What are examples of acronyms?

4 Answers
May 17, 2018



Acronyms are abbreviations spoken or used as if they are words in themselves. Often they are pronounced as words, like the three above; otherwise they are pronounced as individual letters, like CIA or FBI.

an abbreviation formed of the first letters of words in a phrase or name.


TBA- To Be Announced

CIA- Central Intelligence Agency

MST-Mountain Standard Time

USA-United States of America

WWW-World Wide Web

MPH-Miles Per Hour

WFH-Work From Home

NASA-National Aeronautics & Space Agency

I'm not sure if you wanted specific examples of specific things so here's just some random ones I could think of off the top of my head.

May 17, 2018

See explanation...


An acronym is a word, name or set of letters created as an abbreviation of a longer phrase or sentence. Usually connectives or words such as 'and' or 'of' are not included in the abbreviation.


  • NASA = National Aeronautics (and) Space Administration
  • DIY = Do It Yourself
  • DNA = Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Sim (card) = Subscriber Identity Module

Hope this helps!

May 17, 2018

See below


Acronyms are a combination of letters that stand for something. For instance, BIOS is an computer acronym, standing for Basic Input/output System. More examples can include

  • NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • HTTP: Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol
  • GIF: Graphics Interchange Format
  • LCD: Liquid Crystal Display

I think you get the point here. Acronyms are simply a group of letters in which the letters stand for a word.

Hope this helps!