Definition of acronym in English:
An abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g. ASCII, NASA). Compare with initialism.
- A whole language of abbreviated words and acronyms has developed with the huge popularity of the text message.
- There were also plenty of acronyms whose definitions were not just different versions of the same term.
- It's now perfectly acceptable to lowercase a company name, for example, and to create words out of acronyms.
Definition of acronym in:
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