a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
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.
An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or EU (European Union), but sometimes using syllables, as in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), or a mixture of the two, as in radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging). Similarly, acronyms are sometimes pronounced as words, as in NASA or UNESCO, sometimes as the individual letters, as in FBI or ATM, or a mixture of the two, as in JPEG or IUPAC. The broader sense of acronym inclusive of terms pronounced as the individual letters (such as "TNT") is sometimes criticized, but it is the term's original meaning and is in common use. Language authorities such as dictionary and style guide editors are not in universal agreement on the naming for such abbreviations: in particular it is a matter of some dispute whether the term acronym can be legitimately applied to abbreviations which are not pronounced "as words"; nor do they agree on the correct use of space, case, and punctuation. See the Nomenclature, Lexicography and style guides and Orthographic styling sections below.
A group of uppercase letters where each letter signifies a word.
SMTP is acronym for simple mail transfer protocol.Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020
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The numerical value of acronym in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of acronym in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
If you become dogmatic about the acronym and devote 100 percent of your assets to BRIC, you will get poor returns.
Truth -has a way of silencing the enemy or your adversaries. My reggae is the sword of the spirit of truth, jah truth. It is the acronym for-taking reggae unto the heathens.
My favorite rap groups were NWA and Public enemy, yes FTP (an Acronym for f*** the police) was playing on my tape deck when I'm driving my Nissan Sentra back in the day.
HOPE is an acronym,in my view, for "Hold On, Pain Ends." Never lose Hope in your life! Hope enables you to hold on to your dreams, and to boost your will-power. Lest we forget, only when the wishes are willed, the dreams come true.
This morning, I began my day by setting aside any doubt that I’m human, yes, I understand the dynamics of the Syrian conflict—I talk about them every day. But hit with ‘What about Aleppo?’, I immediately was thinking about an acronym, not the Syrian conflict. I blanked. It happens, and it will happen again during the course of this campaign.
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Translations for acronym
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- acrònimCatalan, Valencian
- αρκτικόλεξο, ακρωνύμιο, ακρώνυμοGreek
- kirjainlyhenne, akronyymi, kirjainsanaFinnish
- geàrr-ainm, acranaimScottish Gaelic
- ראשי תיבותHebrew
- परिवर्णी Hindi
- mozaikszó, betűszóHungarian
- ראשי התיבותHebrew
- 頭字語, アクロニム, 略語Japanese
- 약어, 두문자어Korean
- kupu rāpotoMāori
- letterwoord, acroniemDutch
- skrót, skrótowiec, akronimPolish
- acrônimo, sigla, acrogramaPortuguese
- акроним, сокращениеRussian
- акроним, akronimSerbo-Croatian
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