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List of Commonly Used English Abbreviations You Should Know

Learn common Abbreviations in English.

1. Helpful Abbreviations for Speedy Note-taking in English

 1.1. Abbreviations

approx. = approximately
b/c = because
b/4 = before
bk. = book, born
C = (e.g. 21C for ‘twenty-first century’)
c. = approximately, roughly, about (abbreviation for the Latin ‘circa’)
cf. = compared to, in comparison with
cp. = compare
def. = definition
diff. = different, difference
ea. = each
e.g. = for example
fr. = from
etc. = and the rest, and so on
gen. = general
i.e. = that is, that means, in other words
impt. = important
NB  = important, notice this, note well
nec. = nessesary
no. = number
pt. = point
p. = page (pp. = pages)
re. = regarding, about
sim. = similar
s/t = something
T. = theory, theoretical

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A = answer
adm. = administration
adj. = adjective, adjourned, adjustment
abr. = abridged
abbr. = abbreviation, abbreviated
acad. = academic, academy
aka. = also known as
app. = appendix
assoc. = association
biol. = biology
bibliog. = bibliography
bot. = botanical, botany
cap. = capital, capitalise
chap. = chapter
chem. = chemical
co. = company
colloq. = colloquial, colloquialism
conf. = conference, confer
cont. = containing, content, continental, continue, continued
com. = commercial, commission, common, communication, community
cr. = credit
crit. = criticism…

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1.2. Symbols

2 : to, two, too
4 : for
8 : anything ending in ‘ate’
+ : and, also, as well as, in addition to, plus
– : minus, without
=  : equals, is the same as, results in
≠  : does not equal, is not the same as, does not result in
≈ : is approximately equal to, is similar to
< : is less than, is smaller than
> : is greater than, is larger than
↑ : increase, rise, growth
↑↑ : rapid increase
↓ : decrease, fall, shrinkage
↓↓ : rapid decrease
∴ : therefore, thus
∵ : because
→ : leads on to, produces, causes
X : no, not, incorrect
Xx : definitely not, disproved
? : uncertain, possibly, unproven
✓ : yes, correct
✓✓ : definitely, certain, proven…

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2. List of Commonly Used Abbreviations in English

2.1. “Internet & Email” Vocabulary

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2.2. Important Abbreviations

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3. Commonly Used Texting Abbreviations and Internet Acronyms in English

3.1. Network-Specific Acronyms

FB = Facebook

G+ = Google +

IG = Instagram

LI = Linkedln

YT = YouTube

DM = Direct Message

MT = Modified Tweet

PM = Private Message…

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3.2. Business Acronyms

B2B = Business To Business

B2C = Business To Consumer

CMGR = Community Manager

CMS = Content Management System

CPC = Cost Per Click

CPM = Cost Per Thousand

CR = Conversion Rate

CTA = Call To Action

CTR = Click – Through Rate

KPI = Key Performance Indicator

PPC = Pay Per Click

PV = Page Views

ROI = Return On Investment

UGC = User Generated Content

3.3. Technical Terms

API = Application Programming Interface

ESP = Email Service Provider

HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language

ISP = Internet Service Provider

RSS = Really Simple Syndication

SaaS = Software as a Service

SEM = Search Engine Marketing

SEO = Search Engine Optimization

TOS = Terms Of Service

UI = User Interface

UX = User Experience

4. Texting Abbreviations and Chat Acronyms

AFAIK = As Far As I Know

AMA = Ask Me Anything

BAE = Before Anyone Else

BFF = Best Friends Forever

BRB = Be Right Back

BTW = By The Way

FBO = Facebook Official

FF = Follow Friday

FOMO = Fear of Missing Out

FTW = For The Win

FYI = For Your Information

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GTG = Got To Go

ICYMI = In Case You Missed It

IDC = I Don’t Care

IDK = I Don’t Know

ILY = I Love You

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

IMO = In My Opinion

IRL = In Real Life

JK = Just Kidding

LMAO = Laughing My A** Off

LMK = Let Me Know

LOL = Laughing Out Loud

NBD = Not Big Deal

NM = Not Much

NSFW = Not Safe For Work

OH = Overheard

OMG = Oh My God/Gosh…

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