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Abbreviations and Acronyms

Word Meaning
@ at
a/c account
AGM annual general meeting
a.m. ante meridiem (before noon)
a/o account of (on behalf of)
AOB any other business
ASAP as soon as possible
ATM automated teller machine (cash dispenser)
attn for the attention of
approx appriximately
cc copy to
CEO chief executive officer
c/o care of (on letters: at the address of)
Co company
cm centimetre
COD cash on delivery
dept department
e.g. exempli gratia (for example)
EGM extraordinary general meeting
ETA estimated time of arrival
etc et caetera (and so on)
GDP gross domestic product
GNP gross national product
GMT Greenwich mean time (time in London)
i.e. id est (meaning : 'that is')
Inc incorporated
IOU I owe you
IPO initial public offer
Jr junior
K thousand
lb pound (weight)
£ pound (money/currency)
Word Meaning
Ltd limited
mo month
N/A not applicable
NB Nota Bene (it is important to note)
no number
PA personal assistant
p.a. per annum (per year)
Plc public limited company
pls please
p.m. post meridiem (after noon)
p.p. per pro (used before signing in a person's absence)
PR public relations
p.s. post scriptum
PTO please turn over
p.w. per week
qty quantity
R & D research and development
re with reference to
ROI return on investment
RSVP repondez s'il vousplait (please reply)
s.a.e. stamped addressed envelope
VAT value added tax
VIP very important person




Word Meaning
assessment Evaluation of one's abilities
background Education - qualifications - experience
bonus Additional payment to an employee as an incentive or reward
curriculum vitae Summary of one's education and experience to date; resume
dismiss Discharge from employment (to fire, to sack, to let go)
employee Person who works for a firm or company.
employer Person or firm who employs people.
fire To dismiss from a job.
fringe benefits Advantages offered in addition to salary (life insurance, retirement scheme, company car, etc.). Also called 'perks', abbreviation for 'perquisites'.
hire Employ or take on personnel in a company.
interview Oral examination of a candidate for employment.
make redundant Dismiss for economic reasons.
maternity leave Period of absence for a female employee when having a baby.
notice Advance warning of intention to leave one's job - to give or hand in one's resignation.
personnel People who work for a firm or company (employees).
personnel officer Manager responsible for recruitment, training and welfare of personnel (employees).
promotion Advancement in rank or position in a company.
prospects Opportunities for success or promotion in a career.
recruit Look for and hire personnel.
resign Leave a job voluntariily.
retire Leave employment because of age.
sick leave Absence because of illness - to be on sick leave.
staff People who work for a firm or department; employees.
strength Strong characteristic or particular ability.
strike To go on strike : to stop working in protest against something.
take on Employ or hire.
trainee Person being trained for a job e.g. a trainee salesman.
training course A course of study to prepare for a job e.g. a computer course.
unemployment benefits Payments made by the state to an unemployed person.
vacancy A position to be filled.
weakness A lack of ability or a shortcoming in character.





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