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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A word that is made from the first letters or syllables of two or more words.

Usage examples (37)
  • NASA is an acronym for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Video Graphics Array (VGA): This acronym is short for the "Video Graphics Array" display mode.
  • Super Video Graphics Array (SVGA): This acronym is short for the "Super Video Graphics Array" display mode.
  • This acronym is the standard one, appearing as it does in the fanboy magazine Locus. for more
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