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acronym

A neologism created from the first letter of the each of the words in a particular phrase.

Acronym

Vox populi A neologism created from the first letter of the each of the words in a particular phrase. See Acroeponym, Trial.

acronym

Vox populi A neologism created from the first letter of the each of the words in a particular phrase. See Acroeponym, Trial.

ac·ro·nym

(ak'rō-nim)
A pronounceable word formed from the initial letters of each word or selected words in a phrase (e.g., AIDS).
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They use the prefix u- and the root acronym to derive the following Ndebele nouns, uDijeyi (DJ), uPhiarao (PRO), uViphi (VP), uPhiemudi (PMD), uVisi (VC), uEmusi (MC).
2 proposed the acronym CANDLE (chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature) syndrome for this newly described disorder, which is probably genetic in origin.
That's because it's often difficult to know which acronyms a particular audience understands, and even harder to know whether their particular translation of that acronym is correct.
Because of this, I have always been keen to pre or post-qualify acronyms in any documents I write.
This acronym for uniform resource locator is the unique address of any Web page.
The present article investigates the various meanings of the acronym IMF, which was used rampantly in South Korea several months after the blow of the financial crisis.
In all cases, an acronym behaves like a named entity.
Mainly because of space considerations, let's not even start on the countless ETLAs (appropriately enough, an extended, three-letter acronym that stands for "extended three-letter acronyms") we could deploy here.
This complicated abbreviation is short for MPEG-1, audio layer 3, with MPEG being an acronym for Motion Picture Experts Group, the standards body that created this file format.
Other ideas, words and phrases that made up the top ten included the acronym FML, Swine Flu, celebrity deaths, family, movies, sports, healthcare, the Facebook acronym FB and Twitter
We get testy if we have to keep going to acronym finder.
WILF or Wilfing is the acronym for What am I Looking For.