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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 22 quizzes in this category.
Take Acronyms and Initialisms - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
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OHMSS

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)
Plodd
Jun 02 16
204 plays
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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)
deputygary
Dec 12 07
3024 plays
3
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 Funtrivia.com team member CD ROCK of Heaven's Angels who passed away March, 2009).
Average (25 qns)
BRY2K
Apr 04 09
4569 plays
4
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)
MotherGoose
Apr 06 09
1722 plays
5
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)
EnglishJedi
May 29 16
405 plays
6
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)
shvdotr
Mar 19 16
537 plays
7
'A' Is for ACRONYM

Match the acronym or initialism with the correct answer.
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
Apr 24 15
612 plays
8
Random Acronyms

Do you know what these acronyms stand for?
Average (10 qns)
raidersruleall
Mar 24 09
1920 plays
9
Acronyms

Here are some common Acronyms. What do they stand for?
Average (25 qns)
awkins
Apr 17 00
13119 plays
10
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)
KentQuizzer
May 30 16
240 plays
11
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)
aaron595
Aug 07 02
3396 plays
12
Acronym Meanings

These are common words and acronyms that we encounter everywhere, but do you know what they actually stand for?
Average (10 qns)
aircorwin
Mar 28 12
981 plays
13
Abbreviations We Should Know

Abbreviations and acronyms used in every day life that most people should be familiar with. Have Fun!
Average (10 qns)
SKR
Sep 03 00
5808 plays
14
Acronyms

Relatively easy - just identify the word that goes with the acronym...be careful with the trick questions!
Average (15 qns)
Laura-Kaye
Jun 08 00
5613 plays
15
Acronym Mania

A (mostly) multiple choice quiz on some everyday acronyms, enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Buzby
Sep 09 02
4506 plays
16
Abbreviations

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)
chrissie_26
Aug 04 01
5952 plays
17
Aussie Acronyms

Acronyms are everywhere once you recognise them!
Average (15 qns)
TriviaPrince5S
Nov 25 02
1104 plays
18
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)
se01dct
Jun 09 11
690 plays
19
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)
Goddess1374
Dec 20 12
894 plays
20
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)
Cymruambyth
Nov 02 06
1161 plays
21
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)
Bladewing10
Jun 18 10
462 plays
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Short For?

We see abbreviations everwhere in our daily lives. But do we really know what they stand for?
Tough (5 qns)
charlemagne
Mar 02 00
4587 plays
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