Quietly learning

Can't blv this isn't on fp yet, Dragnet is still sleeping
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by marketresearch: 6:37am On Jul 30, 2016
Good thanks op
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by hope4nigeria(m): 6:49am On Jul 30, 2016
youngest85:
we know dem b4 na!
you know the meanings of all the 60? If they ask u the meaning of google in interview now, na so you go fumble. Thank jare Op!

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Tintinnoty(m): 6:58am On Jul 30, 2016
Lalasticlala it seems pple need ur attention on this thread
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by veekid(m): 7:41am On Jul 30, 2016
Babycherry needs to see this
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Babycherry(f): 8:08am On Jul 30, 2016
veekid:
Babycherry needs to see this

Let me read, am coming


Nice one
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by ewizard1: 8:26am On Jul 30, 2016
GOOGLE : That wasn't how it was formed!
Search "Googol" and see the result.

Thats was actually how Google was coined

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by KillerBeauty(f): 8:58am On Jul 30, 2016
I also doubt that WIFI acronym


What is Wireless Fidelity?A common misconception is that the term Wi-Fi is short for "wireless fidelity." This is not the case. Wi-Fi is simply a trademarked term meaning IEEE 802.11x. The false notion that the brand name "Wi-Fi" is short for "wireless fidelity" has spread to such an extent that even industry leaders have included the phrase wirelessfidelity in a press release. You'll also find references to Wi-Fi being short for wireless fidelity on a number of well-known and respected technology-focused publications and websites. The truth is, Wi-Fi isn't short for anything — and it never was.

Source- www.webopedia.com

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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by masterP042(m): 9:23am On Jul 30, 2016
Educative. I'm impressed
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by AnnabelR0se(f): 9:38am On Jul 30, 2016
Nice one OP, we come across them almost everyday
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by WomanWrappa(m): 9:56am On Jul 30, 2016
Quite informative but I've seen and known some before.
Cc lalasticlala
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Integrityfarms(m): 10:15am On Jul 30, 2016
Wow! very informative, I never knew that GOOGLE is an acronym
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by olafunny(m): 10:16am On Jul 30, 2016
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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by harrysjones(m): 10:16am On Jul 30, 2016
cool cool cool cool
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by Fairgodwin(m): 10:16am On Jul 30, 2016
I am here.
Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by shamecurls(m): 10:17am On Jul 30, 2016
Also,

WAEC- West African Examination Council


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Re: 60 Acronyms You Might Not Know Their Meaning !!! by HyDef(m): 10:18am On Jul 30, 2016
rookidmart:
OP, most of them are correct, except the following which are backronyms:


The word "Google" is actually a misspelling of the word googol, the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information

Again this is another backronym.

The word computer is not even an acronym but originates from the Latin word computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune"

The word virus is not an acronym, probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, to flow,".



Ovi is not an acronym but a borrowed word from Finnish word " ovi" meaning "door"


Dell is not an acronym and is actually Eponymously named after its founder, Michael Dell.

Although I doubt that "Acer" is an acronym i couldn't find any source of the etymology of the word.

You can Let Others Know This
The rest are correct, although I stand to be corrected.

I was about to point that out on a few of them as well. Good going.

Yahoo is also a backronym.

Then APK is actually Android Application Package, or Android Package Kit.

DIVX is actually Digital Video Express.

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