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30 phrases found for the topic Abbreviations

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Phrase: SWIFT

Meaning: An abbreviation for "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication". It is used for international wire transfers.

Example:
Please do not forget to include the SWIFT code.

Date: 2018-05-13 21:44:47

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Phrase: REM

Meaning: An abbreviation for "rapid eye movement". This happens when we are sound asleep.

Date: 2018-05-12 16:49:55

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Phrase: o'clock

Meaning: It is short for "of the clock".

Examples:
We arranged to meet at ten o'clock in the morning, that is, at 10 am.
I went to see her at four o'clock in the afternoon, that is, at 4 pm.
It's eight o'clock, ie, 8 am or pm.
I want you there at six (o'clock) sharp, that is, exactly at the time.

Date: 2018-04-20 22:52:16

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Phrase: PIN

Meaning: It stands for "personal identity or identification number", ie, a password.

Examples:
Here are the new credit card and the PIN to access your account.
If you enter the PIN incorrectly three times, your mobile phone will be blocked.

Date: 2018-04-18 22:01:10

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Phrase: GMT

Meaning: It stands for "Greenwich Mean Time". There is a synonym: UTC, which stands for "Coordinated Universal Time".

Example:
The rocket will be launched at 9.25 pm GMT.

Date: 2018-03-24 22:13:14

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Phrase: ID

Meaning: It stands for "identity".

Examples:
I need your ID card, sir. This is a restricted area.
I don't have any ID on me. I forgot my passport in the hotel.

Date: 2018-03-24 00:29:30

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Phrase: VIP

Meaning: An insulting abbreviation that stands for "very important person". This means that there are people more important than others, which is not true. Every human life has the same importance as the rest. There ought not to be any VIP's.

Example:
Rulers and bankers may get/be given the VIP treatment, but I have no time for them because I think they are the root of all evil. As time goes by, we have fewer rights, and less money; but they have more rights, more privileges, more impunity, and more money.

Date: 2018-03-14 16:34:41

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Phrase: no (singular) / nos (plural)

Meaning: It is the abbreviation for "number(s)".

Examples:
We are in room no 203.
My favourite player is no 8.
My parents live at no 8.

Date: 2018-03-13 23:56:04

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Phrase: VCR

Meaning: It stands for "video cassette recorder".

Example:
I haven't been able to find a VCR. This technology is obsolete, but it was so cool to record TV programs on tape.

Date: 2018-03-13 23:55:28

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Phrase: ATM

Meaning: It stands for "automated teller machine", that is, a cash dispenser, a cashpoint, a cash machine. Or in other words, it is a machine for withdrawing money from your bank account.

Example:
Is there an ATM near here? I need some cash.

Date: 2018-03-12 23:08:20

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Phrase: DNA

Meaning: It stands for "deoxyribonucleic acid". It refers to the genes, heredity.

Example:
Today we will explain how DNA sequencing works, and some DNA sequencing methods.

Date: 2018-03-11 19:20:36

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Phrase: aka

Meaning: It stands for "also known as".

Example:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, was a great novelist.

Date: 2018-03-10 17:34:52

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Phrase: SOS

Meaning: It stands for "Save our Souls". It is a message or signal asking for help. "Mayday" is a word that has a similar meaning.

Examples:
We have received an SOS / mayday signal from a ship. I think they are in trouble.
We have just sent out an SOS requesting food and medical supplies.

Date: 2018-03-09 18:41:05

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Phrase: VAT

Meaning: It stands for "value added tax". It is a tax that everybody has to pay for goods and services.

Example:
Shop assistant: It's 121 euros, sir.
Customer: Here it says "100 euros".
Shop assistant: Yes, but VAT is not included in the price, and has to be paid.
Customer: 21% VAT is a rip-off! It should not exceed ten percent. As a matter of fact, I think VAT should not even exist. It is the result of the privatisation of state-owned companies.

Date: 2018-03-08 19:25:04

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Phrase: UFO

Meaning: It stands for "unidentified flying object".

Example:
She told me that she has seen several UFO's lately. She said that they were round spacecraft with green creatures inside. She thinks we are being invaded by beings from outer space.

Date: 2018-03-07 17:48:37

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Phrase: PS

Meaning: From Latin "postscriptum". It is used to add something to (or make a comment at) the end of a letter.

Example:
Blah, blah, blah...
We love you.
Mum and dad
PS Do not forget to water the plants, or they will wither.

Date: 2018-03-06 23:17:17

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Phrase: DIY

Meaning: It stands for "do it yourself".

Example:
A DIY store has opened just round the corner. I am sure that DIY enthusiasts will love it.

Date: 2018-03-06 23:15:57

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Phrase: NB

Meaning: From Latin "nota bene". It means "please note...". It is a preliminary note.

Example:
NB All applicants must speak Catalan. (That is, before you begin reading this, please note that all applicants must speak Catalan.)

Date: 2018-03-06 00:31:22

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Phrase: WWI
WWII

Meaning: WWI stands for World War I (1914-1918), and WWII, for World War II (1939-1945)

Date: 2018-03-03 19:23:50

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Phrase: asap

Meaning: As soon as possible.

Examples:
Please write back asap. We are eager to hear from you.
Reply asap.

Date: 2018-03-02 19:34:52

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Phrase: MOT (test)

Meaning: MOT stands for Ministry of Transport. It is a test that every vehicle has to take to make sure it is in good condition.

Example:
Her car has failed its MOT. She should have taken it to the garage as I told her, and it would have passed its MOT.

Date: 2018-03-01 18:32:03

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Phrase: Et al

Meaning: From Latin "et alii" or "et alia". It means "and other people". Example: This book was written by John Lee, Amanda Brown, et al.

Date: 2018-02-27 18:47:17

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Phrase: etc. (or etc)

Meaning: Et cetera or etcetera (Latin). It means "and so on", "and whatever else", "and similar things".

Examples:
We need vegetables such as carrots, onions, artichokes, etc. (ie, and any other vegetable)
There were lions, tigers, hyenas, zebras, etc., etc. (ie, and so on and so forth)

Date: 2018-02-23 19:19:35

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Phrase: RIP

Meaning: Rest in Peace. It is written on tombstones.

Example:
John Lee RIP

Date: 2018-02-22 18:45:36

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Phrase: am / a.m.
pm / p.m.

Meaning: a.m.: ante meridiem (Latin), ie before noon.
p.m.: post meridiem (Latin), that is to say, after noon.

Examples:
The match will be broadcast at 9 pm (ie, in the evening)
The match will be broadcast at 9 am (that is, in the morning)

Date: 2017-11-29 00:19:30

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