Noun Acronym Definition and Examples







An abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g. ASCII, NASA).
  1. 'A whole language of abbreviated words and acronyms has developed with the huge popularity of the text message.'
  2. 'It is tempting to build in successive layers of meaning and symbols that derive from acronyms.'
  3. 'An SKU, for those uninitiated in Intel three letter acronyms, is a stock keeping unit.'
  4. 'In official language, this occurs through the use of technical terms - acronyms and jargon.'
  5. 'Abbreviations and acronyms should be employed in a variety of forms.'
  6. 'Business Link says the ICT marketplace is full of confusing acronyms, terms and ever-changing technologies.'
  7. 'I would like future writers to create new compound words and acronyms.'
  8. 'In some cases the letters S-U-M-O are an acronym for something else altogether.'
  9. 'Take the first letter of each concept, and make a fun acronym out of the letters.'
  10. 'It's generally accepted that you can use acronyms and abbreviations without explanation, where the term is well known by the audience.'


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

2. a set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism.

3. an acrostic. verb (used with object)

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


"There can be acronym stands."
"There can be acronym quangos."
"acronyms can be for places."
"acronyms can be for people/places/organizations."
"acronyms can be for systems."
"acronyms can be for groups."
"acronyms can be for fronts."
"people/places/organizations can have acronyms."
"acronyms can be for wages."
"acronyms can be for unions."
"acronyms can be for people."
"acronyms can be for parties."
"acronyms can be for organizations."
"acronyms can be for intelligences."
"acronyms can be for inflations."
"acronyms can be for forces."
"acronyms can be together with references."
"acronyms can be together with explanations."
"acronyms can be to names."
"stills can have acronyms."
"acronyms can stand jokes for colonies."
"acronyms can represent people as forces."
"acronyms can raise sniggers among allies."
"acronyms can survive in/at/on years."
"acronyms can stand for colonies."
"acronyms can represent as forces."
"acronyms can raise among allies."
"acronyms can deploy in/at/on dates."
"acronyms can deploy in places."
"acronyms can abound in worlds."

1940s: from Greek akron ‘end, tip’ + -onym.

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