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A neologism created from the first letter of the each of the words in a particular phrase.


Vox populi A neologism created from the first letter of the each of the words in a particular phrase. See Acroeponym, Trial.
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Vox populi A neologism created from the first letter of the each of the words in a particular phrase. See Acroeponym, Trial.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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 rap and hip-hop divisions of the popular culture alluded to in the acronymic title of Mr Blair's initiative have made poetical and musical demands for respect, usually with veiled or not-so-veiled menaces, a familiar theme among the young people at whom they have been directed.
While multi-director episode films emphasize the marquee value of several auteurs (a point made conspicuous with the acronymic RoGoPaG [1962], which features the individual contributions of Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini, and Gregoretti), they are nevertheless conceptualized as a whole and subsequently put together by producers.
10) asks for an acronymic medical disorder that ends in s.
The family was Dehaeck, the town was Ypres, and their industrial patisserie production eventually gave rise to the acronymic company name of PIDY--Patisserie Industrielle Dehaeck Ypres.
Having laid most of his poetic peers, including Yeats, symbolically to rest in the acronymic essay 'RIP', Beckett continued in the thirties and beyond to attack both Ireland itself and those authors going through the 'Celtic drill of extraversion'--attacks more often than not crouched in 'bog' imagery (Disjecta, p.
In his keynote address, Dempsey concluded that metadata has a high acronymic density, is a moving target, and has a kaleidoscopic perspective that may fall into a pattern at any minute.
One of the sheriffs is Emo and within a short time he is mercilessly gunned down in a "vertical coffin," SWAT team vernacular for "any threshold" where they are "most vulnerable to gunfire." Smiley, the murderer, keeps the sheriffs and other acronymic forces pinned down with an AKA and eventually the house is burned to the ground.
Obviously, any attempt at defending the numerical ratios above entirely misses the point, as does also the current preoccupation with so-called WMD's, or the cold-war acronymic bogey, ABC, for atomic, biological, chemical weaponry.
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.