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

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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
 

shane

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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.

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