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Scientific Abbreviations / Scientific Acronyms
Following is the list of frequently asked Scientific Abbreviations / Acronyms.

FREQUENTLY ASKED SCIENTIFIC ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS

Abbreviation Definition
CCTV Closed-Circuit Television
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
LED Liquid Emitting Diode
RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
MASER Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
BASIC Beginner’s All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
TB Tuberculosis
BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
LORAN Long Range Navigation
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AMU Atomic Mass Unit
CRO Cathode-Ray Oscilloscope
STP Standard Temperature and Pressure
EMF Electromotive Force
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
BTU British Thermal Unit
CFC Chloro Fluoro Carbon
CNS Central Nervous System
DDT Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane
FBTR Fast Breeder Test Reactor
ICU Intensive Care Unit
RNA Ribose Nucleic Acid
STAR Satellite for Telecommunication Applications and Research
TFT Thin Film Transistor
TNT Tri Nitro Toulene


COMPUTER SCIENCE & INTERNET RELATED ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation Definition
WWW World Wide Web
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
LAN Local Area Network
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WAN Wide Area Network
FTP File Transfer Protocol
PDF Portable Document Format
CPU Central Processing Unit
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
CSS Cascading Style Sheets
RAM Random Access Memory
ROM Read only Memory
ALU Arithmetic and Logic Unit
MICR Magnetic-Ink Character Recongnition


FREQUENCY RELATED ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS

Abbreviation Definition
FM Frequency Modulator
HF High Frequency
LF Low Frequency
MD Medium Frequency
UHF Ultra High Frequency
VHF Very High Frequency
VLF Very Low Frequency
RF Radio Frequency


SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTES & SOCIETIES ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS

Abbreviation Definition
NASA National Aeronautic & Space Administration
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research (OR Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire)
IUPAC International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry
SHEIR Society of Higher Education & Industrial Research

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