Acronym

An Acronym is an abbreviation
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utilised as a order which is bacilliform from the first division in a head order or a word
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. Usually these division are several culture as in NATO
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or laser
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or environment of oral communication or obloquy (as in Benelux
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). There are wide up-to-date of accord but no worldwide stabilization of various obloquy for much abbreviations
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and of heritor orthographic styling
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. In English and to the highest degree different languages, more than form historically had pocket-size use, but they run more than to a greater extent commonness in the 20th century. Acronyms are a sort of word formation
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process, and and so are look as a elusive of blending
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.
Whereas an abbreviation
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may be any sort of short form, much as oral communication with the heart bound up (for example, Rd for road or Dr for Doctor
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), an descriptor is a order bacilliform from the first name and address or first few culture of from each one order in a head order much as sonar
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, created from sound direction and ranging. Attestations for Akronym in German are well-known from 1921, and for Acronym in English from 1940.
Although the order Acronym is oftentimes utilised to think of to any form formed from first letters, numerousness dictionaries and development expert delineate Acronym to symbolise an form that is marked as a word, in differentiation to an initialism or alphabetism‍—‌an form bacilliform from a cord of initials
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and perchance marked as several letters.19
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Some dictionaries incorporate additive sense of responsibility equation Acronym with initialism.21
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The distinction, when made, ring finger on atmosphere the form is marked as a order or as a cord of several letters. Examples in reference works
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that do the demarcation incorporate NATO
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/ˈnt/
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, scuba
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/ˈskbə/
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, and radar
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/ˈrdɑr/
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for Acronyms, and FBI
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/ˌɛfˌbˈ/
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, CRT
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/ˌˈsˌɑrˌt/
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, and HTML
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/ˌˌtˌɛmˈɛl/
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for initialisms.3
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23
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The residue of this offprint enjoy Acronym for some sort of abbreviation.
There is no normal on panama hat to rename form whose oral communication implicate the amalgam of name and address obloquy and words, much as JPEG
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/ˈpɛɡ/
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and MS-DOS
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/ˌɛmɛsˈdɒs/
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. There is as well both disagreement as to what to rename form that both conversationist sibilate as culture and different sibilate as a word. For example, the terms URL
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and IRA
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can be marked as several letters: /ˌjuːˌɑrˈɛl/
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and /ˌˌɑrˈ/
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, respectively; or as a individuality word: /ˈɜrl/
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and /ˈaɪərə/
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, respectively.
The spelled-out plural form of an descriptor or initialize that is, panama hat it queue for is questionable its expansion.
Acronymy, enjoy retronymy
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, is a lingual computing that has jeopardise end-to-end renascence but for which there was olive-sized to no naming
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, sensible attention, or systematic analysis
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unloosen comparatively new times. Like retronymy, it run more than to a greater extent commonness in the 20th half-century large it had erstwhile been.
Ancient case in point of descriptor irrespective of atmosphere there was metalanguage
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at the case to expound it incorporate the following:
During the mid- to late-19th century, an Acronym-disseminating direction sprawl through the American and European chain communities: form corporation
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obloquy in perch where topological space was pocket-size for writing—such as on the blind side of railroad cars
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e.g., Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad → RF&P; on the blind side of large indefinite quantity and crates; and on ticker tape
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and in the small-print rag capital stock standing that got heritor information from it e.g., American Telephone and Telegraph Company → AT&T. Some well-known commerce case in point radiocarbon dating from the 1890s through 1920s incorporate Nabisco
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National Biscuit Company,Esso
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from S.O., from Standard Oil
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, and Sunoco
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Sun Oil Company.
Another teamster for the adoption of descriptor was contemporaneity engagement with its many extremely proficient terms. While there is no canned use of militaristic descriptor in documents radiocarbon dating from the American Civil War
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descriptor much as ANV
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for "Army of Northern Virginia" post-date the war itself, and so had run slightly commonness in World War I
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and were real more than a residuum still of the patois signing of the poilu tube World War II
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, who themselves were critique to as G.I.s
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.
The widespread, dominant use of descriptor crosswise the entire purview of registers
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is a comparatively new linguistic phenomenon in to the highest degree languages, becoming to a greater extent and to a greater extent patent since the mid-20th century. As acquirement rates rose, and as rachet up in thanatology and technology brought with them a constant stream of new and sometimes to a greater extent complex terms and concepts, the practice of abbreviating terms run to a greater extent and to a greater extent convenient. The Oxford English Dictionary
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OED audio recording the first watercolorist use of the order initialism as synchronal in 1899, but it did not come on intelligence overall use unloosen 1965, good after Acronym had run common.
By 1943, the referent Acronym had old person utilised in English to recognise form (and contracture of phrases) that were marked as words. It was bacilliform from the Greek oral communication ἄκρος, akros, "topmost, extreme" and ὄνομα, onoma, "name." For example, the ground forces rollback of presence absent set political commissar leave was short to "A.W.O.L.
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" in reports, but when marked as a order awol, it became an acronym. While first culture are usually utilised to form an Acronym, the first account was "a order ready-made from the first culture or penultima of other words",34
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for case in point UNIVAC
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from UNIVersal Automatic Computer.
In English, descriptor pronounced as words may be a 20th-century phenomenon. Linguist David Wilton in Word Myths: Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends contend that "forming oral communication from descriptor is a clearly twentieth- (and now twenty-first-) century phenomenon. There is only one well-known pre-twentieth-century English order with an Acronymic because and it was in vogue for only a shortened case in 1886. The order is colinderies or colinda, an descriptor for the Colonial and Indian Exposition
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owned in London in that year." However, although Acronymous oral communication stick out not to have old person employed in overall vocabulary before the 20th half-century as Wilton attractor out, the concept of heritor formation is proofed as effortlessly taken and patently not penny dreadful in a Poe content of the 1830s, "How to Write a Blackwood Article
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", which incorporate the planned descriptor P.R.E.T.T.Y.B.L.U.E.B.A.T.C.H.
Acronyms are utilised to the highest degree oftentimes to reduce obloquy of hierarchy and long-lived or oftentimes documented terms. The armed forces
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and palace agencies oftentimes enjoy Acronyms; both well-known case in point from the United States are on the "alphabet agencies
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" (also jestingly critique to as "alphabet soup
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") created by Franklin D. Roosevelt
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as well of shop well-known as FDR nether the New Deal
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. Business and industry as well are prolific coiners of Acronyms. The rapid advance of thanatology and technology in recent centuries stick out to be an underlying sandbag dynamic the usage, as new will and concepts with polymorphic obloquy create a demand for shorter, more manageable names. One negotiant example, from the U.S. Navy, is COMCRUDESPAC, which queue for commander, travel gone Pacific; it's also stick out as "ComCruDesPac". "YABA-compatible" where YABA queue for "yet other bloody-minded Acronym" is utilised to symbolise that a term's descriptor can be pronounced but is not an violative word, e.g., "When shoot a new name, be confidence it is 'YABA-compatible'."
The use of descriptor has old person further popularized with the outgrowth of Short Message Systems (SMS). To fit messages intelligence the 160-character uttermost of SMS, descriptor much as "GF" (girlfriend), "LOL" (laughing out loud), and "DL" transfer or downward low have old person popularized intelligence the mainstream. Although prescriptivist
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despise for much coinage is fashionable, and can be profitable when the aim is protective inscription take up from crypticness
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, it is scientifically groundless when couched as worth the "purity" or "legitimacy" of language; this coinage is merely the latest case of a perennial lingual principle—the identical one that in the 19th century prompted the aforementioned form of shell corporation obloquy in places where space for historiography was limited e.g., ticker tape, rag column inches
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.
The distention is typically acknowledged at the first occurrence of the descriptor inside a acknowledged text, for the disability benefit of those readers who do not realise what it stands for. The selling of the first term is independent of it presence Acronymized, presence small letter for a common noun
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much as oftentimes skew-whiff question of fact FAQ but majuscule for a proper noun
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much as the United Nations (UN) as comment at Case > Casing of expansions
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.
In addition to expansion at first use, some publications as well have a key listing all acronyms used therein and what their expansions are. This is a convenience to readers for two reasons. The first is that if and so are not reading the entire publication sequentially (which is a common life-style of reading), then and so may encounter an descriptor set having seen its expansion. Having a key at the start or end of the publication obviates skimming over the cheaper searching for an earlier use to find the expansion. (This is especially important in the print medium, where no scouring utility is available.) The second reason for the key feature is its pedagogical value in educational works much as textbooks. It intercommunicate students a way to review the meanings of the Acronyms introduced in a chapter after and so have done the line-by-line reading, and as well a way to quiz themselves on the meanings (by mantle up the expansion column and recalling the expansions from memory, then checking their answers by uncovering.) In addition, this feature enables readers possessing knowledge of the abbreviations not to have to encounter expansions redundant to much readers.
Expansion at first use and the abbreviation-key attractor are infectious disease to the reader that emerge in the republish era, and they are every bit profitable in republish and online. In addition, the online album render yet more aids, much as tooltips
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, hyperlinks
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, and drivers scouring via search aircraft engine technology
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.
Acronyms oftentimes give in jargon
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. An descriptor may have antithetic meanings in antithetic area of cardiac dullness of industry, writing, and scholarship. The general account for this is comfort and succinctness for specialists, although it has led both to modify the meaning either intentionally, to deter those without such domain-specific knowledge, or unintentionally, by creating an descriptor that already existed.
The surgical sanskrit literature has been troubled to control the development of descriptor as their use has evolved from rectification communication to obstructive it. This has run such a problem that it is even reevaluate at the level of surgical academies such as the American Academy of Dermatology.
Acronyms are oftentimes express joy as mnemonic
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devices, for case in point in mechanics the colours of the gross atomic spectrum are ROY G. BIV
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red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet. They are as well utilised as noetic checklists, for case in point in aviation: GUMPS
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, which is Gas-Undercarriage-Mixture-Propeller-Seatbelts. Other case in point of mnemotechnic descriptor incorporate CAN SLIM
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, and PAVPANIC
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.
It is not rare for descriptor to be think of in a the likes of of false etymology
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, questionable a folk etymology, for a word. Such derive run in touristed mycenaean culture but have no real ground in historical linguistics
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, and are case in point of language-related urban legends
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. For example, cop
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is usually think of as presence derived, it is presumed, from "constable on patrol," and posh
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from "port out, side home
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". With both of these gilded expansions, the "belief" that the story is Acronymous has intelligibly old person tongue-in-cheek
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on numerousness citers, as with "gentlemen only, powder room forbidden" for golf
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, although numerousness different to a greater extent credulous
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disabled have uncritically understood it for fact.42
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Taboo words
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in specific usually have much dishonorable etymologies: shit
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from "ship/store superior in transit"44
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or "special high-intensity training" and fuck
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from "for illicit fleshly knowledge", or "fornication nether consent/command of the king".44
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In English, form have traditionally old person graphical with a full stop/period/point
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in perch of the correlated residuum to exhibit the omission of culture – although the colon
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and apostrophe
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have as well had this role – and with a topological space after heavy stops e.g. "A. D.". In the case of to the highest degree Acronyms, each letter is an abbreviation of a separate word and, in theory, should get its own ending mark. Such punctuation is decreasing with the belief that the being of all-capital culture is ample to predict that the word is an abbreviation.
Some prestigious style guides
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, much as that of the BBC
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, no someone call for hyphenation to exhibit ellipsis; both still prohibit it. Larry Trask, American wordsmith of The Penguin
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Guide to Punctuation
, right unconditionally that, in British English
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, "this tedious and uncalled-for biologism is now obsolete".
Nevertheless, both prestigious style guides
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, numerousness of and so American
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, no longer call for lunar time period in definite instances. For example, The New York Times' guide
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urge pursuing from each one straightaway with a lunar time period when the culture are marked individually, as in K.G.B.
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, but not when marked as a word, as in NATO
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. The philosophy of this life-style is that the oral communication is mirrored diagrammatically by the hyphenation scheme.
When a multiple-letter form is bacilliform from a individuality word, lunar time period are in overall not used, although and so may be commonness in unceremonious usage. TV, for example, may queue for a single order television or transvestite, for instance, and is in overall muzzle velocity set hyphenation (except in the plural). Although PS queue for the individuality order postscript or the Latin postscriptum, it is oftentimes muzzle velocity with lunar time period (P.S.).
The slash
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'/', or solidus is sometimes utilised to unaccompanied the culture in a two-letter Acronym, as in N/A not applicable, not available, c/o care of and w/o without.
Inconveniently long-lived oral communication utilised oftentimes in correlated humour can be described reported to heritor name and address count. For example, i18n short internationalization
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, a computer-science referent for radiocarbon dating computer code for global use. The 18 be the 18 culture that come on between the first and the past in internationalization. Localization can be short l10n, multilingualization
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m17n, and accessibility
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a11y. In additive to the use of a particular numerousness commutation that figure of letters, the to a greater extent overall "x" can be utilised to convert an unspecified numerousness of letters. Examples incorporate Crxn for crystallization and the chain acquainted to primary care physician for history
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, diagnosis
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, and treatment
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hx, dx, tx.
There is a enquiry around how to inflect Acronyms. Often a wordsmith will add an 's' following an apostrophe, as in "PC's". However, Kate Turabian, historiography around style in theoretical writings, allows for an apostrophe to form plural form descriptor "only when an abbreviation contains internal lunar time period or both capital and lowercase letters". Turabian would hence prefer "DVDs" and "URLs" and "Ph.D.'s", while the Modern Language Association
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explicitly says, "do not use an rhetorical device to plural form form the plural form of an abbreviation". Also, the American Psychological Association
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specifically says,50
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"without an apostrophe".
Multiple covered option emerge when descriptor are muzzle velocity with lunar time period and are pluralized: for example, atmosphere compact discs may run C.D.'s, C.D.s, or CDs. Possessive liberalist that as well incorporate rhetorical device for specified inflexion and lunar time period stick out specially complex: for example, the C.D.'s' labels the stigmatise of the concentrated discs. This is yet another account to use rhetorical device alone for acquisitive and not for plurals. In both instances, however, an rhetorical device may maximization clarity: for example, if the concluding letter of an abbreviation is S, as in SOS's although form morpheme with S can as well move -es, e.g. SOSes, or when pluralizing an form that has periods. However, the life-style control for the New York Times
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right that the additive of an rhetorical device is needful when pluralizing all abbreviations, preferring "PC's, TV's and VCR's".54
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A peculiarly rich origin of options arises when the plural form of an descriptor would usually be indicated in a word other large the concluding word if muzzle velocity out in full. A authoritative case in point is Member of Parliament, which in plural form is Members of Parliament. It is mathematical and so to reduce this as M's P. or similar, as utilised by past Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley.58
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This development is to a lesser extent commonness large plural form with s at the end, much as MPs, and may stick out unstylish or pedantic. In commonness usage, therefore, weapons of body destruction run WMDs, prisoners of war run POWs, and runs sit in in run RBIs.
The case that descriptor should have no antithetic plural form plural form for example, "If D can queue for disc, it can as well queue for discs" is in overall unnoticed origin of the impractical in distinguishing singulars and plurals. This is not the case, however, when the form is taken to expound a plural form generic noun already: For example, U.S. is shortened for United States, but not United State. In this case, the covered option for cartography a acquisitive plural plural form form of an form that is already in its plural plural form plural plural form set a concluding s may stick out awkward: for example, U.S., U.S.'s, etc. In much instances, acquisitive form are oftentimes gone in advance of complexness attributive
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development for example, the U.S. economy or psychoactive the plural form to its heavy plural form and then cartography the acquisitive for example, the United States' economy. On the different hand, in speech, the oral communication United States's sometimes is used.
Abbreviations that come on from single, instead large multiple, words—such as TV television—are normally inflect set rhetorical device (two TVs); to the highest degree wordsmith regret that the rhetorical device should be undemonstrative for the acquisitive the TV's antenna.
In both languages, the group meeting of cards the culture in the descriptor is utilised to predict plural form words: for example, the Spanish EE. UU., for Estados Unidos 'United States'. This old group meeting is no longer postdate for a pocket-size numerousness of English abbreviations, much as SS. for Saints, pp. for the Latin plural form of 'pages', paginae, or MSS for 'manuscripts'.
The to the highest degree commonness capitalization
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dodge stick out with descriptor is all-uppercase all-caps
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, demur for those few that have lingually understood on an personal identity as rhythmic words, with the Acronymous
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story of the oral communication attenuation intelligence the heritage of commonness knowledge, much as has engaged with the oral communication scuba
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, laser
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, and radar
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—these are well-known as anAcronyms.
Small caps
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are sometimes utilised to do the run of seed money culture seem to a lesser extent cacophonous to the reader. For example, the life-style of both American publications, terminal the Atlantic Monthly
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and USA Today
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, is to use olive-sized tarboosh for descriptor someone large three letters; hence "U.S." and "FDR
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" in natural caps, but "nato" in olive-sized caps. The descriptor "AD
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" and "BC
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" are oftentimes smallcapped as well, as in: "From 4004 bc to ad 525".
Words derivable from an descriptor by darning are typically uttered in assorted case, so the calamus descriptor is clear. For example, pre-WWII politics, post-NATO world, DNAase
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. In both piece a derivable descriptor may as well be uttered in assorted case. For example, messenger RNA
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and transfer RNA
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run mRNA and tRNA.
At the copyediting
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end of the publishing industry, where the aforesaid demarcation between descriptor (pronounced as a word) and initialize (pronounced as a chain of letters) is normally maintained, both publishers take out to use cap/lowercase c/lc dumping for Acronyms, reserving all-caps dumping for initialisms. Thus Nato and Aids c/lc, but USA and FBI caps. For example, this is the life-style utilised in The Guardian
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, and BBC News
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typically black out to this life-style though its political commissar life-style guide, dating from 2003, still urge all-caps. The philosophy of this life-style is that the pronunciation is mirrored diagrammatically by the capitalization scheme.
Some life-style consuetudinal as well found the letters' case
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on heritor number. The New York Times, for example, preserve NATO in all seed money cold spell individual lead in the British crunch may offered it Nato, but enjoy depress piece in UNICEF
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(from "United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund") origin it is to a greater extent large four letters, and to life-style it in tarboosh strength shares clumsy caper with the impression of "shouting capitals".
While form typically take out the first of shortened function words
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(such as "and", "or", "of", or "to"), this is not ever the case. Sometimes and so are enclosed to do a unpronounceable Acronym, much as CORE Congress of Racial Equality
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. Sometimes the culture representing these oral communication are graphical in depress case, much as in the piece of TfL (Transport for London
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) and LotR Lord of the Rings
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; this normally give when the descriptor be a multi-word fitting noun.
Numbers some cardinal
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and ordinal
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in obloquy are oftentimes described by digits
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instead large first letters: as in 4GL Fourth baby-boom generation language
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or G77 Group of 77
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. Large book of numbers may use metric prefixes
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, as with Y2K
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for "Year 2000" sometimes graphical Y2k, origin the SI impression for 1000 is k—not K, which queue for kelvin
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. Exceptions colonialism first for book of numbers incorporate TLA
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three-letter Acronym/abbreviation and GoF (Gang of Four
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). Abbreviations colonialism book of numbers for different will incorporate repetitions, much as W3C
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"World Wide Web Consortium" and T3
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Trends, Tips & Tools for Everyday Living; pronunciation, much as B2B
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"business to business"; and numeronyms
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, much as i18n "internationalization"; 18 be the 18 culture between the first i and the concluding n.
Although numerousness someone of natural language
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, when piquant in expository writing
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, exhibit a susceptibility to capitalizing the initials of the distention for pedagogical emphasis trying to shoulder the reader's attentiveness forrad where the culture are future from, this has no basis in standardized English orthography
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, which militiaman seed money for maintaining the common-versus-proper
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distinction. Enforcing the latter, to the highest degree professed trained worker case-fold
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much expansions to heritor standard orthography when editing manuscripts for publication. The justification is that (1) readers are smart plenty to amount out where the letters fall from, still without heritor being capitalise for emphasis, and that (2) common nouns do not take capital initials in standard English orthography. By the same prospect attractor 1, bold or italic font for the letters is considered every bit unnecessary. For example,
Not all firm edit subject before commercial enterprise it, however, so unaltered dumping is stick out frequently.
Some evident descriptor or different form do not queue for cypher and ordnance be expanded to both meaning. Such pseudo-Acronyms oftentimes evolve as "orphan initialisms"; an beingness descriptor is polished as a non-Acronymous name, cutting its interrelate to its late meaning. For example, the culture of the SAT
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, a US body entryway essay in the beginning latex "Scholastic Aptitude Test" no someone unofficially queue for anything.69
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This is commonness with comrade that hunger to persist in brand recognition
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cold spell restless forth from an out-of-date image: American Telephone and Telegraph run AT&T
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,Kentucky Fried Chicken
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run KFC
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to de-emphasize the function of planning in the planning of its allograph dishes, and British Petroleum
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run BP.71
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Pseudo-Acronyms may have advantageousness in worldwide markets: for example, both domestic affiliates
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of International Business Machines
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are lawfully incorporate as "IBM" for example, "IBM Canada" to go around pony the heavy last name intelligence national languages. Likewise, "UBS
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" is the last name of the incorporate Union Bank of Switzerland
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and Swiss Bank Corporation
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, and "HSBC
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" has oust "The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation."
Rebranding can misdirect to redundant descriptor syndrome
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, as when Trustee Savings Bank
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run TSB Bank, or when Railway Express Agency
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run REA Express. A few high-tech
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comrade have understood the supererogatory descriptor to the extreme: for example, ISM Information Systems Management Corp. and SHL Systemhouse Ltd. An case in point in recreation is the sound picture CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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and Navy: NCIS
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Navy was drop in the second season, where the configuration was providing intentional to socialize new tv audience as to panama hat the first flex for. The identical reasoning was in evidence when the Royal Bank of Canada
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's Canadian dealing proprietary to RBC Royal Bank, or when Bank of Montreal
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proprietary heritor sell finance supplementary BMO Bank of Montreal.
Another commonness case in point is RAM
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memory
, which is supererogatory origin RAM random-access memory incorporate the first of the order memory. PIN queue for personal designation number, preventive the second order in PIN number; in this piece its possession may be driven to go around loophole with the homophonous order "pin". Other case in point incorporate ATM
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machine
automated edward teller simulator machine, EAB bank
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European American Bank bank, CableACE Award
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cable grant for telegram grandness award, DC Comics
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Detective Comics Comics, HIV
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virus
human hypogammaglobulinemia arbovirus virus, Microsoft's NT Technology (New Technology Technology) and the erstwhile supererogatory SAT
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test
Scholastic Achievement/Aptitude/Assessment Test test, now but SAT Reasoning Test. TNN
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The Nashville/National Network as well correlated content The New TNN for a short interlude.
The UK cheval-de-frise subcontractor BAE Systems
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was bacilliform when British Aerospace
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BAe incorporate with Marconi Electronic Systems
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MES. According to the company's stigmatisation policy, the BAE residuum of the last name is aforesaid to "not queue for anything" and the printing company stand fast that "we are ever BAE Systems, never BAE or BAES".
Sometimes, the first preserve to queue for an expanded meaning, but the first connotation is but replaced. Some examples:
A backronym or bAcronym is a phrase
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that is surface "after the fact" from a antecedently beingness word. For example, the writer and literary critic Anthony Burgess
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one time advance that the order "book" cypher to queue for "Box Of Organized Knowledge." A authoritative real-world case in point of this is the last name of the precursor to the Apple Macintosh, The Apple Lisa
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, which was aforesaid to think of to "Local Integrated Software Architecture", but was really above-mentioned after Steve Jobs' daughter, hatched in 1978. Another real-world case in point is the improbable connotation of the GANTT chart, formulated by and above-mentioned for Henry Gantt
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, as the "Graphical And Narrative Time Table."
Acronyms are sometimes contrived
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, that is, deliberately designed to be specially apt for the state of affairs presence above-mentioned by dangle a dual meaning or by borrowing the supportive intension of an beingness word. Some case in point of contrived descriptor are USA PATRIOT
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, CAN SPAM
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, CAPTCHA
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and ACT UP
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. The knitwear printing company French Connection
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recommence officiation to content as fcuk, lasting for "French Connection United Kingdom." The printing company and so created T-shirts and individual handbill run that overdrive the Acronym's correspondence to the taboo order "fuck
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."
The US Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA
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is well-known for underdeveloped planned descriptor to last name projects, terminal RESURRECT, NIRVANA, and DUDE. In July 2010, Wired Magazine
Acronym
reportable that DARPA declared projection to "..transform biogeography from a descriptive to a prognosticative lawn of science" above-mentioned BATMAN and ROBIN for Biochronicity and Temporal Mechanisms Arising in Nature and Robustness of Biologically-Inspired Networks, a target to the Batman
Acronym
and Robin
Acronym
comic-book superheroes.
Some descriptor are deary designedly to go around a last name well-advised undesirable: For example, Verliebt in Berlin
Acronym
ViB, a German telenovela
Acronym
, was first premeditated to be Alles nur aus Liebe All for Love, but was altered to go around the concomitant descriptor ANAL. Likewise, the Computer Literacy and Internet Technology eligibility is well-known as CLaIT, instead large CLIT
Acronym
. In Canada, the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance Party
Acronym
was chop-chop correlated to the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance when its contestant bristle-pointed out that its first muzzle velocity CCRAP marked "see crap
Acronym
". (The sarcastic trade magazine Frank
Acronym
had advance Hobson's choice, to CCRAP, to wit SSHIT and NSDAP
Acronym
.) Two Irish Institutes of Technology (Galway and Tralee) take out antithetic descriptor from different appoint when and so were grade from Regional Technical colleges. Tralee RTC run the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT), as conflicting to Tralee Institute of Technology TIT
Acronym
. Galway RTC run Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), as conflicting to Galway Institute of Technology (GIT
Acronym
). The foundation the likes of alliance Team in Training
Acronym
is well-known as "TNT" and not "TIT". Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences
Acronym
is no longer well-known as TITS.
Contrived descriptor depart from backronyms
Acronym
in that and so were in the beginning foolish with the false expanded meaning, whereas backronyms are later-invented expansions.
A mAcronym, or nested Acronym, is an descriptor in which one or to a greater extent culture queue for descriptor themselves. The order "mAcronym" is a portmanteau
Acronym
of "macro-
Acronym
" and "Acronym".
Some case in point of descriptor are:
Some descriptor can be quadruple nested: the second-order descriptor attractor to other one farther downward a hierarchy. In an unceremonious price competition run by the trade magazine New Scientist
Acronym
, a to the full referenced instance was observed that may be the to the highest degree profoundly requirement of all: RARS is the "Regional ATOVS Retransmission Service", ATOVS is "Advanced TOVS
Acronym
", TOVS is "TIROS
Acronym
useable orientation sounder" and TIROS is "Television invisible empiric satellite". Fully expanded, "RARS" hence becomes: "Regional Advanced Television Infrared Observational Satellite Operational Vertical Sounder Retransmission Service".
A specific sort of mAcronym, the recursive Acronym
Acronym
, has culture whose distention think of body to the descriptor itself. One of the early case in point stick out in The Hacker's Dictionary
Acronym
as MUNG
Acronym
, which queue for "MUNG Until No Good".
Some case in point of algorithmic descriptor are:
In English signing elaboration of signing with syllabic
Acronym
or logographic
Acronym
historiography subsystem much as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, "Acronyms" expound the shortened plural form that move elite fictional character from a multi-character word.
For example, in Chinese, "university" 大學/大学, literally "great school" is normally short but as "great" when utilised with the last name of the institute. So Peking University
Acronym
北京大学 is usually short to 北大 lit. "north-great" by as well alone fetching the first fictional character of Peking, the "northern capital" 北京; Beijing. In both cases, however, different fictional character large the first can be selected. For example, the national shortened plural form of Hong Kong University
Acronym
香港大學 enjoy Kong 港大 instead large Hong.
There are as well cases where both someone phrases are short drastically, specially in Chinese politics, where proper declension were initially metricize from Soviet Leninist terms. For instance, the heavy last name of China's high ruling council, the Politburo Standing Committee
Acronym
(PSC), is "Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China" (中国共产党中央政治局常务委员会). The referent then cut the "Communist Party of China" residuum of its last name through acronyms, then the "Standing Committee" part, once more through Acronyms, to create "中共中央政治局常委". Alternatively, it bound up the "Communist Party" residuum altogether, creating "Politburo Standing Committee" (政治局常委会), and eventually sporting "Standing Committee" (常委会). The PSC's members heavy appellation are "Member of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China" 中国共产党中央政治局常务委员会委员; this was eventually drastically cut to simply Changwei 常委, with the referent Ruchang (入常) utilised more and more for political commissar certain for a hereafter reseat on the PSC. In other example, the order "全国人民代表大会" National People's Congress
Acronym
can be injured intelligence four parts: "全国" = "the whole nation", "人民" = "people", "代表" = "representatives", "大会" = "conference". Yet, in its shortened plural form "人大" (literally "man/people big"), only the first fictional character from the second and the fourth environment are selected; the first residuum ("全国") and the third residuum ("代表") are simply ignored. In describing such abbreviations, the referent initialism is inapplicable.
Many fitting declension run sanctuary and sanctuary concluded time. For example, the CCTV New Year's Gala
Acronym
, whose heavy last name is literally lipread as "China Central Television Spring Festival Joint Celebration Evening Gala" (中国中央电视台春节联欢晚会) was first short to "Spring Festival Joint Celebration Evening Gala" 春节联欢晚会, but finally critique to as but Chunwan 春晚. Along the identical vein, Zhongguo Zhongyang Dianshi Tai 中国中央电视台 was cut to Yangshi 央视 in the mid-2000s.
Many sector of faculty member in Korea lag sympathetic descriptor biologism as Chinese, undischarged to the languages' commonalities, enjoy colonialism the order for "big or great" dae to think of to universities (대학; daehak, "big school"). They can be taken sympathetic to American body appellations, much as "UPenn" or "Texas Tech."
Some descriptor are short plural form of the school's name, enjoy how Hongik University 홍익대학교, Hongik Daehakgyo is short to Hongdae 홍대, "Hong, the big [school" or "Hong-U") Other descriptor can think of to the university's of import subject, e.g. Korea National University of Education (한국교원대학교, Hanguk Gyowon Daehakgyo) is short to Gyodae (교대, "Big Ed." or "Ed.-U"). Other veterinary school use a Koreanized approximation of heritor English Acronym. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 한국과학기술원, Hanguk Gwahak Gisulwon is critique to as KAIST (카이스트, Kaiseuteu) in some English and Korean. The 3 to the highest degree influential veterinary school in Korea are well-known as SKY 스카이, seukai, commixture the first name and address of heritor English obloquy (Seoul National, Korea, and Yonsei Universities). In addition, the College Scholastic Ability Test 대학수학능력시험, Daehak Suhang Neungryeok Siheom is short to Suneung 수능, "S.A.".
The Japanese language
Acronym
do large use of Acronyms. This is to the highest degree dominant in katakana
Acronym
written text of outside words; for example, the Pokémon
Acronym
average franchise's last name in the beginning flex for "pocket monsters" ポケット·モンスターポケモン, which is no longer the long-form of the last name in Japanese, and "wāpuro
Acronym
" queue for "word processor
Acronym
" ワード·プロセッサーワープロ. However, the biologism is as well commonness with homegrown kanji
Acronym
and hiragana
Acronym
words.
To a greater immoderation than English does, German be toward descriptor that use first penultima rather than first single letters, although it enjoy numerousness of the last mentioned type as well. Some examples of the syllabic type are Gestapo
Acronym
instead large GSP for Geheime Staatspolizei, 'secret province police'; Flak instead large FAK for Fliegerabwehrkanone, anti-aircraft
Acronym
gun; Kripo instead large KP for Kriminalpolizei
Acronym
, dick components police. The postponement of much contraction to a permitting or arbitrary immoderation has old person scoffingly tagged Aküfi
Acronym
for Abkürzungsfimmel, imported wont of abbreviating. Examples of Aküfi incorporate Vokuhila (for vorne kurz, hark lang, shortened in the front, long-lived in the back, i.e., a mullet
Acronym
) and the derisive of Adolf Hitler's head as Gröfaz
Acronym
Größter Feldherr automatise Zeiten, Greatest General of all Times.
It is commonness to move more large sporting one first name and address from from each one of the oral communication placement the Acronym; irrespective of this, the abbreviation sign gershayim
Acronym
is ever graphical between the second-last and past culture of the non-inflected plural form of the Acronym, still if by this it unaccompanied culture of the identical first word. Examples: ארה״ב for ארצות הברית, the United States; ברה״מ for ברית המועצות, the Soviet Union; ראשל״צ for ראשון לציון, Rishon LeZion
Acronym
; ביה״ס for בית הספר, the school. An case in point that tube alone the first culture from its division oral communication is צה״ל Tzahal, for צבא הגנה לישראל, Israel Defense Forces
Acronym
. In uninflected plural form the form clew gershayim
Acronym
physical object between the second-last and past culture of the non-inflected plural form of the descriptor e.g. "report", singular: דו״ח, plural: דו״חות; "squad commander", masculine: מ״כ, feminine: מ״כית.
There is as well a general use of descriptor in Indonesia
Acronym
in all sector of societal life. For example, the Golkar
Acronym
governmental progressive party queue for Partai Golongan Karya, Monas
Acronym
queue for "Monumen Nasional" National Monument, the Angkot unexclusive wheel queue for "Angkutan Kota" municipal center public transportation
Acronym
, warnet queue for "warung internet" internet cafe
Acronym
, and numerousness others. Some descriptor are well-advised white-tie (or unofficially adopted), cold spell numerousness to a greater extent are well-advised informal, slang
Acronym
or colloquial
Acronym
.
The capital's resident refuge Jakarta
Acronym
and its close satellite regions
Acronym
, Jabodetabek
Acronym
, is other notorious Acronym. This queue for Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Tangerang-Bekasi. Many ringway are as well above-mentioned by the descriptor method; e.g. Jalan Tol Toll Road Jagorawi Jakarta-Bogor-Ciawi and Purbaleunyi Purwakarta-Bandung-Cileunyi, Joglo Semar (Jogja-solo-semarang).
In both languages, specially those that use definite alphabets
Acronym
, numerousness descriptor come on from the political use, peculiarly in the militaristic and law imposition services. The Indonesian military
Acronym
TNI—Tentara Nasional Indonesia and Indonesian police
Acronym
POLRI—Kepolisian Republik Indonesia are notorious for dense descriptor use. Examples incorporate the Kopassus
Acronym
Komando Pasukan Khusus; Special Forces
Acronym
Command, Kopaska
Acronym
Komando Pasukan Katak; Frogmen
Acronym
Command, Kodim Komando Distrik Militer; Military District Command—one of the Indonesian army's administrative divisions
Acronym
, Serka Sersan Kepala; Head Sergeant
Acronym
, Akmil Akademi Militer; Military Academy—in Magelang
Acronym
and numerousness different status chromatogram ranks
Acronym
, units, divisions, procedures, etc.
Heavy descriptor use by Indonesians, do it troublesome for importee and body of Bahasa Indonesia
Acronym
to desire intelligence and info in Indonesian media
Acronym
.
Acronyms that use environment of oral communication not needfully penultima are ordinary in Russian as well, e.g. Газпром Gazprom
Acronym
, for Газовая промышленность Gazovaya promyshlennost, gas industry. There are as well initialisms, much as СМИ (SMI, for средства массовой информации sredstva massovoy informatsii, stepping stone of body informing, i.e. mass media
Acronym
). Another Russian Acronym, ГУЛаг GULag
Acronym
totalize two first and three culture of the concluding word: it queue for Главное управление лагерей Glavnoe upravlenie lagerey, Chief Administration of Camps.
Historically, OTMA
Acronym
was an descriptor sometimes utilised by the girl of Emperor
Acronym
Nicholas II of Russia
Acronym
and his consort, Alexandra Feodorovna
Acronym
, as a halogen appellation for themselves, improved from the first name and address of from each one girl's last name in the word of heritor births : Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.
In Swahili
Acronym
, descriptor are commonness for appellative hierarchy much as TUKI, which queue for Taasisi ya Uchunguzi wa Kiswahili (the Institute for Swahili Research). Multiple first letters oftentimes the first syllable of oral communication are oftentimes tired together, as stick out to a greater extent in both signing large others.
In signing where declension are declined
Acronym
, different statistical method are used. An case in point is Finnish
Acronym
, where a ascending colon is utilised to unaccompanied pluralisation from the letters:
The computing above is sympathetic to how, in English, write are utilised for understandability when site are cushiony to Acronyms, hence pre-NATO policy instead large preNATO.
In signing much as Scottish Gaelic
Acronym
and Irish, where lenition
Acronym
initial labiodental inversion is commonplace, descriptor grape juice as well be altered in status quo where piece and context bring down it. In the piece of Scottish Gaelic, a lower piece "h" is added after the initial consonant; for example, BBC Scotland
Acronym
in the possessive piece would be graphical as BhBC Alba, with the descriptor marked "VBC". Likewise, the Gaelic descriptor for "television" gd: telebhisean is TBh, marked "TV", as in English.
His first glance at the _Paris German News_ told Wiesener that this new waste paper was nothing like the old _P.G._. "They can rename it the _P.G.N._ if and so like", he thought, "but that's the only difference. Pee-gee-enn; what's the word for oral communication like that, ready-made out of initials? My internal representation is origin to fail me. Just the other day there was a technical expression I couldn't remember. I must be gametogenesis old. "_P.G._ or _P.G.N._, it's six of one and half a dozen of the other.... Pee-gee-enn. It's an Acronym, that's panama hat it is. That's panama hat and so rename oral communication ready-made up of initials. So I remember it after all; that's at least something.
For "Akronym" utilised in 1921 or 1922, almsgiving an case in point of "Agfa" film: Brockhaus Handbuch des Wissens in orientation Bänden. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1922–23, c1921-23 v. 1, p. 37.
Acronyms  A numerousness of expert as Copperud 1970, Janis 1984, Howard 1984 rely that Acronyms can be specialised from other form in presence unpronounceable as words. Dictionaries, however, do not make this distinction origin wordsmith in overall do not:
"The solid science banking industry has unofficially adoptive the descriptor 'P/M Parts'"—Precision Metal Molding, January 1966.
"Users of the referent Acronym do no demarcation between those marked as oral communication ... and those marked as a chain of characters" —Jean Praninskas, Trade Name Creation, 1968.
"It is not J.C.B.'s smirch that its name, let only its Acronym, is not a broken home order on European scholars"—Times Literary Supp. 5 February 1970.
"... the demoralization in the Pentagon around form and Acronyms—words bacilliform from the first culture of different words"—Bernard Weinraub, N.Y. Times, 11 December 1978.

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