Synonyms for acronym

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-ruh-nim
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæk rə nɪm

Définition of acronym

Origin :
  • word formed from the first letters of a series of words, 1943, American English coinage from acro- + -onym "name" (abstracted from homonym; see name (n.)). But for cabalistic esoterica and acrostic poetry, the practice was practically non-existent before 20c.
  • As in acrostic : noun puzzle

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