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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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Below is a list of the acronyms and abbreviations you'll see, hear and read in everyday life.
In a New York Jewish Week column last year, writer Nathan Jeffay decried the catchiness that Barghouti notes, calling it intentionally vague, Western-oriented "branding that is cleverlv done with an acronym." "When we use an acronym without explaining it," he wrote, "we're saying that every informed person should've heard of it, and instantly affirm its importance." Calling it an "anti-Israel boycott" instead, he says, might make its progressive appeal less sticky.
I just remember the simple days of yesteryear when acronym stories carried less social baggage.
What better way to end these musings than with a new acronym (not an initialism or an abbreviation, but a real acronym): STRESS--STOP REGULATORY EXCESSES!
However, the acronym AIDS does not allow the replacement eyidzi to eyiji* and in this way the acronym helped adapt the sound /dz/ into the Ndebele phonological system.
For example in basic science, one may find acronym like RANTES (Regulated on Activation Normal T Cell Expressed and Secreted) factor of late-activated T lymphocytes).29
Confusion is a virtual certainty when a benefits company uses an acronym to mean something different than it means in common parlance.
I was led to believe that the BMS acronym stood for Business Management System, and that throughout the company and its many subsidiaries, it was a common name.
It's an acronym, with the initials standing for "Technology Without An Interesting Name."
Nobody in their right mind could hate such people, which means the "Yuftie" acronym is dead in the water.
The simple answer: It's the acronym for University of Texas Investment Management Company, a nonprofit company with a single client, the University of Texas System (and, to a lesser extent, the Texas A&M University System).
Summary: Rabat - Cooperation between the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and Morocco's electricity utility, known by its French acronym ONE, stood at 1.011 billion dirhams ($125 mln) under the form of four loans.