meaning of acronym

acronym meaning in Etymology Dictionary

term formed from first letters of a few terms, 1943, American English coinage from acro- + -onym "name" (abstracted from homonym; see title (letter.)). But for cabalistic esoterica and acrostic poetry, the rehearse had been virtually non-existent before 20c. For difference of consumption (perhaps not maintained on this web site), see initialism.

acronym meaning in General Dictionary

a term formed from preliminary letters associated with the a number of terms inside title and pronounced together term

Sentence Examples with the word acronym

The European Anti-fraud Office, known by the French acronym OLAF, is responsible for combating fraud against the EU.

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