An acronym is an initial abbreviation that can be pronounced as a word, such as NASA or WASP. This term is also used to refer to a series of initials pronounced individually, such as FBI or TGIF, but the technical term is initialism.
Acronyms #NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization

#RADAR = Radio Detecting And Ranging

#SCUBA - Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

#WASP - White Anglo Saxon Protestant
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An acronym is a combo of letters where each letter stands for something. A lot of the basic ones, such as LOL have different meanings. Here is a 100% real no cap no clickbait list of some common ones.
LOL - Lots Of Laundering
SMH - Shooting My Hamster
FR - Fighting Readers
TBH - Thwacking Bunnies (and) Hamsters
I don't understand my friend Dave, he uses too much Acronyms!
"LOL cant wait!"
"SMH thats funny"
"FR FR bro"
"TBH tho..."
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They are a bunch of words slammed together against their will to form an unholy amalgamation of something that vaguely sounds word-esque.
Hey can you hand me that scuba tank?
Did you know that scuba is an acronym?
So was that.
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A formation of a word from the initial of a succession of words and pronounced as a word.
"ASEAN" means Association of South-East Asian Nation, it is an acronym because pronounced as a word: Asean.
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Abbreviated Coded Rendition of Name Yielding Meaning.
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. is an acronym.
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vt; vi To reduce a perfectly acceptable title or phrase into an acronym. . Generally thought to be best avoided in most cases, certainly those not in extensive use, or those whose original phrasing was selected for it's poetic or prosaic beauty or clarity. Especially egregious are acronyms that have been "Reverse Acronymized", or cooked up from acronyms that happen to be words, but whose constituent words are contrived at best.
e.g "Office of Academic Freedom" become OAF
"Compound Acronymizing" is practiced by techie geeks, e.g. JXML
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The use of an acronym in the form of a sentence, using upper case for the emphasis of the acronym.
"Choosing Underhand Nasty Tactics"
"Following Utter Comedic Kings, Over Fellow Followers"
" Imagine, Living Over Valleys Evermore, Yielding Our Utopia"

The Acronymical sentence does not have to make sense, but it's genius when it can be done!
Try re-reading my text, the Acronymical sentence is what I really wanted to say
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