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Definition of the noun acronym

What does acronym mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acronyms

  1. a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word
    • example: the word `scuba' is an acronym for s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of acronym: initialism
    • more generic terms: descriptor / form / signifier / word form = the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Alternative definition of the noun acronym


  1. An abbreviation formed by (usually initial) letters taken from a word or series of words, that is itself pronounced as a word, such as RAM, radar, or scuba; sometimes contrasted with initialism.
  2. A pronounceable word formed from the beginnings (letter or syllable) of other words and thus representing the phrase so formed, e.g. Benelux = the countries Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg considered as a political or economic whole.
  3. Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as TNT, IBM, or XML.


  1. "Acronym" is a musical album of Light Damage.
  2. "ACRONYM" is a composition.


  1. Acronym is a musical artist, record producer.
  2. Acronym: The abbreviation of the party's name.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acronym

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Google previewIJCAI-79 (1979)

by Ijcai

ACRONYM is a model-based image understanding system. It demonstrates mechanisms for interpretation of images with generic object ...

Google previewEssential Study Skills (2011)

by Linda Wong

An acronym is a word or phrase made by using the first letter of key words in a list of items to remember.

A classic acronym is the word HOMES for the five Great Lakes in the northern United States: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and ...

Google previewScientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals, 3rd Edition (2011)

A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals, Third Edition by Robert A. Day, Nancy Sakaduski

An acronym is an abbreviation of a special type that abounds in technical and scien- tific writing. An acronym is a word (such as NATO, radar, or laser) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of a series of words. Strictly speaking, pro- ...

Google previewProceedings of the First International Workshop on Linguistic Approaches to Food and Wine Description (Actas Del Primer Congreso Internacional Sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida Y Del Vino, Que Tuvo Lugar en Madrid en Mayo de 2009) (2013)


Its acronym refers to the combination of the idea of lexis and the idea of wine, because the description of the lexicon is one of its main aims, particularly the study of restricted lexicons, such as the wine tasting notes. The reason for the selection ...

Google previewOptimization (2013)

by Kenneth Lange

One of the virtues of this acronym is that it does double duty. In minimization problems, the first M of MM stands for majorize and the second M for minimize. In maximization problems, the first M ...

Google previewA Style and Usage Guide to Writing About Music (2010)

by Thomas Donahue

An acronym is a series of first letters that is pronounceable as a word (ASCAP, MIDI). An initialism is a series of first letters that is read as letters (BWV, GFA). A contraction is a shortened form of a word that eliminates one or more interior letters, ...

Google previewEducating Your Clients from A to Z (2011)

What to Say and how to Say it by Nan Boss

The acronym refers to the fact that you are obtaining subjective information, and then going on to fill in the objective information, which is the data you collect from the examination and any test procedures that are done. Then comes the ...

Google previewHealth Professionals Style Manual (2006)

by Shirley H. Fondiller, EdD, RN, FAAN, Barbara J. Nerone, APR

An acronym is a word formed from the initial or key letter or letters of each of a series of words. RUGS (research utilization groups) and ...

Google previewStatistical Rules of Thumb (2011)

by Gerald van Belle

The acronym is a good illustration of mandated science. The phrase sound science also crops up in this arena. Usually with the implication that some of the science is unsound, that is, irrelevant or nitpicking. These are exciting areas but also ...

Google previewThe Name Book (2008)

Over 10,000 Names--Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance by Dorothy Astoria

Acronyms An acronym is a word formed from letters of a set of words that stands for the group of words as a whole (usually the first letter or letters). Some common examples are SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus), ...

Google previewCreative Writing (2008)

— Shel Silverstein Acronyms: An acronym is a word ...

Google previewData Simplification (2016)

Taming Information With Open Source Tools by Jules J. Berman

An acronym is a an abbreviation composed of letters extracted from the words composing a multi-word term. There are two major types of abbreviations: universal/permanent and local/ ephemeral. The universal/permanent abbreviations are ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

CBD Acronym for cannabidiol, one of the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

AA An acronym for Alcoholics Anonymous q.v.; Addicts Anonymous q.v. AAA An acronym for 1. American Academy of Allergists. 2. American Association of Anatomists. 3. American Automobile Association. AAAS An ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

acronym for a technique should be unique, pronounceable with normal linguistic capabilities, memorably short and easily recognized, should not be fantastic, but best include the first letters of each word in the full name of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

dbXML Acronym for database XML. A native XML database ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice (2014)

by Sherwood Thompson

LGBT LGBT is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, referencing an “imagined” community of non-heterosexual or noncisgender people (see Transgender) (Acosta, 2008; Woolwine, 2000). Such a community ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

LDAP: Acronym for lightweight directory access protocol. A protocol used to send queries to user databases organized through directory services. Wireless networks use this protocol to communicate with servers housing user databases in a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

of the First Choice UK tour operator group, there is now generic usage of the ARC acronym. ARC3 Amtrak Reform Council. See Amtrak. ARC Ad visory Council See ARC1 . ARC number The eight-digit code allocated to ARC- appointed ...

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Let it flow and let it be sweet;
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Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1N1Y4M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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