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acronymnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæk·rəˌnɪm/
a word ​created from the first ​letters of each word in a ​series of words: NASA is an acronym for ​National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
(Definition of acronym from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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acronymnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈækrəʊnɪm/
an abbreviation consisting of the first ​letters of each word in the ​name of something, pronounced as a word: an acronym for sth PIPE is an acronym for private-investment, public-equity.
(Definition of acronym from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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