Associations to the word «Acronym»


ACRONYM, 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.
ACRONYM, 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.
ACRONYM, noun. Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as TNT, BBC, IBM, or XML (see usage notes).

Dictionary definition

ACRONYM, noun. A word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name.

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain