Meaning of ACRONYM in English

ACRONYM

n.

Pronunciation: ' a-kr ə - ˌ nim

Function: 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 also : an abbreviation (as FBI ) formed from initial letters : INITIALISM

– ac · ro · nym · ic \ ˌ a-kr ə - ' ni-mik \ adjective

– ac · ro · nym · i · cal · ly \ -mi-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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