Definitions
acronym Tweet Definition of acronym Like Definition of acronym on Facebook
noun 
  1. An abbreviation formed by (usually initial) letters taken from a word or series of words, and which is itself pronounced as a word, such as RAM, radar, or scuba; sometimes contrasted with initialism.
  2. Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as TNT, IBM, or XML.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: letterwoord(nl, acroniem, n}}, t-, nl)n
  • French: acronyme(fr)m
  • German: Akronym(de)n
  • Italian: acronimo(it)m
  • Spanish: acrónimo(es)m
Etymology: From acro- "sharp, high" + -onym "name", modelled after homonym and synonym. From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (akros) "extremity" and (polytonic, á) "name".


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for acronym for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.