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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.
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.
Oct 27, 2018 at 15:35
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 ...
Aug 4, 2013 at 2:50
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. ...
May 19, 2015 at 8:33
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