You can search here for acronyms and for words used in acronyms. An acronym is a label formed from the beginnings of words (Greek: acro [head] and nym [word]) -- or very rarely, from letters in the middle of words. There is no requirement that an acronym be pronounceable as a normal word (this is a curious myth perpetuated by American dictionaries): IBM is just as much an acronym as LASER.
Added: Jan 01 2005
Last Modified: Jul 29 2011
Category: Word Oddities and Trivia