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in·i·tial·ism

(i-ni'shăl-izm)
Abbreviation formed from the initial letter of each word or selected words in a phrase (e.g., CPK).
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Including abbreviations and pseudoabbreviations in the stimuli list was meant to create a distractor effect so that participants were induced to oralize each abbreviation/ pseudoabbreviation either as an initialism or as an acronym according to their own lexical knowledge (in the case of abbreviations) or to their implicit phonological knowledge (in the case of pseudoabbreviations).
6% of 474) contained abbreviations and in one case two abbreviations were found in a single name, hence 37 abbreviations were identified: 4 belong to OTC names, 3 might be read as acronyms, with the remaining being read as initialisms, and 8 present full correspondence in English instead of Portuguese.
I am aware that this initialism is ever-expanding such that 'Q' (for queer or questioning), 'I' (for intersex), 'A' (for asexual), 'P' (for pansexual) and a second 'T' (for transvestite) are becoming increasingly common additions.
But such a suggestion takes the potential translator far beyond simple rewriting; he or she would be entering the realm of invention, as Sarraute herself never envisioned a sketch based on the humorous effects of initialism in French.
An ongoing effort by the IAIS to find the highest common denominator for an international set of financial and other limitations on IAIGs, which--probably not coincidentally--is an initialism with AIG at its core.
The initialism BDSM is an umbrella term referring to practitioners of bondage and discipline (BD), dominance and submission (DS), and/or sado-masochism (SM).
Spain (and presumably Italy) were already presented with a way to access emergency help from the European Central Bank in August and September, when Bank President Mario Draghi introduced a new initialism to deal with Europe's cash crunch, the OMT.
These Bantustans, known collectively by the initialism TBVC (Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, and Ciskei), each had their own military forces.
You knew that an acronym is an abbreviation that can be pronounced (your PIN), but did you know that the abbreviation you cannot pronounce is called an initialism (the ATM at which you use your PIN)?
Malcolm and Angus Young developed the idea for the band's name after seeing the initialism "AC/DC" on a vacuum cleaner.
In this country the acronym's component letters usually result in a pronounceable word (Acronyms and Initialism, 2006).