Re: Calling all philologists!

Subject: Re: Calling all philologists!
From: Robert Bononno <bononno -at- ACF2 -dot- NYU -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 21:37:08 -0400

It's an initialism. We have acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

Robert Bononno /// Techline
bononno -at- acf2 -dot- nyu -dot- edu
CIS 73670,1570

On Fri, 27 May 1994, Margaret Gerard wrote:

> Hi All,

> What's the word for (or the name of the process of making) an
> abbreviation out of the initial letters of a set of words, in the
> case where the abbreviation is not going to form an acronym?

> If there is no word other than "abbreviation", how do you
> differentiate between the "btw" type of abbreviation and the
> "dept" (department) type of abbreviation?

> Thanks,
> Margaret Gerard email: margaret -at- toshiba -dot- tic -dot- oz -dot- au

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