60 Popular Tech Acronyms You Never Knew Their Meanings


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When you think you’ve seen it all, whereas in truth, you’ve only just began! There are over hundreds of abbreviated tech phrases, brands and more across the globe, and I can assure you, there are a few among the vast tech acronyms you knew about. Many use these abbreviations without even knowing their meaning or what they stand for!?

O.S stands for Operating System, In Junior Secondary School, I became familiar with GSM(Global System For Mobile Communications) and I whole lot more. Anyway, let’s just go through the list below, you’d be amazed to know how ignorant you’ve been all along!


Here they are, list of popular tech acronyms and their full meaning.

  1. GOOGLE: Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth.
  2. YAHOO: Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.
  3. WINDOW: Wide Interactive Network Development for Office work Solution.
  4. COMPUTER: Common Oriented Machine Particularly United and used under Technical and Educational Research.
  5. VIRUS: Vital Information Resources Under Siege.
  6. UMTS: Universal Mobile Telecommunications System.
  7. AMOLED: Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode.
  8. OLED: Organic light-emitting diode.
  9. IMEI: International Mobile Equipment Identity.
  10. ESN: Electronic Serial Number.
  11. UPS: Uninterruptible power supply.
  12. HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface.
  13. VPN: Virtual private network.
  14. APN: Access Point Name.
  15. SIM: Subscriber Identity Module.
  16. LED: Light emitting diode.
  17. DLNA: Digital Living Network Alliance.
  18. RAM: Random access memory.
  19. ROM: Read only memory.
  20. VGA: Video Graphics Array.
  21. QVGA: Quarter Video Graphics Array.
  22. WVGA: Wide video graphics array.
  23. WXGA: Widescreen Extended Graphics Array.
  24. USB: Universal serial Bus.
  25. WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network.
  26. PPI: Pixels Per Inch.
  27. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display.
  28. HSDPA: High speed down-link packet access.
  29. HSUPA: High-Speed Uplink Packet Access.
  30. HSPA: High Speed Packet Access.
  31. GPRS: General Packet Radio Service.
  32. EDGE: Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution.
  33. NFC: Near field communication.
  34. OTG: On-the-go.
  35. S-LCD: Super Liquid Crystal Display.
  36. O.S: Operating system.
  37. SNS: Social network service.
  38. H.S: HOTSPOT.
  39. P.O.I: Point of interest.
  40. GPS: Global Positioning System.
  41. DVD: Digital Video Disk.
  42. DTP: Desk top publishing.
  43. DNSE: Digital natural sound engine.
  44. OVI: Ohio Video Intranet.
  45. CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access.
  46. WCDMA: Wide-band Code Division Multiple Access.
  47. GSM: Global System for Mobile Communications.
  48. WI-FI: Wireless Fidelity.
  49. DIVX: Digital internet video access.
  50. APK: Authenticated public key.
  51. J2ME:  Java 2 micro edition.
  52. SIS: Installation source.
  53. DELL: Digital electronic link library.
  54. ACER: Acquisition Collaboration Experimentation Reflection.
  55. RSS: Really simple syndication.
  56. TFT: Thin film transistor.
  57. AMR: Adaptive Multi-Rate.
  58. MPEG: moving pictures experts group.
  59. IVRS: Interactive Voice Response System.
  60. HP: Hewlett-Packard.
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Yeah I got you! Say the truth, how many of those do you actually know or remember? Haha

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