In this post, we shall look at the full meaning of important acronyms that we use every day such as POS, DM, ATM, WIFI, GSM, and many others.
Many people use acronyms without knowing the full meaning because they have seen people use it in a particular context. It important to know the meaning of a term or an acronym before you use it in a context.
Now, let’s show you the meaning of acronyms that many people use often.
GLO – Global Communications Limited. It is a mobile network provider in Nigeria.
MTN – stands for Mobile Telecommunication Networks. Is a popular network provider in West African.
FM – means Frequency Modulation, while AM stands for Amplitude Modulation.
ASAP – As soon As Possible
RADIO – means Remote Audio Discrete Integrated Oscillations
POS – stands for Point of Service.
ATM – is Automated Teller Machine. ATM Card is a card we used to access Automated Teller Machine.
LMAO – is a short form of saying Laughing My Ass Out. Which means you are so engrossed in laughter.
LOL – means Laughing Out Loud
DM – Direct Message. It is not a verb. DM me is wrong. You can say, send me a DM.
TTYL – Talk To You Later.
RSVP – it stands for Repondez S’ il Vous Plait re in French. In English it means Please Respond.
POS – Point Of Sale
DATE – means Day and Time Evolution
SIM – Subscriber Identification Module
BYE – means ‘Be with You Everytime
RADAR – RAdio Detection And Ranging
BFF – Best Friends Forever
MOG – Man OF God
OMG – Oh My God
LOML- Love Of My Life
DOB – Date Of Birth
ET ALL – it is a French word meaning And Others
SYL – means See You Later
TDB – most university students use this one. It means Till Day Break.
AKA – Also Known As
TBH – To Be Honest
PIN – means Personal Identification Number.
BVN – means Bank Verification Number
PDF – means Portable Document File.
GIF – means “Graphic Interchange Format“
am – means ante meridiem in Latin. In English it means before midday.
pm – means post meridiem in Latin. In English it means after midday.
SMS – means Short Message Service.
i.e. – means id est” in Latin. In English it means “in other words”
e.g. – means exempli gratia’ in Latin. English meaning is ‘for example’.
Wi-Fi – means ‘Wireless Fidelity’.
CCTV – ‘Close Circuit Television’
E-mail – Electronic Mail, while Gmail means Google Mail. See Difference between Email and Gmail (Clear Explanation).
ICU – Intensive Care Unit
MBA – Masters of Business Administration
CAPTCHA – Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.
If there is any other acronyms you want to know their meaning, drop it in the comment box below.