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    What does ac mean?

    If someone writes "bank ac", does it mean bank account? Does everyone use ac as account?

    How about acc? What does it mean?

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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    In BrE, it's usually abbreviated to "a/c" or similar. That can get confusing because "A/C" (capitalised) means "Air Conditioning" in some countries.

    Bank a/c no = Bank account number

    Where have you seen the abbreviation "acc"?
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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    So you've never actually seen it used? I wouldn't worry about words or abbreviations that you don't even know exist.
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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    I come across acc when I was looking at what is ac.

    In accounting, a/c is often used as an abbreviation for the word account, so I actually wonder if ac (without the /) is the same as a/c

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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    If I saw "Bank ac no", I would assume it meant "Bank account number", even without the slash in "a/c".
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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    What does ac mean?

    If someone writes "bank ac", does it mean bank account? Does everyone use ac as account?

    How about acc? What does it mean?

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    In the US, "acc" generally means "accessory". One will, for example, see "acc" above the key switch of an automobile. If the key is turned to "acc" the radio and other electrical items can be used but the engine cannot be started.

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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    I think "acct" would be used for "account" in the US. Certainly not "a/c."

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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I saw "Bank ac no", I would assume it meant "Bank account number", even without the slash in "a/c".
    Is it common in your country that "ac" is the short form for "account"?

    If I wrote "I have forgotten my user ac.", is it a common way of writing short form for account as "ac"?

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    Default Re: Meaning of ac?

    It's a common abbreviation but not when writing full sentences. In your example, we would write "I have forgotten my user account details". Note that you can't "forget your account". You might forget your account number, account username, account name, account password, account details etc.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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