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The following are the current most viewed articles on Wikipedia within Wikipedia's Orphan initialisms category. Think of it as a What's Hot list for Orphan initialisms. More info »

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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
1 Laser 11,514 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
2 SAT 9,936 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
3 MTV 8,176 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
4 BP 7,256 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
5 KFC 7,191 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
6 ESPN 6,160 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
7 AOL 5,842 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
8 IGN 5,331 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
9 Sega 4,211 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
10 KPMG 3,292 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
11 ACT (test) 3,159 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
12 Qantas 3,106 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
13 UBS 2,681 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
14 TMNT (film) 2,077 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
15 AMC (TV channel) 2,035 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
16 CNBC 1,597 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
17 TLC (TV channel) 1,525 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
18 ECHL 1,270 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
19 ITER 1,217 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
20 AARP 1,028 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
21 ABB Group 977 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
22 AMC Theatres 967 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
23 CTV Television Network 958 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
24 BACS 852 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
25 CA Technologies 814 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
26 IHOP 805 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
27 MBNA 648 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
28 Aflac 626 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
29 TAP Portugal 594 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
30 RAI 582 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
31 BMJ 509 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
32 TF1 478 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
33 Scuba set 407 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
34 NARAL Pro-Choice America 286 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
35 MTV (Canada) 278 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
36 OC Transpo 255 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
37 TVA (TV network) 169 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
38 GMB (trade union) 126 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
39 FIP (radio station) 109 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
40 AMF Bowling Center 83 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
41 TVS Television Network 75 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
42 JEA 73 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
43 QB64 65 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
44 GAF Materials Corporation 46 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
45 CNIB 43 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
46 JILA 41 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
47 GNT 34 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
48 IESI-BFC 14 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
49 CARP (Canada) 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
50 Nanolaser 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
51 SGIC 9 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
52 AIROS Native Radio Network 6 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
53 SGIO less than 5 views

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An orphan initialism is an initialism that referred to a fully spelled-out name in the past, but (at least officially) it no longer does. For example, AOL once stood for America Online, but now the name is simply "AOL". These are sometimes referred to as orphan acronyms or empty initialisms.


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