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Monday, May 23, 2011

Did you know what the acronym TOS means Terms of Service?

Did you know that acronyms are formed that use existing words (and sometimes the acronym is invented first and the phrase name represented is designed to fit the acronym)?

Here are some examples of acronyms that use existing words:

Lmao:           Laughing My Ass Off
LOL              laugh Out Loud


BASIC          (Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)

NOW           (National Organization for Women)

3G    Third-generation

 

 ACRONYM
 MEANING







ACL
Access Control List
AIF
Audio Interchange Format
AID
Advertiser ID
AIP
Association of Internet Professionals
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
AJAX
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
API
Application Program Interface
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol


B2B
Business to Business
B2C
Business to Consumer
BBS
Bulletin Board System
bin
Binary
bps
Bits Per Second
BLOB
Binary Large Object
BLOG
Web Log
CAD
Computer Aided Design
CAT-5
Category 5
CFML
Cold Fusion Markup Language
CCSP
Citrix Certified Sales Professional
CCIE
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
CSS
Cascading Style Sheet
CGI
Common Gateway Interface
CHAP
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CHMOD
Change Mode
CHTML
Compact HTML
CISSP
Certified Information System Security Professional
CIW
Certified Internet Webmaster
CMS
Content Management System
CNA
Certified Novell Administrator
CNE
Certified Novell Engineer
COM
Component Object Model
CORBA
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CPA
Cost Per Action
CPM
Cost Per Thousand Impressions
CPC
Cost Per Click
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CRM
Customer Relationship Management
CSU
Channel Service Unit
CSV
Comma Separated Value
CTEC
Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
CTO
Chief Technology Officer
CWNA
Certified Wireless Network Administrator
CWNI
Certified Wireless Network Integrator
CWNE
Certified Wireless Networking Expert
CWNP
Certified Wireless Network Professional
CYMK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
CWP
Certified Web Professional
CWSP
Certified Wireless Security Professional
DB
Database
DBA
Database Administrator
DDE
Dynamic Data Exchange
DDS
Digital Data Storage
DIR
Directory
DIVX
Digital Video Express
DLC
Data Link Control
DMOZ
Directory Mozilla
DNS
Domain Name Service
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DHTML
Dynamic Hyper Text Markup Language
DSU
Data Service Unit
DTD
Document Type Definition
DLL
Dynamic Link Library
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line

ECMA
European Computer Manufacturer's Association
EOF
End of File

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FAT
File Allocation Table
FFA
Free For All
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
Gbps
Giga Bits Per Second
GBps
Giga Bytes Per Second
GHz
Gigahertz
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
GUI
Graphical User Interface

HSB
Hue Saturation Brightness
HTI
Home Technology Integrator
HTML
Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP
HTTP

IAB
Internet Architecture Board
IANA
Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANN
Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICII
Internet Certification Institute International
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force
IIS
Internet Information Server
IMAP
Internet Messaging Access Protocol
IPC
Interprocess Communication
IPX
Internetnetwork Packet Exchange
IRTF
Internet Research Task Force
ISAPI
Internet Server API
ISBN
International Standard Book Number
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO
International Standards Organization
ISOC
Internet Society
ISP
Internet Service Provider
IT
Information Technology
ITU
International Telecomunications Union
IWA
International Webmasters Association



JAR
Java Archive


JSP
Java Server Page
JVM
Java Virtual Machine

Kbps
Kilo Bits Per Second
KBps
Kilo Bytes Per Second



MOUS
Microsoft Office User Specialist
MP3
MPEG Layer 3
MPEG
Moving Picture Experts Group

NIC
Network Interface Card
NTFS
NT File System

OLE
Object Linking and Embedding
OS
Operating System
OSI
Open System Interconnection
OSPF
Open Shortest Path First

PHP
Hypertext Preprocessor
PID
Publisher ID
PNG
Portable Network Graphics
POP
Post Office Protocol
PPC
Pay Per Click
PPP
Point to Point Protocol




QOS
Quality of Service


R
RAID
Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RAS
Remote Access Server
RDBMS
Relational Database Management System
RDF
Resource Decription Framework
RFC
Request For Comments
RGB
Red, Green, Blue
RHCE
Red Hat Certified Engineer
RHCP
Red Hat Certified Professional
RIP
Routing Information Protocol
RMON
Remote Monitoring
ROI
Return on Investment
RON
Run of Network
ROS
Run of Site
RSS
Rich Site Summary
RTF
Rich Text Format
SEM
Search Engine Marketing
SEO
Search Engine Optimization
SERP
Search Engine Results Page
SID
Security Identifier
SLIP
Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMIL
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
SMP
Simple Management Protocol
SMS
Systems Management Server
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNA
Systems Network Architecture
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol













T
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TLD
Top Level Domain
TOS
Terms of Service
TTL
Time To Live


U


URL
Uniform Resource Locator


V
VM
Virtual Machine
VLAN
Virtual LAN
VPN
Virtual Private Network
VRML
Virtual Reality Markup Language



W
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WAIS
Wide Area Information Server
WAN
Wide Area Network
WAP
Wireless Application Protocol
WBT
Web-based Training
WECA
Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance
WEP
Wired Equivalency Privacy
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization
WLAN
Wireless Lan
Wi-Fi
Wireless Fidelity
WM
Webmaster
WML
Wireless Markup Language
WSDL
Web Services Description Language
WWW
World Wide Web
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get

 



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