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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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Acronymic can be personified, shifting the prefix from (6).
The groups expressed concern that the MAI designation now carries no acronymic meaning and felt this sent a wrong message to users of the appraisals and the general public.
Acronymic notation of individual test specimens was used to indicate the wall length in feet (02, 04, 08, or 12), the type of overturning restraint (FA = full anchorage), the load regime (m = monotonic; c = cyclic), and replication number (1, 2, etc.
Initial members include a who's-who of acronymic internet management bodies, such as ISOC, RIPE-NCC, ARIN, APNIC and LACNIC, as well as commercial interests including Cisco, MCI, UltraDNS, Afilias and XO Communications.
But the current H2O celebration is by no means a recent phenomenon, for it was the Romans, those bathing freaks of the antique age, who coined the acronymic term "spa" in the first place (spa.
A right good acronymic badge of courage, if you ask me.
The tea exporter's trade group is Calcutta Tea Traders Association, the CTTA, not to be confused with another nation's CTTA, the Colombo Tea Traders Association (nor with Colombo's acronymic TEA, Tea Exporters Association).
Called the Fourth Report EXTRA -- or VINEX, in its Dutch acronymic title -- it's everywhere known for its famous classification of centres: `A' centres, based on major train stations, in the hearts of the cities; `B' centres, with excellent rail and motorway access, on the edges; and `C' centres, based on motorway interchanges, for truck-based logistical facilities in the countryside.
Like the word laser, scuba has come to be used on its own without thought of it acronymic origin.
Competing for its place in supplying us with objects of feeling and thought are all the latest hot movies and talk shows and MTV and the various StarTreks and soap operas and acronymic romans feuilletons like NYPD and E.
There are stirrings everywhere: at the grass roots, where people, awash in the alphabet soup of acronymic health care providers, are beginning to murmur their discontent; in the boardrooms of corporations, where those who buy health care by the carload are wondering what precisely their dollars have bought, in the labyrinthine folds of government, where politicians and bureaucrats, their wetted fingers to the wind, have felt the chill of public opprobrium; and in the rarefied reaches of academe, whose denizens, exquisitely attuned to the ebb and flow of grants, see new, rich pastures before them.
Two of the state's three large investor-owned utilities--the prophetically acronymic IOUs--claim that they've had to absorb those prices, since under the terms of the deregulation law they are not allowed to pass them on to their customers.