Basic Abbreviations

3D

3 Dimensional

3G

3rd Generation

3GP or 3GPP

3rd Generation Partnership Project

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AM

Amplitude Modulation

AMR

Adaptive Multi-Rate

ASL

Age, Sex, Location

ATM

Automatic Teller Machine

BBC

British Broadcasting Corporation

BMW

Bavarian Motor Works

BP

Blood pressure

CD

Compact Disc

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CNN

Cable News Network

CPU

Central Processing Unit

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

DVD

Digital Versatile/Video Disc

DVDR

Recordable DVD

DVDW

Rewriteable DVD

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FIFA

in French, Federation International de Football Association

FIFA

in English, International Federation of Association Football

FM

Frequency Modulation

GMC

General Motors Corporation

GMT

Greenwich Mean Time

GPRS

General Packet Radio Service

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSM

Global System for Mobile

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HP

Hewlett-Packard

HR

Human Resources

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

ICC

International Cricket Council

ILO

International Labor Organization

INTERPOL

International Criminal Police Organization

IP

Internet Protocol

IPO

Initial Public Offerings

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

ISP

Internet Service Provider

IT

Information Technology

LAN

Local Area Network

LCD

Liquid-Crystal Display

LNB

Low Noise Block converter

MBBS

Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

MIDI

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

MMS

Multimedia Messaging Service

MP3

MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3

MPEG

Moving Pictures Experts Group

MSN

Microsoft Network

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NBA

National Basketball Association

OK

All Correct

OPEC

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

PC

Personal Computer

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant

PDF

Portable Document Format

PM

Prime Minister / Private Message

POLICE

Protection Of Life In Civil Establishment

RAM

Random Access Memory

S.W.A.T

Special Weapons and Tactics

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SMS

Short Messaging Service

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol

UEFA

Union of European Football Association

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

UN

United Nations

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNICEF

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

URL

Uniform resource Locator

USB

Universal Serial Bus

VGA

Video Graphic Adapter/Array

VHF

Very High Frequency

VIP

Very Important Person

WAN

Wide Area Network

WAP

Wireless Application Protocol

WWW

World Wide Web

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