Basics of Computers

Computer Abbreviations


These days it is very important to be computer literate. In every aspect of our lives, technology has taken over and it is important to keep up with times. And when we study computers and computing for competitive exams like bank exams, IBPS clerk exams. PO exams etc. It is important to learn all aspects of it. Here we will be focusing on some important computer abbreviations that are often used and important. Let us begin.

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Computer Abbreviations

There are thousands of computer abbreviations that come in use every day. Some of these are the common ones, that even everyday folk know and use.

Then there are some technical computer abbreviations that deal with the technical aspects of computers and networking.

And then there are computer abbreviations for personal communication as well. Let us take a look at some of the most commonly used and important computer abbreviations.

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A to E

AI Artificial Intelligence
ALGOL Algorithmic Language
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BCC Blind Carbon Copy
BINAC Binary Automatic Computer
BIOS Basic Input Output System
 CC Carbon Copy (on emails)
CAD Computer Aid Design
 CDROM Compact Disc Read Only Memory
 COBOL Common Business Oriented Language
DBMS Database Management System
DBA Database Admin
DNS Domain Name System
DVD Digital Versatile Disk
e-Commerce Electronic Commerce
EBCDIC Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EXE Executable

F to L

FAX Far Away Xerox
FORTRAN Formula Translation
FS File System
FTP File Transfer Protocols
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GB Gigabyte
GSM Global System for Mobile Communication
HTTP Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
ISP Internet Service Provider
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
KB Kilobyte
LED Light Emitting Diode

M to R

MB Megabyte
MMS Multimedia Message Service
MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
MIPS Million Instructions Per Second
MICR Magnetic Ink Character Read
NOS Network Operating System
PC Personal Computer
PDF Portable Document Format
PAN Personal Area Networks
PPP Point to Point Protocols
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory
PING Packet Internet Gopher
RDBMS Relational Data Base Management System
RAM Random Access Memory
ROM Read Only Memory
RIP Routing Information Protocol

Computer Abbreviations


S to Z

SQL Structured Query Language
SRAM Static Random Access Memory
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SIM Subscriber Identification Module
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TCPIP Transmission Control Protocol Internet Protocol
TB Terabytes
URL Uniform Resource Locator
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
USB Universal Serial Bus
VDU Visual Display Unit
VGA Video Graphics Array
WWW World Wide Web
WiFi Wireless Fidelity
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WORM Write Once Read Many
ZB Zettabyte

Practice Questions for You

Q: PPP is the computer abbreviation for Point to Point protocol and also ______

  1. peer to peer protocol
  2. point to peer protocol
  3. peer to point protocol
  4. none of the above

Ans: A

Q: What does RTF stand for?

  1. Rich Text Form
  2. Random Text Format
  3. Rich Text Format
  4. None of the above

Ans: C

Q: What is the abbreviation for Software?

  1. SS
  2. SO
  3. SA
  4. SW

Ans: D

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