Re: Calling all philologists!

Subject: Re: Calling all philologists!
From: "Elliott C. Evans" <evans -at- ANSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 1994 14:19:34 EDT

> 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?

I believe the word you want is "initialization".

For instance, "SCUBA" is an acronym, but "IBM" is an initialization.

| Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans |
| Technical Writer, Ansoft Corporation |
| evans -at- ansoft -dot- com Pittsburgh, PA |

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