Meaning of ACRONYM in English


— acronymic, acronymous /euh kron"euh meuhs/ , adj. — acronymically , adv.

/ak"reuh nim/ , n.

1. a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation.

2. an acrostic.


3. to make an acronym of: The committee's name has been acronymed MIKE.

[ 1940-45; ACR- + -ONYM ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .