EOD is an abbreviation with several meanings, serving as the acronym of numerous phrases, the most common of which are listed below.
In military contexts “EOD” may signify several things, such as “Entered on Duty”, or “Explosive Ordnance Disposal”.
Another common context to see “EOD” comes in medical facilities, where the acronym may refer to phrases such as “Early Onset Disease” or “Extent of Disease” as well as “End-Organ Damage”.
In everyday situations, however “EOD” usually means “Every Other Day”, “End of Day” or “End of Discussion”.
Origin of the term
While the exact origin of the first “EOD” abbreviation is hard to trace among the numerous sources and contexts the acronym is used, an early example of “EOD” being officially recognized comes from 1941.
With World War II raging in Europe and Asia, the United States recognized the need of an institution, focused of disarming explosives, and so formed the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal, often referred to as “EOD”.
Spread of the term
During the 20th century, the acronym has been used in a large number of official contexts, be it military, finance or medicine.
Its prevalence rose significantly following the 1990’s and especially during the 2000’s, when digital communication started spreading far and wide across the planet.