Definition of 'acronym'
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You have to get used to those acronyms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The world of computing uses many acronyms. Computers Basic Facts (1983)No-one would actually use that many acronyms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said the acronyms used by the government were divisive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The acronym stands for individual savings account and most people think of them as just that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Too many companies hide their names behind dull acronyms or meaningless initials. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why use four syllables saying the actual phrase when you can take up five syllables with another acronym? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Despite the use of acronyms and incomprehensible language, they can easily track the public conversations of these gang members. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the survey of 2,000 people found many do not know the meaning of common acronyms used in managing their money. The Sun (2011)We use acronyms, not rhymes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Not another acronym to learn? Times, Sunday Times (2009)In fact, let's use an acronym instead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No, Fig is not another acronym. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People are far more likely to invest in stock with easily pronounced names and neat acronyms than with investments that tax our brain's language circuits. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its name is an acronym of'As seen on screen '. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'acronym'
British English: acronym /ˈækrənɪm/ NOUN
An acronym is a word made of the initial letters of the words in a phrase, especially when this is the name of an organization such as NATO.
- American English: acronym
- Arabic: اِسْم مُخْتَصَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: acrônimo
- Chinese: 首字母缩写词
- Croatian: akronim
- Czech: akronym
- Danish: akronym
- Dutch: acroniem
- European Spanish: acrónimo
- Finnish: kirjainlyhenne
- French: sigle
- German: Akronym
- Greek: αρκτικόλεξο
- Italian: acronimo
- Japanese: 頭字語
- Korean: 두문자어
- Norwegian: akronym
- Polish: akronim
- European Portuguese: acrónimo
- Romanian: acronim
- Russian: аббревиатура
- Spanish: acrónimo
- Swedish: akronym
- Thai: ตัวย่อ
- Turkish: kısaltma
- Ukrainian: акронім
- Vietnamese: từ viết tắt
Definition of acronym from the Collins English Dictionary
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