Computer Short Forms

1. Computer Abbreviations for Basic Components

  • AFA – All-Flash Array
  • BIOS – Basic Input Output System
  • BYTE – Storage Unit
  • CPU – Central Processing Unit
  • HDD – Hard Disk Drive
  • LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
  • OS – Operating System
  • PC – Personal Computer
  • PDF – Portable Document Format
  • RAID – Redundant Array of Independent Disks
  • RAM – Random Access Memory
  • RDMA – Remote Direct Memory Access
  • ROM – Read Only-Memory
  • SATA – Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
  • SSD – Solid State Drive
  • VGA – Video Graphics Array

2. List of Other Important Computer Abbreviations

  • COMPUTER – Commonly Operated Machine Used for Trade or Technology, Education and Research
  • AAC – Advanced Audio Coding
  • AI – Artificial Intelligence
  • ARPANET – Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
  • ALU – Arithmetic Logic Unit
  • ALGOL – Algorithmic Language
  • AOL – America Outline
  • API – Application Program Interface
  • APT – Automatically Programmed Tooling
  • ARP – Address Resolution Protocol
  • ASP – Active Server Pages
  • ATM – Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  • AUI – Attachment Unit Interface
  • AT – Advanced Technology
  • ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • AVI – Audio Video Interleave
  • BCC – Blind Carbon Copy
  • BASIC – Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
  • BPS – Bytes Per Second
  • BCD – Binary Coded Decimal
  • B HTML – Broadcast Hypertext Markup Language
  • BIU – Bus Interface Unit
  • BMP – Bitmap
  • B2C – Business to Consumer
  • B2B – Business to Business
  • CUI – Character User Interface
  • CSS – Cascading Style Sheets
  • CPI – Clock/Cycle Per Instruction
  • CC – Carbon Copy
  • CAI – Computer-Aided Instruction
  • CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access
  • CRT – Cathode Ray Tube
  • COBOL – Common Business Oriented Language
  • CISC – Complex Instructions Set Computers
  • CADD – Computer-Aided Design in Drafting
  • CAD – Computer-Aided Design
  • CD – Compact Disk
  • CD RW – Compact Disk Rewritable
  • CMD – Command
  • CD ROM – Compact Disk Read Only Memory
  • CROM – Computerised Range of Motion
  • CAM – Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • DAT – Digital Audio Tape
  • DNA – Distributed Internet Architecture
  • DDR – Double Data Rate
  • DPI – Dots Per Inch
  • DDR-SDRAM – Double Data Rate-Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • DML – Data Manipulation Language
  • DOS – Disk Operating System
  • DOC – Date Optimising Computer
  • DHTML – Dynamics Hypertext Markup Language
  • Doc – Document
  • DVD – Digital Versatile Disk
  • DVI -Digital Visual Interface
  • DDL – Data Definition Language
  • DRAM – Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • DBMS – Database Management System
  • DVDR – Digital Versatile Disk Recordable
  • DVDRW – Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
  • DVR – Digital Video Recorder
  • DARPANET – Defence Advanced Research Project Agency Network
  • E-Commerce – Electronic Commerce
  • EDGE – Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution
  • EDI – Electronic Data Interchange
  • EDP – Electronic Data Processing
  • FS – File System
  • FTP – File Transfer Protocol
  • FORTRAN – Formula Translation
  • FDD – Floppy Disk Drive
  • FDC – Floppy Disk Controller
  • ENIAC – Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
  • EDSAC – Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator
  • EDVAC – Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Compute
  • EB – EXAByte
  • EiB – EXBIByte
  • EROM – Erasable Read-Only Memory
  • EPROM – Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • EEPROM – Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • E-Mail – Electronic Mail
  • EFS – Encrypted File System
  • FAT – Find Allocation Table
  • FPS -Frames Per Second
  • FLOPS – Floating Point Operations for Second
  • FM – Frequency Modulation
  • GB – GigaByte
  • GiB – GIBIByte
  • GIGO – Garbage in Garbage Out
  • GHz – Gigahertz
  • GIF – Graphics Interchangeable Format
  • GDI – Graphical Device Into
  • GPRS – General Packet Radio Service
  • GUI – Graphical User Interface
  • GBPS – Gigabytes/Gigabits Per Second
  • 3GP – 3rd Generation Project
  • 3GPP – 3rd Generation Partnership Project
  • GML – Geography Markup Language
  • GSM – Global System For Mobile Communication
  • IBM – International Business Machines
  • IC – Integrated Circuit
  • IO – Input Output
  • IOP – Input Output Processor
  • IPV6 – Internet Protocol Version 6
  • IPV4 – Internet Protocol Version 4
  • IP – Internet Protocol
  • INFO – Information
  • HDMI – High Definition Multimedia Interface
  • HTTPS – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
  • HD – Hard Disk
  • HDD – Hard Disk Drive
  • HPC – Handheld Personal Computer
  • HP – Hewlett Packard/Horsepower
  • INTEL – Integrated Electronics
  • IMAP – Internet Message Access Protocol
  • ISO – International Organisation for Standardisation
  • HSDPA – High-speed Downlink Packet Access
  • ICT – Information Communication Technology
  • IT – Information Technology
  • MIPS – Million Instructions for Second
  • MHz – Megahertz
  • MBPS – Megabits/Megabytes per Second
  • MB – Motherboard/Megabyte
  • MAN – Metropolitan Area Network
  • LLL – Low-level Language
  • Kbps – Kilobits/Kilobytes per Second
  • KBD – Keyboard
  • KB – Kilobyte
  • JSP – Java Server Page
  • JS – JavaScript
  • JPEG – Joint Photographic Expert Group
  • JAD – Job Application Descriptor/Development
  • J2EE – Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition
  • JAR – Java Archive
  • MIME – Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  • MICR – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
  •  MPEG – Motion Picture Experts Group
  • Mp3 – MPEG Audio Layer 3
  • Mp4 – MPEG-4 AVC
  • NAT – Network Address Translation
  • NIC – Network Interface Card
  • NIIT – National Institute of Information Technology
  • NTP – Network Time Protocol
  • NTFS – New Technology File System
  • OMR – Optical Mark Reader/Recognition
  • OOP – Object-Oriented Programming
  • OpenGL – Open Graphics Library
  • OSI – Open Systems Interconnection
  • PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PB – PetaByte
  • PiB – PebiByte
  • PNG – Portable Network
  • PNP – Plug and Play
  • PDA – Personal Digital
  • PDU – Protocol Data Unit/Power Distribution Unit
  • PAN – Personal Area Network
  • PROM – Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • PCI – Peripheral Component Interconnect
  • POST – Power on Self Test
  • PSU – Power Supply Unit
  • PING – Packet Internet/Internetwork Groper
  • RDBMS – Relational Database Management System
  • RIP – Routing Information to Protocol
  • RPM – Revolutions Per Minute
  • SMPS – Switch Mode Power Supply
  • SMTP – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • SRAM – Static Random Access Memory
  • SIM – Subscriber Identity Module
  • SAM – Software Asset Management/Sequential Access Method
  • SNAP – Subnetwork Access Protocol
  • SNOBOL – String Oriented Symbolic Language
  • SIU – Serial Interface Unit
  • SW – Software
  • SMS – Short Message Services
  • SQL – Structured Query
  • TB – Terabyte
  • TiB – Tebibyte
  • TCP – Transmission Control Protocol
  • TBPS – Terabytes Per Second
  • TAPI – Telephony Application Programming Interface
  • TXT – Text
  • UNIVAC – Universal Automatic Computer
  • UHF – Ultra High Frequency
  • UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunication System
  • VAN – Value Added Network
  • UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • UI – User Interface
  • VDU – Visual Display Unit
  • VIRUS – Vital Information Resource Under Seized
  • VCD – Video Compact Disk
  • VHF – Very High Frequency
  • VOIP – VoiceOver Internet Protocol
  • VRAM – Video Random Access Memory
  • VPN – Virtual Private Network
  • WAN – Wide Area Network
  • WAP – Wireless Application Protocol
  • WORM – Write Once Read Many
  • WWW – World Wide Web
  • WBMP – Wireless Bitmap Image
  • WLAN – Wireless Local Area Network
  • WMV – Windows Media Video
  • WML – Wireless Markup Language
  • WMA – Windows Media Audio
  • WINS – Windows Internet Name Service
  • XT – Extended Technology
  • XMF – Extensible Music File
  • XML – Extensible Markup Language
  • XMS – Extended Memory Specification
  • XHTML – Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
  • XSL – Extensible Style Language
  • Yahoo – Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle
  • YB – Yottabyte
  • YiB – Yobibyte
  • ZiB – ZebiByte
  • ZB – Zetta Byte
  • DNS – Domain Name Server
  • FTP – File Transport Protocol
  • HTML – HyperText Markup Language
  • HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • IP – Internet Protocol
  • ISP – Internet Service Provider
  • LAN – Local Area Network
  • PPP – Point to Point Protocol
  • SEO – Search Engine Optimisation
  • URL -Uniform Resource Locator
  • USB – Universal Serial Bus
  • VR – Virtual Reality
  • VRML – Virtual Reality Mark-up Language
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