Definitions for ACRONYMˈæk rə nɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acronym(noun)

    a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name


  1. acronym(Noun)

    An abbreviation formed by (usually initial) letters taken from a word or series of words, that is itself pronounced as a word, such as RAM, radar, or scuba; sometimes contrasted with initialism.

  2. acronym(Noun)

    A pronounceable word formed from the beginnings (letter or syllable) of other words and thus representing the phrase so formed, e.g. Benelux = the countries Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg considered as a political or economic whole.

  3. acronym(Noun)

    Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as TNT, IBM, or XML.

Editors Contribution

  1. acronym

    A series of uppercase letters in which each letter signifies the word in the acronym

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