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What Are Acronyms? (with Examples)
An acronym is an abbreviation
spoken like a word. For example:
(North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
(Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)
(Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
(Note: Some acronyms are so common, they are often treated like normal words and are written in lowercase letters.)
Be Careful with the Word "Acronym"
An abbreviation not spoken like a word (i.e., you read out its individual letters) is not an acronym. The following are not acronyms:
(British Broadcasting Corporation)
(Linear Recursive Sequence)
(Ministry of Transport)
(Latin: exempli gratia)
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