RE: Proper definition for "acronym" (was A vs, an)

Subject: RE: Proper definition for "acronym" (was A vs, an)
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:16:11 -0600 (CST)


Monique, I think you've got it. Thanks!

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Monique Semp wrote:

> Wikipedia mentions acronyms, initialisms, and alphabetisms:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym:> Â
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym:>

Abbreviation - any shortened form of a word or phrase
Acronym - a word (such as SONAR) created from the first letters of each
word in a series of words
Initialism - Abbreviations that are formed from initials, whether said
result is pronounced as letters or a word (such as URL: you-are-el or
erl)

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