Here Are Basic IT Acronyms You Need To Know At Your Finger Tips

basic IT abbreviations

Now don’t even begin to lie and say that you know the IT abbreviations because we are all culprits of being ignorant and we don’t know what most of these abbreviations stand for but we use them anyway.

For the benefit of everyone, we have just put together a couple of them so that all of us will start getting used to them.

PDF – Portable Document Format

SIM – Subscriber Identity Module

ATM – Automated Teller Machine

VIRUS – Vital Information Resources Under Siege

IMEI – International Mobile Equipment Identity

ESN – Electronic Serial Number

UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply

GSM – Global System for Mobile communications

APN – Access Point Name

VPN – Virtual Private Network

VGA – Video Graphic Array

QVGA – Quarters Video Graphic Array

WVGA – Wide Video Graphic Array

WXGA – Widescreen Extended Graphic Array

USB – Universal Serial Bus

LCD – Liquid Crystal Display

OS – Operating System

GPRS – General Packet Radio Service

EDGE – Enhance Data Rate for Global Evolution

MPEG – Moving Picture Experts Group

WAN – Wide Area Network

LAN – Local Area Network

MAN – Metropolitan Area Network

WLAN – Wireless Local Area Network

RAM – Random Access Memory

ROM – Read Only Memory

HD – Hard Drive

LED – Light Emitting Diode

S-LCD – Super Liquid Crystal Display


GPS – Global Positioning System

DVD – Digital Video Disk

CD – Compact Disk

At least, when you use them now, you know exactly what they mean.


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