List of acronyms: I

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This list contains acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends  that begin with the letter I.

For the purposes of this list:

  • acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as if it were a word, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, pronounced to rhyme with cars
  • initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc, pronounced cee dee
  • pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters mean that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words).
(a) = acronym, e.g.: SARS – (a) severe acute respiratory syndrome
(i) = initialism, e.g.: CD – (i) compact disc
(p) = pseudo-blend, e.g.: UNIFEM – (p) United Nations Development Fund for Women
(s) = symbol (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz – megahertz)

Some terms are spoken as either acronym or initialism, e.g., VoIP, pronounced both as voyp and V-O-I-P.

(Main list of acronyms)


  • I2WD or I2WD – (i) U.S. Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (CERDEC)
  • iq – (i) idem quod (Latin, "the same as")
  • IQ
    • (i) Intelligence Quotient
    • (s) Iraq (ISO 3166 digram)
  • IQD – (s) Iraqi dinar (ISO 4217 currency code)
  • IZ – (s) Iraq (FIPS 10-4 country code)


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