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backronym

A portmanteau of “back” and “acronym”, describing a word that was retrospectively turned into an acronym. The prototypic medical backronym is that of the Apgar rating system named after Virginia Apgar; 10 years after her seminal publication, the mnemonic backronym APGAR was created in the US and been widely adopted in countries where English is spoken. It stands for Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration.
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- Tempest EX S5552-EX: Single-socket Intel Xeon E-2100 processor-based server board in ATX (12" x 9.6") form factor with 7-year longevity supply, wide-range operating temperature support and EMI class B compliant for embedded and IoT applications
Theresa May said the Government will work with firms in a partnership called "Team Tempest" on the scheme - worth some PS2billion over seven years.
Tally uncovers old letters and clues that point to a volatile family curse, while Tempest studies the effects of opposing magnets and rising tides.
Tempest testing is therefore more along the lines of cyber security certification than EMC validation, although aspects of both are involved.
"Today the people who took away his beloved film studios years before will attempt to cross the sea together, and today he will raise The Tempest." | The Tempest will tour North Wales during June and July.
"The Irish Tempest" thrusts the reader into the anguish of the 1916 Easter Rising and beyond as Ireland seethes on the cusp of revolution.
What will the new BRB production of The Tempest look like?
As a counterpoint to the critical interpretation that The Tempest is a play primarily about the New World, I argue for its significant Eastern and classical resonances.
The Tempest is a PS6m scheme by Capital & Centric that will see 40,000 sq ft of space created in Tithebarn Street.
You're right; we managed to omit the PowerFlight line of starters, built by Tempest. The 14-pound starters come in 14- and 28-volt models and are approved for most Continental engines.
That's the view of former Leeds Road striker Dale Tempest, now 50 and Skybet's public relations chief.