List of Commonly Used Abbreviations ~ Abbreviations

Abbreviations
1. LPG: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
2. TNT: Tri Nitro Toluen
3. RNA: Ribonucleic Acid
4. CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
5. ATP: Adenosine Tri Phosphate
6. RBC: Red Blood Cells/Corpuscles
7. ECG: Electro Cardio Gram
8. PVC: Poly vinyl Chloride
9. RAM: Random Access Memory
10. CFC: Chloro Fluoro Carbon
11. LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated emission of Radiation
12. RADAR: Radio Detection And Ranging
13. AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
14. ROM: Read Only Memory
15. LAN: Local Area Network
16. WWW: World Wide Web
17. DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid
18. SONAR: Sound Navigation And Ranging
19. SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
20. NTP: Network Time Protocol/ Normal Temperature and Pressure
21. RQ: Respiratory Quotient
22. NPN: Negative Positive Negative
23. PNP: Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase
24. WAN: Wide Area Network
25. CPU: Central Processing Unit
26. BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin
27. STP: Standard Temperature And Pressure/Shielded Twisted Pair/Sodium
Tripolyphosphate/Spanning Tree Protocol
28. ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate
29. KWh: Kilo Watt Hour
30. BTU: British thermal Unit
31. LDL: Low Density Lipoprotein
32. MAF: Million Acre Feet
33. HDL: Hardware Description Language
34. MCV: Mean Corpuscular Volume
35. UHF: Ultra High Frequency
36. LED: Light emitting Diode
37. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
38. BASIC: Beginner‘s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
39. MASER: Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
40. ETT: Educational Telecommunications and Technology/ European Transaction on
Telecommunication
41. HST: High Speed Technology/ High Speed Train (in UK)/Hubble Space Telescope
42. DBS: Data Base Server/ Direct Broadcast Satellite
43. CRO: Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
44. BOT: Build, Operate and Transfer/Botulinum Toxin
45. AMU: Atomic Mass Unit
46. EMF: Electro Motive force
47. ADH: Anti-diuretic Hormone
48. GeV: Giga Electro Volt
49. CRT: Cathode Ray Tube
50. CNS: Central Nervous System

  1. PTFE: Poly Tetra Fluoro Ethylene
  2. GUT: Grand Unified Theory
  3. LONAR: Long Range Navigation
  4. MeV: Mega Electron Volt/ Million Electron Volt/ Multi-experiment Viewer
  5. AWACS: Airborne Warning and Control System 56. CCTV: Closed-Circuit Television
  6. ABM: Anti-Ballistic Missile
  7. AC: Alternating Current/Air Conditioning
  8. AEC: Atomic Energy Commission
  9. Alt: Altitude
  10. am: Ante Maridiem (Before Noon/Midday)
  11. Amp: Ampere
  12. APTEC: All Pakistan Technology Engineers Council
  13. ATM: Automated Teller Machine (Banking)
  14. AW: Atomic Weight/ Asia Watch
  15. BIOS: Basic Input Output System
  16. BDS: Bachelor Of Dental Surgery/ Bomb Disposal Squad
  17. BP: Blood Pressure/ Boiling Point/ Blue Print 13. C/A: Current Account
  18. CAA: Civil Aviation Authority
  19. CABB: Centre Of Agricultural Biochemistry And Biotechnology 16. CAD: ComputerAided Design
  20. Cal: Calorie
  21. CD: Compact Disc/ Civil Defence/ Community Development
  22. CD-ROM: Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
  23. CECP: Cotton Export Corporation Of Pakistan
  24. CHASNUPP: Chashma Nuclear Power Plant
  25. CMCC: China Mobile Communications Corporation
  26. COM: Computer Aided Manufacturing
  27. COMSAT: Communications Satellite Corporation
  28. COMSTECH: Council Of Scientific And Technology Cooperation Of Islamic Conference
  29. CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation
  30. CTBT: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
  31. CT-Scan: Computerised Axial Tomography Scanning
  32. DVD: Dynamic Versatile Disc
  33. ECAT: Engineering Colleges Admission Test
  34. EDB: Engineering Development Board
  35. EEG: Electroencephalogram
  36. ENERCON: Energy Conservation Centre
  37. EPA: Energy Protection Agency
  38. EPD: Energy Protection Department
  39. ESA: European Space Agency
  40. ESRO: European Space Research Organisation
  41. FAT: File Allocation Table
  42. FCPS: Fellow Of The Royal College Of Physicians And Surgeons
  43. FM: Frequency Modulation
  44. FMCT: Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty
  45. FRCS: Fellow Of The Royal College Of Surgeons
  46. GHz. Gigahertz
  47. GMT: Greenwich Mean Tim
  48. HIV: Human Immune Deficiency Virus
  49. HTML: Hypertext Mark-Up Language
  50. HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  51. IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency (UN)
  52. IBM: International Business Machine
  53. IC: Integrated Circuit/ Intelligence Corps
  54. ICBM: Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
  55. ICU: Intensive Care Unit
  56. IEA: International Energy Agency
  57. INSTRAW: International Research And Training Institute For The Advancement Of
    Women
  58. INTELSAC: International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium
  59. Intelsat: International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation
  60. IRBM: Intermediate Range ballistic Missile
  61. ISP: Internet Service Provider
  62. IT: Information Technology
  63. ITB: Information Technology Board
  64. JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  65. KANUPP: Karachi Nuclear Power Plant
  66. KAPCO: Kot Adu Power Company
  67. kHz: Kilohertz
  68. KV: Kilo Volt
  69. kW: Kilowatt
  70. MCAT: Medical Colleges Admission Test
  71. MDS: Master In Dental Surgery
  72. MNP: Mobile Number Probability
  73. MRBM: Medium Range Ballistic Missile
  74. MRCP: Member Of Royal College Of Physicians
  75. MRCS: Member Of Royal College Of Surgeons
  76. MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  77. MS: Medical Superintendent
  78. MSN: Microsoft Network
  79. MW: Megawatt
  80. NADRA: National Database And Registration Authority
  81. NEPRA: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
  82. NM: Nautical Mile
  83. NMD: National Missile Defence
  84. NPT: Non-Nuclear Proliferation Treaty
  85. NRA: Nuclear Regulatory Authority
  86. OGRA: Oil And Gas Regulatory Authority
  87. NWD: Nation Wide Dialling
  88. OGDC: Oil And Gas Development Corporation
  89. pm: Post Meridiem
  90. PEMRA: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority
  91. PTA: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
  92. RADAR: Radio Detection and Ranging
  93. SALT: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  94. SLV: Satellite Launch Vehicle
  95. SMS: Short Message Service
  96. SNGPL: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
  97. SONAR: Sound Navigation And Ranging
  98. SSGPL: Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Limited
  99. STD: Subscriber‘s Trunk Dialling
  100. STM: Subscriber Identification
  101. SUPARCO: Space And Upper Atmosphere Research Committee (Pakistan)
  102. TB: Tubercle Bacillus/ Tuberculosis
  103. UHF: Ultra High Frequency
  104. UNAEC: United Nations Atomic Energy Commission
  105. UNESCO: United Nations Education, Scientific And Cultural Organisation
  106. VCD: Video Compact Disc
  107. VHF: Very High Frequency
  108. WAN: Wide Area Network
  109. WAP: Wireless Application Protocol
  110. WAPDA: Water And Power Development Authority
  111. WHO: World Health Organisation
  112. WMD: Weapons Of Mass Destruction
  113. WWF: World Wildlife Fund
  114. ZPG: Zero Population Growth

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