Questions tagged [acronyms]

An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of other words. Acronyms, unlike initialisms, are pronounced as a single word. For example, "NASA" is an **acronym**, "FBI" is an **initialism**. Abbreviations (such as *Rd." for "Road") are pronounced the same as the word that they are abbreviating.

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Is this correct?- 'This Organisation is S.H.I.E.L.D..'

is this correct? 'This Organisation is S.H.I.E.L.D..' Note the 2 dots that I put there after 'D'. What I meant was the first dot would indicate full form of 'D' & second dot the full stop.
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why no article before G.D.P.?

A quote from NY Times: For the first quarter, the bureau now says G.D.P. grew at a 1.1 percent rate — after a series of reductions from its initial estimate of 2.5 percent. Why is there no ...
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initialisms‎ vs acronyms vs abbreviations [closed]

What is the difference between these initialisms‎ vs acronyms vs abbreviations? As I understand from SO: initialisms‎ are like BOA,USA(i.e. letter by letter). acronyms are like NASA, AIDS(i.e. ...
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