Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 17:57:31 +0000 (UTC)

It's not even an abbreviation according to wikipedia's definition of abbreviation:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis , meaning "short") is a shortened form of a word or phrase . Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr. , abbrv. or abbrev.

In strict analysis, abbreviations should not be confused with contractions or acronyms (including initialisms), with which they share some semantic and phonetic functions, though all three are connoted by the term "abbreviation" in loose parlance. [ 1 ] :p167 An abbreviation is a shortening by any method; a contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts. A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily a contraction. However, normally acronyms are regarded as a subgroup of abbreviations (e.g. by the Council of Science Editors). ----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:52:08 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....

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.

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Â<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.

Bill Swallow

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