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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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The whole session made me realise there is a whole 'EU' language out there, and when looking up Eurojargon on the internet, not surprisingly a list with hundreds and hundreds of abbreviations are posted, a list which is ridiculously long and which EU residents may find hard to grasp.
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Acronyms, however, are different from abbreviations. They are 'words formed from the initial letters and are pronounced as they are spelled, not as separate letters', according to Oxford Dictionaries dot com.
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The symbols and abbreviations used in primary NAPLAN numeracy tests (ACARA, 2010), can be categorised into five different groups:
A period indicates that each letter represents a word separate from the words represented by other letters in the abbreviation, and the period represents a strong pause or break.
An argument in favor of adopting the new Cambridge system for "Abbreviations of Hemingway Works" as standard across Hemingway studies.
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The purpose of research described in the current study to investigate on particular approach as a theoretical format of abbreviation and acronym strategy which is an easy, simple, powerful, and applicable strategy for learners of the other languages.
Children have to understand the way the complete word is put together before they can write or understand an abbreviation according to Dr Clare Wood, reading developmental psychology.
I have only about 1100 hours in my logbook, so I don't know all the abbreviations your cute and clever writing contributors "commit." Every time I come across an unexplained abbreviation, I feel like you're saying, "Every idiot knows these terms." If you call me an idiot too many times, I might just quit subscribing to your magazine.

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