acronym acronym  /ˈæ krə nɪm/


  • (n) a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

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  1. Today's acronyms, designed to be time-and labor-saving devices, are often harder to use than the words they are meant to replace.
  2. The other obvious difference is that the acronyms in this announcement aren't nearly as much fun to play around with.
  3. The acronym had staying poweras has the epidemic.


  1. Mayor of Bridgeport Endorses Veterans Across America's Plan to Employ Veterans as Mentors and Life Coaches for Inner ...

    NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Bill Finch of Bridgeport, Connecticut has endorsed Project VALOR, Veterans Across America's plan to employ returning veterans as mentors to at risk, inner city youth in economically disadvantaged urban communities.  (VALOR is an acronym for Veteran Adult Leadership for Operation Re-Deployment.)  Veterans Across America (VAA), a 501(c)(3 ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. Trust key issue in hunt for weapons

    Past ColumnsHere's what we know so far: The reason we went to war was to disarm Saddam Hussein, a very bad man who, according to our leaders, had stockpiles of WMDs, the household acronym for weapons of mass destruction.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  3. Spain Garners a Bull Call

    It was just over a year ago that yields on Spanish 10-year sovereign bonds surged over 7.6 percent. Investors fretted that the "S" in the infamous PIIGS acronym was headed for
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "Those guys really are racers and that acronym really means something," said three-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. "They have always been competitive and dominant in whatever division they race in. I think today's world has hurt some teams...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Jimmie Johnson Source:

  2. "From the Lions days, in term of what I most want to see happen, is the abiding by the acronym RARE, which stands for recognition, appreciation, reward and encouragement," Hart said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Shaun Hart Source: ABC Online

  3. "A lot of people who are involved with regulation by this agency probably know that acronym, but we ought not assume it. It is Business and Professional Regulation. That's not hard to say so we ought to just go ahead and say it and make it easier...
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Charlie Crist Source: Bradenton Herald

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affectation affectation
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