Abbreviation and Acronyms

What is Abbreviations?
  • a short form of a word, etc. It can be formed using groups of letters taken from the original word or series of words.
  • for example,
    • Prof = Professor
    • Dr. = Doctor
What is Acronyms?
  • a word formed from the first letters of the words that make up the name of sth.
  • for example,
    • ‘AIDS’ is an acronym for ‘Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome’.


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