101 full forms and abbreviations to expand your knowledge

We are here with another blog to expand your knowledge regarding these full forms and abbreviations.

In the era of digital media, using abbreviations throughout the day has become part of our routine. Whether it’s OK, IG, DM, RT or any other abbreviations.

So, in this blog, we thought to inform you about some more full forms and abbreviations which are beyond social media. Full forms that you should definitely know and lock in your mind.

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Here is the list of 101 full forms and abbreviations –

1) Time Zone Full-forms –

  1. IST India Standard Time
  2. GMT Greenwich Mean Time
  3. AM / PM Ante Meridian / Post Meridian
  4. AD / BC Anno Domini / Before Christ
  5. CE / BCE Common Era / Before Common Era 

2) Business terms Full-forms –

  1. SENSEX Sensitive Index
  2. NSE / BSE National Stock Exchange / Bombay Stock Exchange
  3. NIFTYNational Stock Exchange Fifty
  4. FOREX Foreign Exchange
  5. IPO Initial Public Offering
  6. B2B Business to Business
  7. B2C  Business to Consumer
  8. CTC Cost To Company
  9. CEO – Chief Executive Officer
  10. BPO Business Process Outsourcing
  11. CFO Chief Financial Officer 

3) Electronics and Internet Media –

  1. COMPUTER Common Operating Machine Purposely Used for Technological and Educational Research
  2. CCTVClosed-Circuit Television
  3. Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
  4. Modem Modulator-Demodulator
  5. VPN Virtual Private Network
  6. JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
  7. GIF Graphics Interchange Format
  8. PDF Portable Document Format
  9. Internet Interconnected Network
  10. LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  11. CRT Cathode Ray Tube
  12. RADAR Radio Detection And Ranging
  13. INTEL Integrated Electronics
  14. USB Universal Serial Bus
  15. UPS Uninterruptible­ Power Supply
  16. LED Light Emitting Diode

 4) Mobile Terms Full-forms –

  1. GPS Global Positioning System
  2. GSM Global System for Mobile Communications
  3. GPRS General Packet Radio Service
  4. EDGE Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution
  5. VOLTE Voice Over Long-Term Evolution
  6. STD Subscriber Trunk Dialling / Subscriber Toll Dialling
  7. ISD International Subscriber Dialling
  8. SMS Short Message Service
  9. SIM Subscriber Identity Module
  10. IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity
  11. OTG On-The-Go
  12. AMOLED Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode

 5) Famous Ventures –

  1. KFCKentucky Fried Chicken
  2. Adidas Adolf Dassler
  3. MRF  Madras Rubber Factory
  4. BMW Bavarian Motor Works
  5. FIAT Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino
  6. TVS Thirukkurungudi Vengaram Sundaram (Vehicle Company)
  7. JCBJoseph Cyril Bamford
  8. ESPN Entertainment and Sports Programming Networks
  9. MDH Mahashian Di Hatti (Spices Company)
  10. AMUL Anand Milk Union Limited
  11. PVR Priya Village Roadshow
  12. LG Lucky-Goldstar
  13. HP Hewlett-Packard
  14. LenovoLegend novo (new)

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6) Social media Full-forms –

  1. ROFLRolling On the Floor Laughing
  2. LOLLaughing Out Loud
  3. BRB Be Right Back
  4. FYI For Your Information

7) Government Organisations –

  1. NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  3. SAARCSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  4. ASEANAssociation of South-East Asian Nations
  5. RDX Research Department Explosive
  6. ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
  7. DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
  8. CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
  9. BARC Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  10. ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
  11. AICTE All India Council for Technical Education
  12. ISI Indian Standard Institute (Quality Assurance Standard)
  13. UIDAI Unique Identification Authority of India

8) Famous Personalities of India 

  1. A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman
  2. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
  3. J. R. D. Tata Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
  4. M. F. Husain Maqbool Fida Husain

And more –

  1. DSLR Digital Single Lens Reflex
  2. PAN Permanent Account Number
  3. CC / BCC Carbon Copy / Blind Carbon Copy
  4. ISKCON International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  5. SUVSport-Utility Vehicle
  6. EMI Equated Monthly Installments
  7. TRP Television Rating Point
  8. QR Code Quick Response Code
  9. PNR Passenger Name Record
  10. DNA Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid
  11. ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
  12. P.S. – In English: Post-Script (In Latin: Post Scriptum)
  13. PenPoets, Essayists, Novelists
  14. DIY Do it Yourself
  15. IQ Intelligence Quotient
  16. ATM Automated Teller Machine
  17. IFSCIndian Financial System Code
  18. FIR First Information Report
  19. LGBTLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
  20. AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  21. HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus


I hope you will remember these full forms and abbreviations. There are a lot more which we haven’t included in this blog.

If you know any more of these, don’t forget to comment below.

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