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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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In modern times such an etymology is often genuine: for example jato, scuba, sonar, moped, and napalm are truly and transparently acronymic in origin.
The 2001 law quickly became the target of criticism for its potential impact on civil liberties, as well as for acronymic excess.
Not only is Jacques Derrida David Jackson's acronymic inverse--JD and DJ--no accidents--but Merrill is already blurring the line.
47) Administrative agencies whose acronymic names are familiar to lawyers and laypeople alike perform a significant proportion of the federal government's labors, yet are created by statutes and are governed largely by another statute--the Administrative Procedure Act (48)--and its accompanying judicial interpretations.
For one thing, he was continually dismayed by Sharett's high regard for the United Nations, in acronymic Hebrew "Oom," scene of many of his most exhilarating moments and highest accomplishments.
A common acronymic surname is Katz, which stands for Kohein Tzaddik (righteous priest) and explains why many Katzes have Cohen status.
PDT very much apes that other acronymic, PMT: guts ache, headache, muck sweats, rollercoaster moods, yo-yo blood pressure, escalating stress.
For one thing, the arts are handled by the Department of Canadian Heritage (a worrisome situation in itself), which pursues two strategic objectives, known in acronymic bureaucratese as SO1 and SO2.
Offering the acronymic F-A-T-S method of eating and activity, and the P-L-A-N method for changing bad eating and activity habits, how to use a hunger scale to control eating, and how reading food labels can provide one with valuable information about food choices, Teen Nutrition: What's the Big Debate?
Once you have had a chance to take the acronymic measure of your discussion mate, you can turn up the abbrevomania dial to the right volume.
Even when the elderly do get some rare attention and support, like when a certain Republican senator from Ohio champions a creative, bipartisan piece of long-term care legislation--with the acronymic moniker "The CLASS Act," of all things--they tragically lose him in the next election.
Adopting a systemic and social constructionist perspective (Hoffman, 1990:1-12; Loos & Epstein, 1988:149-167) it is the aim of this paper to illustrate how phobic behaviour is often embedded in a network of social relationships, an embeddedness which is not sufficiently considered in the application of any of the acronymic methods, even though both CBT and the memory processing view acknowledge that behaviour (including phobias) is socially informed (for example Barlow & Durand, 2005:141-148).