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Subject:Re: Not an acronymn.... From:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> To:mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net Date:Thu, 20 May 2010 13:52:08 -0400
It certainly is an abbreviation. It's just not an acronym or an
initialism (both of which are abbreviations). But Dossy indeed nailed
it; it's a numeronym. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeronym
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:32 PM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> It's not an abreviation -- an abreviation would be a shortened form of the
> original word.
> Thanks, though, for identifying it as a homophone.
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