What Does FSB Mean in a Text?

FSB means "Russian Federal Security Service," and "Front Side Bus." Here is more information about each of these definitions.

Russian Federal Security Service

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In Russian, FSB stands for "Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti," which translates to "Federal Security Service" in English. It is the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the former Soviet Union's Committee of State Security (KGB). Its main responsibilities include counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance.

Front Side Bus

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In the context of computing, FSB stands for Front Side Bus. It is an interface that connects the processor (CPU) to the main memory, chipset, and other components within a computer. It acts as a main communication highway through which data flows between the CPU and other key components such as memory (RAM), the graphics processing unit (GPU), and the system's chipset.

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When I write FSB, I mean this:

meaning of FSB

The FSB is the successor to the KGB and an interface that connects the CPU.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Russian Federal Security Service" is the most common definition for FSB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Russian Federal Security Service
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Front Side Bus" is a common definition for FSB in computing.
Definition:Front Side Bus
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at FSB

FSB is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Other examples of initialisms are:
  • AI - "Artificial Intelligence."
  • EW - "Electronic Warfare."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • FANG - "Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google."

Example of FSB Used in a Text

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