Definitions for acronymˈæk rə nɪm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•ro•nymˈæk rə nɪm(n.)
a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of the words in a name or phrase, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, or loran from
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Origin of acronym:
1940–45; acr - + -onym
a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
acronym(noun)ˈæk rə nɪm
a word made using the first letters of other words
AIDS is an acronym.
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.
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.
Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as TNT, IBM, or XML.
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