Puzzling Acronyms

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

SIM (card)
Subscriber Identification Module

SCUBA diving
Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

ZIP code
Zone Improvement Plan

Search Engine Optimization

Laugh Out Loud

Local-Area Network

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