Definition of Acronym

1. Noun. A word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name.

Examples of language type: Snafu, Mpeg, Dink, Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, Wimp, Nimby
Generic synonyms: Descriptor, Form, Signifier, Word Form
Derivative terms: Acronymic, Acronymous



Definition of Acronym

1. Noun. An abbreviation formed by (usually initial) letters taken from a word or series of words, that is itself pronounced as a word, such as ''RAM'', ''radar'', or ''scuba''; sometimes contrasted with initialism. ¹

2. Noun. A pronounceable word formed from the beginnings (letter or syllable) of other words and thus representing the phrase so formed, e.g. Benelux = the countries Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg considered as a political or economic whole. ¹

3. Noun. Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as ''TNT'', ''IBM'', or ''XML''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acronym

1. a word formed from the initials of a compound term or series of words [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Acronym

acromiothoracic
acromiothoracic artery
acromphalus
acromyotonia
acromyotonus
acronarcotic
acronic
acronical
acronictionary
acronine
acronomic
acronycal
acronycally
acronychal
acronyctous
acronym (current term)
acronymic
acronymically
acronymist
acronymists
acronymization
acronymize
acronymized
acronymizes
acronymizing
acronymous
acronyms
acrook
acropachy
acropachyderma

Literary usage of Acronym

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Directory of Transportation Data Sources (1996)by Sarah Maccalous by Sarah Maccalous (1998)
"Mode Multimodal Abstract Transportation acronym Guide (TAG) [D] This database contains transportation acronyms and their referents used throughout ..."

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