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Acronym

An abbreviation made from the first parts (usually the first letters) of a multi-word term. Strictly speaking, acronyms form pronounceable words, such as STRIPS. Those that do not are called initialisms, such as SEC. However, the term has come to refer to all abbreviations. Acronyms are very common in business and finance, and often are used so commonly they nearly replace the original term. For example, price-earnings ratio is often shortened to P/E and a chief executive officer is usually called a CEO.
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Some clients, like many benefits professionals, will ask for clarification when they hear an unfamiliar acronym.
One woman, a middle school teacher, mentioned that the term "IMF" is a part of everyday conversations and that even elderly in rural districts, who are unlikely to know any English, understand and use the acronym IMF in their lives.
In languages, many noun phrases contain stop-words such as determiners or prepositions, and thus, several acronym expansions will be composed of such elements.
Acronyms have been with us a long time and were once quite twee being used as a code.
Real estate professionals have added these abbreviations and the shortcuts of REALTYSPEAK to their everyday vocabulary by using acronyms like: DOB (Department of Buildings); DOF (Department of Finance); ETPA (Emergency Tenant Protection Act); DEP (Department of Environmental Protection); DEC (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation); OMB (Office of Management & Budget); REBNY (Real Estate Board of NY); CPC (City Planning Commission); BSA (NYC Board of Standards & Appeals; EDC (the New York City Economic Development Corporation); UMEZ (Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone); MONYEZ (Mayor's Office of the New York Empowerment Zone).
It strikes me that acronyms are the way forward to get your brand into the public consciousness.
And to make things more confusing, some acronyms have two meanings that vary depending on their context.
Taking those and other underlying differences into account, the Toronto researchers calculate that trials identified by acronyms get mentioned in the medical literature 66 percent more often than other studies do.
But once ONR officials realized the acronym was PUS, they concluded the name had to be changed.
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Automated teller machines have been shortened to an acronym, and even if ATM hasn't got a clever spell-sound, like Aroused Citizens Representing Oppressed New York Minorities, the acronym still feels comfortable in the mouth.