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A metacronym is a meta-acronym- An acronym which includes itself. Synonymous with recursive parsonym. Comes from the Greek prefix 'meta,' meaning self. Common naming convention for open-source software.
Alpha: "I need to run Windows programs on my Linux machine so I used an emulator called WINE."
Beta: "No! WINE is metacronym for 'Wine is not an emulator'!"
Delta: "Don't you mean 'WINE is not an emulator' is not an emulator?"
Gamma: "Don't you mean ''WINE is not an emulator' is not an emulator?' is not an emulator?"
Delta: "Don't you mean '''WINE is not an emulator' is not an emulator?'' is not an emulator?' is not an emulator?"
... ad infinitum
#recursive parsonym #acronym #meta #recursion #recursive
by adamwong246 October 10, 2010
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