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acronyming

ac·ro·nym
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-nim]
    • /ˈæk rə nɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-nim]
    • /ˈæk rə nɪm/

Definitions of acronyming word

  • noun acronyming 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 Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation. 1
  • noun acronyming a set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism. 1
  • noun acronyming an acrostic. 1
  • verb with object acronyming to make an acronym of: The committee's name has been acronymed MIKE. 1

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Origin of acronyming

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45; acr- + -onym

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Parts of speech for Acronyming

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

acronyming popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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