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An initialism is a way of abbreviating a phrase by taking the first letter (or the first few letters) from each word of the phrase -- like UN for United Nations. An acronym is a special type of initialism that is itself pronounced like a word.   

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trivia quiz  OHMSS Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 02 16

James Bond has been equipped with gadgets from Q, instructions from M, and with his new license to thrill, he would like your help to decipher some of the many acronyms or initialisms that are part of his new mission...On Her Majesty's Secret Service!
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Plodd
Jun 02 16
435 plays
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trivia quiz  A to Z Acronyms cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, BRY2K, Apr 04 09

Our society loves to abbreviate words and phrases. Here is an alphabetical list of some common acronyms; let's see what you know about them! (This quiz is dedicated to Funtrivia.com team member CD ROCK of Heaven's Angels who passed away March, 2009).
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BRY2K
Apr 04 09
4881 plays
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trivia quiz  Lay Some Acronyms on Me cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, deputygary, Dec 12 07

Acronyms surround us. They are so prevalent that people may use them without really knowing what they stand for. Well I would like to rectify that, 20 acronyms at a time.
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deputygary
Dec 12 07
3120 plays
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trivia quiz  All About Acronyms cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Apr 06 09

An acronym is a special type of abbreviation, one that is pronounced as a word and not as individual letters; for example, BETA is an acronym, VHS is not.
Tough
MotherGoose editor
Apr 06 09
1785 plays
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match quiz  In Other Words... 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 25 18

Match the acronym or initialism to the correct synonym or description.
Very Easy
nyirene330
Aug 25 18
369 plays
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trivia quiz  For What Does it Stand? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, May 29 16

We may often use acronyms or initialisms without thinking about which words the letters represent. Here are ten for you to decipher...
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EnglishJedi gold member
May 29 16
489 plays
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trivia quiz  More Acronyms from History 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Mar 19 16

Someone made a quiz over Acronyms from History and I liked it so much, I thought I'd try making one, also. I hope you enjoy it.
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shvdotr gold member
Mar 19 16
573 plays
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match quiz  Abridged Too Far 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 29 16

Match the initials to the proper definition or description.
Easy
nyirene330
Aug 29 16
675 plays
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trivia quiz  'A' Is for ACRONYM 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Apr 24 15

Match the acronym or initialism with the correct answer.
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nyirene330
Apr 24 15
672 plays
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trivia quiz  AQUA aka A Quiz Using Acronyms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Mar 19 18

I recently got a note from an editor asking me to expand my II. I was baffled until she explained the obvious - Interesting Information!! That gave rise to this quiz.
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480154st gold member
Mar 19 18
351 plays
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trivia quiz  Acronyms 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, awkins, Apr 17 00

Here are some common Acronyms. What do they stand for?
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awkins
Apr 17 00
13221 plays
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trivia quiz  Random Acronyms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, raidersruleall, Mar 24 09

Do you know what these acronyms stand for?
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raidersruleall
Mar 24 09
2073 plays
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match quiz  UK Acronyms and Initialisms Past and Present 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, KentQuizzer, May 30 16

Match the topics against the correct sets of letters. All acronyms and initialisms relate to the UK.
Easy
KentQuizzer gold member
May 30 16
270 plays
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trivia quiz  Organizations Alphabetics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, aaron595, Aug 07 02

I will give you the organization or group abbreviation. It's up to you to tell me which one of the multiple choice answers best fits the abbreviation.
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aaron595
Aug 07 02
3498 plays
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trivia quiz  Acronym Meanings 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, aircorwin, Mar 28 12

These are common words and acronyms that we encounter everywhere, but do you know what they actually stand for?
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aircorwin
Mar 28 12
1269 plays
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trivia quiz  Abbreviations We Should Know 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SKR, Sep 03 00

Abbreviations and acronyms used in every day life that most people should be familiar with. Have Fun!
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SKR
Sep 03 00
5994 plays
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trivia quiz  Acronyms 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Laura-Kaye, Jun 08 00

Relatively easy - just identify the word that goes with the acronym...be careful with the trick questions!
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Laura-Kaye
Jun 08 00
5700 plays
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trivia quiz  Acronym Mania 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Buzby, Sep 09 02

A (mostly) multiple choice quiz on some everyday acronyms, enjoy!
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Buzby
Sep 09 02
4611 plays
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trivia quiz  Abbreviations 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chrissie_26, Aug 04 01

You simply have to complete the missing word(s) in the fuller versions of some common 'shortened forms'.D.I.Y = Do It --- And now its up to you YOURSELF to prove this was really easy.
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chrissie_26
Aug 04 01
6138 plays
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trivia quiz  OMG Acronyms are Awesome 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Goddess1374, Dec 20 12

With cell phones taking over our lives, we simply don't have time to spell out every word or phrase. Thus, we use acronyms! *Note: I am using the broad definition of the word acronym for this quiz. Some of these are initialisms.
Very Easy
Goddess1374
Dec 20 12
1185 plays
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trivia quiz  Aussie Acronyms 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, TriviaPrince5S, Nov 25 02

Acronyms are everywhere once you recognise them!
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TriviaPrince5S
Nov 25 02
1329 plays
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trivia quiz  Everyday Acronyms & Initialisms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, se01dct, Jun 09 11

Some acronyms and initialisms that everyone will recognise, but will you know what it stands for? I have capitalised the relevant letters (which may look a bit odd on some answers!)
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se01dct
Jun 09 11
720 plays
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trivia quiz  The Ever-Helpful Acronym 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Nov 02 06

Many of the words we use today are not words at all but acronyms - the initials of the names of organizations or situations that form the words we use in their place. How many of these can you identify?
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
Nov 02 06
1206 plays
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trivia quiz  I Owe You Some Acronyms Too 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Bladewing10, Jun 18 10

This quiz will test your knowledge of some well-known and some more obscure acronyms and initialisms. These acronyms reflect their most common meaning in the United States. Good luck, and spell carefully!
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Bladewing10
Jun 18 10
471 plays
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trivia quiz  Short For? 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, charlemagne, Mar 02 00

We see abbreviations everwhere in our daily lives. But do we really know what they stand for?
Tough
charlemagne
Mar 02 00
4665 plays
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