acronym definition, a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as wac from womens army corps,opec from organization of petroleum exporting countries, or loran from long-range navigation.
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An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in nato (north atlantic treaty organization) or eu (european union), but sometimes using syllables, as in benelux (belgium, netherlands and luxembourg), or a mixture of the two, as in radar (radio detection and ranging).
An abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something.