Meaning of ACRONYM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈa-krə-ˌnim ]


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 ˌa-krə-ˈni-mik adjective

• ac·ro·nym·i·cal·ly -mi-k(ə-)lē adverb

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