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ac‧ro‧nym[ak-ruh-nim] Pronunciation Key
1.a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation. acrostic.
–verb (used with object) make an acronym of: The committee's name has been acronymed MIKE.

[Origin: 1940–45; acr- + -onym]

ac‧ro‧nym‧ic, a‧cron‧y‧mous [uh-kron-uh-muhs] Pronunciation Key, adjective
ac‧ro‧nym‧i‧cal‧ly, adverb Unabridged (v 1.0.1)
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ac·ro·nym (kr-nm)  Pronunciation Key  Audio pronunciation of "Acronym" [P]
A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar for radio detecting and ranging.

[acr(o)- + -onym.]
acro·nymic or a·crony·mous (-krn-ms) adj.

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n : a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name

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<jargon> An identifier formed from some of the letters (often
the initials) of a phrase and used as an abbreviation. This
contains a great many acronyms; see the contents
page for a list.

See also TLA.


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