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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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But for many American Jews, the acronym alone is enough to spark instant angst.
Living in today's society, it's impossible to make it through the day without wading deep into the world of acronyms.
* Technically, an acronym is a word formed by parts of a series of words.
Table 10: Acronym derivations Prefix Abbreviation/ Derived Ndebele Acronym noun .i- BC ibhisi .i- SADC iSadakhi .i- TV ithivi .i- TB ithibhi .i- ZISCO izisko The above derived nouns refer to organisations, place names and objects.
In dermatopathology, some authors found the acronym as a 'playful' way to name a lesion with combined dermatology tumors and they coined the acronyms METRO (MElanocytic tumor + TRichOblastoma) and CAMEL (CArcinoma + MELanoma) to facilitate memorization of such combination.30
"If I'm getting a communication from another source and the acronym is different, I check to make sure we're talking about the same thing," Davis says.
The other side of the coin is the WPA (Widely Perceived Acronym).
This complicated abbreviation is short for MPEG-l, audio layer 3, with MPEG being an acronym for Motion Picture Experts Group, the standards body that created this file format.
Hey Texplainer: Between ERCOT, ICROT, and TxDOT, I can't keep track of all these acronyms. What, for example, is UTIMCO?
Abstract This article analyzes the general psychology of Koreans in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, using connotative semiotics and sociolinguis-tics as its main tools, and investigates the various meanings of the acronym IMF that was used in South Korea several months after the blow of the financial crisis.
The purpose of research described in the current study to investigate on particular approach as a theoretical format of abbreviation and acronym strategy which is an easy, simple, powerful, and applicable strategy for learners of the other languages.
An acronym is composed from the first letters of a set of words, written in uppercase style.