acronym - definitions and synonyms

acronym noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word

    Example Sentenses:

    • the word `scuba' is an acronym for s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)

    • `NATO' is an initialism for North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    Synonyms:

    initialism