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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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Many anti-BDS American Jews don't know the basic facts and key issues of the BDS call, says Peter Beinart--only the acronym and its alleged synonymity with anti-Semitism.
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Table 10: Acronym derivations Prefix Abbreviation/ Derived Ndebele Acronym noun .
Also, a single acronym might be spelled out in different ways (see NAME in Table 1).
No matter whom she's addressing, Davis says, "I definitely try to reference the actual law before I use any acronym.
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An acronym is composed from the first letters of a set of words, written in uppercase style.
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