HyperDic: acronym

English > 1 sense of the word acronym:
NOUNcommunicationacronym, initialisma word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
acronym > pronunciation
Soundsae'krahnihm
Rhymesbrim ... whim: 31 rhymes with ihm...
English > acronym: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name.
Synonyminitialism
Broaderform, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
UsageDINKA couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
MPEGA set of standards adopted by the moving pictures experts group for the compression of digital video and audio data or a file of data compressed according to those standards
NIMBYsomeone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere
snafuAn acronym often used by soldiers in World War II
weakly interacting massive particle, WIMPA hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation
Spanishacrónimo, sigla
Catalanacrònim, sigla
Adjectivesacronymic, acronymouscharacterized by the use of acronyms

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