what is the meaning of 'acronym'?

Acronym refers to "a pronounceable name made up of a series of initial letters or parts of words; for example, UNESCO for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization."

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A word formed from the initial letters of other words is known as "acronym".Eg-Lol( Laughing out loud). An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word. These components may be individual letters (as in CEO) or parts of words (as in Benelux and Ameslan). Some common acronyms -

Acronym  Meaning
ASAP-  As Soon As Possible
BTW-  By The Way
FWIW-  For What It's Worth
FYI-          For Your Information
IMHO-  In My Humble Opinion
IMO- In My Opinion
LOL -        Laughing Out Loud
ROTFL- Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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 An acronym is a word composed of the first letters of the words in a phrase, especially when this is used as a name. An example of an acronym is NATO which is made up of the first letters of the `North Atlantic Treaty Organization'.

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Acronym is also a word for full fors or expansions.

For example:-

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification of Stimulated Emission and Radiation

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 Acronym is an word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name.

Example :

"AIDS is an acronym for acquired immune deficiency syndrome"

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