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Question: What is Abbreviation? OR Define Abbreviation ?
Answer: Abbreviation is the Short form of word or Phrase.
Examples of Abbreviation: CE abbreviation of Central European Initiative. ENERCON is abbreviation of Energy Conservation Center.

Question: What is the meaning of Acronym? OR Define Acronym ?
Answers: An abbreviation formed from the first Character / letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g. ASCII, NASA ).
ASCII is acronym of American Standard Code for Information Interchange and NASA is acronym of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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AAA Agricultural Adjustment Act
AAA Amateur Athletics Association
ABA Amateur Boxing Association
ABAD Agency for Barani Area Development
ABC Agribusiness Cell, American Broadcasting Company, Asia Badminton Confederation, Asian Boxing Council, Audit Bureau of Circulation
ABL Allied Bank of Pakistan
ABM Anti Ballistic Missiles
ABN Asia Business News
ABU Asian Broadcasting Union
AC Alternating Current, Assistant Commissioner, Ante Christum (before Christ), Accountability Court
AC, ac Air Conditioning
ACA Association of the Chartered Accountants
ACC Arab Cooperation Council
ACRs Annual Confidential Report
Ad (Ads) Advertisement (Advertisements)
AD Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)
ADA Air Port Development Authority
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADBP Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan
ADC Aide-de-Camp, Agricultural Development Corporation, Additional Deputy Commissioner.
ADF Arab Detterent Force, Asian Development Fund
ADFIMI Association of National Development Finance Institution in Member countries of Islamic Development Bank
Adm. Admiral
ADP Annual Development Programme
AEC Army Education Corps, Atomic Energy Commission
AEDB Alternate National Electric Energy
AEUC Arab Economic Unity Council
AFC Asian Football Confederation
AFESD Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AFP Agency France Press, Archery Federation of Pakistan
AFTA Asian Free Trade Area
AG Accountant General, Advocate General
AGM Annual General Meeting
AGPR Accountant General of Pakistan Revenues AH,A.H• Anno Hegirae
AHF Asian Hockey Federation
Al Air India, Amnesty International
AI Artificial Insemination , Artificial Intelligence
AIC Arab Investment Company
AID Agency for International Development
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Disease)
AIMC AIlama lqbal Medical College
AIOU Allama lqbal Open University
AIP Afghan Islamic Press
AJK Azad Jammu & Kashmir
AKDN Aga Khan Development Network
AKF Agha Khan Foundation

ALA. Alabama 

AL Arab League, (original name League of Arab States)
ALESCO Arab League Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
A level Advance Level
Alt. Altitude
AM Air Marshal, Artium Magister
am Ante meridiem: (before noon) before mid day.
am Ante meridiem (before noon)
AMF Arab Monetary Fund

amp. Ampere(s)
AMU. Arab Magherb Union
ANC African National Congress
ANF Anti Narcotics Force
ANN Asian News Network
ANTF Anti-Narcotics, Task Force (formerly PNCB)
ANZUS Australian, New Zealand. United States of America (Security treaty)
AP Associated Press, Assistant Professor
APC Agricultural Prices Commission, All Parties
APCA All Pakistan Cotton Power Looms Association, All Pakistan Clerks Association
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APFTU All-Pakistan Federation of Trade Unions
APHC All Parties Hurriyat Conference
API Associated Press of India
APIBD Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
APNEC All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Federation
APNS All Pakistan Newspaper Society
APOSTCI All Pakistan Organization of Small Traders and Cottage Industry
APP Associated Press of Pakistan
APPCED Asia Pacific Parliamentarian Conference on Environment and Development
APPRF Anti privatization and Public Rights Forum
APRC Asia Pacific Regional Committee

APTEC All Pakistan Technology Engineers Council
APTMA All Pakistan Textile Mills Association APWA All Pakistan Women’s Association
Arabsat Arh Satellite Communications Organizations
ARD Alliance for Restoration of Democracy
ARF ASEAN Regional Forum
ARI Agricultural Research Institute
ASCE Area Study Centre for Europe, Unity of Karachi
AsDB Asian Development Bank
ASEAN Association of South East Asia Nations
ASF Airport Security Force
ASIP Agriculture Sector Investment Project
ATA Anti Terrorist Act
ATM Automated Teller Machine (Banking)
ATP Alternate TO Practical
AW Asia Watch, Atomic Weight
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System

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B.A. Bachelor of Arts, British Academy, British Airways

B.Com. Bachelor of Commerce
B.Ed. Bachelor of Education
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science
Bar-at-Law Barrister-at Law
BASATA British and South Asian Trade Association
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BBQ Bar be cu
BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bomb Disposal Squad
BE Bill of Entry, Bill of Exchange, Bachelor of Engineering
BEL Bankers Equity Limited
BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
BIS British Information Service, Bank for International Settlements
BISE Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
BOP Bank of Punjab,
BP Blood Pressure, Boiling Point, Blue Print
BPS Basic Pay Scale
BSF Boarder Society Force (India)
BTU British Thermal Unit

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C – in – C Commander-in-Chief
C/A Current Account
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CABB Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry & Biotechnology (Pakistan)
CAC Cash and Carry
CAD Computer-aided Design

Cal. Calorei
Cantab Cambridge University
CAR Central African Republic
CARICOM Caribbean Community and Common Market
CARs Central Asian Republic
CAS Chief of the Air Staff, Country Assistance Strategy
CAS Court of Arbitration for Sports;
CAS Court of Arbitration in Sports
CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
CBMs Confidence Building Measures
CBS Columbia Broadcasting System
CCI & E Chief Controller of Imports and Exports
CCI Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Council of Common Interest
CD Civil Defence, Community Development, Compact Disc
CDA Capital Development Authority, Call Deposit Account (Banking)
CDC Commonwealth Development Corporation
CDFC Commonwealth Development Finance Corporation
CDNS Central Directorate of National Savings
CDP Community Development Programme
CDR Call Deposit Receipts
CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-only

CDWP Central Development Working Body
CE Central European Initiative
CE Chief Executive, Civil Engineer, Chief Engineer, Council of Europe
CEC Chief Election Commissioner, Chief Ehtesab Commissioner
CECP Cotton Export Corporation of Pakistan
CED Central Excise Duty
CENTO Central Treaty Organization
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CFL Compact Fluorescent Lamps (Energy Savers)
CHASNUPP Chashma Nuclear Power Plant
CIA Central Intelligence Agency (USA), Crimes Investigation Agency (Pakistan)
CID Criminal Investigation Department
CIF Cost Insurance and Freight
CIRC Corporate Industrial Renual Corporation
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CJ Chief Justice
CLA Corporate Law Authority (now SECP)
CLRC Corporate Laws Review Commission
CMCC China Mobile Communications Corporation
CND Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CNN Cable News Network
CNS Chief of the Naval Staff
CO Commanding Officer
COAS Chief of the Army Staff
COC Carry Over Charge (Stock exchange)
Col. Colonel, Column
COM Carry Over Market (Stock exchange), Computer Aided Manufacturing

COMSAT Communications Satellite Corporation
COMSTECH Council of Scientific and Technology Cooperation of Islamic Conference
COT Carry Over Transaction (Stock exchange)
CP Colombo plan
CPC Civil Procedure Code
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPI Corruption Perception Index
CPWB Child Protection Welfare Bureau
CRCP Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
CSP Civil Services of Pakistan
CSS Central Superior Services, Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics (Lahore)
CTBT Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTC Cotton Trading Corporation
CT-Scan Computerized axial Tomography Scanning (also abbreviated CT-Scan)
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CVT Capital Value Tax

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D Litt. Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Literature
DA,D.A. District Attorney
DBA Diploma in Business Administration, Database Administrator
DCO District Coordination Officer
DEO District Education Officer
DFIs Development Finance Institutions
DG Director General
DGPR Director General Public Relation
DHA District Hockey Association
DICTO Development of Islamic Countries Transport Organization
DIG Deputy Inspector General (Police)
Distt. District
DLL Diploma in Labour Laws, Dynamic Link Library
DMG District Management Group
DPA Deutsche Press Agency
D-Phil (Ph.D) Doctor of Philosophy

DPI Director of Public Instruction
DPR Defence of Pakistan Rules, Director Public Relations
DSP Deputy Superintendent of Police
DTRE Duty and Tax Remission icr Export
DUHS Dow University of Health Services
DVD Dynamic Versatile Disc

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E & OE Errors and Omissions Excepted
E East
EAPC Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Community
EC European community, Election Commission, Electricity Council
ECA Economic Commission for Africa
ECA Economic Commission for Asia (UN)
ECAT Engineering Colleges Admission Test
ECE Economic Commission for Europe, Early Child Education
ECG Electro-Cardio Gram
ECL Exit Control List
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECM European Common Market
ECNR European Centre for Nuclear Research
ECO Economic Cooperation Organization
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (UN)
ECSC European Conference on Security and Co-operation
ECU European Currency Unit (now replaced by Euro)
EDB Engineering Development Board
EDB Engineering Development Board
EDO Executive district officer
EEC European Economic Community
EEG Electroencephalogram
EFA Education for all
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EIB European Investment Bank
ELT English Language Teaching
EMS– European Monetary System
EMU European Monetary Union
ENERCON Energy Conservation Centre
ENT Ear, Nose and Throat
EOABS Employees Old Age Benefit Scheme
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPB Export Promotion Bureau
EPB Export Promotion Bureau
EPD Environment Protection Department
EPI Expanded Programme on Immunization
EPI Extended Programme of Immunisation
EPZA Export Processing Zones Authority
ERM Exchange rate Mechanism
ESA European Space Agency
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
ESP Extra Sensory Perception
ESRO European Space Research Organization
ETO Excise & Taxation Officer
ETPB Evueued Trust Properties Board
EU European Union

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