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ac·ro·nym

acronym

 
 
pronunciation:
ae kr nIm
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a word formed by putting together the first letters or parts of a series of words in a longer phrase.
"Scuba" is an acronym for "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus."
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derivations: acronymic (adj.), acronymous (adj.)
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