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Pronunciation: [ˈakɹənˌɪm] (IPA)

An acronym is a word formed by combining the first letters of several words. It is a commonly used abbreviation that is easier to remember and pronounce. However, there are several synonyms for the word acronym that can be used interchangeably. One such synonym is the term initialism, which is similar to an acronym but pronounced letter by-letter. Another synonym is the acronymic abbreviation, a term that refers to abbreviations that are formed like an acronym but are not necessarily pronounced as a word. Other synonyms include the terms abbreviation, symbol, code, and shorthand, all of which are used to abbreviate words or phrases to make them more efficient and easier to use.

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Usage examples for Acronym

C. and G. E. is the acronym for "Camp and Garrison Equipage."
"Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life"
Charles King
R.Q.M. is the acronym for Regimental Quarter-Master.
"Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life"
Charles King
No-one recognised it as an acronym for a saying or an organisation.
Suelette Dreyfus

Famous quotes with Acronym

  • JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General, which is the judicial system of the military.
    Catherine Bell
  • HOPE is an acronym,in my view, for "Hold On, Pain Ends." Never lose Hope in your life! Hope enables you to hold on to your dreams, and to boost your will-power. Lest we forget, only when the wishes are willed, the dreams come true.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • Never give up efforts when you fail, because FAIL is truly an acronym for 'First Attempt In Learning'. Never lose hope, because HOPE is an acronym for 'Hold On, Pain Ends'. Successful people are those who never lose Hope, never give up Efforts, and build their Success out of failures. In my view, Successful persons rise from the ashes of their failures like proverbial Phoenix.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • Information Superhighway is really an acronym for 'Interactive Network For Organizing, Retrieving, Manipulating, Accessing And Transferring Information On National Systems, Unleashing Practically Every Rebellious Human Intelligence, Gratifying Hackers, Wiseacres, And Yahoos'.
    Keven Kwaku
  • So, I first chose the name Wotanism over Odinism. First because W.O.T.A.N. makes a perfect acronym for the Will Of The Aryan Nation. Secondly because he was called Wotan on the European continent and only called Odin in Scandinavia. Therefore Wotan appeals to the genetic memory of more of our ancestors. And finally because a split had to be made with the game players, deceivers and universalists who had usurped the name Odin.
    David Lane (white nationalist)

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