Meaning of ACRONYM in English

ACRONYM

noun Etymology: acr- + -onym Date: 1943 a word (as NATO, radar, or snafu ) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term, ~ic adjective ~ically adverb

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