acronym

A word formed primarily from the initial letters of a series of words. See also Abbreviation.

acronym

[n] - a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name
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Acronym

An acronym is an abbreviation which is made up of the initial letters of a group of words, and is pronounced as a single word. For example: laser (light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation) Aids (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) RAM (Random Access Memory)Acronyms are to be contrasted ...
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acronym

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

(from the article `abbreviation`) The combination of the first syllables or letters of component words within phrases or within names having more than one word is common and often ...
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acronym

acronym (AK ruh nim) A word formed from the first (or first few) letters of a series of words; such as, radar (radio detecting and ranging): 'Some people are confused by what appears to be too many acronyms; especially, on the internet and by government organizations.'
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Acronym

An acronym is a word formed from the initials or syllables of other words and intended as a pronounceable abbreviation.
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acronym

(language) Word formed from the initial letters and/or syllables of other words, intended as a pronounceable abbreviation; for example, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), radar (radio detecting and ranging), RAM (random-access memory) and FORTRAN (formula translation). Ther...
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Acronym

a word formed by the first letters of a group of words, name or phrase. Examples: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus).
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Acronym

An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word. These components may be individual letters (as in laser) or parts of words (as in Benelux and Ameslan). There are broad currents of consensus but no universal standardization of various names for such abbreviations (see nomenclature) and of their written usage ...
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Acronym

(From Greek acron + onyma, 'tip or end of a name') A word formed from the initial letters in a phras
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acronym

Abbreviation for a phrase. MPL is the acronym for master problem list.
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acronym

word formed from initial letters of another word
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acronym

a word formed from the initial letters of several words
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