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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.   

There are 23 quizzes and 275 trivia questions in this category.
Take this hour's quiz: Acronyms and Initialisms - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 275 questions in rotation. Recent Scores

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!
Average (10 qns)
Jun 02 16
258 plays
A to Z Acronyms

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 team member CD ROCK of Heaven's Angels who passed away March, 2009).
Average (25 qns)
Apr 04 09
4674 plays
Lay Some Acronyms on Me

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.
Average (20 qns)
Dec 12 07
3036 plays
All About Acronyms

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 (10 qns)
Apr 06 09
1734 plays
More Acronyms from History

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.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 19 16
543 plays
For What Does it Stand?

We may often use acronyms or initialisms without thinking about which words the letters represent. Here are ten for you to decipher...
Average (10 qns)
May 29 16
432 plays
'A' Is for ACRONYM

Match the acronym or initialism with the correct answer.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 24 15
627 plays
Abridged Too Far

Match the initials to the proper definition or description.
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 29 16
570 plays
Random Acronyms

Do you know what these acronyms stand for?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 24 09
1929 plays

Here are some common Acronyms. What do they stand for?
Average (25 qns)
Apr 17 00
13125 plays
UK Acronyms and Initialisms Past and Present

Match the topics against the correct sets of letters. All acronyms and initialisms relate to the UK.
Average (10 qns)
May 30 16
246 plays
Organizations Alphabetics

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.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 07 02
3411 plays
Acronym Meanings

These are common words and acronyms that we encounter everywhere, but do you know what they actually stand for?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 28 12
990 plays
Abbreviations We Should Know

Abbreviations and acronyms used in every day life that most people should be familiar with. Have Fun!
Average (10 qns)
Sep 03 00
5823 plays
Acronym Mania

A (mostly) multiple choice quiz on some everyday acronyms, enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Sep 09 02
4515 plays

Relatively easy - just identify the word that goes with the careful with the trick questions!
Average (15 qns)
Jun 08 00
5616 plays

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.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 04 01
5955 plays
OMG Acronyms are Awesome

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 (10 qns)
Dec 20 12
921 plays
Aussie Acronyms

Acronyms are everywhere once you recognise them!
Average (15 qns)
Nov 25 02
1107 plays
Everyday Acronyms & Initialisms

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!)
Average (10 qns)
Jun 09 11
693 plays
The Ever-Helpful Acronym

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 (10 qns)
Nov 02 06
1170 plays
I Owe You Some Acronyms Too

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!
Average (10 qns)
Jun 18 10
462 plays
Short For?

We see abbreviations everwhere in our daily lives. But do we really know what they stand for?
Tough (5 qns)
Mar 02 00
4590 plays
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