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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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1 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).
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25 Q
BRY2K
Apr 04 09
3627 plays
2 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.
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20 Q
deputygary
Dec 12 07
2511 plays
3 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 Q
MotherGoose
Apr 06 09
1599 plays
4 Random Acronyms
Do you know what these acronyms stand for?
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10 Q
raidersruleall
Mar 24 09
1692 plays
5 Acronym Meanings
These are common words and acronyms that we encounter everywhere, but do you know what they actually stand for?
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10 Q
aircorwin
Mar 28 12
840 plays
6 Acronyms
Here are some common Acronyms. What do they stand for?
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25 Q
awkins
Apr 17 00
12879 plays
7 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.
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10 Q
aaron595
Aug 07 02
3054 plays
8 Abbreviations We Should Know
Abbreviations and acronyms used in every day life that most people should be familiar with. Have Fun!
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10 Q
SKR
Sep 03 00
5169 plays
9 Acronym Mania
A (mostly) multiple choice quiz on some everyday acronyms, enjoy!
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10 Q
Buzby
Sep 09 02
4281 plays
10 Acronyms
Relatively easy - just identify the word that goes with the acronym...be careful with the trick questions!
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15 Q
Laura-Kaye
Jun 08 00
5400 plays
11 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.
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10 Q
chrissie_26
Aug 04 01
5520 plays
12 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!)
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10 Q
se01dct
Jun 09 11
591 plays
13 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 Q
Goddess1374
Dec 20 12
771 plays
14 Aussie Acronyms
Acronyms are everywhere once you recognise them!
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15 Q
TriviaPrince5S
Nov 25 02
966 plays
15 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?
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10 Q
Cymruambyth
Nov 02 06
1086 plays
16 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!
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10 Q
Bladewing10
Jun 18 10
402 plays
17 Short For?
We see abbreviations everwhere in our daily lives. But do we really know what they stand for?
Tough
5 Q
charlemagne
Mar 02 00
4365 plays
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Last Updated Aug 24 13 11:22 PM

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