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  1. liberate
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    having trouble remembering the name of this term....

    What is the correct term for a phrase that can be shortened using the first letters of each word to make another word? I know this is a confusing question... here's an example:

    Ace Shadow Knight = A.C.E.

    or

    Delaware Business and Recreation Association = de.b.r.a.

    I'm totally frustrated... I used to know the term

    Thanks for the help


    • Join Date: Apr 2003
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    Re: having trouble remembering the name of this term....

    The term is "acronym"

    From dictionary.com:

    ac·ro·nym n.

    A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar for radio detecting and ranging.

    hth

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