verb (used with object)
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grammar notes for acronym
OTHER WORDS FROM acronymac·ro·nym·ic, a·cron·y·mous [uh-kron-uh-muhs], /əˈkrɒn ə məs/, adjectiveac·ro·nym·i·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for acronym
Elections make sense; central-bank announcements replete with jargon, arcane policies, and acronyms do not stir souls.Mario Draghi May Become the Man Who Saved Europe—and the World|Zachary Karabell|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Liberian civil conflict was a bewildering alphabet soup of acronyms, each a rebel group led by a warlord.Liberian Nostalgia for War Criminal Charles Taylor|Finlay Young|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The men had all sorts of lingo and acronyms that they used to review the services of the women they procured erotic services from.
One of the acronyms spawned by the Internet is IANAL, which stands for “I am not a lawyer.”
The “business model” of the new piracy marries low cunning with an alphabet of high-tech acronyms.
It is not easy to find a path in the jungle of acronyms, which sprouted in the wake of the formation of the IMF.
Hidden behind a jungle of acronyms, an unprecedented system of international finance evolves relentlessly.
The use of abbreviations, acronyms, and foreign terms has been held to a minimum.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for acronym
Derived forms of acronymacronymic or acronymous (əˈkrɒnɪməs), adjective
Word Origin for acronym
Cultural definitions for acronym
A word formed by combining the beginning letters of a name or phrase, as in WASP for white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or by combining the initial syllables of a series of words, as in radar, which stands for radio detecting and ranging.