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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acronym mean? 

ACRONYM (noun)
  The noun ACRONYM has 1 sense:

1. a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

  Familiarity information: ACRONYM used as a noun is very rare.

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ACRONYM (noun)

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A word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("acronym" is a kind of...):

descriptor; form; signifier; word form (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something)

Domain member usage:

DINK (a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids))

weakly interacting massive particle; WIMP (a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe)

NIMBY (someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard)

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