Electronics acronyms and abbreviations search

If you find electronics related acronyms or abbreviations strange to you, try this search to get the answer what they mean. This electronics acronym search knows thousands of electronics, telecommunication, networking, computers and related acronyms. This acronyms list contains more than 8000 different acronyms and abbreviations. It should contain almost all common acronyms you come by when using www.epanorama.net site or reading technical literature on those fields. The list is constantly updated.

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What are acronyms and abbreviations

Acronym is a word composed of the initial characters of other words. EXAMPLE: the English acronyms NATO, FOP and FEC are made out of North Atlantic Treaty Organization, First Order Principle and Free Element Condition, respectively.

Usually acronym is a word formed from the first letters of a name, such as laser for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar for radio detecting and ranging.

The requirement of forming a word is what distinguishes an acronym from an abbreviation (or initialism as the Canadian academicians say). Thus modem [modulator-demodulator] is an acronym, and AES [Audio Engineering Society] is an abbreviation or initialism.

NOTE: [Unsubstantiated rumor has it that the word "acronym" itself is an acronym, created from the phrase "abbreviating by cropping remainders off names to yield meaning" -- but it has never been confirmed.]