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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 every scientific communication the use of symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms for various business concepts has been of paramount importance for ensuring understanding; therefore, it is necessary that they be accompanied by marginal explanations when addressed to a specialist audience and by explicit definitions when addressed to a non-specialist audience.
? SCUBA Stands for: Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus Which means: Who'd have thought this was an acronym? Scuba sounds a bit like what the diver is actually doing below the water.
This person was of course referring to the familiar acronym LGBT, which stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered.
This enables the Free FAA Acronyms App to be a living app updated consistently by NSG and users alike--one of the first living apps of its kind.
The use of acronyms in Ndebele is an English influence; hence they remain in English phonology, even when used in Ndebele.
Having said the above advantages and disadvantages of using acronyms in dermatology literature, it is important that authors, referees and editors pay attention to the comprehensibility of the language they use in the articles selected for publication and hence laying a ground for an optimal standards and uniform terminology in dermatology.
As specific acronyms become common, some of them enter the standard lexicon.
I was led to believe that the BMS acronym stood for Business Management System, and that throughout the company and its many subsidiaries, it was a common name.
It's an acronym, with the initials standing for "Technology Without An Interesting Name."
Hey Texplainer: Between ERCOT, ICROT, and TxDOT, I can't keep track of all these acronyms. What, for example, is UTIMCO?
Depending on your daily work at a telco, you may not always know what someone means when they throw out acronyms such as AWS, POTS, NOI or SoHo (Hint: That's not a reference to the artsy New York City neighborhood).
A lot of work has been done on the subject, among which on acronyms, seen as particular named entities.