Acronyms are abbreviations created from the first letters of words and are themselves pronounced as words. This differentiates them from Initialism which are pronounced letter by letter (e.g. BBC). Acronyms were established in 1940 and gained popularity in the 21st century.
Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Graphics Interchange Format
Preparation for GIF animation
As Soon As Possible
Subscriber Identification Module
Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
Zone Improvement Plan
Search Engine Optimization
Laugh Out Loud
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